loon hat kits

this kit includes:
the Loon Hat pattern
135 yds of two different colors (except the red which is 125…)
of either my hand dyed Rainbow Chard and/or Snapdragon Sport
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There is only one kit of each color available. They’re in the shop here… and here’s your preview :)
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heron hat kits!

listing these in the shop today.
here’s my original hat (and the pattern on ravelry)
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and here’s one by one of my fabulous test knitters – aimee
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and here is a peek at the kits
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click over to the shop to see details. these are one off kits! so get them when you see them because there won’t be another like it.  i’ll be posting the ptarmigan and loon kits over the next few days too… so if none of these are quite you, there will be other color combos for the other patterns.

Knit Purl Sampler Shawl

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This shawl recipe allows you to sample a bunch of different knit and purl combination stitches to make an artful, beautiful, and airy shawl.

Yarn: 2 skeins Snapdragon Light Fingering, 700 yd [640 m] each. Besides the basic shawl recipe, I have also included exact instructions for the purple shawl in the pictures in which I used nearly one whole skein. If you choose to go this route, with only one skein, be prepared to fly by the seat of your pants a bit.

Needles: Size 7 US [4.5 mm] 24 in. [61 cm] circular needle, or whatever size you need to get gauge

Gauge: 5.25 stitches and 8.5-9 rows/in. [2.5 cm], in stockinet stitch after blocking

Finished Size:
Smaller (one skein), using almost the whole skein, after blocking – about 60 in. [152.4 cm] across and 20.5 in. [52.1 cm] deep
Larger (two skeins), after blocking – about 81.75 in. [207.6 cm] across and 36.5 in. [92.7 cm] deep

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

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August Vest

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A fun and funky scrappy garter stitch vest sized from 12 months to size 8.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light, Snapdragon Sport or another sport weight yarn, 280(295, 315/ 330, 410, 460, 515) yds [256(269.7, 288/ 301.8, 375, 420.6, 471) m,] split up over as many colors as you like

Needles: size 7 US [4.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge, 2 double pointed needles are handy, but not required for the applied I-cord

Gauge: 5.25 sts/in. and 5.5 garter ridges/in.

Sizes: 12 mo.(18, 24 / 2, 4, 6, 8) or chest size 20(21, 22 / 23, 25, 27, 28.5) in. [50.8(53.3, 55.9/ 58.4, 63.5, 68.6, 72.4)] cm

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

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pattern winners

first, thanks to everyone who has given me their two cents about kits.  it was very helpful.  i used the random number generator and it told me the winners are…

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Ann, Joya, and Kat

I guess I’ll be spending the next two months turning skeins into kits and deciding what I need to dye come August. We have been pretty slow moving over here, and then, with two kidlets, it will be even more slow moving.  Must plan ahead!

a change in life

as you all know, if you’ve been following me a while, my business appears to change at least a bit each year.  sometimes a lot.  there was the time i gave up my art hat knitting for yarn dyeing and designing.  there was the short time i had a little studio.  there was the time i gave up craft fairs to do fiber shows…
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so many changes! and now, with baby number two pending, i’m thinking of another change. it will just be temporary, but i’m thinking of dyeing and making kits for some of my patterns. it seems more manageable than keeping lots of yarn in stock at all times and then maybe i can even market the kits to yarn stores?  anyhow, it would be great if you could take the following poll and help me decide what to focus on!  you can pick more than one and please list in the other space or comment on this post with any particular patterns you’d like to see in kit form.

here are the patterns, if you need to be refreshed.

and to sweeten the deal, i’ll draw 3 names on the 6th of February in the morning and give each person one free pattern of their choice… please leave a comment in the comment section if you’d like to be in the drawing. thanks for the help!
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