Do you remember the three pattern collections that I shared about in my "Knitting in the Works: May 2020" post? If not, here's a brief reminder of what I'm working on:
I'm currently working on three collections that will be released in November and December! 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!
Last month I designed two new patterns for the collections (plus a super secret that I can't reveal until January!). The two that I can share are the last patterns for the Montana and North Carolina collections! This month I'll be focusing on the Canada collection.
On the Farm Fingerless Mitts
The On the Farm Fingerless Mitts pattern is a simplistic, gender-neutral colorwork design using Western Sky Knits Merino 17 DK (in Sage and Dune). The colorwork is inspired by farm rows ~ in the foreground you can clearly see the distinction between rows, with the dirt between, but as you look into the distance, the rows slowly blend together until all you see is the green crop! This design includes five adult sizes (XS to XL).
Hustle and Bustle Hat
The Hustle and Bustle Hat pattern is a fun and simplistic design using a "random texture" repeat inspired by the comings and goings, the hustle and bustle, of city life. It is a fun, engaging knit that doesn't require a lot of brain power. It is also the perfect hat pattern for the fun skeins of hand dyed yarn that you don't know how to use! The design used Livin Vivid MCN Fingering yarn (in the Trance colorway). It includes five sizes, ranging from child to large adult.
What do you think?! Are you enjoying my adventuring away from the shawls? Are you missing the shawls? Which is your favorite from these projects?