Monday, November 19, 2012

Ann + Karida =


I had some free time this year (ha ha ha! OH ho hoho!), so I did a book of accessories using Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarns, hand dyed by my friend Karida in Baltimore. The patterns are an extension of a club I did with Karida through Fibre Space. It seemed natural to knit up some new variations and make a collection that showcases the various Neighborhood Fiber Co. bases and colors. It was cool to make a book of only accessories, each of which uses an interesting technique or two, but none of which are particularly difficult.

The book is available as a print book/ebook combo and an ebook only, and the patterns are also available as individual pdfs.

(The patterns aren't up on my website yet, so I'll put purchase buttons in this post for now. Sorry in advance about how they're going to clutter this up visually. Now, on to the patterns and photos!)

The patterns include High Street, which is a big cozy cowl that uses a simple cable chart, knit in one strand of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted held together with one strand of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft, which is a silk/mohair blend. The resulting texture and halo are fabulous. Here's Karida:

And here's me, looking particularly elegant:

Pattern is $5.

The second pattern is a hat, Old Town Mod. It uses short rows to create slouch and includes braids. I love braids. It's garter stitch worked in the round.

Pattern is $5.

Next is Station North, named after Karida's Baltimore neighborhood and inspired by the graffiti found near her house and studio:

Pattern is $5.

And The District, a scarf in two widths using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Penthouse Silk Fingering. The thinner version uses one skein; the wider version uses two skeins. The pattern includes instructions to make striped and solid versions of both the single-wide and double-wide scarves:

Pattern is $5.

And finally, Traffic Furniture, which I published a few months ago through Zauberwiese, which is now available to all. It's knit in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering, which is a single-ply merino that is soft and remarkably affordable.
Pattern is $5.

Interested in purchasing the book/ebook? It's $12 plus $2 shipping in the U.S. Here's the button!

The ebook alone is $10. 

You can crank out some of these projects before the holidays!

In other important news, Kate at Dragonfly Fibers has created kits for The Line cardigan in a variety of gradient colors. I love, LOVE the yellow, but understand it's not for everyone. Perhaps Flannel Pajamas is more your style?

Or maybe Winter Woods.

These are just two of the six gradients Kate's created. I'm excited to see how the cardigan looks in different color schemes. If I had time, I would be knitting a Winter Woods one NOW.

Posting irregularly is resulting in monster posts. Yikes.

Next post will be on Black Friday, and it will be a VERY LARGE destash post. I'll start posting the yarn around noon. Check in and get some bargains!!!


Christiane said...

Just WOW!! I wonder when you take all the time to design and knit all the different pieces for all the books you released lately.
The accessoires are really great ♥

Rainy Daisy said...

Color party! Traffic Furniture makes my knitter's fingers tickle a little.

Also, loving your hair these days.