It’s been a while, but I’ve been working… or should I say, “tweaking”. The little grey cells are still not assimilating the sizes into a single pattern format, so I’ve 1) cast on a new “easy” sweater to try to trick it into processing and 2) spent some more time making the design absolutely perfect.
We got chatting about Maine and the move and other big 2022 events… Puddles 10-year gotcha anniversary ☹, and cough, turning 40, cough. She threw out “into the unknown”. And ya know what, it was perfect! Not a daunting kind of ‘unknown,’ but a year of adventure in stitches which didn’t restrict the creative juices to one particular cast on / bind off method. “Into the Unknown” was born with joy and friendship, new possibilities, and future new locales!
My companion and joy, one of God’s best temporal blessings in this life, our GDCJ, the branch manager of monumental size branches, my Great Dane knitting “blanket”, my sweet boy would have been 10 years old today. Instead, he is running free on the rainbow bridge with my first Great Dane, Cheeky, his cousin, and Osgoode, Chudleigh, and Pumpkin.
What a year it has been – thank you for joining in our publication 10-year celebration!!
Sometimes things sound better than they look. I didn’t start the patterning until after the short rows were over to keep the pattern writing concise – 3 simple stockinette short rows and then a nice long pattern set up across the back.
Such joy and smiles occurred when one of you wrote and asked if “Shadowlands” was inspired by C.S. Lewis. You know us too well!
As the reveal of Terran is just around the corner, Puddles and I wanted to “paws” and take a look back over the design process of it. With over 1.93 GB & 490 files in the design folder and 11.9 GB & 969 files in the media folder (!!!!) there is a lot of Terran that you will never see, including some really adorable Puddles WIP photos. He said share the picture love, human! So, journey back in time with us as we take a look at “this is not your mkal” and the frogged and forgotten stitches of this MKAL design.
Light filters through shades of dusk to introduce knitters to a two-colored slipped stitch design in Shadowlands. Like mountain peaks on a range, light and dark cables interplay, never entwining yet always connecting. As beautiful as the sun-kissed mountaintops and as rare as a solo sunset, Shadowlands is sure to draw every eye. Construction: in the round, seamlessly, only one color is used at a time. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted. $12.00 Finished Measurements:Small (Large): 18.5”/ 47cm (24”/ 61cm) around by 7.5”/ 19cm long Materials:2 skeins Malabrigo Verano, shown in colors Pistachio (MC) and Chocolate (CC) Single skein info: 100% pima cotton Worsted/ DK; 205yds/ 187m per 100g/ 3.53ozUS 8/ 5mm circular needlesCable …
Puddles and I are so excited to introduce something we’ve not done before – a pattern designed to learn and practice Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows for 2 color brioche knitting! We could have just created a dishcloth, but that wouldn’t be very “Knit Eco Chic” so instead we created a fun faux-bius with directions for an optional skinny scarf.