Thursday, April 29, 2010


Don't miss Three Waters Farm booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend, May 1, 2010. Here's a preview of my new collection for the TWF Superfluity Yarn Kit. Colorway shown is Olive Medley. You can knit all these items from one kit. These are all basic patterns for any experience level of knitter. If you can knit, purl, join and knit in the round and knit back and forth and increase/decrease, you can knit them all. Included in the collection are A Fine Hat with Rose, Quick and Easy Scarf, Two Button Cowl, Touch Screen Mitts, and 3-D Flower in two sizes. This pattern will be available in hard copy at Three Waters Farm's booth in the main exhibition hall, or you may purchase the PDF online at my Etsy Shop. Yarn subs? Fine Hat with Rose takes approx 70 yds of bulky yarns (art yarns would be perf), Two Button Cowl take approx 65 yds of bulky yarn (again, art yarns...). These yarns should be heavy enough to knit on US 15/10mm needles. Touch Screen Mitts take approx 180 yds any worsted weight yarn, knit on US 3/2.75 and 3-D Flower takes approx 45 yds to knit both sizes of flower. Quick and Easy Scarf takes approx 200 yds mohair silk boucle or any other textured yarn knittable on US 11/8mm.

The bag shown is not included in the pattern. It's one of my original handspun/ hand felted bags.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wavelength Jacket

If you are going to Maryland Sheep and Wool this year, you have to check out the Three Waters Farm booth. It's B23 in the Main Exhibition Hall. They will have all kinds of new colors in yarn and fiber this year, plus many of the old faves as well. If you are a fan of the Three Waters Farm Superfluity Yarn Kit, check out this new pattern. This beautiful and flattering textured jacket takes one Superfluity Kit plus three additional skeins of mohair/silk boucle. I"ve written this pattern in regular and petite sizes, so if you think this is too long, you'll be able to knit it in a shorter version. It's an easy-to-knit side to side swing jacket that looks like a circle jacket, but with slimming vertical lines. This one is knit in Stone House colorway.

You can also find this pattern at my Etsy Shop. Handspinners, you'll love this pattern. I want to knit one in different weights of handspun yarn. It's really a great basic pattern for embellishing with all kinds of yarns. You can knit the body with anything that knits up on a size 10 needle, then use heavier yarns in the surround that knit up on 11s and 15s.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Patterns and Upcoming Events

With Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival on the horizon I've been plenty busy lately. Three Waters Farm will have their booth again, and with it heaps and gobs of gorgeous new colors. I have three very cool new patterns this year and will be posting specifics about each of them this coming week.

Two of these patterns are written specifically for Three Waters Farm's Superfluity Yarn Kit. Over the past several years I've written pattern support for this kit, the most popular of them being Superfluity, this textured moebius wrap. This year we'll have a very cool jacket called Wavelength. It's kind of like Superfluity in a jacket. Even though it's knit side to side it looks like a circle jacket, the difference being that it fits better than a circle jacket and is more slimming due to its vertical lines. This year we'll have a fabulous collection of basic patterns called Hat, Scarf, Cowl, Mitts and Flowers. You'll be able to get all these items out of one Superfluity Kit. Handspinners will love this pattern collection as well, especially art yarn spinners, as several of these patterns are perfect for chunky and bulky yarns that knit up well on size 15 needles. I will be offering these patterns and more on my Etsy store within the next week as well. So stay tuned for all the new pretties.