Thursday, October 31, 2013

Winter is Coming OR What you know about rockin' a wolf on your noggin?

...or around your neck, anyway? Halloween seems like an appropriate day to launch Huntress Shawl on Ravelry... the pattern is now available directly through Ravelry, including LYS sales, and can be ordered wholesale in print. A spec sheet is available by e-mail for shops to place in a pattern binder. This is a quick project, perfect for gift knitting or a KAL for the next season of Game of Thrones...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Krista Cowl comes to Ravelry and Print!

Krista Cowl is now available through the Ravelry pattern store, including LYS in-store sales, and wholesale in print. The pattern now contains some notes about how to adjust the size, which I will include here for those who purchased the magazine or downloads through Interweave. In related news, I am working on a pair of mittens to match this cowl. The pattern will have both fingerless and closed in options. Stay tuned, or feel free to e-mail or Ravelry pm me if you would like to be notified when this pattern is available.
As written, the cowl measures 17.5" x 6.25" when unbuttoned which provides a close but not tight fit for many people. I have noticed that some knitters have said that they would like it to fit a little snugger, and I can imagine that some might need a little more room. Luckily, this is an easy pattern to alter. If you would like to make the cowl either tighter or looser, the size is easy to adjust. The main section of the cowl contains two reverse stockinette panels (i.e. the purls are on the Right Side). The easiest step for smaller adjustments is to add or subtract stitches evenly in these sections according to the gauge. For example, if you want to change the size by about an inch, add or subtract 3 stitches to each section. For larger adjustments, additional repeats of the cable pattern in the buttonband may be worked to add additional length while keeping the patterns in proportion to each other.