Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Design Release: Seabreeze

  Design: Seabreeze 
Sample Yarn:  Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherd's Wool Fine
Yarn Required:  Light fingering weight yarn, 220 yards color A, 150 yards color B

My latest design release, Seabreeze, is a completely reversible, two-color, garter stitch infinity cowl with a knit-as-you-go garter stitch edging. The edging is actually the same one that I used for my Paper Lanterns shawlette design. Both patterns are available on Ravelry and they will be linked indefinitely in a Ravelry 'Pattern Set' promotion...

The patterns are available individually for $5 each. The total price for for both (the set) is $8. If you would like to buy both (right now!) this is a handy link to place them both in your shopping cart (and you will see the discount automatically). For this promotion past purchases will count toward the $8 total... so if you already bought one of the patterns, just by placing the second pattern in your cart, you will see the -$2 discount.

(Sorry about all of the promotional stuff. I love Ravelry! If not for Ravelry and paypal, I would not have this opportunity to sell my patterns.)

But now I would really like to let you know a bit more about Seabreeze....

I fell in love with this edging I found in Barbara G Walker's A SECOND TREASURY OF KNITTING PATTERNS. I love the round shapes that I think look like a strand of beads... resulting in a cowl much like a long strand of pearls that can be worn either long-and-loose or doubled-up. Seabreeze embraces my belief that anything is easier to wear around your neck when it is reversible.

Seabreeze is also a great skill-building pattern for an intermediate knitter. The skills that will be new to many are (provisional cast-on), garter stitch grafting, and a thing I call "reversible garter stitch intarsia". I believe that the pattern provides enough detailed instructions for these skills, but look for a tutorial on the reversible intarsia here on my blog in the not to distant future.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Something is coming...& Something is here!


I am just about ready to release a new design. It is an infinity cowl that I have named "Seabreeze".

It has been over two years since I knit my "Seabreeze" sample (one of my personal favorites).  I have submitted Seabreeze three different times for consideration to third-party publishers with no success.  I have decided that, now, it is finally time to let it see the light-of-day!

Seabreeze is a completely reversible, two-color, garter stitch infinity cowl with a knit-as-you-go garter stitch edging.  You might notice that the edging is the same one that I used in my Paper Lanterns design.

Seabreeze and Paper Lanterns will always be linked in a buy-one-get-the-other-for-a-discount on Ravelry.  Stay tuned for more details.


MY VERY FIRST TRUNK SHOW!  Now through next Saturday October 17, seventeen of my knit design samples will be on display at my LYS Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

I have to thank my good friend Catherine who works at GYI!  The Carolyn Kern Designs Trunk Show was her idea and she proposed it to the shop manager, Ann, without even telling me.  What an honor it was when Ann asked me if I would like to do this!

During the Carolyn Kern Designs Trunk Show at GYI! an advance copy of my next newest design called Floribunda Cap will be free with a yarn purchase.

BTW, this pattern will also be free to all students taking my Floribunda Class on two-handed stranded knitting at Gosh Yarn It! Saturday November 7, 1:30-4:00.  Last I checked there were still three open seats.  See Ann's September GYI! Blog Post for details on this and all of the upcoming classes at the shop.