Sunday, February 10, 2013

TNNA: New Designs

I released quite a few new designs at TNNA, but two were brand spanking new and I haven't had a chance to do a proper blogpost on either.

Sleepy Hollow


This hat and fingerless gloves pattern was originally designed for Woolgirl's Classic Writers Knitting Club, for the Sleepy Hollow Kit.


I'm a bit partial to the slouchy hat to be honest.



These lovely photos were taken by Vivian Aubrey, a stunning photographer (and knitter!) out of Portland, OR.  She did an amazing job!! Thank you Vivian!



The yarn is The Plucky Knitter Primo fingering, in the colorway Ichabod.  It is heavenly!!  The color was just perfect for the kit, but I can't wait to see this set knit up in a bright, kicky spring color too, don't you think?

A haunted wood where deep in the night rides a headless horseman. A legendary superstition that permeates throughout the enchanted town of Sleepy Hollow. The dark and twisty pattern in this set of fingerless gloves and slouchy hat remind me of that wood, but you wouldn’t catch me walking about there in the middle of the night!

Pattern: Sleepy Hollow   on sale for $4.50 through Feb. 12, 2013!    

Notes: Instructions are written for a hat and fingerless gloves that are worked in the round.  The hat is sized for a slightly slouchy fit.  Charts are provided on the last page. 

Suggested Yarns: ~180 (195) yards of fingering weight yarn for fingerless gloves and ~ 200 yards of fingering weight yarn for hat such as The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight

Size US 1 ½ (2.5mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles
Size US 2 ½ (3.0mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn

Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4” over st st for fingerless gloves and hat on smaller needles
            ~28 sts and 44 rows = 4” over st st for hat on larger needles     

one size fits most adults for hat
adult women’s medium (large) for fingerless gloves

The second design I released at Sample It! at TNNA and it was a hot seller!  Just one skein of fingering weight sock yarn makes this a quick knit too!

Here is Warwick.....



This project came down to the wire for me!  With a looming deadline, I realized my fabulous photographer and friends may not be available for photos by the time I finished knitting this.  And just as I was figuring this out, I saw a tweet from Jill that she was doing a photoshoot for a client.  Well, I emailed Jill and yes, she is now coordinating photoshoots for some of her clients.  Lucky me!!!

So yes, that familiar face in these photos is Knitterella herself!



Alisa from Divine Images Photography captured the shawl and Jill just perfectly!  I couldn't be happier with the photos!



The yarn is Knitted Wit's lovely Shine!  It really does Shine and I can't wait to use it again.  If you'll be at Stitches West in a few weeks, be sure to stop by and pick up some Shine.


On sale for $5 through Feb. 15, 2013. 

This shawl was inspired by the trees in the backyard of my childhood home on Warwick Street. A deceptively simple, yet elegant design that requires just one skein of fingering weight yarn.   This is the third of six patterns in The Sullivan Family Collection (6 patterns for $18) 

Note: Instructions are written for a top-down shawlette.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the lace edging.

Suggested Yarns: ~375 yards of fingering weight yarn such as Knitted Wit Shine, The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction, Anzula Squishy, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, Sincere Sheep Agleam

·         Size US 7 (4.5mm) or size to obtain gauge, knitting needles
·         Stitch markers
·         Tapestry needle
·         Blocking pins

Gauge:  ~22-24 sts and 32 rows= 4” over st st before blocking

Finished measurements: 50” wide and 22” long at center points, after blocking


A very, very special thank you to Jill for all her help with coordinating the photoshoot, modeling, and as always, doing a fantastic job with the graphic designs and layout!  Thank you!! Be sure to contact Jill if you are interested in her services.

This weekend has been a bit about recovering from the busy past few weeks and a bit about celebrating!  My dad's birthday was yesterday (happy birthday Pa!) and mine is tomorrow.  And my sister's is next week!  Friday night my sister and I went to see Ed Sheeran in concert! LOVED HIM!!!!

Mom took us to brunch this morning and it was delish!!



Kate and I had the chicken and waffles! So yummy!


They even brought us birthday bread pudding! I was in heaven!!

I thought I'd do a little celebration for you guys too.  Here's a coupon for 20% off any individual pattern from Irish Girlie Knits Designs in my Ravelry Shop (excludes Sleepy Hollow Collection, but Warwick, Merrily Collection, Blackberry Brambles Hat and Cowl is included!).  Just enter:  birthday  from now through February 12, 2013!  Feel free to share the word!

Next post will be all about the fun new stuff I brought home from TNNA!!!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Anything fun?

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Debbi said...

beautiful! and happy early birthday!

Renee Anne said...

Perhaps I'm a bit slow...but what's with the chicken and waffles?! My husband and some of his coworkers have raved about them and I just don't get it. Breakfast and dinner should not coincide on a plate in my world.

Love the new designs...

dianne said...

Beautiful designs! I'm sure they were a hit at TNNA.

Happy Birthday to you today! Enjoy!

SpinningLara said...

Love your new designs! I hope you had a great birthday :)