Saturday, December 6, 2014

Frosted Primrose Hat - Pretty and Warm!

Apiary Knits' December 2014 Pattern Release


Frosted Primrose Hat Knitting Pattern
Inspired by the last, lingering flowers before heavy snowfalls arrive, the Frosted Primrose Hat features a gracefully curving stitch pattern paired with an accelerated decrease at the crown that creates shaping reminiscent of a single primrose in bloom.

Frosted Primrose is a delightful, one skein project - perfect for that
single skein of aran weight yarn that you just had to have. The pictured sample is knit using a single skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky is the stunning colorway, Alizarin. I just had to have Alizarin!

Frosted Primrose Hat Knitting PatternFrosted Primrose fits an adult head size of approx 21” - 24” (53.5 cm – 61 cm). The blocked circumference measures approximately  26” (66 cm), while the length is approximately 10.5” (26.5 cm).

As always, this downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The stitch pattern is charted, but the pattern features complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

Frosted Primrose Hat Knitting Pattern
There aren't any difficult stitches, yet there is enough variation in stitches and techniques that you shouldn't be bored.

So, what are you waiting for? Go stash diving. Find that lovely, coveted single skein of aran weight yarn and get knitting. In an evening or two, you will have a fashionable, cozy hat to show off that gorgeous yarn!

$5.00
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Indie Design Gift-A-Long Has Arrived!

Indie Design Gift-a-long
The GAL is back for another year and bigger and better than ever! If you have a burning desire to knit like crazy along with a desire to socialize and try your hand at a chance to win many, wonderful prizes; GAL2014 is the place to be on Ravelry.

What to know more? I thought so. Here are the particulars in a nutshell.

 

  • 293 Indie designers are participating! Yes, really. 293!
  • The entire GAL runs from Thursday, November 13th at 8pm (US EST) through Wednesday, December 31st at midnight (US EST).
  • Select patterns from participating designers are discounted 25% during the sale period which runs Thursday, November 13th 8pm (US EST) through Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm (US EST). Use the coupon code giftalong2014 to receive your 25% off discount!
  • KALs/CALs will be running throughout the entire GAL. If you participate in the KALs/CALs by knitting or crocheting ANY paid pattern by participating designers, you will also be eligible to win those aforementioned prizes!
  • And there are a LOT of prizes! 1,866 digital prizes and a slew of physical prizes (ie, yarn, needles, kits, and more!)
I will be there too as both a knitter (Hey, who doesn't like to knit other designer's awesome stuff?) and as a participating designer. Below is a collage of my patterns that are participating this year. Hop on over to my Ravelry Designer Page to see my entire pattern collection - all eligible for GAL KAL prizes when knit and posted in the appropriate thread.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Burning Leaves Shawl

Burning Leaves Shawl
Inspired by the fiery colors of autumn, the Burning Leaves Shawl features a striking chevron pattern stitch that adorns the nape of the neck, then travels down a central panel to recur as an attractive border along the bottom edge. A versatile knit, Burning Leaves may be worked in three sizes – Small, Medium and Large.

Finished, blocked Small shawl measures approximately 55” (140 cm) wide along top edge and 25” (64 cm) long at center. Medium shawl (pictured) measures approximately 62” (157 cm) wide and 28” (71 cm) long. Large shawl measures approximately 69” (175 cm) wide and 31” (79 cm) long.
 

Burning Leaves Shawl BackMedium shawl sample (pictured) knit using three 4 oz/113 gr (250 yds/229 m) skeins of Dream In Color Classy (100% superwash merino wool) in Amber Glass. Small shawl requires three skeins as well. Large shawl requires four skeins.

Burning Leaves Shawl Lace DetailThe sample pictured was knit in Dream in Color's beautiful 'Amber Glass' colorway.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. 


So take a stroll and enjoy the fall colors, as fleeting as they are. Then, return to your cozy chair and knit a lovely shawl to remember them by.

$6.50
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cider Press Scarf and Cowl

Cider Press Scarf and Cowl
Summer will soon be a distant memory, but don't let that get you down. Along with fall and a chill in the air comes warm, cozy knitwear to knit up and enjoy and the Cider Press Scarf and Cowl are just the perfect stepping off point for your fall knitting.

Inspired by an antique cider press, the Cider Press Scarf and Cowl feature a "flowing cider" center cable, "wooden screw" side cables and a "screening" border. Both the scarf and cowl are worked from end to end. The mirroring effect is achieved entirely by the visual direction of the pattern stitches used.

These versatile pieces can be worn in a variety of ways, so wrap away to find your favorite look. As a gender neutral accessory, the Cider Press Scarf and Cowl look equally well on both men and women.

Cider Press ScarfAllow approx 565 yds (517 m) of worsted weight yarn for the scarf. Allow approx 350 yds (320 m) of worsted weight yarn for the buttoned cowl. Gauge is not critical, but keep in mind that a different gauge will result in different finished dimensions as well as changing your yarn requirements. Please make sure you have enough yarn!

Samples were knit in the lovely Madelinetosh Terra (orange) and Thoreau (green) colorways.

Cider Press ScarfThis lovely pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern. The pattern has also been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.

An attractive cable pattern and a non-roll border stitch keeps the knitting interesting, while the short length rows make this a great project to pick up and put down or for when you only have a few minutes of knit time to squeeze in "just one more row". The Cider Press Scarf and Cowl make for a fun knit and are sure to get you fired up for fall!
Cider Press Button Scarf/Cowl
$5.00
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf

Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf The Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf is inspired by the hidden grottos, rusted wrought iron and damp, moss covered stones that inhabit the shady corners of all secret gardens, both imaginary and real.

Finished, blocked scarf measures approximately 71” (180.5 cm) wide along the top edge and 13” (33 cm) in depth. It is knit using approximately 375 yds (343 m) of luscious Madelinetosh Sock fingering weight yarn in the Moss colorway.

The Garden Steps Scarf is worked from side to side so there are no long rows, making this an excellent travel project or one for when you don't have long periods to knit at any given time.

Garden Steps Asymmetrical ScarfThis downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.

The pattern is fully charted, but also contains line by line written instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary in order to work this lovely pattern.

The Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf can be worn any number of ways making it a versatile lightweight wrap equally at home with casual summer festival attire or dressed up for an evening out.


Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
$6.00
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Entangled Boot Cuffs

Entangled Boot Cuffs
Step up your cold weather style with Entangled Boot Cuffs. Wear these versatile boot cuffs four ways: Cables up, cables cuffed over, ribbing up, or ribbing cuffed over. One pair of cuffs - four different looks!

Entangled Boot Cuffs fit calf sizes of approx 11.5, 12.75, 14, 15.25, 16.5” (29, 32.5, 35.5, 38.5, 42 cm) circumference. Overall boot cuff length measures in at approximately 9.5” (24 cm).
Entangled Boot Cuffs
Our kick-a** sample cuffs (size 14”/35.5 cm) were knit using two 3.5 oz/100 gr (220 yds/201 m) skeins of Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in Oyster (8407). You'll want to pick a similar yarn for hard-wearing durability.

This downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The cable stitch pattern is charted, but the pattern features complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

Entangled Boot Cuffs are quick to work up and a delightful addition to your winter wardrobe, so what are you waiting for? Start knitting!

Entangled Boot Cuffs
$5.00
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hemlock Ridge Beret

Hemlock Ridge BeretWith a lace pattern inspired by the pine cones that adorn the boughs of our graceful evergreen trees, the Hemlock Ridge Beret will keep you warm and cozy on any midwinter stroll through a piney woods.

Hemlock Ridge BeretAnd with no end to the big chill in sight, you'll be wanting to keep your cozy quotient up as well. Knit with one squooshy and oh-so-soft skein of bulky weight, Dream In Color Groovy, the Hemlock Ridge Beret is just the remedy. Groovy is a 100% superwash merino wool with a well defined twist and a lovely depth of color available in lots of delicious shades. For the Hemlock Ridge Beret, I chose Shiny Moss and used about 106 yards.

Hemlock Ridge BeretThe Hemlock Ridge Beret is designed to fit an adult head size of approximately 21” - 23” (53 cm – 58 cm). The blocked beret circumference is approximately 31” (79 cm).

This downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The stitch pattern is charted, but the pattern features complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

So get knitting and then go for a hike, in style, with the Hemlock Ridge Beret.

$5.00
 

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.