Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birthday Knits

Since I highly doubt my boyfriend reads my blog, I think it's pretty safe to spill the beans here on a couple new designs......

Tuesday (Nov. 24) is Chris's birthday. Several weeks ago he tried on a hat that I had recently designed and commented on how he liked the fit, but not so much the colors or "cords" (his word for cables) that I had chosen. So, being the "good girlfriend" I decided to design a few hats specially for him. One I chose to do two-toned in Crystal Palace Merino 5, the other is solid in Lana Grossa Pashmina (luxurious!). Once Chris gets the hats (on Monday) I'll be using him as my model for the pattern photos. I'm anticipating having both designs out sometime in early to mid December.

Both new designs are completely unisex. I could just as easily imagine myself wearing these hats, and I actually may make myself one. Right... dream on girl. I never have time to knit for myself any more. Who am I kidding?

P.S........ Stay tuned for some big news on December 1!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ragtime Annie!

Rag, Mama, rag!
The Ragtime Annie Cloche by Fiddle Knits Designs was featured on the front cover of yarn Forward Magazine, Issue #19, November 2009!

While Issue #19 came out at the end of October/early November for UK residents, it has just arrived on shelves in the US this week. The right to this pattern will remain with Yarn Forward for 6 months. After this time the pattern can be found to purchase on my Web site ( For now if you'd like to make a Ragtime Annie Cloche of your own, visit Yarn Forward online. Digital downloads of KAL Media publications are available on

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yellow Hat (pattern)

~ Yellow ~
Erica Jackofsky • Fiddle Knits Designs

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$4.50 USD
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Yellow is a bulky knit hat that you can make to fit either as a beanie or slouch hat. The stitch pattern used for the main body is very stretchy, so take this into consideration when choosing your size. For s snug fitting beanie you may wish to go down a size.

~ Materials ~
2(3, 3) skeins, Karabella Auora Bulky [100% extrafine merino wool; 54 yds/49 meters; 50 grams] Color: Yellow

US size 10(6mm) 16" circular and dpns

16 sts & 20 rnds = 4" in stockinette