The main stitch pattern used here immediately made me think of bridges. I see beauty in even the coldest looking industrial bridges because they present us with a way to connect to each other. This bridge seemed particularly romantic to me as it has seen so much traffic over the years.
This crescent shawl was inspired by a family name. When researching our family tree, I found that the translation for Heitkamper
was “keepers of the hearth.” My grandparents, Edward and Katherine Heitkamper, were living examples of what love is, and they kept the
home-fires burning. The edge of the shawl is aflame, but it is intended
to wrap around you like an embrace from a loved one.
The shawl is worked from the neck down in garter stitch with increases
worked near the edges on right side rows. The flame lace border is knitted on and serves as a bind off for the live stitches. This part requires attention at first, as the stitch counts change, but as you work it becomes intuitive quickly.
Named for my favorite John Prine song, these socks are an easy toe-up sock pattern with a Strong Heel. I prefer this heel to a standard short row heel because it allows room for my high arches. The other benefit is that the heel turn is akin to that of a flap heel sock except that there is no heel flap or picking up stitches. The pattern is written needle neutral, so use whichever sock method you like.
This sock is worked cuff down with a Strong Heel. There is a gusset, which provides extra room for your arches, but there’s no need for a heel flap or picking up stitches. The pattern is written needle neutral, so use whichever sock method you like. Because this pattern is intricate, and I wanted to offer generous sizing options, I found it necessary to divide the instep and back leg/heel stitches unevenly on two of the sizes. For your convenience, I am including those numbers here.
This video is just me offering some sincere gratitude to some great people and telling you how the drawings will work.
My Hell Gate Socks are on the cover of Nomadic Knits Issue Two: New York State. It is a gorgeous book. My pattern was so popular that they are releasing it on its own for a very limited time. 12/15/18 – 12/25/18.
Also, there is a Christmas Day Cast On KAL in the Yarny Ewes Facebook Group. The rules for the KAL are posted in their group. Good news is you can use yarn from either the original indie dyer, The Periwinkle Sheep, or from Olive And Two Ewe. I bought both!
I am super excited to have been a guest on the Charmed Knits Podcast last night. The podcast is live right now! The podcasters were super chill and fun to hang out with. Give it a listen!
I am going to do a little giveaway on my @goldberryknits instagram page to celebrate so watch for that tomorrow.
These rosy mitts were named for my grandmother. She always had gorgeous fragrant red rose bushes next to her porch steps. Her favorite color was red, and she had lovely hands with long nails and slender fingers. More often than not, her nails were painted bright red.
I like to think that if she were still with us, she would proudly wear these mitts.