Patterns in the News!

It’s always fun to see our Loopy Ewe Solid Series in print, and we have two more to share with you. In the newest Interweave Crochet Accessories magazine that just came out, our yarn was featured in the Pleiades Shawl, a fun star-inspired shawl that drapes around your shoulders. This one was done in Eggplant, Barn Red and Smoke. (Photos by Harper Point Photography.)

I received a copy of Carol Sulcoski’s new Sock Yarn Studio book in the mail, and it’s a must-have. So many great designs from some of your favorite top designers, including Wendy Johnson, Veronik Avery, Franklin Habit, Hunter Hammersen, and more. It starts out with great sock-knitting information from Carol (avoiding pooling, repeats with self-patterning and multicolor yarn, using sock patterns for other projects, etc.). Then you get to the gorgeous patterns. You’ll find cowls, gloves, scarves, hats, shawls, sweaters, an adorable baby cardigan, and more. Of course my favorite pattern in the book is the one that Wendy designed with our Solid Series, called Kitteh Mittens. She used 1 skein each of Coffee and Cerulean.

Would you like to make a pair? Leave a comment below and we’ll use the random number generator to pick someone to win the book and your choice of 2 skeins of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series. (Hey – wouldn’t those mittens be cute in orange and black for Halloween trick-or-treating? Next year.)

We also have a winner from last week’s Halloween day blog contest. Congratulations to Linda in Illinois, whose favorite go-to food or drink on cold days is hot mulled apple cider. Yum!

Speaking of our Loopy Ewe Solid Series, the winder has been going nonstop today, working on more Loopy Cake sets for you. (More Steampunk, but also more in the series. I told you we were having too much fun coming up with themes!)

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  1. I saw those mittens in the book and almost bought it just for that pattern! I may yet. And come tho think I didn’t even realize it was your yarn!! Shame on me. πŸ™‚

  2. I’d love to knit a pair! I keep telling myself I’m going to dive into colorwork, and then keep putting it off.

  3. I love those mittens SO much! My daughter, who still likes to pretend she’s a cat even though she’s 11, would wear the heck out of them!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. I think halloween kitties would be great. However, I, too, have an elephant loving granddaughter. Maybe I will need to make more than one pair…

  5. I would love to make those mittens in pink and gray because my cats are both gray, and my daughter’s favorite color is pink!

  6. I haven’t made mittens in awhile, and haven’t attempted colorwork mittens yet, I would so love the book and the yarn. Thank you, Sheri. I never win, but I keep trying.

  7. Mittens covered in Wendy’s Lucy! What a great design. And the book would be perfect for shewhobuystoomuchsockyarnandcan’tknitenoughsocks……

  8. The gloves are adorable and would be just the thing to wear while giving love and cuddles to my son’s cat, who is officially Alessandra but known by all as Kitteh.

  9. If I don’t win the book (and, really, what are the chances?), I definitely will buy it! Thanks for letting us know about it, Sheri!

  10. I would love to make some Kitteh mittens! After doing a colorwork piece my other hand always feels lonely when I go back to using single colors. I’m in need of a cute pattern to keep both of my hands busy!

  11. It is finally cold enough here in Sacramento to wear a jacket in the morning on my way to work and and the evening on the way home, so mittens would really be a practical fashion statement! Hello sister knitters back East, my prayers are for you and everyone else for a speedy recovery from Sandy and the Nor’Easter. Maureen

  12. That book sounds wonderful. I haven’t seen a copy yet, but I always watch for everything by Carol Sulcoski. I’d make the mittens in a deep green and a sage green to go with all my winter parkas and heavy sweaters.

  13. It would be awesome to win the pattern and yarn! Love them!

    I’ve never done colorwork, have tried, but have trouble with tension – so this would be a new challenge, or, more a great reason to overcome a past obstacle!

  14. I would be so happy to make a pair of Wendy’s mittens. Her designs are just generally wondeful anyway and these mittens are adorable! Not to mention the Loopy yarns! Ohhhhh – pick me, pick me!! LOL

  15. OMG super cute – I love love love the Kitteh Mittens from Wendy! I do have a bit of a stash problem with sock yarn as I have yet to knit even a single sock… πŸ™‚ Perhaps this book could help with that. . . Come on random number generator!

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