Sunday, April 29, 2007
The First WEAVERKNITS official design!!!
It's official! Coherent directions have been written, charts have been typed up, the product has been test-knit by the lovely and talented Hannah at Windsor Button, there are photo, and kinkos has sealed the deal!
My first self-published pattern will be available printed on high-quality glossy stock paper and encased in a plastic sheet protector.
The Nouveau Sack Hat is a perfect pattern for learning fair isle: no shaping, flexible gauge (it's stretchy!), only two colors, size 7 needles for instant gratification... there's not even grafting involved! And the yarns suggested (Berocco Ultra Alpaca, Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, and Blue Sky Alpaca sport weight) and tried have about a thousand available colors and are reasonably priced. You cannot lose!
The pattern will be available for $6 through Windsor Button and Newbury Yarns in Boston, and you can also order it from me directly by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll send you a PayPal invoice, and once it's paid I'll put the pattern in the mail. The $6 includes shipping!
Why not a downloadable PDF, you ask. Well, I like nice things, and I've made sure that this pattern is NICE. What you will get is something durable and lovely, just like the things you knit! And, as all of us know, there's nothing like going in to a yarn store and browsing the patterns and seeing actual project. There will be samples at both Windsor Button and Newbury Yarns for feeling and examining and trying-on.
Plenty more patterns are on their way... soon!
Meanwhile, another finished object from this weekend, photographed at kinkos. It's the Cranium from Crochet Me, made from 2 skeins of Louisa Harding Fauve in some really bright pink color.