Well, hi! It's been awhile! I took a little break from pattern-posting this summer in favor of hanging out with the kids (and also sewing...), but I can assure you that I've been busy cooking up lots of new designs for the coming cooler seasons. The first of these are being released in conjunction with Miss Babs, whose delicious Fall 2016 collection came out last Friday. There are lots of lovelies in the set and some designers I greatly admire, and I'm honored to be amongst them! I'm thrilled to have two designs in the collections, and first up is Jeera:
Jeera is a shawl-cowl hybrid done in a simple textured stitch pattern and garter stitch and it uses the most gorgeous colorway of Miss Babs Keira yarn. The specs...
Finished measurements: 23”/ 58.5 cm circumference at top opening, 15.25”/ 38.75 cm height at center, 45.5”/ 115.5 cm circumference at bottom opening
Yarn: Miss Babs Keira (100% superwash merino; 560 yards/8.3 oz), 1 skein, shown in Cumin and Thunderstorm, or 560 yards/512 meters fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 19 stitches and 37 rows = 4”/10 cm square in pattern, blocked
Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished cowl and yardage required.
Tree Rings - $6 via Ravelry (no account required)
Tree Rings is a scallop-edged, crescent-shaped shawl that takes either one or two of Miss Babs' generous skeins of Yowza yarn, depending on which size you choose. The specs for this one...
Finished measurements: Small (Large) - 49.25”/125 cm (79.75”/202.5 cm) length along top edge, 13.5”/34.25 cm (21.5”/54.5 cm) height at center
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza (100% superwash merino; 560 yards/8 oz), 1 (2) skeins, shown in Muslin (Cacao), or 500 yards/ 823 meters (1050 yards/ 960 meters) worsted weight yarn.
Needles: US 7 4.5 mm circular needle, at least 40”/100 cm
Gauge: 16 sts & 35 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, slightly blocked
Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished shawl and yardage required.
For more information on Jeera and Tree Rings, you can check them out on Ravelry here and here. And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.