There's a BOGO deal happening ALL WEEK! Buy any KUAS pattern $3.99+ and get any ONE of the 21 KUAS Designs patterns for free! This might be the perfect time to stock up on the new "Beacon Hill" Scarf & Mitt pattern or the "Roundabout Shawlette" pattern that just came out. Psst...."Mr. Cratchit's Convertible Mitts" are a FABULOUS unisex fingerless glove/mitten pattern, by the way!
Monday, November 20, 2017
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Sven Scandinavian by Carol A. Anderson
Needles: US 3
Yarn: mostly Paton's Classic Merino Wool leftovers I had in my stash. His hat is my sock leftovers from Regia's Design Line yarn by Arne & Carlos in their "Summer Nights" colorway.
Notes: you can only buy the hard copy through Cottage Creations. This is an older pattern, and I read somewhere that once she sells out on this pattern, she doesn't plan on re-printing it anymore! Go grab a copy while you can.
I added oil pastel on his cheeks to him a a little blush. His bead is a mixture of Lopi and bulky baby alpaca scraps from my stash. His stocking cap is 64 sts on US with a 2x2 rib for approx. 2.25 inches.
We'll have to find him a missus in the future so he isn't lonely. I heard Solveig would make a wonderful bride.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Episode 11- For the Love of Fall
Copyright 2017 by Anna Maliszewski
"Roundabout Shawlette" #3 by KUAS Designs (pattern on Ravelry)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Knit Picks Hawthorne Sport Multi "Arbor Lodge"
"Sabi Hat" by OlgaJazzy
1 skein Zealana Performa Rimu DK yarn
US 5 needles only, no switch-over to 6 Worked 3 pattern repeats, plus 3 more rds before decreasing
"English Oak Leaves" by NaturalSuburbia.com
US 5 needles
KnitPick’s wool, TreeFrog sport and WoolEase
"Veined Leaves" by Cyntergomes.livejournal.com
"Sven Scandinavian" by Carol A. Anderson
Mods: Needles US 3 and yarn weight Paton’s Classic Merino Wool, Willow Rustic for yellow & baby alpaca and Lopi yarn for beard, Regia yarn “Summer Nights” for the Hat
"Strange Brew" by Tin Can Knits
US 3 and US 6 needles
Berroco Vintage DK , 4 skeins white and 2 skeins red
Wish Knits list:
"Holly Jolly Steps" by Drops Designs
"Wolfpup" by Tiny Owl Knits
Fiddlehead Yarn Store (Kenosha, WI): Berroco Vinatage DK - 6 skeins
Heart Stitch Markers
No-Rinse Wool wash with jasmine
Encore Yarn- Red and white yarn for mittens/slippers
Announcements: 2 new Book give-aways in next podcast
Dyeing self-striping Xmas colorway by KUAS Yarns
MISC: "Nature's Shield" (similar to Thieves Oil)in diffuser
Monday, November 06, 2017
US 5 needles
Green: Wool-ease yarn, Yellow: Tree Frog sport weight yarn, Orange: Knitpicks' Wool of the Andes yarn (?)
Mods: for both of these types of leaves, start with the I-Cord stem first, regardless of what it says.
Sven Scandinavian is diving into my leaf pile as we speak, since he needs something to do while I finish knitting his stocking cap. Off da! More on him later...
Yarn: 1 skein of Zealana Rimu Yarn (Performa Series); DK
Needles: US 5 only
I ran out of yarn early, so I could only knit 3 zigzag repeats, plus 3 more rds before working the crown decreases. It fits fine, but I would have loved a more slouchy hat.
The yarn for this hat is 60% merino and 40% Bushtail Possum. What?!
Apparently, bushtail possums are so invasive to New Zealand because of the lack of natural predators that working their fiber into this yarn is a service to the environment and the animals the Bushtail Possums invade. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. Do they kill the possums? They say they are taking part in the "responsible management" of these animals. 21,000 metric tons of flora and fauna are consumed each day by bushtail possums, and the ecosystem is taking a toll. You can read more about the Zealana yarn story here.
Nevertheless, the yarn is soft and has a mohair-like halo effect. Plus, the yarn is machine washable. This Sabi Hat project is easy, and I recommend this pattern if you are looking for something fresh and exciting.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
My Regia socks are off the needles and are perfect for the chillier nights in the house. This colorway is so wonderful, I'm going to have to say that these are my new favorite knitted socks!
Pattern: plain vanilla socks with an aftertought heel
Yarn: 2 skeins of Regia's Design Line yarn by Arne & Carlos in the "Summer Nights" colorway
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Started: March 17th, 2017 (I've been very casually working on this)
Completed: October 9th, 2017
Notes: toe-up method, 64 sts, 1x1 ribbing, 6'' leg and foot (US 7.5 womens)
Have a great week everyone. Another podcast is coming your way in a few days. Stay tuned.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Here's the third and final KUAS Designs release for October (can you hear me huff out of breath?):
the Roundabout Shawlette PDF
Yarn: Less than 375yds or 150g of sport weight wool yarn. Note: Solid or tonal colorways will look best. For blocking purposes, use a blend with real fibers.
Pattern seen using Knitpicks’ Hawthorn Sport Multi Yarn in “Arbor Lodge” and “The Pearl.” Needles: US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles and a darning needle.
Notions: 2 st makers, 150+ Blocking pins, a blocking mat, 1-2 oz of no-rinse wool wash & a towel
Gauge and measurements:
Garter stitches: 20 sts= 4’’ 39 rows= 4’’
Prior to blocking: 53.5’’ long and 7.25’’ at widest point
After blocking: 78’’ long and 8’’ wide at the widest main body section; Roundabout lace edging width: 2.25’’ wide
Let's take a look into the past:
(the one that started them all, but had a crochet edging around the lace)
I look forward to my next pattern writing endeavors (mittens? hat?). Until next time, happy knitting. Another podcast is coming your way soon.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
My Beacon Hill Mittens have just been released on Ravelry this afternoon, and I am stoked to share this one with the knitting world. The texture is so lovely! This photo was taken on the Boston Tea Party Harbor, in case you were wondering. If you look at my KUAS Podcasts: Episode 10, there's a slideshow of Boston at the end.
15% off now until 10/15 on both Beacon Hill Patterns! No coupon needed!
This pattern was inspired by a 19th century Boston Gilded Age mystery series by P.B Ryan that I absolutely adore.
There are complete mitten charts and written out instructions for your convenience.
Pattern Notes:Sizes: S(M)(L)
20cm(21.5cm)(23cm) hand circumference while worn.
Yarn: Size S: less than 165 yds/80g of worsted weight wool (recommended: Malabrigo Rios Yarn); Size M: less than 175 yds/85g of yarn; Size L: less than 185yds/90g of yarn.
Needles: set of five dpns, or one 32’’ circular needles:
Small: US 6 (4mm)
Medium: US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (5mm)
Large: US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (4.5mm)
Notions: darning needle, 1 BOR m, 1 thumb m
Stockinette Gauge Swatch
US 6—21 sts and 29 rds= 4’’
US 7—20 sts and 28 rds= 4’’
US 8—19 sts and 27 rds= 4’’
Ribbed Cuff (all sizes): 6.5cm wide flat; Fits up to a 19cm diameter wrist – lower/raise needle size to adjust width
Small: 8.5cm wide flat; Fits up to 20cm circumference hand; 25.5cm long Medium: 9cm wide flat; Fits up to 21.5cm circumference hand; 26cm long Large: 9.5cm wide flat; fits up to 23cm circumference hand; 27cm long
It was such a pleasure knitting this up in Malabrigo Rios yarn. It was was so smooth and buttery, compared to the wool I have been knitting with lately.
Here's size large. I plan on lining this with fleece, as it's very spacious.
Beacon Hill Infinity Scarf and you have yourself a wonderful ensemble!