tiny circles

i’ve never done a swap over ravelry before and this one was made up for my swap partner in the due in April 2014 group.  we had to include a finished knit of some sort.  swapping is so fun!
tiny circles
i could not have been better matched, than with this fabulous fiber artista. she loves wool, doesn’t use superwash, and didn’t find out if it was a boy or a girl but was vaguely using this color scheme for the babe’s room.  i made it 12 month size, since i figured that would last through next winter.  and some day i’ll write up the pattern. promise ;)
tiny circles
have i told you how much i love colorwork?  originally i thought i’d make a vest, but realized the only vest i’d be happy with is one that included steeks, and i haven’t done those yet.  so next on my learning agenda – steeks!  so i can make colorwork vests and sweaters into cardigans.  made from all my hand dyed sport weight yarns, of course.  raveled here.

Herbaly

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A garter stitch kimono jacket with contrasting button band, asymmetrical neck option, and lots of room to grow. This pattern includes exact instructions for Sport and Aran weight options, as well as schematics and measurements for other yarn weights and gauges.

Sport Weight Version
Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light, Snapdragon Sport, or another sport weight yarn, 385(450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 650) yds [352(411.5, 434.3, 457.2, 480, 503, 594.4) m] and a bit of contrasting color for the front band
Needles: size 7 US [4.5 mm] circular needle, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge
Gauge: 5.25 sts/in. [2.5 cm]
Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18, 24, 2, 4) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3, 50.8, 53.3, 58.4) cm]

Aran Weight Version
Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard or another aran weight yarn, 285(330, 350, 370, 390, 410, 475) yds [260.6(302, 320, 338.3, 356.6, 375, 434.3) m] and a bit of contrasting color for the front band
Needles: size 10 US [6 mm] circular needle, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge
Gauge: 15.5 sts/4 in. [10.2 cm]
Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18, 24, 2, 4) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3, 50.8, 53.3, 58.4) cm]

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a seven page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

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on ravelry here.
herbaly aran
Additional Note: After putting the 3 month old size on my 3 month old, the asymmetrical neck seems wide on that size baby. For the smallest sizes, I think the V neck will fit better. Or another solution might be to make a size smaller sweater, since it’s so roomy to begin with. Also note, the sleeves needed to be rolled up.

the plan

i have a plan. it includes publishing 2 more patterns and getting 3 more patterns out to test knitters before this baby is ready to come. think i can make it? here’s a sneak peek – hat, mittens, kiddo sized sweater (not baby!)
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sadly, the fogt baby wrap kits have been put on hold because my hips aren’t cooperating. if you really want one, send me an email to cosymakes(!at)gmail(dot!)com and we can discuss it. i did get some done before my hips started misbehaving and making a couple of kits for folks won’t kill me.

it was once cold

and i decided that m did not have a warm enough hat or mittens… so i made these some time in january. and thought i’d re-size the set and publish the pattern, but it’s getting close to birth month and this might not happen.  so here.  on this 60 degree day, have a boy in the snow with his hat and mittens.
sea anenome mitts/hat
he chose the red skein of yarn and 2 of the other colors.  he also loves the giant pompom and calls it the sea anemone.
sea anenome hat
as he would say today – no hat, no mittens. and for some reason he always says ‘because you took your mittens and your hat off.’ both apply.

babe’s blankets

two blankets for the new little. first, his handspun one. one skein of my snapdragon worsted, 8ish ounces of handspun falkland, dyed in top form by a good friend, and something like cascade 220 for the edging. raveled here.
w's handspun blanket
w's blanket
close up of handspun
second, one snuggly. he will have 3 snugglies in all.  his brother has three. his is the target looking one, the other belongs to m.
snugglies
and here’s a pic of me at 36 weeks, 2 days… taken in a very dirty mirror.

August Vest Kits

going up in the shop today! check them out here.
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this kit includes:
August Vest Pattern
small – sizes 12 and 24 mo.
main color – 275 yd
3 contrasting colors – totaling 100 yd
medium – sizes 2 and 4
main color – 350 yd
3 contrasting colors – totaling 120 yd
large – sizes 6 and 8
main color – 440 yd
3 contrasting colors – 150 yd
of either my hand dyed Rainbow Chard Light and/or Snapdragon Sport
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here are some super test knitter samples on ravelry, if you need to be convinced further :)  only one kit of each colorway is available, so if you love it, you should get it!

Small
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Large
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all details can be found in the shop.

Fogt Baby Wrap

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(photo credit to the baby’s mama – lauren)

A sweet little big buttoned, blank canvas of a sport weight sweater to wrap a sweet wee one in.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light or Snapdragon Sport, 280(320, 360, 430) yds [256(292.6, 329.2, 393) m] or other sport weight yarns, divided over as many colors as desired and a bit of contrasting color for the front band

Needles: size 5 US [3.75 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] or longer circular, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge, and double-pointed needles of the same size

Gauge: 6 sts per inch [2.5 cm]

Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3)] cm

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see it on Ravelry here. kits will be available in the next couple of weeks!
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note: the pattern includes optional arm shaping for the two larger sizes.