Trekkie Shawl

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Well, this is my first release under the new name – The Public Knitter

If you are an experienced or intermediate knitter, this is an easy pattern with some intriguing shaping and details. If you are a beginner you may need a bit of help, but overall this pattern the pattern is written with you in mind as well.

Working from just a few stitches Trekkie grows to become an elegant and interesting shawl. The striping adds some detail and helps to keep the knitting interesting over the longer stretch. Short rows are used to add a different kind of shape to the shawl as a whole, something that will be unique to your collection.

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Trekkie is an slightly asymmetrical shawl that is cast on with just three stitches. It is worked flat, back and forth, in garter stitch, making it a good shawl pattern for beginning knitters. These instructions should be easy to follow and only include basic knitting skills. There is also no need to worry about weaving in multiple ends, both colors of yarn are carried, almost invisibly along the edge of the shawl, so that you will only end up with a few ends to weave in!

Finished (Blocked) Measurements
Width: 85” / 216 cm, Length: 27” / 68.5 cm

Gauge
26 stitches x 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch.

Difficulty
Intermediate (knit stitches, purl stitches, carrying two strands of yarn along an edge, bind off)

Needles
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
two markers needed to denote increases and decreases at either end.
Stitches Please note: All knitting abbreviations are explained on page 4.

Yarn
Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using a fingering weight yarn.
Knerd String Fingering Weight, 4-ply yarn; 438 yards / per 100g skein:

  • 1 skein of the Main Color (MC), a bit less than 438 yards
  • 1 skein of the Contrast Color (CC), a bit less than 438 yards

Thank you to all who help support me as an independent designer. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of designing, so don’t go far!

75% OFF TREKKIE SHAWL with coupon code TREKKIE – Trekkie on Ravelry
50% off all other patterns with coupon code 50OFF – My pattern store on Ravelry

Both codes are valid until April 30, enjoy spring weather and savings!

If you live in Colorado you might want to check out FingerPlay Studio on Saturday! They are offering free copies of TREKKIE with purchase, but only to the first 25 visitors.

-Amanda – The Public Knitter

Pattern Release – Secret in my Pocket

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Secret in my Pocket is a comfortable, drop-shoulder jumper. It is worked seamlessly from the top in one piece, beginning with the neck edge. The shoulder slopes are shaped with the use of the contiguous sleeve method. The front and back are worked separately down to the underarm. The body is formed by joining the front and back at the underarm. Finally, the sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole edge and shaped using decreases.

The project shown is worked in a size M2 and is worn on a model with a 37”, 94 cm bust, making for approximately 3.5“ of ease.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and look for my other designs on Ravelry. You may contact me on Ravelry should you have any questions or comments. My user name is Adnama.

Thank you so much for supporting an independent designer, Amanda Woeger, https://woegerdesigns.com/

Pattern Link
Ravelry:  Secret in my Pocket

Gauge
22 stitches x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked fat swatch. You are advised to ensure that both your
stitch and row gauges are accurate.

Difficulty
Advanced (contiguous shoulder increases; working with two strands of yarn; picking up stitches from a finished armhole edge, magic loop method).

Needle Size
US 5 (3.75 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge)

Yarn
Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using Tosh Sport from madelinetosh yarns; 270 yards / 247 meters per skein.
The model is shown in the colorway Scarlet: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5, 6) skeins or approx.
810 (810, 1080, 1080, 1080)(1350, 1350, 1350, 1620) yards
740 (740, 990, 990, 990)(1235, 1235, 1235, 1480) meters

Stitch Markers
mA: shoulder seam markers; mB: back increase markers; mC: yoke, beginning of round marker; mD: underarm / side panel marker; mE: body, beginning of round marker; mF: sleeve short row marker; pocket markers; mG: neckline ribbing, beginning of round.

Sizes and Finished Measurements
Schematic

Support Local Yarn Guy (SLY Guy)

 

Support Local Yarn Guy or Sly Guy for short is a cowl and fingerless mittens pattern worked in MJ yarns. The cowl features a color work in a variety of textures including stockinette stitch, garter stitch, Andalusian stitch and lace.

The cowl is worked in rounds to length and then folded, so that the top and bottom edges are closed together using the three needle bind off. This results in a piece that hides the wrong side of the fabric, without having to double knit. The fingerless mittens are worked from the cuff in rounds.

Finished Measurements
Cowl: Width: 30” / 76 cm, Height: 10” / 25.5 cm
Fingerless mittens: Palm Width: 3” / 7.5 cm, Length cuff to top: 9.5” / 24 cm

Gauge
24 stitches x 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch.

Difficulty
Beginner (knit stitches, purl stitches, lace stitches, m1R, m1L, 3-needle bind off)

Needles
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
Cowl: one marker to denote the beginning of the round, Mittens: no markers necessary.

Yarn Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using Sophistisock from MJ Yarns (fingering weight); 390 yards / 357 meters per 100g skein:
Grey – 2 skeins of the Main Color (MC), about 780 yards (714 meters)
Pink – 1 skein of the Contrast Color (CC), about 390 yards (357 meters)

SLY Guy will be available on Ravelry tomorrow, January 24, 2018!  Use the coupon code HALF to get this and all of my other patterns at half price. This code is valid until the 27th of January.

Happy Knitting!

Upslope Shawl

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For a limited time, you can purchase Upslope for only $2.50. Use the coupon code UPSLOPE at Ravelry checkout to receive the introductory price. This coupon is valid until midnight MDT on December 18, 2017.

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Upslope is a native Colorado shawl design! Both the yarn (Hue Loco) and the name are from Colorado. Upslope is the name of a locally brewed beer that also went very well with the shape and lines on this design.

Upslope is a slightly asymmetrical shawl that is cast on with just one stitch. It is worked flat, back and forth, mostly in garter stitch, making it a good shawl pattern for beginner knitters.

The color elements are worked in using a very simple form of short row. If you’ve never heard of short rows, you should give this shawl a try, to give yourself a taste. If you are afraid of short rows, you won’t even know you are working them. The short rows in this shawl are worked using simple knitting increases (kfb) and decreases (k2tog) – ANYONE can do them!

These instructions are easy to follow and only include basic knitting skills. There is also no need to worry about weaving in multiple ends, both colors of yarn are carried, almost invisibly along the edge of the shawl, so that you will only end up with a few ends to weave in!

Advent Calendar … for knitters

2017-Advent

In celebration of the Advent and Season of Giving, everyday until the 25th of December, I will be giving away one free pattern. Look for the numbered images on Instagram. One pattern winner will be drawn at random by 5:00 pm MDT each day. Thank you for your support and have a wonderful Christmas season! To enter:

1. Like this picture
2. Become a follower
3. Tag 3 Friends
The giveaway runs for 24 hours, winner will be drawn at random for the prize shown at 5:00 pm MDT. Have fun!!