Friday, August 15, 2014

Scarves, Mittens, a Purse and Some Exciting News!

I finally got some "model" photos of the Crocodile Stitch Scarf!  This is one of my favorite patterns.  It's from Bonita Patterns on Etsy.  I posted about this 50 Shades of Grey here, if you'd like to refresh. 

I added a big button to keep the scarf secure in the wind.  If you find the right one, I think it makes the scarf extra special.  No button hole, just poke the button up through the scarf.  I will be making these in all kinds of colors for "my girlies" this Christmas.  

I like that you can wear it either way, button in front or the back.  I also like to wear my scarves over my coat as apposed to under.  This one is 4 skeins of Prism Sparkle from Mary Maxim, in Cobblestone.  It's a DK weight (3).  I think I used a J hook to get the most out of the yardage.

This one is made using 4 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Winery.  Very easy to find in your local craft store and is a worsted weight (4).

Great colorway for those of you who feel grey and black a bit bland.  Reds, pinks, purples and a bit of grey.  Ooo, add a bottle of wine when gifting this one!  This giganto button is the perfect color, but is too big to poke through, so be careful when choosing a button. 

Mittens by Susan B Anderson, in Classic Shades; Tutti Frutti by Universal Yarn Inc.  Great pattern from Susan and it's free on Ravelry!  You could easily make matching mittens for your Croc Scarf prezzies!   

I made the medium size and they fit my delicate daughter and my fluffy self!  I knit the cuff longer than instructed as I like the bulk and the ability to have them go up my coat sleeve.

Now, the purse is from Creative Knitting March 2010 issue called the Mallory Bag.  I'm sure you could find a back issue online.  It's an intermediate pattern, however, I think an advanced beginner could do it.  If you are new to cables, it's a great place to start.

Some exciting news!  I was contacted by one of my favorite knitting periodicals, Simply Knitting.  I've just finished an interview, sent LOADS of photos and can't wait for the October issue!  This is quite an honor for me!  I'm a huge fan of Simply Knitting and was thrilled to be a part of this United Kingdom magazine.  I live in the USA, however, I am half Scottish, so my love runs deep for the UK.  I'll proudly post about it when my issue arrives!

Also, I was contacted by the merchandising manager at Annie's Catalog (which has been around forever and is a great catalog) to sell 6 of my knitting patterns on their site!  You can read the interview and find 3 of my crochet patterns and 3 of my knitting patterns.

Have a great week,
Yarn tip:
When I need a button for a knitted or crocheted item, I always take it with me to the store.  I'm amazed when I go in thinking of a certain color, only to find out the perfect button was something totally different. 


  1. Your scarfs are stunning, and congratulations on your great news. I'm in the UK so I'll look out for it!

  2. g'day! Beautiful scarves! Love them both, I am going to have to get that pattern :) Have a fab weekend!

  3. Extremely beautiful. If I were living in a cold country, I would definitely make that scarf!!

  4. Dude! The scarf is sooooo gorgeous. I love it.

  5. Lovey scarf. Kudos for the attention your designs are receiving, it's well deserved.

  6. Your scarf looks crazy! From the little thumbnail picture I thought it was made from metal sheets... Really beautiful and extraordinary!

  7. I just love your mittens - knitting a longer cuff is a great idea to help keep one warm. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. Big thrilling news for you - well done!

  8. Beautiful! I taught myself crocodile stitch a while ago but wasn't sure what I'd use it on. Your scarf has given me some inspiration.

  9. So pretty. Love the gloves. Congratulations on being in your favorite magazine! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  10. Those scarves are brilliant!!!

  11. Beautiful scarves and congratulations on you exciting news, well done.

  12. Congratulations your designs are stunning. You must be thrilled

  13. Those scarves are absolutely gorgeous. You have such beautiful knits. Congratulations on you exciting news.

  14. Love that scarf, so cute! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday Link Party! Hope you will join us again this Sunday evening! I will be featuring this at tomorrow party!


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