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Friday
Feb162007

Bohemian Tunic Pattern and Kit Now Available

636876-394153-thumbnail.jpgKristin's Bohemian Tunic Sweater is now available as a pdf download pattern or as an alpaca yarn and hard copy pattern kit. The sweater is knit in the round, with very little seaming required. The tunic has side vents for ease in the hips; the waist cinches with a built in sash/belt for hourglass shaping; the sleeves are ribbed and have belled cuffs; and the off the shoulder turned down neckline is ribbed to match the sleeves.

Click here for the pdf downoad pattern:
Bohemian Tunic, Kristin Pattern #P07103

Click here for the alpaca yarn and pattern kit:
Bohemian Tunic, Kristin Kit# K07103

 

211509-680774-thumbnail.jpgHere is a sneak preview of an adorable pattern coming soon:

Its a felted hat with earflaps and i-cord ties. The sizes will include infant, child, woman and man. The sample shown is in child's size. The hat is worked on US10.5 (6.5mm) circular knitting needles with worsted weight wool yarn that is doubled throughout. This is a very quick project, and the felting is pretty easy, too! Pattern will include a solid color version as well as a striped version, too.

 

 

Monday
Feb122007

Rugged Ribbed Hat - New Free Kristin Pattern

636876-594885-thumbnail.jpgOne of the fastest projects I've ever made: the Rugged Ribbed Hat is a beginner project. The sample shown is worked in Plymouth Yarn's Yukon Print (35% mohair, 35% wool, 30% acrylic). One 100gm ball has 59 yards and this hat was made from only one ball using US15 (10mm) knitting needles.

Special to this ribbed hat, I have placed the increases adjacent to each other, so the rib pattern is not compromised. Please enjoy this pattern (and its stockinette stitch counterpart) with my compliments.

Yarn alternatives: you could use any super bulky yarn that you like, keeping in mind that the needle requirements are US15 (10mm) knitting needles. Please share your Rugged Ribbed Hats. We'd love to see them! 

Click here for the Rugged Ribbed Hat Free Pattern 

 

Monday
Jan292007

New Kristin Pattern: Drop Stitch Wrap Top and Skirt

Drop Stitch Wrap Top and Skirt, Pattern # P06131_135 (Pattern includes both pieces)

Looking for your first Spring/Summer ensemble? Start it now, and you'll have a sexy, fun skirt and wrap top to wear to your first summer pool party, beach party or barbeque!  

211509-653011-thumbnail.jpgSkirt:

  • 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45") waist; 30" long
  • 500 (550, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800) yards each of two different colors worsted weight yarn
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts/6 rows = 1" using US7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • H/8 (5mm )crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers and (5) sets of hook and eye closures

 

 

211509-653016-thumbnail.jpgWrap Top:

  • 36 (38, 40, 42, 44") ,actual bust + 4" ease
  • 740 (790, 830, 890, 930) yards of worsted weight yarn
  • Gauge: 5 sts/6 rows =1" using US5 (3.75mm) knitting needles
  • 3.75mm crochet hook, scissors, tapestry needle