Tyr Hat & Mitts Giveaway January 10, 2020 16:22 1 Comment
I'm really excited to be wrapping up the finishing touches on the Tyr Hat and Mitten patterns. They've been a LONG time coming. I've had to knit them twice. The first set was supposed to be published by another publisher, but fate would have it that they (along with many other garments in the issue) got lost in shipping—a designers worst nightmare. I imagine it was this publishers worst nightmare as well. Soon after, they decided to close their doors, after over 10 years of publishing quality patterns. And I moved on, focusing on other things for awhile.
Until this past Autumn, when I felt the inspiration to knit them again—which rarely happens. I never knit things twice. But these… these are just so worth it. I just couldn't let them go off into the ether, considering the pattern was done.
The cuffs of the mittens and the brim of the hat are worked in 1x1 ribbing, which has a really great hug. To make the cast-on edge the best possible edge—to match the friendly squeeze of the ribbing—I opted to use the tubular cast-on. Which, if you've never done, never fear! I've also linked to a photo tutorial from my blog, to help make it more clear. The patterns also include written and charted instructions for the cable patterns.
Pattern Release Date
For everyone who's not subscribed to my Patreon, the pattern will be out a week later—January 20, 2020—the same day that the giveaway winner is selected.
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In anticipation of the release of these patterns, Green Mountain Spinnery and I have teamed up to give one lucky knitter a free copy of each of the Hat and Mittens patterns PLUS 2 skeins of the Mountain Mohair yarn in the Spice color, so they may knit themselves a set to match the ones I've made (twice)!
To enter the giveaway:
Visit this post on my Instagram page, like and comment on the image. Just be sure you're following both me (@kristentendyke) and @greenmtnspinnery. It's super simple to enter! Bonus points if you repost the image to your Instagram feed or stories.
Entries close on January 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST, and the winner will be selected randomly on January 20, 2020! See the post on Instagram for all the other details!
Julie's Sweater KAL - January 10 – March 12, 2020 January 5, 2020 08:09
Maybe you're wondering: What's a KAL?
A KAL is a Knit-A-Long event where a bunch of knitters gather together (online, in this case) to knit the same pattern and discuss their project and experiences, share pictures, and win prizes.
In the Julie's Sweater KAL there are opportunities to win free copies of my patterns, as well as autographed copies of some of my books.
If you think you'd like to get started on your own Julie's Sweater next week, take a look at the Ravelry Thread where we'll be gathering online, and leave a post there, stating that you'd like to join! You don't need to finish by March 12, but if you do, you're eligible for some additional prizes!
Get 20% off the pattern!
Which means it's only $3.99—until January 17, 2020.
Use the code: JULIEKAL
on Ravelry or on kristentendyke.com
The sale ends January 17, 2020 at 11:59 EST.
Read all about and/or join Julie's Sweater Knit-A-Long here!
Jackson Cap is Now available! December 7, 2019 00:00
The Jackson Unisex Cap pattern is now available! It's a really quick-to-make and easy hat. I've made a few. They'll make great gifts this holiday season!
There is a little counting in the beginning, but once the crown is shaped it's easy breezy all the way down. I want to make a ton of these!
This is a great pattern for a beginning crocheter who might like to learn a new stitch—the front post double crochet. I've included photo tutorials in the pattern to avoid any places that might be confusing!
The Pattern on Ravelry
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New Pattern - Jackson Unisex Cap November 29, 2019 04:00
It begins at the center of the crown and is worked around and around in a spiral in single crochet. Then there is one round of increases to establish the front-post-double-crochet stitches. After that point the increases are done, and it's just simple stitching until the hat is your desired length.
This new crochet hat pattern will be available to my Patreon patrons tomorrow, and will be published publicly for everyone in just one more week.
If you'd like to join my Patreon before December 1st, you will also receive the 15% to 25% off discount codes for this pattern, as well as many of the other benefits of being one of my Patreon members, such as free patterns, giveaways, knit and crochet design tips and more!
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Spanra Color Ideas and Encircled Winner! October 6, 2017 05:42
Thanks to everyone for your comments on the post about Encircled and my Spanra Pullover! There are so many colors of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash to choose from, the possibilities for this sweater are endless! Below, you can take a look at my renditions of some of the other gorgeous color combos suggested in the comments. Read more…
Encircled Giveaway! September 30, 2017 07:22 25 Comments
The newest collection of patterns from Knit Picks, Encircled, is now available! In it you'll find 10 colorwork yoke pullovers, including my Spanra Pullover. Read more.
New Pattern - Silfa Cardigan July 28, 2016 19:07 4 Comments
Seamless knitting is somewhat of a passion of mine. Is it obvious? Maybe you're wondering what the big deal is about seamless knitting, or maybe you've tried it and love it as much as I do. If you haven't ever knit a seamless sweater, let me tell you what I love about it: Read more...
The Alice Hoodie Knit Along starts July 15th! July 8, 2016 06:00
I was feeling silly the night the Alice Hoodie was inspired. I swatched it in a single-ply bulky yarn, and tentatively named it "Squishy Wishy." I posted on twitter asking people if they would knit something with that name. I was surprised—people seemed pretty open to it. So I kept that title as I mailed the submission to Knitscene… Read more.
New Crochet Pattern - Vines and Flowers Wrap May 30, 2016 06:00
Lattice-work, with traveling vines, graced with an edge of flowers, this wrap is simple, fun to make and oh-so-cozy to wear. The Vines and Flowers Wrap (or scarf) pattern is available in the June 2016 issue of I Like Crochet, along with my Rad in Red Tank pattern. Read more.
New Pattern - Eyelet Ridge Sweater May 23, 2016 06:22Read more.
New Pattern - Dunlin Jumper May 16, 2016 06:00
Issue #60 of Knit Now is out on shelves, and you can see the Dunlin Jumper on the corner of the cover. The pattern is inside, ready to be followed as you knit this sweater for your little friends. The pattern is sized to fit babies 3-months old to children up to 10 years old. It's a classic seamless raglan pattern that can be knit over and over and over… Read more.
New Crochet Pattern & Giveaway - Savona May 3, 2016 02:51 13 Comments
Classic Elite Yarns has just published A Time for Crochet—a book full of crochet patterns, including my Savona pattern, crocheted using Classic Elite's Crestone yarn. Read more about this design & enter to win a copy of the book!
New Pattern - Kanti Mama April 25, 2016 04:34
I'm really excited to be sharing this new pattern with you! Kanti Mama is the adult version of the Kanti Baby sweater that I published last year.
In fact, Kanti Mama was my original plan when I began knitting Kanti Baby. Kanti Baby started out as a swatch, to sample the construction for the Kanti Mama sweater. But I needed that swatch to be big enough to really… Read more
New Pattern - Eyelet Ridge Hat April 12, 2016 06:23
From Sketch to Stitches - The "Kristen" Sweater September 16, 2015 09:30
Once upon a time, Green Mountain Spinnery put out a design submission call for their Mountain Mohair yarn. It's such a cozy yarn! I was inspired to design something cozy to match how I feel when I think about the yarn. Read more