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Knitting in the Works: May 2020

It's currently May 2020 (if you're reading this from the future... do you remember everything that was 2020?!), and I don't have any pattern releases planned until November 2020. That's eight months between pattern releases (my last one was in March)! I don't want you to think that my hands and brain are running idle, though, because that's not the case at all! I am currently working on three pattern collections (with a total of 12, maybe 13, patterns) that will be released in November and December.

So, rather than keep you anxiously waiting at the edge of your seat for the next six months, I'm going to start giving you a little peek at what I'm designing -- and tell you exactly how to know when the patterns are released!

First, a little about the collections that I am designing. They aren't just three random collections that I happen to be releasing around the same time. They are three related collections... so it's kind of like collections within a collection! The three collections are My Forever Home (which is based on my home state, Montana), A New Home (based on my new home, North Carolina), and Next Door Neighbors (based on "our neighbors" in Canada).  Each of these collections aims to highlight special characteristics that I associate with the location, as well as indie dyers local to the area!  Here are the patterns that I've completed so far!

Autumnal Socks

The Autumnal Socks pattern design is a combination of a beautiful colorway from Knitty Gritty Fibers called Pumpkin Spiced Latte, a leaf motif that travels from the toe to the cuff of the sock, and a branch motif that runs up the leg of the sock.

I'm so excited to have created my first sock design!  The pattern will include a shorty version and a regular length version (shown in photos) in sizes ranging from a 7" foot circumference to a 10" foot circumference!  Are you excited for November yet?! Endless Woods Cowl

The Endless Woods Cowl is a super cozy cowl design using Hearts on Fiber fingering weight MCN (in Mangrove Forest) and lace weight mohair/silk (in Mahogany) featuring a cabled texture representing tree roots with a tree motif above.  This design includes three length options, three width options, and five tree branch design options!

Going to the Mountains Poncho

The Going to the Mountains Poncho is a super cozy and practical poncho design -- perfect for a weekend in the mountains! I designed this pattern using the super squishy DK weight yarn from Big Sky Yarn Co in Pecan and Hayride. The Going to the Mountains Poncho features two colors, crossed slipped stitches, and colorwork representing mountains, snow, and dirt paths. This pattern includes four sizes.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to November?! Which of these three patterns is your favorite?!


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