Friday, 13 January 2012

Stippers and Alyn

Making up for lost time!

Over the holidays, I was able to release two new patterns:

Alyn is completely handspun from three-ply oatmeal Blue-faced Leicester. I love this fibre. It makes for a soft but hard-wearing men's sweater, with ribbing, cables, and a half-zip collar. My husband almost never takes it off. And, since it was released in Knitty, the pattern is free!

And just a few weeks old but already one of my most popular patterns: Stippers

The pattern name is turning heads (they're named for my husband's sweet, dyslexic habit of crossing his "L"s - I'm fully aware that the name may be eye-catching for different reasons!), but so is their clever seamless construction, arch shaping, continuous braided cable, and the fact that they're not felted. I wear mine every day. I'm going to need to make another pair soon - besides, they only take a few hours to make. The sample is made in soft, sturdy and bulky Quince and Co. Puffin.


Stitched Together said...

Both patterns are lovely. I am not surprised your husband likes his sweater. I think most men would. It's interesting without being overly fussy.

Faeryfay said...

Ooooh, I love the man's jumper! The slippers are great too! Well done!:-)

aurelia said...

Compliments! I bought your pattern Stippers and I love them. you are simply genius