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New Pattern: Dark Down Deep Shawl

As I look to wrap up the Electric Ocean KAL today, co-hosted by the loverly Shellee of Haute Knit Yarn, I'm thrilled with all the FO's I'm seeing. 

For my KAL entry, I decided to deviate from my original pattern of Electric Ocean, which was a garter-knit shawl, and decided to knit a stockinette version of the shawl instead. Lo and behold, I have a new pattern to share with you! 

Dark Down Deep

This shawl features the same stitch pattern and edging as the Electric Ocean. It's a wonderful variation - its far lighter feeling and the lacework is much more defined. This pattern also uses less yarn as it's smaller so it's a great gift-able size. 

BONUS! For those of you who have already purchased the Electric Ocean pattern on Ravelry, until Sunday night at 11:59 (May 17, 2015) PST you can download a copy of Dark Down Deep for $2. Which means that if you took advantage of the original sale of the Electric Ocean, you'll get both patterns for the price of one! Woot! There's no promo code needed - just add either BOTH patterns to your cart (if you haven't already bought Electric Ocean) or if you have, just add Dark Down Deep to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the KAL. I'll be announcing our prize winners tomorrow in our Ravelry Group

Happy shawl-ing!

New Pattern: Toss and Go - a clutch

Today went far differently than I had planned. I had expected to sit down after my morning walk and knit up a hat design that will be part of a future 3-piece collection (*wink wink*). 

Instead! On my way home from walking the pupsters I stopped at the mailbox and found a GORGEOUS, albeit completely unexpected, package of sock yarn minis from my friend Mara. And that reminded me that I had planned to make her a gift... like a month ago. I bought part of the package while on the Rose City Yarn Crawl and had yet to make the time to craft up HER gift. 

As I type this, I realize this makes her gift less of a secret since I wasn't going to tell her it was coming... but if she doesn't read my blog then it WILL be a surprise. Let's see if she reads this. Heh!

Without further ado -  here is a modified version of my original design (which I won't show you 'cuz it's kind of haggard now that it's been shoved into my purse, suitcase, back pack, etc.): the Toss and Go - a clutch!

This will be on sale (aka: will be free) until midnight on Ravelry, PST, today (Monday, April 27th). Get it free while you can! 

Toss and Go!

Here's the specs:

Materials

  • Main Color: 40 yds (Color A - Vanilla)
  • Top and Bottom Chevron Color: 20 yds (Color B - Orange Peel)
  • Middle Chevron Color: 14 yds (Color C - Teal)
    • Modelled: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino wool; 95 yds/50g per skein)
  • US 8 (5.0 mm) 40” circular needle (or preferred length) OR US 8 (5.0 mm) set of DPNs
    • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • Stitch marker
  • 3 – 1/2" or 3/4” buttons
  • Thread to match project and sewing needle of appropriate size

Finished Dimensions: 7-1/2 inches wide by 4 inches tall (when closed)

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round

Notes

  • This clutch is worked both in the round and flat. It is constructed from the bottom up and includes instructions for both Magic Loop and DPN construction methods. A colorwork chart is provided for the chevron pattern (all Colorwork Chart sts are knit).
  • Pattern uses a one-row button hole; detailed instructions included.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.

Honestly, I can't imagine being me and not having this anymore. Every woman needs one of these. It'll also make an awesome gift. I know a few ladies who will be getting one this Christmas (yes... I plan Christmas this far ahead - knitting takes a long time!).

Happy knitting!