The Spiral Seat Cushion
Like most crafters out there I'm a big fan of Joelle Hoverson's, the creator of the Purl Bee and author of many an awesome knitting pattern. I have owned her book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts for a few years but just recently picked it up with the serious intention to make something from it. The book is packed with gorgeous project ideas and I'm thrilled that many Knit Collage yarns work well with them. The Spiral Seat Cushion pattern called my name, mainly because I have 2 beautiful wrought iron garden chairs that are not so comfy to sit on. I used our Sister yarn in Soft Ivory and loved the unevenness and handmade look of the finished cushion. I also striped in a few yarns from my stash to add some color. If you're interested in seeing my project on ravelry, click here. Now it's time to make the second one!
Cozy Cocoon Pillow
Finally, a real pillow pattern using Pixie Dust & Sister yarns! I've been waiting for this day for quite a while now. Our pixie dust yarn, with all its sparkles and cocoony awesomeness, lends itself perfectly to projects for your home. This pattern features a garter stitch front, knit in Pixie Dust & a herringbone stitch for the back, knit in our Sister yarn. Of course, the sides are interchangeable, depending on your mood you can switch what side faces outward. 1 skein of each of Pixie Dust & 1 skein of Sister will knit up into a 12”x12” pillow and 2 skeins of each will knit up into an 18”x18” pillow. The pattern is now available on Ravelry for $3 here.
The Homeward Bound Blanket Pattern
It feels like forever since my last post! Things have been so hectic with 2 tradeshows back to back in June and July, not to mention Trammel & I are getting married in 3 weeks! Eek, there's so much to do...I'm definitely not going to have time to DIY everything I want to. I'm so excited! Expect pics of some kind here at the end of August.
On another note, about a month ago I finished the Homeward Bound Blanket by designer Cheryl Kubat. I met her while in Newburyport, MA at a yarn event in March. I saw her knitting this and knew right then that I NEEDED to make it! It's a really fun knit- fast and chunky- how I like em! The pattern is knit on size 36 circular needles. It calls for Brown Sheep Burly Spun but you could also use our Sister yarn. I'm working on my second blanket in Sister now and the yarns are interchangeable for this pattern. Instead of using a solid i-cord border, I wanted to add a little more glitz (I couldn't help myself!) plus I have all these short skeins of yarn lying around. So, I decided to use a mixed bag of our Knit Collage yarns on the border. Take a peek below. Cheryl's version with a single i-cord color for the edging is also so beautiful. For a link to her pattern on Ravelry, click here. It's super warm and functional too, even better!
And Cheryl's below! Amazing Photography by Meg Manion Silliker.