FO’s & WIP´s: May 2016

This month I’ve been working lots of projects. Last year I proposed myself to buy less clothes and expand my handmade wardrobe. One of my promises about the handmade wardrobe was to not buy any commercial knitted item. So I’ve been designing some sweaters for this winter, but the winter arrived very soon this year and I realise that I needed an extra sweater really soon. Last year year I bought Home and Away book by Hannah Fettig and I really love all designs. But I didn’t have the time to make one.

bookcover_022715_small2All the designs in this book are very wearables and the instructions came seamless and with seems, yo choose the construction.. What a great idea!!!! I decided to make Lesley for me (is the pullover from the cover).

I didn’t make it plain, because I love color and I wanted some stripped pullover (always remember that a pattern is just a guide and you can make it yours).I worked it seamless and after I finished the neck and shoulders shaping I start knitting it in 3 stripes with one stripe with YO to add some texture… (just because simple Stockinette st bored me).Lesley

I’m super pleased with the result. Despite the YO stripe doesn’t match exactly in the raglan increase part (I was too lazy to do the math). I love my new Lesley.

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Another FO in this month was my socks! Finally, I finished my first PAIR of socks. (please check my last post about my sock knitting issues). The pattern used was Lace Stockings by Faina Gorbestein. They are so beautiful that I don´t want to wear them, just watch them for hours, like a paint.

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What’s in my WIP? I’m working in Chainlink Tunic by Norah Gaughan. This is request from my mother. I’m doing the size 49. I just started it, but I can say it’s an amazing pattern, not as complex as it looks and its very motivating. It’s my first time working with Brooklyn Tweed yarn and I’m just in love with it. I’m using Loft in postcard color.

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About my original patterns I can’t show you them yet, but next month come with lots of new releases!!!

Hope your May was as productive as mine, and if is not, you can be inspired by this post to start making your handmade wardrobe!!!

With Love,  Marce

 

PS: I’m still running my #memaymade sale on ravelry until 31st of May!!

 

 

 

 

6 ready… 2 more to go!!

hi knitters!!!!

Is Colorwork Hats pattern reléase!!!! Today has been born.. Geometric Style and Southern Star hat.

Geometric Style pattern plays with color and texture, so get those yarn leftovers and start kniting with me!!!

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Southern star is a fair isle pattern. If you never have tried this technique, this is a great project for that!!

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Hope you like this one…

With love, Marce

New patterns for Colorwork Hats E-book

Hi knitters!!!

Today I release  two more patterns in the Colorwork Hat e-book collection.

Ace of Diamonds is unisex hat with a classic and stylish colorwork pattern, that fits in all kind of wardrobes.

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And Lucky Clover for those who need an amulet in their life! 🙂

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The next two patterns will be release next thursday!!!

Don’t forget: Colowork Hat e-book is a great deal= 8 patterns x 8 USD!!!!

With Love, Marce

News

Hi my dear knitters!!!

These time I have a bunch of news for you… First of all, I just release a new e-book, Colorwork Hats. Its a 8 patterns hat collection for play with colorwork. The first two patterns were released today and the next 6 patterns will be publish in the next 3 weeks. So you’ll have 2 patterns every week in October. Get ready your X-mas list and start knitting hats for your family!

The patterns are Cat Lover and Puerto Fuy.

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The second news is that I have a yarn kit for these two patterns in my Etsy shop. The kit includes the patterns a enough yarn to make both patterns. And the shipping is worldwide. Also I will Include a coupon code so you can download the book for free on Ravelry…

Other news is that I have a group on ravelry…Brand new group!!! so  to celebrate, I will raffle 4 buttons among people who join the group in October

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Hope you like the news… (also I’m changing the blog… but its been very hard work..). You can buy the patterns alone in my Ravelery page.

Keep knitting, Winter is coming….

With love Marce.