The Planners Guide to Holiday Knitting

There are two types of gift knitters: planners and procrastinators. This post is going to be dedicated to the former, those that plan ahead the knits they are going to give to family and friends throughout the holiday season. If you happen to be a procrastinator, don’t worry I’ll have a separate post for you featuring super quick knits. Read on ahead for my holiday knitting suggestions.

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Winter 2019 Design Edit

Waiting for fall and winter to come to the southeast requires a lot of patience. The temps are slowly starting to cool now that we’re entering November. Any day now we will be able to turn the fireplace on, drink chai lattes and hot cocoa, and wear all of the hand knits. As I eagerly awaits those colder days, I’m planning the rest of my fall and winter knits. Read below to see some teasers of patterns coming your way, and what designs will be on my needles these next few months.

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How To: Sloped Bind Off

The first time I used a sloped bind off, it was in a dolman sleeve pullover worked from the buttom up. When following the instructions, it felt like it was such an easy technique with a major impact to my knitting. Not only did it make seaming the sleeves that much easier, the finished garment draped so much better on my shoulders. I was in awe and promised myself I would use the sloped bind off for all future projects and designs.

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Petra + New Pattern Launch

The idea for Petra had been swimming in my head for years before I finally cast on. In some ways, this pullover represents a lot of design aspects that I love - easy lace panels, an interesting construction, and a casual silhouette that’s easy to wear. I had the high-level design elements sorted out, but I still had a few details that I needed to decide.

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Scone Shawl + knitscene

The Scone Shawl is large, warm shawl knit in a worsted weight yarn and features a diamond leaf lace stitch pattern that incorporates the increased stitches perfectly. I love that it’s the perfect size to throw over your shoulder while apple picking, or protecting yourself from the cold on winter mornings in the office.

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Porta Pullover + knitscene

Last fall I submitted my design idea to knitscene for the Winter 2019 issue featuring designs for wear all week long - from work to play and everything in between. My first design (more on that later!) is the Porta Pullover, an easy drop shoulder tunic sweater with a wide casual cowl neck featuring a lovely leaf lace stitch pattern.

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Firefly + New Pattern Launch

I initially cast on for Firely in April 2018. I too, cannot believe I’ve taken so long to finish it. Because I started it so long ago, I can’t exactly tell you where the inspiration came from but there’s another design coming up next week that shares the same stitch pattern. This is my favorite lace stitch. It’s a simple two row repeat but it looks so delicate and intricate but it’s a really easy way to showcase your knitting prowess. I’m also a fan of easy to make shawls that don’t require overly detailed instructions. Firefly is the perfect marriage between the stitch and easy construction.

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Empire + Knit Picks

Last fall I submitted my design idea to Knit Picks for their Form & Function booklet, a pattern collection that was going to focus on the Gansey pullover but with a fun and modern take. The designs in this collection feature beautifully textured pullovers with textured stitches and cables, from pullovers to easy accessories.

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