Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere!

I've had a flood of published patterns lately, both in print and self published so I wanted to do a quick run down of them for you all! First, a couple of months ago, the Zealana Luxuria Air Chunky booklet came out. I designed the Diagonal Mitts, which are fingerless mitts with a twisted stitch design traveling across the hand. The Air Chunky yarn from Zealana is absolutely amazing and a dream to work with! It is chunky weight, but somehow still light as a feather, as the name suggests, haha! The Australian possum (nothing like the American opossum!) is an incredibly soft fiber and working with it was truly a joy!

[Garter ridge Shawl by Rachel Roden] from Knit Noro 1 2 3 Skeins, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photography by Rose Callahan and text copyright © 2014 by Sixth&Spring Books. Used by permissionNext, I am honored to be included in Knit Noro 1.2.3 Skeins! The next in the Knit Noro series, this book focuses on projects that use either 1, 2 or 3 skeins. For that reason, most of the projects are accessories, including mine, the Garter Ridge Shawl, which uses 3 skeins. Knit in Noro Ayatori, the yarn is super soft with the usual gorgeous color transitions. Added bonus: this yarn is on sale at JBW right now because it is discontinued!

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On the independent publishing side of things, I just released the Modicum Hat pattern. This stranded colorwork hat was designed specifically to go with the Madelinetosh DK Tea Cakes available at Jimmy Beans Wool. It uses the same stitch pattern as the Modicum Mitts I designed earlier this year and would coordinate well as a matching set! It's a great intro to stranded color work, and looks much more complicate than it actually is, I promise!

And finally, I also published the Scalloped Edge Dish Cloth! I knit this cotton dishcloth last summer, but I just finally got around to writing the pattern and

Scalloped Edge Dish Cloth

publishing it! It uses 3 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn and is essentially just striped linen stitch with a scalloped border. It is very simple and makes a really cute wash cloth or dish cloth! It is free right now, and will be on sale for $3.00 after the fourth. Happy 4th of July everyone!

 

Unraveled Fingering - Cerise

Well that about wraps it up! Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop, UnraveledDesignsYarn, to see my new line of hand dyed yarn. I will be releasing colors in the next couple weeks so stay tuned for those!

Ripple Effect Shawl

My latest design, the Ripple Effect Shawl, is now available! Ripple Effect Shawl

Two alternating solid colors are striped together, with feather and fan lace sections in a third, coordinating variegated color. The garter and lace sections get larger as the shawl grows, a bit like ripples on the water. Hence the name Ripple Effect!

Ripple Effect Shawl

This long crescent shaped shawl can be worn draped cozily across the shoulders or wrapped scarf-like around the neck. The garter stitch stripes are super squishy and cozy, while the lace sections add a bit of airiness and drape. In fingering weight yarn, it is the perfect light- weight spring accessory!

Knit in Madelinetosh Dandelion, the linen adds a lovely drape to the yarn, as well as a slightly tweedy look. Tosh Merino Light would also be a great yarn choice! The sample is knit in Hosta Blue, Cousteau and Seawash. I purposely choose a variegated yarn that matched well with the two solids, however for a higher contrast look try using 3 solids for an equally lovely effect. Stay tuned for some other color combinations I've come up with in the next couple days!

Madelinetosh Dandelion Bouquet

Have you seen the yarn bouquets from Jimmy Beans Wool? If you purchase one of the Madelinetosh Dandelion or Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light bouquets from Jimmy Beans, a copy of the Ripple Effect Shawl pattern will be included!

The pattern is $6.00 and available to download on Ravelry here.