Take on the challenge of this fiery colorwork pattern that knits up faster than Viari can sneak past a giant!
This GREEN FLAME! cowl sits close to the neck for +5 to warmth and +10 to geeky fashion.
Be the nerdiest nerd at your next D&D session and show off your love for Acquisitions Inc with this GREEN FLAME! cowl. Or better yet, be the first one to wear a GREEN FLAME! cowl to the next Acquisitions Inc session at PAX. Yeah, I know you’re their biggest fan.
Hey guys! Thanks so much for your interest in test knitting the GREEN FLAME! cowl. I’ve collected the names of many lovely knitters who I will be contacting about this test knit but do not need more at the moment! If you’d like to be notified by email about future test knitting opportunities, fill out the form here.
Help a gal out and knit this awesome GREEN FLAME! cowl while giving me feedback about your experience. You’ll get the pattern for free, plus any updates in the future.
I will need knitters with colorwork experience and the ability to get this cowl done within 2-3 weeks. I am looking for patient knitters who will be available for answering questions, giving feedback, and have the ability to take some nice photos to post to Ravelry!
Knitted circumference approx. 20.5in / 52cm.
26 sts x 35 rows = 4in / 10cm
2.75mm (US 2) 16in circulars — or size to obtain gauge
3 stitch markers (1 unique to mark round)
DK-weight wool in 3 colors, approximate lengths:
104yd / 95m of lime green
38yd / 35m of dark green
60yd / 55m of gray
Are you in?
Sign up below and I’ll contact you within the next few weeks to let you know if I’ll be needing your help! Unfortunately, I can only handle so many test knitters, so you may not be chosen, but I greatly appreciate your interest and hope you’ll still knit your own GREEN FLAME! cowl when it’s released!
For your knitting pleasure, let me introduce my newest pattern, Nice Cuppa!
This is a stranded colorwork beanie, knit up in primary colors, with a bit of vintage style that was inspired by a friend and her teacup. Read about my inspiration here.
I used O-Wool’s O-Wash Fingering yarn because the primary colors are deep, the yarn is organically processed to be a superwash wool, and O-Wool produces their yarns with a concern for animal welfare and the environment. The big bonus is that they also sell their fingering weight yarn in smaller mini-skeins, which is perfect for colorwork!
The hat is made to fit adult heads with some wiggle room. I’ve included measurements for the pattern repeats so that you can alter the circumference and the height if you need or want to.
Designing and knitting a sample for a magazine within a month was a little hectic… As seen below, you can see how stressed I am, filling every second of my day with knitting.
Saturday Afternoon Armwarmers were inspired by ‘slow moments’. I imagined sitting in my favorite arm chair, knitting a project with the softest yarn on a chilly, spring afternoon (which don’t exist here in Florida, but I tried). Oversized, snuggly arm warmers came to mind. I sketched them up, made a swatch, and the rest is history!
I sometimes dream of putting on an outfit that brings out my inner hippy. I love the white lace that always seems to be front and center in so many bohemian outfits. It’s also the only style I know of that has so much crochet!
I went on a hunt for knitting and crochet patterns that feel bohemian and free-spirited to me.
I think I may have gasped when I saw this and then to see that the pattern is free…! I love that this is knitted, as it has a different look than a lot of the boho tops you see (crocheted in white). Super cute, though I couldn’t get away with wearing a crop top.
I can imagine so many different color combinations with this bracelet, or maybe making it a bit smaller using thinner yarn and a smaller crochet hook. Also, sitting at a computer all day, I find hard bracelets to be a bit cumbersome, so a soft bracelet like this seems like it would be rather comfortable.
Stripes can be a fun, fairly easy way to add some variation of color to a knitting project. These twenty knitting patterns/projects feature stripes, but not plain-jane single-size, horizontal stripes. Stripes in varying widths, colors, or in smaller accent areas.
I got my first tattoo last year, but I have been obsessed with them since I was a teenager. I’m currently working on designing a Doctor Who themed sleeve (a tattoo that covers my arm)… I don’t know if you knew I was such a big Whovian.
I thought tattoos would be a good source of inspiration for knitting because tattoos can be so artistic and they’re worn on the skin! You can do a lot more with color and lines using a tattoo needle than you can with knitting needles, but with a little imagination these tattoos can be the start of a great new knitting project! Click through to the board to read some of my ideas for translating these tattoos into great knitting projects.
Because I need a bit of inspiration now and again and I know many of you that follow me (knitters, crocheters, designers, and general makers) also like a bit of inspiration, I thought I’d start to post regularly about what’s inspiring me at the moment.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the start of a new swatch for a new design I’m conjuring up (above).
This design was inspired by a cup that my friend Carly painted at one of those paint-your-own-pottery.
She was inspired by this Anthropologie teacup:
For some reason, the design of the teacup stuck in my head and last week I started charting out what I remembered it to look like in my head. After finding a picture of the teacup, I realized what I remembered was nothing like the teacup except for the primary colors.
It got me wondering what other teacup designs might make for cute colorwork patterns… and I put together this Pinterest board! I hope you find something that inspires your next project!