Apr 302014

A little late in sharing, but my Estheray hat was released earlier this month

Four colors of Knit Picks Palette, size US 3 needles, super easy charts, and a fun pom-pom!


This pattern is named after my late cat Esther who we lost over the winter.  She has been traveling this life with me for quite a long time and would have been 14 this month.  All proceeds for this pattern through the end of the year will be donated to our local humane society in her name.

The Details:

Yarn:  Four colors of fingering weight yarn.  The sample above is shown in Knit Picks Palette in Silver, Celestial, Cyan, and Cosmopolitan.

Yardage:  About 230yds MC, only small bits of the other 3

Gauge:  28sts / 32 rows = 4 ” in stranded colorwork

Suggested needle size:  US size 3 for the body, US size 2 for the ribbing

Price: $5

Find this pattern on Ravelry


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Apr 302014

photo courtesy of Knitscene

I am so in love with these little mitts!  Xenon Mitts were knit up for Knitscene Summer 2014.  I designed these to be a super simple knit but still interesting to work up.  These are knit top down for something a little different.  Stitches are simply cast on to create the thumb so there is no going back later to work the top of thumb.  Two ends to weave in!  The pattern is available in two sizes but the ribbing throughout really makes it able to fit just about any size adult hand.

The sample is knit in SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK.  This yarn has such a great loft to it, with just the perfect amount of stretch for such a project.  I wanted to try a version with a more variegated  yarn so I worked up a pair in Ella Rae Lace Merino DK.  I love the way the color variation mixes with the ribbing here!

Be sure to check out all the other patterns from Knitscene Summer 2014.  These are some goodies there!

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