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Hey everyone!

It’s been very quiet here this week, I know. And I’m really sorry about that – I’m crazy busy putting together a whole bunch of submissions and working on a new pattern and sample knit. Lots of knitting, math and photographing swatches (not to mention those pesky sketches – I’m really no sketch artist…) and little time for anything else but work.

So I’ve just popped in to let you know that today’s the last day Nachtfalter and Meeting Point are on sale for half price. If you plan to join the KAL and haven’t snagged you pattern yet: Now’s the time!

Have a good Sunday!

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Double Lace Rib Socks – Free Pattern

Double Lace Rib socks - remember them?

Double Lace Rib socks – remember them?

Wow, how do I always forget how long it actually takes to take a perfectly simple design (so simple I could work it up without even putting down any notes) and transform it into an actual knitting pattern someone besides me can work from? And why, WHY, did I give in to the compulsion to add another size? Which threw off all the numbers and resulted in much cursing, calculations and coffee consumption…

The point of this rant being: Since I foolishly promised to have the pattern for my quick and simple Double Lace Rib Socks up and running by Monday I had little choice but to stop whining and finish the job. (Can you hear the steely determination in my voice?) I could hardly back out and pretend I meant the Monday after that…

Long story short – I’m done. Finished. The pattern is ready and up for download. Have fun knitting!

PDF download: Double Lace Rib Socks v130513

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Ravelry Roundup – Ankles!

Usually I have a little bit of time to spare on a Saturday and yes, I have to plead guilty, I often spend too much of it browsing through the patterns on Ravelry. I know I’m only making my bad case of castonitis worse, but what can I say… I’m a weak knitter. And, since misery loves company: why not drag you all down with me into the mire of knitting addiction?

In my Ravelry Roundups I’ll share with you a handful of patterns I’ve collected and that

  1. may either be themed or be a collection of last week’s newly published favourites
  2. are available for download (paid or free), not in print publications – that’s because not everyone may be able to get their hands on those
  3. are written in English or have an English translation – because not everyone’s comfortable with knitting from only half understood foreign language patterns.

Those patterns are not tried and tested by me – they’re just what took my fancy this week.

This time it’ll be:

Ankles!

Well… ankle socks to be precise. I like to knit (and wear) those, especially in spring and summer – they’re really, really quick knits, they’re cute and they look good with summery shoes and garments.

Let’s get started then.

Whippersnapper socks by Hunter Hammersen

Whippersnapper socks by Hunter Hammersen

This is a very unisex pattern and can be lengthened or shortened as much as you like. In the pattern picture the socks are styled in an autumn mood, but imagine them in a bright, summery color! The pattern is easy to memorize yet engaging enough to keep you interested – and the second sock is mirrored, so you might even get to finish it before second-sock-syndrome sets in… Continue reading

Ravelry Roundup – Stripes!

Usually I have a little bit of time to spare on a Saturday and yes, I have to plead guilty, I often spend too much of it browsing through the patterns on Ravelry. I know I’m only making my bad case of castonitis worse, but what can I say… I’m a weak knitter. And, since misery loves company: why not drag you all down with me into the mire of knitting addiction?

In my Ravelry Roundups I’ll share with you a handful of patterns I’ve collected and that

  1. may either be themed or be a collection of last week’s newly published favourites
  2. are available for download (paid or free), not in print publications – that’s because not everyone may be able to get their hands on those
  3. are written in English or have an English translation – again because not everyone’s comfortable with knitting from only half understood foreign language patterns.

Those patterns are not tried and tested by me – they’re just what took my fancy this week.

This time it’ll be:

Stripes!

I love stripes. It’s an incredibly versatile pattern: Stripes can be playful or severely geometric. Elegant or fun. Simple or intricate.

Stripes in every direction - who wouldn't love it?

Rockefeller – by Stephen West

Stripes in every direction – who wouldn’t love it? By now 2780 Ravellers agree that this is a fabulous pattern and have knit their own versions. Continue reading

New Design and a Blog Tour

NachtfalterStarBlueI’m pretty sure you know that I’ve been counting down to the release of a new pattern during the last few weeks. (Hint: Look at the post below this one…)

And today’s the day! Everything is finished and the fabulous Holla Knits Spring/Summer Collection has been revealed. I’m really proud to be part of this – I love the Holla Knits style and have submitted several times before finally getting in with my Nachtfalter sleeveless top.

Nachtfalter shown in size M - sample knitted with Knit Picks Comfy Sport and CotLin

Nachtfalter shown in size M – sample knitted with Knit Picks Comfy Sport and CotLin.

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