31 October, 2006


Stitches is coming to the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend and The Pattern Factory will be there. I will have hard copies (nice pretty shiny ones) exclusively at Rosie's Yarn Cellar. Maude and Beatrix, who we know and love will be there accompanied by:

Basil, a little lacy baby blanket done in Baby Ull. It's really easy and a good first lace project if you've been contemplating something you are a little intimidated by. The chart is very simple, it's a 4 row repeat and 3 out of 4 of the rows are knit/purl rows. It also has a nice little hemmed edge reminiscent of that satiny blanket binding I liked to rub on my face as a child.

Graydon, a sport weight sock shown here in Dale's Tiur, but that would look just as smashing in Claudia Handpaint or Drops Alpaca, anything soft and smushy. Again, an easy knit/purl pattern with a 4 row repeat. I made these last year for a family member who has somewhat ineffective heating in their home in Massachusetts. I think they were an instant hit.

Also, finally out of the vault is the long awaited Parthenope. She will, perhaps after Stitches, get a post all her own. I love her. Sorry the picture is so small, I don't know why it is like that.

And the shawl that started it all, Geyl. This was the first pattern I did with the intention to publish myself. She's waited patiently for a while but it was worth the wait.
Ahh, curses, and she has to wait more. The picture won't load.

25 October, 2006

Pictures! Good ones!

Laura took beautiful pictures this weekend of Maude, Parthenope and Geyl (which no one has seen yet, unless you were at Rosies last week). They are absolutely lovely! Soon, oh yes soon, I will have copies and will show you all!

06 October, 2006

My very first errata!

We all make mistakes.
On the Maude pattern after you do the first 15 rows as written you are to continue as established doing bias stitch pattern 1 (increasing). It reads:

1. *ssk, yo*, rep from * to * to last stitch, k1
2. inc 1, k to end.
3. *ssk, yo*, rep from * to * to last 2 sts, k2
4. inc 1, k to end.

Well, that works fine for swatching but it seems that it ought to read:

1. *ssk, yo*, rep from * to * to last 2 sts, k2
2. inc 1, k to end.
3. *ssk, yo*, rep from * to * to last st, k1
4. inc 1, k to end.

Hope that helps!