whirlwind

January was a whirlwind of design and knitting and pattern writing and the happy result is new patterns available in February! If you’re on the West Coast in February, come see the samples in person at Abstract Fiber at Madrona and then at YOTH Yarns, Magpie Fibers, and Abstract Fiber at Stitches West.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst up is square ruthless, a mathematical shawl based on square roots. Don’t worry! I do all the math so you can have fun knitting. This shawl was inspired by both my math geek husband and my favorite roller derby girl. The large size and simple seed stitch works up beautifully in Abstract Fiber Temptation with gorgeous sweeps of favorite colors, team colors, or subtle tones—be inspired by nature or skyscrapers or your favorite team.
This pattern releases Thursday, February 11. Come see and feel the sample in person Feb 11-14 at the Madrona marketplace in the Abstract Fiber booth.  ETA: square ruthless pattern link

allotrope_100_cropped Next we have allotrope, a wide cowl or long loop. Marilyn Monroe sang it best: diamonds are a girl’s best friend. A stunning Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock gradient worked in textures, slipped stitches, and lace make a wonderful cowl that is fun to knit and easy to wear.
This pattern releases Thursday, February 18. Come see and feel the sample in person Feb 18-21 at the Stitches West marketplace in the Magpie Fibers popup inside  the YOTH Yarns boutique. ETA: allotrope pattern link

Continuing on to fococo, a cropped vest with lacy texture. A simple shape and easy-to-memorize stitch puts the yarn at center stage in this elegant vest. Sophisticated YOTH Yarns colors on Rocky Mountain Rambouillet wool yarn that was grown, spun, and dyed in the USA make this plush vest a joy to knit and to wear. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
This pattern releases Thursday, February 18. Come see and feel the sample in person Feb 18-21 at the Stitches West marketplace in the YOTH Yarns boutique. ETA: fococo pattern link

What’s up next? Watch for more patterns and a new book coming out later in the spring!

Thank you to YOTH Yarns, Magpie Fibers, and Abstract Fiber for their generous support of gorgeous yarns. Shout out to my intrepid test knitters Nancy Kolton and Rebecca Zanzig whose attention to detail, wide range of knitting knowledge, and nimble fingers are such an asset! Lots of gratitude to the beautiful Lina and Jasmine, who make the knitwear look so lovely. Craving more? Here is the  downloadable patterns link.

Well, that was my January. What a kickoff for the new year!

Happy knitting!

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