Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Rose Sorbet Tank (WEBS) + Bordeaux Cabled Hat (upcoming, self-published)

I haven't posted in a long time, so here's quickie.  At the end of 2015 I was getting ready to move from Arizona to New Hampshire, and for whatever reason in those last two weeks of December, when all my stuff was packed and all, I decided to submit a frenzy of knitting designs to publications that had posted in the Ravelry designers board, and one designs submission to an indie dyer.  The latter is how Infestation Cowl was designed to use just under a single skein of Knitting in France DK weight.  I also had a design accepted by WEBS, which was fantastic!  The design is Rose Sorbet Tank, which you can also view directly on WEBS.  Rose Sorbet was a challenge to write up- sizing, the sample, a bit of short rows, the whole lot.  It was my first go with tech editing and professionals looking at and examining my work.  It was amazing to see it go up and get published, but that giddiness was nothing compared to when I finally saw it in the WEBS paper catalog. Just- wow!  That felt good.
Then last year, I self-published design a lovely unisex hat with a bold cable.  Bordeaux Cabled Hat comes with instructions for both a slouchy version and a classic, non-slouchy beanie.  It comes in two sizes to fit 18-22 (22-26) in / 46-56 (56-66) cm head, which spans the average teenage to adult man and woman.   It is currently in testing, and will be out by the start of autumn, just in time to make before the bitterest of the autumn and winter start to chug along.

Bordeaux Cabled Hat can be worn with the cable at the center (Top 2 images of Figure 2) or off to the side (Bottom 2 images of Figure 2).  Pattern arrives mid-September.

And upcoming is something in a periodical I loved back in high school.  Yarn support came from the only yarn company I've ever bought from more than once, and I'm working on the sample now!

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