Hierro

 First off I need to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather that seems to have crept in on us all of a sudden.

Time to pull out all the handknits!

Speaking of handknits… you may remember my pattern Hierro from Pom Pom Quarterly’s Autumn 2013 Issue 6. The rights have reverted back to me and I’m excited to be able to offer it to you now as a single pattern. 

These mittens are just what is needed this time of year.

Sizing & Measurements: s (m) – 18 (21.5) cm / 7(8.5)” hand circumference

19 (21.5) cm / 7.5 (8.25)” top of cuff to tip of mitten

Yarn: Colour Adventures Sweet Merino DK (100% merino; 115 g = 229 m / 250 yd), 1 (1) skein; Colour shown: Sherwood

Gauge: 28 sts & 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in lattice pattern

Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 – DPNs or circular
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle

Hierro

I’m very excited to be a part of Pom Pom Quarterly’s 6th Issue.

Autumn 2013

copyright Juju Vail

Copyright Juju Vail

My newest design Hierro, meaning Iron is inspired by the many wrought iron gates and fences found throughout the UK. Several times a day during my childhood I would pass by or be swinging off of Hierro of every kind.  Hierro is a perfect mesh of slipped stitches and bobbles creating an eye catching accessory perfect for our Autumn weather.

I used Elena’s gorgeous Colour Adventures Sweet Merino DK for this pattern in the Sherwood colourway.

I wouldn’t exactly call Pom Pom Quarterly a magazine.. It’s this lovely little book full of  beautiful aesthetics and stunning photography.

Pom Pom is available in print directly through Pom Pom, a LYS that carries the mag or digital copy through Ravelry.

This issue includes 8 knitting patterns, recipes, techniques and tutorials.

A beautiful little gem you will definitely want to add to your library.

Hierro

I did a little interview with Anadiomena on their blog about the design if you care to take a peek.

Elena is sponsoring the the Autumn KAL in the Pom Pom group on Ravelry so if you’d like to knit Hierro make sure to post a finished picture in the Pom Pom group by the end of October to be entered in to win Elena’s yummy yarn.

Pattern Release : Stormont

Stormont is now available for purchase!

Available in sizes for babies – 6mth- 18mths,

 Child size 18mth – 4yrs

4yrs- small adult *shown below*

and m/l adult.

You can purchase Stormont on

Ravelry  and Craftsy

You’ll need:

 Less than 200 yards of worsted weight yarn

Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7 rows = 1 inch in reverse stockinette.

6mth-18mths - approx 120 yards with pom pom
18mths – 4 years  - approx 155 yards with pom pom
4yrs -small adult - approx 165 yards
m/l adult -  approx 190 yards

 Size 4mm needles

Size 4.5mm needles

Now grab those needles and lets get knitting!

Happy Halloween

This year when I asked T what she would like to be for Halloween she immediately said

A Pumpkin!

Ok I thought a pumpkin will be easy…. until she said “I want you to knit me a pumpkin!”

ummmmm really???

At first I really was going to knit her a pumpkin costume but when we walked into music class and saw THE perfect pumpkin in her size for sale she forgot all about the knit one.

I did however make her a little pumkin top to go with it.

A simple little fascinator attached to a headband that worked perfectly.

I used Cabin Fever Northern Wool in the Pumpkin Colourway and a bit of extra cascade 220 held doubled I had left over from Woodstove Season. I whipped this up in about 20 minutes!

Of course there is no show without Punch…. eerrr Molly!

She has been in every Halloween photo so far so why should this one be any different.

Poor Molly wasn’t too interested in pictures this time…. it was around the time that daddy comes home from work and she was listening very carefully for truck. I see I will have to time my photo shoots around home time from now on!

 Now if you’ll excuse us we’re off to take this little pumpkin trick or treating!

Stormont Kid/Baby

As I said in the previous post, Stormont will be available in kids sizes too.

Here is a look at the  6 – 18mths size.

I knit this one up in Valley Yarns Northampton in light grey complete with pom pom!

The perfect cabled  topper to keep your little ones warm this winter.

 For those a bit older, the 18mth- 4yrs size,

knit with Paton’s Classic Wool in Paprika.

This really is a pattern that suits the whole family!

Testing is going well and Stormont’s release is coming right up!

Stormont

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later…..

My first design – Stormont.

Stormont is a unisex cabled toque featuring a celtic ring design on the front and back.

The sizing ranges from 6mths – large adult and is a great winter accessory for anyone in the family.

My sample is knit in Madelinetosh Vintage colourway Composition Book Grey.

This was my first time working with Tosh and I must say it creates a wonderful fabric.

I’m looking forward to working with more Tosh soon.

 It is with much excitement and nervousness that I get ready to release this into the wild.

It is currently in testing and will hopefully be available to you shortly!

I’ll be back later this week with a T sized version of Stormont.

You’ll see  just how great this looks on little ones too!