About a week ago Knit Picks released their City Tweed collection which happens to include a pattern by yours truly. It's in good company. The entire collection is gorgeous. If I wasn't so swamped with my own design knitting I'd be tempted by the Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi. I need something like that in my wardrobe and I know it must be cozy knit in City Tweed DK. I've worked with that yarn a few times (obviously, right?) and have always enjoyed it. I even wrote a review a while back giving it the thumbs up.
My design in the City Tweed collection is Hypatia. A cowl/infinity scarf. It's a simple classy knit. I wanted a fabric that looked good from both sides, something I think is important for a scarf. This piece has rows of tiny mock cables on the front and back creating a type of mock cable ribbing. The ends are fastened with 5 buttons, although if you wanted a straight scarf you could leave them off and omit the buttonholes.
A versatile must-have accessory for cooler weather, the Hypatia Cowl can be worn 4 different ways: open as a long loop (like a scarf, but with the ends connected), wrapped double around your neck as a cowl, around your shoulders, or as a traditional cowl. Worked flat until the desired length is reached (The length forms the circumference that will wrap around the shoulders), the Hypatia Cowl shows off sweet mock cables and a twisted stitch patterning which is worked on both sides to create a reversible fabric. The button holes are worked along the width at the start of the piece and the buttons are then sewn along the width of the bind off edge.
The pattern is written in 3 widths – to wear the loop open or doubled as a cowl, it is recommended to make one of the smaller widths while working a longer 60” length. To wear the loop around your shoulders as a small buttoned stole, simply follow the instructions for the 11” width and choose from the 30, 34, or 36” length (select the number that is slightly smaller than your shoulder circumference). To make a traditional cowl knit the 14” width and either the 20 or 24” length.
Now here's the deal, because a box of 9 skeins and a book is kind of big and heavy I'm going to be limiting this giveaway to the US and Canada (you can thank you the the US post office for continually raising shipping costs). I will be giving away a PDF eBook copy of the collection on Sunday, September 22, 2013 and that will be open to everyone.
|City Tweed DK in "Kitten"|
So how do I enter, you ask? I'm making it simple. Leave a comment letting me know which design in the collection you're most attracted to and why. Is the design you're most attracted to also the one you're most likely to knit? You don't get extra points for picking my pattern! If that's what you want to make then great, but I'm curious to see what type of pattern knitters want.
Please also remember to leave me some way of contacting you! Ravelry name, Twitter name, email, etc. I'll just need some way to send you a message.
Comments that do not say which pattern you want to make or why you want to make it will be disqualified!
I will be picking a winner Sunday morning using a random number generator. Example, if there are 23 comments I'll set the generator to pick between those numbers. If it picks 7 then the 7th commenter wins.
|Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi|