Wrap Trio eBook

I just released a new eBook called Wrap Trio.  This collection contains Duchess Wrap from my book Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves, Replier and a new adaptation of my Japanese Weave Wrap.

Duchess Wrap has a simple knit-purl stitch pattern with Intarsia-worked color borders. A scalloped cast-on edge serves as buttonholes for delicate round buttons strategically placed on a side edge so the rectangular piece is worn as a “V”.

Replier is a crescent-shaped wrap secured with hidden snaps and 2 large decorative hook & eye sets. Fold the top edge over and you get a flattering shawl colllar style wrap. This pattern is available as an individual download as well.

The Japanese Weave Crescent Wrap is an adaptation of the original and is exclusive to this eBook.   It is shaped with short rows to form a shoulder-hugging wrap versus the rectangular shape of the previous version. This wrap also differs from the original with the plaited sections being of different widths to provide even more interesting texture. The original rectangular version of this pattern is available as an individual download.

I'm offering the Wrap Trio eBook for the introductory price of $7 (reg. $12), good through Sunday 1/22/17.  Use coupon code TRIO upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com and Ravelry.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

New Pattern Bexley Popover

Fall is here, and I'm going to resist the urge to say "sweater weather".  Here in So Cal it is still pretty warm, but we love us some sweaters.  Speaking of which…

Introducing new pattern Bexley Popover.  What is a popover, you may be asking?  Can I eat it?  Does it have cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top?  Think of a popover as the result if a sweater and a poncho had a child.  It's flowy like a poncho, but with side seams and armholes. I actually borrowed this term from J.Crew.  My interpretation is something like a pullover with a relaxed silhouette—chic with leggings or skinny jeans.

 This one is rectangular with slanted shoulders shaped with short rows to give it a more tailored drape.  The back neck is slightly more narrow than usual, causing the shoulder seams to fall towards the back, leaving you with a high-low hem (front is higher than the back). 

The yarn used here is Cloudborn Alpaca Sport.  It's a really soft, drapey, lightweight Alpaca yarn. The kit will be available soon on Craftsy—I'll let you know.  You can buy the PDF pattern here.

I’m on my way to Detroit Lakes, MN to do some major relaxing at the Knitting with Company Retreat.  Check out this line up: Norah Gaughan, Catherine Lowe, Julie Hoover and Karen Templer!  No classes, just hanging—I'm so excited! 

New Pattern Mary Jane - Lacy Liners for Short Boots

Hello—it's been a while.  Summer has come and is almost gone. 

My summer has been filled with travel--trips to pick up CP in Salt Lake City, last basketball tournament ever for TP in Las Vegas and a family vacation to Portland.

Thoughts of Fall Fashion are filling my head and my needles. 

I am plugging away at some new stuff that will be fun, fun, fun.

As a segue into Fall knitting, I thought you might want to consider Mary Jane Lacy Liners for Short Boots, shown here featuring Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Black Plum.  The boots are "Stunner" from John Fluevog—very beautiful with embroidered detail on leather.

Quick and easy (ish?), these short boot liners are done yoga-style with a split heel.  They can be worn with short boots and booties.  AND about half a skein of sock yarn is all you need.

 

I'm offering Mary Jane Lacy Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 8/21/16.  Use coupon code SUMMER upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

If you're in to one-stop shopping, Mary Jane is also available on Craftsy as a kit for a mere $8.50 (at the time of this post) including Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist, available in some fun colors.  More John Fluevogs—"Simon" are from my personal collection and are currently on sale!

Check out my guest blog post on Craftsy with some different styling options for boot liners.

Lace & Button Boot Liners

Introducing new pattern Lace & Button Boot Liners seen here in luxurious Cloudborn Baby Alpaca Fingering. 

These are tall boot liners that are worked in the round.  The faux lace placket is picked up and knit in a contrasting color.

I'm offering Lace & Button Boot Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 5/22/16.  Use coupon code BUTTON upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

Had a great time at Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena last weekend.  Many thanks to my knitting friends who helped out in my booth--Susan, Kim & Christina!  Congratulations to Carol who won a copy of Wendy's fantastic new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary.

Happy Monday (and Free Stuff)

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mine is.  Getting kits and patterns packed up for Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena marketplace (Booth 226) this weekend. 

Wendy Bernard will be signing her new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary on Saturday, 5/14 from 12:30-1:30 pm in my booth.  Wendy's new book is brilliant--a comprehensive stitch dictionary that gives written and charted directions for flat, circular, top-down and bottom-up knitting.  There's several beautiful patterns included and also a handy section on how to design your own socks, caps and shawls without a pattern.  Beautiful photography and it's spiral bound--what a great addition to your knitting library.  I will be offering the book at a special VKL discounted price of $25 (reg $29.95).  So come by, pick up your signed copy and meet Wendy. 

Also, my new Craftsy class Essential Skills for Circular Knitting has launched.  Use the link below for a 50% discount!

Now, for the free stuff.  How about a copy of Wendy's book to some lucky knitter going to the VKL show this weekend?  Comment on this post with your favorite stitch pattern.  Winner will be selected from comments posted between now and May 12th by a random picker and must be able to pick up their copy at the show.