Full Bloom Hat, Bursting with Color!

Just when we’re desperate for a warm-up from those wicked, icy winds, Knit Picks has published their 2015 Spring Accessories Collection!  With 26 fun, colorful accessories there is sure to be something to brighten everyone’s day.  Full Bloom Hat is named for the blossoms climbing up the sides of the hat and bursting open at the crown.  Using the traditional 2 strand method and seven gorgeous colors of Knit Picks Pallete Fingering yarn, this hat will perk up any winter wardrobe.

Full Bloom Hat


Full Bloom Crown
Full Bloom Crown

Mitts, cowls, socks, scarves, shawls, hats, wraps, a shrug, a poncho and a capelet ….. this collection literally has you covered!  Available in printed soft cover, as a downloadable eBook, or each pattern individually, all through the Knit Picks website.

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Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl

Knit Picks has just published their 2015 Fair Isle Collection and I’m so happy (& lucky) to be part of it!  My contribution is Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl.

Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl
Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl

The collection has 13 Fair Isle (stranded) patterns including 6 stunning sweaters, 3 colorful hat sets, 3 fun pillows and even a set of sachets!  The collection is available in printed soft cover, as a downloadable eBook, or each pattern individually, all through the Knit Picks website.

I have found a new love in stranding.  Because you never use more than 2 different colors on any one row, it’s easier than it looks.  It keeps you wanting to knit just one more row.

Two different color charts are included with Fair Isle Earflap Hat & Cowl for variety.  Worked in worsted weight yarn, they knit up quickly.

Fair Isle Cowl


And it looks good on fellas, too!  (Thanks, Honey 🙂 )

Gabrielle Cloche — in Time for the Holidays

What is more personal than a handmade gift?!  Just in time for the holidays, Knit Picks has released my latest pattern, the Gabrielle Cloche.  It can also be purchase through my Etsy shop or my Craftsy shop.  This Art Deco-inspired design is worked in-the-round from the bottom up.  It begins with a simple, lace motif and finishes with a star pattern at the crown.  The pattern has both an easy-to-read chart and written instructions for the lace motif.  Three sizes are included:  S, M & L (head circumference of 19.5, 22 & 24.5 inches/ 49.5, 56 & 62 cm)

Knit Picks Galileo is their gorgeous, new sport yarn with 50% Merino Wool and 50% Viscose from Bamboo.  It is silky soft, has a lovely sheen and comes in such rich, lusterous colors.  Galileo is a delight to work with and has excellent stitch definition.  It produces a luxurious cloche that will be sure to become a favorite, stylish accessory.

Thanks to my beautiful model for making the cloche look so good!