Tuesday, May 29, 2012


CONTAINER SHIPS is here! Come join me, the water is cold, choppy, and toxic!

Here's how the club will work. Over the next approximately six months, you will receive at least four patterns: two shawls, a cowl, and a cardigan. Most likely this club will grow to include at least one more accessory pattern. Sign up until the second pattern is released will be $13; after the second pattern, the price will go up based on how many patterns I have in the works and how far I want to take this idea.

The first pattern will be Chittagong, a very large, simple square shawl:

If you join, it will be coming your way by June 15!

After Chittagong, patterns will be delivered to you every month to every other month, depending on their complexity. I will send the patterns via email and also upload them directly into your Ravelry libraries if you use Ravelry.

The patterns will also be available as individual pdfs.

As a bonus, the yarns I use for these patterns will all be from indie dyers. In the three weeks that follow the release of each pattern, you will have the chance to special-order the yarn in the color(s) I used form these dyers' websites. This means that you are not committed to club colors, but club colors will be available for you if you love them as much as I do!

Interested in the adventure? Here you go!

CONTAINER SHIPS: $13 for at least four patterns . . .

A taste of what's to come:

Edward Burtynsky
Where giant ships go to die
Andrea Frank, Ports and Ships

AND . . . thanks to EVERYONE for the jetlag suggestions and the inspiration. Thanks to your suggestions, I drank more water than I would have, tried to eat on "new" schedule, and didn't consume all those beers that looked like such a good idea. The winner of the Fair Isle book, determined by drawing names from hat, is: stipton! Send your address to weaverknits77@gmail.com. Hooray!


Christiane said...

Ahh, I see you were busy already with fotoshooting ;-) and the club sounds really interesting! One question: will it also be possible to buy the patterns without the club ? I know myself quite well - i don't like surprises and i know that i would be most interested in the cardigan.....
Anyway i keep my fingers crossed for a lot of club members !

meppybn said...

Hooray indeed!! love the square shawl and look forward to the others - and what you've been inspired to design by those other photos :)

Christiane said...

Me again .... can answer my own question since i found the following sentence:
"The patterns will also be available as individual pdfs"

Well, in german we say "Wer lesen kann ist klar im Vorteil!"....

CanarySanctuary said...

What a fantastic inspiration for a collection. Really looking forward to all the other patterns, because this one is great.