Handsome Fella Scarf

Finding good-looking knit patterns for men (that they will actually wear) can be a challenge.  Not anymore!  Knit Picks has just released their Heritage Collection which includes 3 gorgeous sweaters, 2 rugged cardigans, a snappy sweater vest, a cabled hat & scarf set and, my contribution, the Handsome Fella Scarf.

My Handsome Fella in Chroma Worsted

Don’t you love the idea of wrapping them up in something warm & cozy that you made?  It’s like giving them a hug-to-go!  This collection has something for every guy in your life.  Heritage Collection is available through Knit Picks as a high quality paperback or downloadable eBook, or each pattern is available separately.

in Wool of the Andes Superwash

Find out more about each design on the collection page in Ravelry.

 

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I MADE THE COVER!!!!

That’s right……I MADE THE COVER!!!  Of Rolling Stone, you ask?  Even Better!  knit.purl Fall/Winter 2015!!  Or rather, my Shredded Cowl made the cover!!!  24 modern and fun designs fill this issue, from edgy to classic, from sweater to shawl.

 

Shredded Cowl features large areas of dropstitches to show off your favorite hand-painted yarn.  It is worked in the round from the top down with 2-stitch fringe decorating the lower edge.  Thread large glass or wooden beads onto the fringe for your own personal touch.  The sample is worked in Malabrigo Rios Archangel — only 1 skein!  A fast, fun knit you’ll be proud to wear.

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Thanks to the gorgeous model for making it look so good, and to Harper Point Photography, the wiz behind the lens.

Please join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work! Look how many projects already! Click on this box to take a peek:

Chillin’ in my Chullo!

I have to say, I am SO proud of this design 🙂  My 13 yr old son, Ryan, wanted me to design a chullo for him.  So, I had him choose his favorite Fair Isle patterns and his favorite colors from my yarn stash and  Altiplano  is what we came up with.  We got lucky and Twist Collective included the pattern in their amazing FALL 2015 Magazine.

Altiplano – Dark Colorway

Light Colorway

 

Named for the Andean plateau where the chullo originated, Altiplano is worked in the traditional 2-strand Fair Isle method.  A total of 5 colors gives the hat a cheerful, designer appeal.  Two different colorways of Classic Elite Inca Alpaca are suggested to give you a choice between light and dark backgrounds.  Worsted weight yarn makes this hat fast & fun.

Please join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work!

Chillin’ in my Chullo!

Harley — a Cabled, Drawstring Pullover You’ll Love!

Even if cool days are just a fantasy at the moment, chilly weather is just around the corner — I promise!  Knit Picks is getting us ready with their Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection.   16 lovely knits will put you in the mood for fall, wrapping you in stylish warmth.  My contribution, Harley, is a cabled, drawstring pullover that is designed to combine comfort and style.  Positive ease and vents at the hemline add to the flattering fit.

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Harley is available individually from Knit Picks, or, as part of the softcover or eBook Twists & Tweeds 2015 Fall Collection.

HarleyPlease join us and post your project HERE on Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work!
Click here to see Harley projects in Ravelry:

Sweet Dreams are made of this…..

ABC Baby Blanket

ABC Baby Blanket in Marlin

Comfy, by Knit Picks, is so heavenly soft, it must surely bring sweet dreams to wee little ones wrapped in it.  I loved working with it and I highly recommend it.  A washable blend of Pima cotton and acrylic, it is the best of both worlds.

My ABC Baby Blanket was chosen as part of Knit Picks’s FreePattern collection.  That’s right…..FREE!  So feel free to download it now 🙂

The blanket is easy, requiring only knit and purl stitches and no shaping.  It is a classic 9 block coverlet including an A, B, C, a duck, a sailboat, a star, a heart and two 4 squares.

as photographed by Knit Picks

in Light Blue

I usually make things more complicated, (maybe more than they have to be) — cabling, lacework, stranding, etc.  For that reason, it came as a fun challenge, and yet a relaxing departure, to come up with something really easy to work, while including interesting design elements.  The yarn is so magically soft, it was natural to imagine some precious, future gran, snuggled in my arms, dreaming sweet little baby dreams.

Please join me and post your project in Ravelry.  I’d love to see your work!.   And if you need help, you can always contact me at info@daydreamerknits.com.