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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

These patterns will be available to my Patreon subscribers on Monday, January 13, 2020. If you absolutely can't wait to get these patterns, check out the membership options on my Patreon page.

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.

If you're not already on my email newsletter, sign up to be notified when the pattern's available to the public.

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!

Good luck!
~Kristen :)

The Indie Designer Gift-a-long is about to begin! November 23, 2019 05:00

The annual gift-a-long (GAL) event on Ravelry is about to begin, and I'm really excited to be part of it this year! It's been happening just before the holidays for the last 7 years, but this is my first year participating.

Do you know about it? Let me tell you what I know!

Pattern Sale

There are about 300 participating knit and crochet designers who are each offering between 10–20 of their patterns for sale. That's a HUGE number of patterns on sale. This is the biggest sale event on Ravelry of the year.

The sale begins on Tuesday November 26 at 8pm eastern. Find out here what time that is for your time zone, so you don't miss it! It ends at 11:59pm Monday, December 2, 2019, eastern.

It's the perfect opportunity to stock up on whatever handmade gift patterns you'd like to make for this holiday season.

Check out the 20 knit & crochet designs that I'll be offering in this sale!
It starts on Tuesday! You may want to make a wish list...

But, the GAL doesn't end with the sale! That's only the beginning!

KALs and CALs, prizes, contests and more!!

Through the end of this year, there are knit-a-longs and crochet-a-longs that are on-going, including physical and/or pattern prizes from me and the other designers.

Cast-on for the KAL and CAL is on Tuesday! Plan ahead to get started right at the get-go!

Not only are the 20 knit and crochet patterns that I've included in the GAL eligible for the KAL and CAL prizes, but ALL my patterns can be made with the possibility of winning something really cool!

Take a look in the GAL 2019 group on Ravelry for all you'll want to know about this fun annual event. 

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I'd love to know which projects you plan on making! Please leave a comment to share your plans!

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 Crochet Pattern & Giveaway - Savona May 3, 2016 02:51 13 Comments

SavonaClassic 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!





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