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  1. New Pattern! The Every Day I'm Ruffling Shawl

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    I have a new shawl pattern available on Ravelry and on the website. This is the Every Day I'm ruffling Shawl. I've been so excited to release this one as it marks my 50th design on Ravelry!


    About this Pattern

    Get your flirt on with this fanciful shawl inspired by the ruffled and frilled fashions of the 80’s. Worked in two sections, the body is knit from side to side with eyelets winking playfully amidst the smooth stockinette. Stitches are then picked up along the edge of the crescent, with increases worked to build up a dramatic ruffle. To get the right amount of flounce, the border section is worked with larger needles to create an air of fancy free, breezy stitches full of airiness and drape. A video tutorial on how to join the ruffled border is linked in the pattern.
     
    Worked in double knit yarn, you’ll find it to be perfect for layering - light yet cozy. Playful yet practical. The body will look best in a solid yarn, but the ruffle lets you show off your personality with a bold or variegated colorway. A 100g skein of contrasting yarn will yield a sweet frill; 150 g will produce the flamboyant flourish shown here. Whether you rock big 80’s hair to go with your shawl is up to you, but rest assured – every day that you wear this shawl, you will be ruffling!

    For more details including the materials required for this pattern click HERE
     
    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by by Allison O’Mahoney at Kniterations and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! Thank you Jo, Ira, Tori, Sabina, Collette, Teresa and Heather Jo! 

     
    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.
     
    Thanks for stopping by and until next time - happy ruffling! x
     
     
  2. New Pattern! The Waffly Versatile Cowl

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    I have a new cowl pattern available on Ravelry and on the website! This is the Waffly Versatile Cowl.

    About this Pattern

    Move over potato waffles – yarn waffles are incoming! Inspired by the nostalgia of a tea time favourite, this cosy, textured cowl knit with DK yarn is sure to keep you warm and toasty. 

    The design is great for beginners as it uses just knit, purl, yo and k2tog stitches - and there is a video tutorial provided for working the ‘yo, k2tog’ stitches.
     
    The cowl is knit in the round, with 4 row repeats so it makes it ideal for social or TV knitting too.
     
    The pattern has options for 16 (yes 16!) different sizes, so you can easily adapt the circumference and the length as you wish. You can choose whichever size will make the most of any DK yarn that you have – the smallest size uses 63g / 2.2oz, 155 yds / 142 metres of DK yarn and the largest, double loop version uses 210 grams / 7.4oz, 517 yds / 473 metres, There are also a choice of sizes for a single skein of 100g / 3.5oz, 246 yds / 225m DK yarn.

    And if you have scraps leftover from previous projects you could always make a striped version. It really is Waffly Versatile!


     
    Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, yo increases, k2tog, decreases
     
    Sizes: There are 16 different size combinations for this cowl. See the table below for the options available.

    Measurements

    Choose your loop circumference measurement from XS to Large and the cowl depth from the table below to determine the yardage and weight required for your option.

    Materials Used: 

    • Double Knitting Yarn. Refer to the table above for the amounts required for each size. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits 100% Superwash DK Merino, 100g / 3.5oz, 246 yds / 225m per skein. The yarn shown in the pattern pictures is:
      • Top - Multicoloured Cowl: Size Small with 10” / 25.5cm depth, knit in the Confetti Lake colourway
      • Bottom - Teal Cowl: Size Extra Small with 8” / 20.5cm depth, knit in the Alaskan Sky colour
    • 1 x US size 6 (4mm) circular needle:
      • 20-24” (51-70cm) for the extra small and small sizes
      • 32” / 80cm for the medium size
      • 40” / 100cm for the large size
    • Stitch Marker
    • Tapestry needle for weaving the ends in
     
    Gauge: 15.5 stitches and 36 rnds to 4” / 10cm in waffle pattern after blocking

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by by Allison O’Mahoney at Kniterations and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! Thank you Jo, Dari, Clau, Donna and Proby!
     
     
    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.
     
    Click HERE to have the pattern e-mailed or posted to you
    Click HERE to download the pattern from Ravelry
     
    Until next time, happy knitting!