Piet on Point was inspired by the color blocked paintings of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. By rotating his work on point, I was able to fit it into a triangular shawl, and that also inspired the shawl’s name. Piet on Point is a modular garter stitch shawl that is worked in three separate panels. The panels are joined together with a three-needle bind off and finished with a wide outer border. The pattern includes yardage information for each rectangle, triangle and trapezoid. That way you can use up to nine different colors for the interior and arrange them how you want. You might be able to find some colors, if not all, in your stash. This is not a difficult pattern requiring the ability to cast on, bind off and pick up stitches.
The pattern is on sale at 20% off through midnight October 19. Also, there is a KAL for it here. Thanks so much and please let me know if you have any questions.
You pick the color family and I pick four skeins of TML that fit into that family. A few days later you get a fun surprise in the mail and save 10% off the retail price. There are ten color families to pick from, but only a limited number of grab bags are available. You can get as many as you want from the remaining stock and, regardless of the number, all domestic orders ship for a flat rate of $7.49. If you like a particular color family, but prefer those colors subdued or intense, just include a note with your order and I will accommodate you. You can see all the grab bags here.
On Tuesday, eight large and heavy boxes of tosh yarns arrived and they include the new colors for sock, pashmina, vintage, DK and tosh merino light. Have you seen the new fall colors? To my recollection, this is the largest introduction of new colors yet, 17 in all, and there is more emphasis on exploring new types of combos. There are some multicolor mixes like Magic and Shire, tonal mixes like Blue Nile and Aura and some very intense colors like Fluoro Rose and Neon Peach. What stands out to me is the number of yarns that are flecks of color on a neutral background. Cosmic Wonder Dust, great name, and Holi Festival are pictured here. Modern Fair Isle starts with a neutral and punches it up a bit with some bright flecks while Optic is a black and white mix. There really is something for everyone.
See all the new colors and inventory here.
Cosmic Wonder Dust
Bocce is my latest pattern. It’s an easy stockinette and slipped stitch shawl that can be completed with a pointed or plain garter stitch border. It’s shown in tosh merino light, but can be worked in any fingering weight yarn. Bocce is a great stash buster because the colored stripes use less than 75 yards each, and you can use up to ten contrast colors. The more colors you use, the less yardage you will need for each individual color. It is available now through August 18, at a 20% off introductory price of $4.80. If you want to knit Bocce with company, please join us here for a knit along.
High Street Shawl
Summer at Whitknits.com is all about getting a jump on gift knitting. With the advent of warm weather, gift knitting is perhaps not at the top of your list of things to do. This summer, I am running a long and lazy knit along to give you a chance to complete some gift projects. By the way, my definition of a gift is anything you give to someone, including anything you give to yourself. This is a two-month KAL and you can pop in at any point. At the end, there will be a contest to win yarn and a drawing for patterns. The more projects you complete in those two months, the better your chances of winning. Along the way, there will be inspiration plus lots of fun and encouragement. You can get all the details here. Please just post into the thread if you want to join.
Thanks so much!
Rushmore Hat & Cowl
Come join a fun, stash-busting knit along that will be run by the lovely mswannie on Ravelry (aka Margaret). Whitman Sampler can be knit in as few as two colors plus a border color, or as many as eight colors plus a border color. It’s a great way to use up both favorite and not-so-favorite leftovers from previous projects. Two separate garter stitch strips are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Top and bottom borders are stockinette stitch, worked in the round, so they curl and reveal the reverse side. A simple slip stitch design makes for some fun borders between the colors and could easily be omitted if you prefer.
When I saw Margaret’s post about the KAL, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. That brings me to the One-Skein-Short Drawing. If you create a Ravelry project page and add three yarn pictures before midnight on Mother’s Day, you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a skein of Tosh Merino Light to use in Whitman Sampler. You can always edit your color selection so you are not bound to your original choices. Also, at the end of the KAL, there will be a drawing for two free patterns from the completed projects. The KAL is here and the first post contains all the details and important dates. I hope you will consider joining in the fun!
My apologies for the lateness of this post.
A little over a week ago, I told you about the new spring 2014 tosh colors. Just in case you didn’t see that post, I’m including some of the pictures here.
There are ten new colors available in TML, Vintage, Sock, tosh DK and Pashmina.
Plus, I just added another 500 skeins of TML to the site.
Everything is still on sale at 15% off through the end of May.
Cape Town Rainbow
Click here or on any of the pictures and you will be taken to the madelinetosh page on Whitknits.com.
Mad May is a month-long celebration of all things Madelinetosh. This is an annual event in the Madelinetosh Lovers Group on Ravelry. Not one to be left out of a celebration, I got an early start by putting every Tosh yarn on sale at 15% off. There is a great selection in stock right now and more is on the way, including the new spring colors! Just to whet your appetite, I’m including pictures of the spring colors. Yes, I’m very, very bad!
Sale ends at midnight on May 31.
Cape Town Rainbow
Falling Leaves Sock
Come join the Pick-Your-Own-Pattern Sock KAL on Ravelry. The only requirement is that you knit one of my sock patterns. There are five to pick from and they are shown here.
Green Goddess Socks
With the BOGO pattern sale going on now on Ravelry, you can get two patterns for the price of one. (If you are interested in getting Shani as part of this sale, please just purchase the other pattern you want and I will send Shani. Since this was originally published in Twist Collective, I can’t offer it for sale on Ravelry.)
The official start date is April 11, but you can start on or after that date.
There will be a drawing for free patterns for anyone who completes socks by May 11. If you would like to participate, please just post into this thread.
Hope to see you in the KAL!
I am running a buy-one-get-one free pattern sale on Ravelry through April 15. Place any two, four, or more patterns or eBooks into your cart by clicking on “add to cart” from the pattern page. The free pattern(s) will be reflected in the cart once you have added at least two patterns. Add four patterns and two will be free. This offer will work for individual patterns as well as two-pattern eBooks. With an eBook, it’s like getting three or four patterns for the price of one! See all the patterns here.
Rushmore Hat & Cowl
Green Goddess Socks