Introducing Mind Over Miter, a modular garter stitch shawl shown in four colors of tosh merino light. Simple stripes are transformed by using increases, decreases and a special bind off to create interesting miters. The shawl starts with the bottom diamond, then moves on to the stripes on either side, leaving you with a V shape. Work the center triangle at the neck edge and compete the look with borders. Mind Over Miter is far less complicated than it looks, but you should know how to cast on, bind off, pick up stitches and knit. All other techniques are fully explained. Mind Over Miter is on sale at 25% off through midnight east coast time on August 26.
If you want to knit Mind Over Miter with good company and support, please come join this Ravelry knit along. If you complete the shawl by October 15, you will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Whitknits.com. During the knit along, there will be some surprise giveaways as well.
Hope to see you in the knit along,
Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky Alpacas yarns are now at Whitknits.com. As part of the introduction of these yarns, I will be including gifts with purchase. The first 10 orders will receive a project pouch or a knitting pattern from one of the companies. These vary in value from $2 – $9. The first $100 order will get two free skeins of yarn, one from each company, valued at $38. And now for the yarns:
Spud & Chloë Sweater: I am designing with this yarn and love it. I am not a fan of knitting with cotton, but this blend has enough wool for memory and enough cotton for rich colors, plus great stitch definition. Here are some of the colors:
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk: I’m trying this one next. It is soft, drapes well and has sheen from the silk content. It’s a versatile sport weight that will work up into beautiful shawl, scarves and other sophisticated knits. More colors are on the website.
Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight: A wonderful plied baby alpaca makes this a most touchable yarn. Anything made in this yarn would be both a joy to knit and to wear. Here are a few colors:
Natural Dark Gray 509
PLEAE NOTE: All Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe yarns are available as a special order. These yarns have a fast turnaround time. If you don’t see what you need on Whitknits.com, please contact me and I can order it for you. Thank you!
A New Slant is an asymmetrical garter stitch shawl. It is knit sideways, from narrow edge to wider edge, with stitches picked up along the bottom to work the stripes along the lower edge. The long wedge shape gives lots of styling options. Right now the pattern is on sale for $5.20, a 20% savings. After midnight June 11, the price will be $6.50.
There is a knit along for A New Slant here. This will be a relaxed summer knitalong lasting two months. At the end of the knitalong, I’ll do a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Whitknits.com. I hope you will join us!
Just two days left to save 15% on madelinetosh yarns. All yarns are in stock and ready to ship the next business day. You can save on tosh merino light, pashmina, tosh sock, tosh DK and vintage. All the yarns are here. Enjoy!
Part 1: A little over a week ago I received seven 55+ pound boxes of madelinetosh yarns. The yarns are in the shop and are 15% off. Save on Pashmina, TML, Sock, Vintage and DK. This includes all the new colors for Spring 2015 which are pictured here. Sale goes through midnight May 30 EST.
Spring 2015 tosh colors
Part 2: Since most of my designs use madelinetosh yarns, they are on sale as well. On Ravelry, place any three patterns into your Ravelry shopping cart, enter the code MM2015 and one pattern is free. This applies to my self-published patterns and eBooks. This offer has been extended through May 15.
Ocean City Shawlette
Get your warm weather knitting mojo moving with a knitalong for either of these lace shawlettes. Ocean City Shawlette has a lace wave design and is worked sideways. See You in September is worked bottom up with an acorn and oak leaf design. The size and airiness of either pattern, make it comfortable to knit in warmer weather and both shawlettes can be worn year round. Also, if you have never knit an acorn, it’s pretty cool (no pun intended). Ocean City Shawlette can be knit by someone new to lace, but See You in September is definitely for a more experienced lace knitter.
As part of the knitalong fun, I am offering a $30 gift certificate to Whitknits.com, free patterns and some surprises along the way. If you want to join us, read the first post in this Ravelry thread to get all the details.
** If you are in the EU and want to participate, please go to my website for the patterns and you won’t be charged VAT tax.
See You in September
Dee O’Keefe at Whitknits.com!
Introductory special – 15% off through March 20.
By her own admission, Dee O’Keefe is obsessed with lace shawls. And it shows. Her design esthetic is amazing! I love the 3-D lace and cable border on Lilyanna above.
Dee’s patterns are designed to teach so you can learn new skills and expand existing skills.
Iolanthe is Dee’s modern interpretation of an Estonian lace shawl. Isn’t it gorgeous?
My long-admired personal favorite is Ruxton. The perfect combination of large and small lace motifs. Not overly lacy, so it will keep you warm.
Now that spring is around the corner, lace makes a great warmer weather project. Learn more about Dee and her patterns here.
Silky in Loro Barranquero
Every March, the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry has a month-long celebration of all things Malabrigo. To add to the celebration, Whitknits.com has every Mal yarn marked down 20%. I am also offering a 25% discount on my Ravelry patterns with the code MM2015. You can see all the yarns here and all the patterns here. If you don’t see what you want, please contact me since I might be able to find it for you.
Happy Malabrigo March!
Come join us for the Pick Your Own Pattern KAL with prizes and surprises! Just use one of my patterns, start February 20 and complete your project before the end of March to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Whitknits.com, plus your choice of two of my patterns, and a surprise or two. There are some rules, (aren’t there always?) and you can read them here in the KAL thread. If you decide you want to join us, please just post into that thread. I hope to see you in the KAL!