Kirsche Poncho and Cowl Pattern Release

I am happy to announce the release of my new design Kirsche Poncho and Cowl. To those who have been waiting for this, I am very sorry for the delay. The holidays just were too busy for me to concentrate on the tests that I had running at the time. I will make note of this for next year’s planning.

You can purchase Kirsche for 35% off the regular pattern price. Use the coupon code KIRSCHE during Ravelry checkout. This code expires Monday, January 16, 2017 so be sure to use it now!

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Kirsche is an oversized poncho that is worked from the bottom front hem around the shoulders and then down to the back bottom hem. The sides are held together by two buttons that are placed in the ribbing.

Kirsche can be worn with or without the matching cowl. Instructions for both patterns are included in this design. This design goes well with leggings or jeans, just throw it on over anything, when you’re headed out on a chilly autumn day.

The recommended yarn is Merino DK from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise. The model shown is worked in the colorway “Dunkle Kirsche”.


Kirsche ist ein übergroßer Poncho, der in einem Stück vom vorderen Saum über die Schulter bis zum hinterem Saum gestrickt wird. Die Seiten werden durch zwei Knöpfe zusammen gehalten, die am Rippenmuster angebracht werden.

Dieser Poncho kann entweder mit oder ohne den passenden Loopschal getragen werden. Dieses Strickstück passt gut zu Jeans oder Leggings. Man kann ihn einfach an einem kühlen Tag über den Kopf ziehen.

Das eingesetzte Garn ist Merino DK von Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in der Farbe “Dunkle Kirsche”.

DIFFICULTY
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Required skills: provisional cast on, working cable pattern stitches, picking up stitches from a finished edge, working button holes

GAUGE
– 20 stitches x 32 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles, measured on a washed and blocked swatch.
– 24 stitches x 32 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in zig zag stitch.

NEEDLES
– US Size 6 (4.0 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge);
– US Size 4 (3.5 mm) for ribbing;
– A crochet hook for the provisional cast on.

MATERIALS
– Buttons – 2 or more large buttons to close the side seams
– Yarn – Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated requirements using Merino DK from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise yarns; 468 yards / 428 meters per 200 gram skein:
Poncho: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins or about 1700 (1800, 2100, 2300, 2475) yds / 1550 (1650, 1920, 2100, 2250) meters.
Cowl: 1 skein or about 425 yds / 390 meters.

LANGUAGES
This pattern is available in both English and German.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
– Poncho Width: 32.5 (34, 36.5, 39, 41.5) inches or 82.5 (86.5, 93, 99, 105.5) cm
– Poncho Length (shoulder to hem): 27 (28, 29, 30, 30) inches or 68.5 (71, 73.5, 76, 76) cm
– Cowl Circumference: 24 inches or 61 cm
– Cowl Length: 18 inches or 46 cm

Motes Hat and Mittens by Evie Scott Designs

Yesterday, I finished up two Christmas Knitting projects. I bought the Motes Hat and Motes Mittens patterns from Evie Scott Designs during the Ravelry 2016 Gift-A-Long sale. I was immediately attracted to the unique stitch pattern that she used in these designs.

I used Malabrigo sock yarn in the colorways Natural and Aniversario for both projects. Aniversario was especially fun to work with due to the ever changing bright colors. These were both super fun projects to knit!

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2016 Indie Gift-A-Long on Ravelry

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This will be my first year participating in the Independent Designer Gift-A-Long on Ravelry.  I am super excited to see all of the projects that come out of this event. Please join us and help support independent designers!

From November 22-30 you can receive 25% off your pattern purchase from 335 participating designers using the coupon code giftalong2016. With over 5000 patterns to choose from the possibilities are endless, so come along and help spread the love this holiday season by participating in the GAL here.

In addition to hundreds of prizes and photos of beautiful WIPs to drool over, you can meet new Indie Designers and join in with the knitting chatter.

The following patterns in my GAL bundle are 25% off using the coupon code “giftalong2016” from 8:00 pm November 22 to November 30, 2016 – US EST time. You can access these patterns in my GAL Bundle.

Keep on Knitting,
-Amanda

New Webpage and Blog!

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-Amanda