Arcadia Poncho and Four Winds Hat


imageBerroco’s Portfolio Vol. 2 has just been released, and I have 2 patterns in it!

The Four Winds Hat features simple cables that pop against a garter-stitch background, with cozy ear flaps. It takes just 2 skeins of Berroco Vintage Chunky and knits up quickly! The pattern can be purchased individually, or as part of the whole collection on Ravelry here.

The Arcadia Poncho features beautiful mirrored cables and a generous garter-stitch cowl. This one is knit in worsted-weight Berroco Vintage. It’s also available individually, or as part of the collection here.

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Summer Knitting

Over the last few months I’ve been busy working on many new projects. One very exciting one has been working as part of the 2016 Quince and Co Design team! I’ve written 9 new patterns in Quince yarns for this project, and the first 2 were released this spring in Quince’s 2 linen yarns, Sparrow and Kestrel.

Meet Pippa, a light linen tank with a sweet back lace detail. Lots of smooth stockinette makes this a great project for your summer travels; it’s a perfect beach knit. The Pippa pattern can be purchased here on Ravelry.

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Jessamin is an open-front cardigan with 3-quarter-length sleeves and and an open lace mesh border. As someone who’d prefer to wear cardigans all year, this was designed to be an extra layer on a cool summer evening. There are already quite a few finished ones on Ravelry to check out! You can purchase the Jessamin pattern here.

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Happy knitting!

-Melissa

Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!

Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] is a collection of designs that use worsted-weight, or heavier, yarns. We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks as the release date gets closer, but for now, you can see the cover, which features a beautiful wrap by Bristol Ivy.

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Wool, baby.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day, so that I can share one of the many things that has kept me busy this year. Meet Wool Baby, my 4 piece baby collection, for Quince and Co. I love it so much, and had so much fun choosing from all of Quince’s beautiful colors. One blanket, 2 cardigans, and a sweet little bonnet are included in this ebook for $12. Sized birth-24 months. You can purchase them here. See the patterns Mae, Arlo, Elmer, and Aziza on Ravelry here. I hope that you like them!

I have 2 sick kiddos and a bunch of deadlines looming, but I’ll be back later this week with more to share, including a simple recipe that my family is crazy about.

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Lu Leaf Hat (sized baby-adult)

DSC_0942DSC_0961DSC_0971My oldest daughter is starting preschool very soon, and she’s been asking me to knit her some new things. The program has a big outdoor component, so I let that be the inspiration for my design. 3-year-olds can have some very strong opinions about clothing, so it was a huge relief when she declared it “not itching” and then begged to wear it on an 80 degree day. Color this mama relieved!

I wrote this in 4 sizes, from baby-adult, since I was sure I’d want to knit one for myself and my younger daughter. The yarn is Trusty, from the Plucky Knitter, in the gorgeous “Old Copper” (I am a sucker for any green-y blues. Or, is it blue-y greens?).

So, here is the Lu Leaf Hat. The pattern is 50% off through August (there’s no code required. the discount will come off automatically at checkout). You can see/purchase it here.