High Tide Summer Top

High Tide Summer Top is finally live, after almost a year!  I can actually say this is really my favorite summer top, it is so comfortable and just so nice to wear.

For a limited time I am offering this pattern at $5.00 off. Use the code TIDAL at Ravelry checkout. Valid until May 16.

Or you may choose to use a Buy one, Get one coupon code to purchase both High Tide and Dreaming of Summer together:  BOGO at Ravelry checkout. Also valid until May 16.

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High Tide is a summer top, perfect for those long, hot summer months. The cotton/bamboo/silk blend yarn combined with plenty of extra ease provides for a beautiful top that has a very comfortable feel.

This piece is worked seamlessly from the top down with a raglan yoke. The body is worked in the round down to the hem as the lace continues to grow towards the back section.

The model shown is a size M2 (36” bust) and is knit with CoBaSi in fingering weight.

24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch (worked flat), on US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.

US-Size XS1 (XS2, S1, S2, M1)(M2, L1, L2, XL1, XL2)
Approximate bust measurement 28 (30, 32, 34, 36)(38, 40, 42, 44, 46) Inches or 71 (76, 81, 86.5, 91.5)(96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117) cm

Intermediate (lace charts; knitting in the round, shadow wrap short rows)

Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated requirements using CoBaSi by HiKoo yarns 220 yards / 201 meters and 50 grams per skein.
CoBaSi is a fingering weight Cotton, Bamboo, Silk blend.

Estimated yarn requirements: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5)(5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins or approximately:
760 (810, 880, 940, 1010)(1070, 1140, 1210, 1280, 1350) yards /
690 (740, 800, 860, 920)(980, 1040, 1110, 1170, 1240) meters

US size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge); US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles for the neck edge / collar.

Stitch markers in various colors
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn

Mad May 2017

It’s springtime again, and with it comes the Mad May knitting event on Ravelry.  If you haven’t heard of it, it is a fun way to interact with through Knit A-Longs and other activities.  For more information go to the madelinetosh Discussion Board on Ravelry to check it out! I am even considering jumping into the original design contest again this year.

I am also offering a promotion for 35% off all of my patterns.  This coupon code is valid from today until May 15th!


Thank you very much for helping to support me as an independent designer!


Isosceles Shawl

Introducing my newest pattern: Isosceles!

Get in on the introductory offer of 70% off the pattern price, by using the coupon code INTRO at Ravelry Checkout. Offer is valid until March 15th or for the first 200 purchases only!!

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Isosceles is a shawl that is worked from the “inside out” using modular knitting. The work begins with just one stitch as you cast on for the center piece. The colors are added in sequence, by picking up the stitches along the outside edges. Isosceles is finished off with binding all the way around and a picot bind off in a contrasting color.

The models shown are worked with madelinetosh sport and Merino Sport by Sunshine Yarns.

There are two sizes included in this pattern: small and large. Simply follow the directions for the size and style you are knitting.

This pattern is available in English and German.

20 stitches x ~46-48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch. You are advised to ensure that both your stitch and row gauges are accurate.

Easy (picking up stitches along a finished garter stitch edge, video tutorial provided).

US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
RS marker: to denote the RS from the WS; mA: left corner marker; mB: bottom corner marker; mC: right corner marker; mD: beginning of round binding marker.

Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using tosh sport from Madelinetosh Yarns 270 yds (247 m) per skein or Merino Sport from Sunshine Yarns 225 yds (206 m) per skein.
Small – 2-Color or 6-Color Shawl ~495 yards (453 meters) in total
Large – 2-Color or 7-Color Shawl ~875 yards (800 meters) in total

Path to Wonderland Shawl

Free and/or Discount Codes for Wonderland Shawl/Wrap

100 uses only: Free copy of Path to Wonderland, use the code WONDERFREE at Ravelry checkout

200 uses only: Path to Wonderland Pattern for only $0.97, use the code WONDER97 at Ravelry checkout

Uses unlimited: Once those are used up, you can still get a great discount: 60% off, with the code WONDER

All three codes are valid until March 7, end of day.


Buy 1, Get 1

Spreading the love for Valentine’s day I am offering all of my patterns for sale.  For a limited time, all off my patterns are buy one get one free.

Additionally, I am celebrating the fact that I have just released my 17th pattern in both English and German! Therefore, the code for this sale is GERMAN.  Use it at Ravelry checkout until the end of the day (MDT), February 14, 2017.


Wings Poncho Pattern Release

I am really excited to finally be able to release my newest design, Wings!  It has been a long time coming, but that just means hat this pattern has been thoroughly “vetted” and tested.

For a limited time, I am offering this pattern at a discount:
Introductory Offer – Wings Poncho Pattern for only $2.99! Valid until Monday, January 23, 2017. Use code WINGS at checkout! Or just follow this link: Wings on Ravelry


Wings is a poncho that is perfect for those chilly fall or spring days when a sweater is a little too warm or too confining. This is a very fashionable poncho that is worked from the top down in one piece.

The knitting is cast on at the top of the cowl neck collar. The collar is then worked in rounds down to the neckline in 2×2 ribbing. Short rows are worked back and forth after the ribbing to help shape the neckline by lowering the center front. Again, working in the round, raglan increases are worked throughout the yoke and down through the body. The braided cables along the raglan seams help to break up the monotonous stockinette stitch and give the poncho its character. Short rows are again used to shape the curved bottom hem of the poncho.

The model shown is a size Medium, worked Trusty from the Plucky Knitter in the colorway “Ps & Qs”.

Required skills: neckline short rows, and body short rows; working button holes; working cables; raglan increases

18 stitches x 24 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, measured on a washed and blocked swatch.

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge);
Size US 5 (3.75 mm) for ribbing

Buttons – 2 large buttons to close the side seams
Yarn – Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated requirements using Trusty from The Plucky Knitter yarns; 250 yards / 229 meters per 115 gram skein: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins or approximately
1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yards /
1100 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) meters.

This pattern is only available in English. Should there be enough requests, I would gladly translate this pattern into German. Please contact me if you see a need for this.

Poncho Length (shoulder to hem): 23 (24, 25, 26, 27.5) inches or 58.5 (61, 63.5, 66, 70) cm

Please contact me if you need any help with this or any of my patterns.

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”.

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

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

This pattern is available in both English and German.

– 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!


2016 Indie Gift-A-Long on Ravelry


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,

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