Did you hear that my brand new knitting pattern collection has officially been released?! A project that's been in the making since January 2020, the My Forever Home knitting pattern collection by Snickerdoodle Knits (that's me!) was released on Montana's 131st birthday (November 8th).
In 2019, my husband and I moved across the country. There have been a lot of things -- especially in climate and scenery -- that have been different. I grew up in Montana, and Montana will forever be "home" to me ~ the mountains, the farms, and, I suppose, even the cold. That doesn't mean I don't also love my new home. But "home" will always have a special place in my heart.
So, I decided to create a collection that told all about my beautiful forever home that isn't where I actually live. I love symbolism in my designs, so I wanted to represent the mountains, the plains, the farms, and the cold, snowy winters in a collection of knitting patterns.
I also wanted to highlight indie yarn dyers of Montana by collaborating with yarn dyers local to Montana (it ended up that this didn't work out 100%, but I did get a couple!) and decided to use DK weight yarn for the collection ~ a fitting weight of yarn for the climate.
The yarn dyers that I collaborated with include Polka Dot Sheep (located in Whitefish, MT), Western Sky Knits (located in MT), Big Sky Yarn Co (originally from MT), and Explorer Knits (located in CO, which has a similar landscape to MT!).
15% of sales November 8 - December 8 will be donated to Montana Rescue Mission to help those who don't have a home and are living in Montana.
The My Forever Home Collection includes five different designs: a hat, a poncho, a cowl, a shawl, and a pair of fingerless mitts.
Weekends at the Cabin Hat
Fun, simplistic, gender-neutral, easy to wear, and quick to knit. The Weekends at the Cabin Hat is a 2-in-1 hat pattern including the option to work a mountain motif or a tree motif and four size options.
Going to the Mountains Poncho
The Going to the Mountains Poncho is a fun, simplistic knit that creates the coziest, snuggliest winter accessory. It’s basically a perfect-fitting blanket available in five sizes.
Cozy Winters Cowl
Cozy and lightweight, the Cozy Winters Cowl is a simple to knit and simple to wear cowl. It features a faded texture that is most dense at the bottom of the cowl. The pattern includes four size options with varying lengths and circumferences.
Where the Buffalo Roam Shawl
A fun and repetitive knit, the Where the Buffalo Roam Shawl pattern is a warm, cozy DK weight shawl perfect for fall and winter. The pattern includes three alternate design options for variety in size and color combinations.
On the Farm Fingerless Mitts
Warm, cozy, simple, and fun. The On the Farm Fingerless Mitts are a quick and easy-to-knit DK weight colorwork project, available in five adult sizes. They make a great project for playing with two-color combos!