FREE Pattern Release : Two Tone

It’s not fair aisle fairisle* Who knew? The wonders of slipped stitch patterns – they look far more complicated then they really are. I design only what I like to knit and this cowl is fun. It’s quick, rhythmic and instantly satisfying. The slipped stitches result in a unique and eye catching pattern, in addition to providing strength and structure to hold form when around your neck.

Sizes : One size
Measurements :  32” around, 14” wide.
Yarn : 2 skeins Naturally Dyed by Annie Claire [100% organic wool, 4oz, 250yds], one lighter yarn A and darker yarn B, shown in yarn A : ‘Indigo’ and yarn B : ‘Lichen’
Needles : US 10.5 [6.5mm], or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge : 18 sts and 17 rows = 4 inches in slip st pattern.
Notions : Tapestry needle, stitch marker.

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* My mother corrected me on the spelling and wanted me [and everyone] to know that “the pattern originates from an island between the Shetland Mainland and the Orkneys, way up North Scotland, ie. Fair Isle.” Rightly so Mother, thank you!

Joe’s coat

Remember when I said I was trying to complete all those projects that have sat around for too long? Well, that was also a long time ago… and I’ve completed only ONE so far! But, it was really successful one, resulting in an uber comfy gift for my Nephew.

I was worried that my Nephew had already grown too big for the coat, but I still brought it with me to England when I visited last month [yes it’s November already] and it couldn’t have fit any better! Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap any pictures of him wearing it, but we all agreed that we wanted one our size!

It is actually a really quick project [… just make sure you have enough yarn, otherwise months can go by…] and cleverly knit from sleeve to sleeve. You then pick up the stitches around the neck to finish off the hood – not forgetting the tassel! Rowan’s cashsoft yarn was an amazing blend to use, for the garter stitch really highlighted its squishness!

Apparently I succeeded in matching the yarn to my walls – see that?