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Pattern Release: Russian Gulch Stole

This lush, cozy stole just begs to be wrapped around you. The Aran Lace pattern evokes rocky, pebbly streams and estuary as the Russian Gulch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean.

The Russian Gulch stole is part of the Beachwalk Knits collection.

The pattern includes both a chart and line by line instructions.

One Size (easy to alter)
Can by altered by working fewer or more repeats

Finished Measurements
19½“ / 49 cm wide
73” / 185.5 cm long

Yarn
YOTH Father, 100% Domestic Rambouillet (220 yds / 201 m per 100 g), 6 skeins, shown in Spring Water.
Actual yardage: 1311 yds / 1199 m

Needles
US 6 / 4mm or size needed to obtain gauge for cable pattern
US 5 / 3.75 mm or one size smaller than size for body for tubular cast on

Gauge
22.5 sts and 23 rows over 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern, blocked

Notions
yarn needle
waste yarn for optional tubular cast on
spare needle for optional tubular bind off
Optional: JUL Designs leather screw-in closures

Skills
maintaining stitch patterns
increasing/decreasing
cabling
optional tubular cast on / bind off
both line by line instructions and chart included

 

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Pattern Release: Point Lobos Hat

Here’s the Point Lobos Hat!


And the details:

This lovely hat combines texture and Aran Lace. The Aran Lace brim is worked first, with stitches picked up along the edge for the body of the hat.

Point Lobos is a beautiful State National Reserve just south of Monterey, off Highway 1.

Sizes
Women’s S/M (M/L), to fit head circumference: 20-22 (22-24)“ / 51-56 (56-61) cm

Finished Measurements
Brim circumference: 17½ (21)“ / 44.5 (53.5) cm
Head circumference: 19 (21¾)” / 48 (55.5) cm
Height including brim: 9 (10)“ / 23 (25.5) cm

Yarn
Sunday Knits Angelic 5 ply, 75% extra-fine Australian merino / 25% ultra soft French angora (137 yds / 125 m per 50g), est 127 (166) yds / 117 (152) M, shown in Sky.
Shown in Size S/M.

Needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge for Dot Knit stitch in the round

US 4 / 3.5 mm or one size smaller than size for body of hat for brim

Your choice of circular needles or DPNs for knitting in the round (main body of hat) and flat (brim)

Gauge
22 sts and 36 rounds over 4” / 10 cm in Dot Knit stitch pattern, blocked
Brim Pattern: 1 repeat is 3½“ / 9 cm wide and tall, blocked

Notions
(4) stitch markers, (1) unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; waste yarn for provisional cast on

Skills
working in the round, provisional cast on and grafting (or) seaming

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Pattern Release: Aliso Mitts

Meet the first pattern from the Beachwalk Collection, the Aliso Mitts!

Here are the details:

These mitts are both luxurious and practical. Perfect for beachcombing!

If your fingers get cold, unfold the top cuff; otherwise, fold it as shown for a cute, cozy look.

The textured pattern is easily unisex and is offered in four sizes.

Small details like an option tubular cast on and bind off and a subtly accented thumb gusset elevate these otherwise simple mitts.

Sizes
Unisex Small (Medium, Large, XL); to fit 6 (7¼, 8¼, 9¼)” / 7 (8, 9.5, 10.5) cm hand circumference

Finished Measurements
Palm circumference: 5¾ (7, 8, 9)” / 15 (17.5, 20.5, 23) cm

Yarn
Sunday Knits Angelic 5 ply, 75% extra-fine Australian merino / 25% ultra soft French angora (137 yds / 125 m per 50g), est 89 (109, 139, 155) yds / 81 (100, 127, 142) m, shown in Sky. Note: You can substitute any of the Sunday Knits 5-ply yarns.
Shown in Size Large, actual weight 48 g.

Needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge for Dot Knit stitch in the round
US 4 / 3.5 mm or one size smaller than size for body of mitt for ribbing
US 3 / 3.25 mm or one size smaller than size for ribbing for tubular cast on
Your choice of circular needles or DPNs for working in the round

Gauge
22 sts and 36 rounds over 4″ / 10 cm in Dot Knit stitch pattern, blocked

Notions
yarn needle, waste yarn, 3 stitch markers

Skills
maintaining stitch patterns, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, optional tubular cast on / bind off

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Pattern Release: Stonelace Cowl

In the mood for a quick but lovely knit? Welcome to the the Stonelace Cowl!


Here are the details:

Tafoni is a type of sandstone that has intricate holes and lacy patterns worn into it. Stonelace is another descriptive term for tafoni.

The Stonelace Cowl incorporates a geometric top and bottom edging, with an Aran Lace and textured body.

An option is included for working a simple garter stitch edging.

Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

One size each version
Cowl with lace (with garter) edging

Finished Measurements
Height with lace edging: 7½“ / 19 cm
Height with garter edging: 8” / 21 cm
Circumference: 25½” / 65 cm

Yarn
Anzula Luster, 50% merino / 50% silk (405 yds / 370 m per 4.02 oz / 114 g), 1 skein of Saffron. As shown cowl used approx 234 yds / 214 m.

Needles
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in Textured Repeat, blocked into final shape.
See Swatch Section in Pattern Notes

Notions
yarn needle
cable needle
1 stitch marker
waste yarn or stitch holder

Skills
Knitting in the round, special stitches (directions given), cabling, lace, picking up stitches for version with edging

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Pattern Release: Calliandra Shawl – Craftsy Kit

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to say my shawl pattern, Calliandra, was just released as part of a Craftsy kit today.  Check it out here.

 

One of my favorite plants in our yard is the Baja Fairy Duster, Calliandra californica. Per its name, it’s native to Baja, California, but the plant itself loves our yard and has self-seeded, producing multiple young plants.

This shawl uses a modification of Barbara Walker’s Mexican Edging for the pretty scalloped border.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Length 56½“ / 143.5 cm
Width at top 46.5” / 118 cm

Yarn
Cloudborn Alpaca and Highland Naturals, 50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Fine Highland Wool (247 yds per 50 g), 5 skeins (1220 yds / 1116 m). Sample shown in Flax.

Needles
US3 / 3.25mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
36 sts and 34 rounds = 4” / 10 cm over lace pattern, blocked firmly

Notions
yarn needle

Skills
lace knitting, reading charts

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