Finally, Twist Collective is out and I can blab about my wooden scarf and mittens!
Boy, Twist Collective has been fun to work with. They supported me in making mittens and a scarf that look like little logs! I was also able to use a great local yarn, Harrisville New England Highland, that I adore. It’s a wonderful worsted weight tweed yarn that accentuates the rustic wood grain idea.
The pattern combines traveling stitches and colorwork, a steek, attached i-cord, sewn-in lining- all kinds of fun! These are a quick knit due to the weight of the yarn. I hope you enjoy them.
Faux Bois Scarf and Mittens
Pattern available from Twist Collective, Fall ’08
Ravel the scarf.
Ravel the mittens.
The pattern contains instructions for both mittens and scarf.
The pattern from this issue that I just can’t get over is Anne Hanson’s Gnarled Oakwoods. It’s beyond gorgeous.
And I have to say, flipping through the pages is more fun than flipping through the Ikea catalog online, and that’s sayin’ something.
Everyone already knows about Twist Collective, right? It’s going live tomorrow and I’m very excited as I’ve got a pattern (well, two in one) in it.
It was a great experience working with Julia and Kate and everyone else, and I’m thrilled with how the pattern came out. If my finished pattern is any indication of the rest of the magazine, which I’m sure it is, we can expect a lushly photographed magazine full of gorgeous creations with very thorough and clear instructions.
My pattern is pretty much what you can always expect from me: something that’s got a traditional inspiration with a decidedly modern *something*. And it’s colorwork. :)
You can Ravel them, already, though there won’t be photos until the magazine is unveiled:
Faux Bois Mittens
Faux Bois Scarf
They’ll be available tomorrow at Twist Collective.
The pattern is now available as a PDF for $5.95 through Ravelry. Here’s all the pattern info and a purchase link. I accept PayPal and credit cards through my usual PayPal. The pattern isn’t for sale through the Hello Yarn shopping cart because that charges shipping and we don’t want that!
Thanks, everyone! Let me know if you have any questions that aren’t addressed on the info page.
ETA: I’ll still be doing kits for these. I’ve been worrying on re-dyeing the green colorway from the great disaster, when the cart sold way more kits than I had. Those will ship this week, along with the fiber club, and then it will be back to business as usual, with actual yarn for sale, and hand-dyed fiber, and more mitten kits. Thanks!
ETA 2: I’m all set up on Ravelry. Ravellers and non-Ravellers alike can purchase through Ravelry. This service is still in the testing phase, so let me know if it gives you any guff (it shouldn’t). Thanks!