Hello! I took a little bit of a blog break over the summer after the OAL. It was a wonderful opportunity to focus on just patterns and the magazine, but fall is right around the corner, so now it’s time to share with you a few things you might have missed while I was gone.
In early August, we released the Mild Weather 2017 issue of Stranded Magazine, and it’s loaded up with good stuff. The issue is focused on the wonderful Autumn events that many knitters look forward to, like fairs, fiber festivals, and knitting conferences. It features an interview with the founder of Seattle’s Knit Fit!, an article with tips for having fun at festivals without getting overwhelmed by crowds, a recipe to recreate fair scones at home, and more.
In the pattern section, you’ll find a new cropped cardigan by me called Ducket. It features panels of simple chevron lace on a reverse stockinette background, and it’s knit in aran-weight yarn, so it’s super speedy. I was really excited about the yarn used in the sample, Sweet Paprika Designs Staccato Organic. It’s a hand-dyed wool yarn that isn’t super-wash, and I’m always looking for more dyers who work with natural wool. This stuff was delightful to knit with.
Also in this issue is a set of tutorials on short row techniques. I covered basic wrap-and-turns, German short rows, and Japanese short rows. These are my three favorite methods, and any of them can be used while knitting Ducket’s seamless set-in sleeves or Pattypan by Cherly Chow, another seamless cardigan from the issue.
In other news, both of my patterns from the Warm Weather 2016 issue of Stranded Magazine are now available individually from Untangling Knots. You can find them on Ravelry or here in the shop section.
Rabbitbrush is an almost-seamless cropped cardigan with drop shoulders and cuffed short sleeves. The body is knit in one piece in a textured stitch pattern, and the sleeves are picked up and knit from each armhole. The neckband is also picked up and knit. A little pocket is knit separately and seamed on.
Median is a full-length tank with a contrasting lace panel down the back. The body is knit in pieces and seamed so that the lace can be blocked open, and the neck and armhole edgings are picked up and knit from the body.