Thursday, December 19, 2013



Hi, Knitters,
I have had a bunch of new patterns released recently. First, let me say thank you for the huge support of the 50 Row Shawlette and the Mini-Stocking and Candy Cane patterns. These patterns have been flying out of my pattern shop and it has been very exciting. Both of these patterns are still on sale for $1.00 off through December 25th.

Click here to see the 50 Row Shawlette! The sale code is MERRY

Click here to see the Mini-Stocking and Candy Cane patterns! The sale code is IBKLOVE

Now I have had several free patterns just be released recently. The first is called the Woven Ladder Hat. This hat was made and submitted for the My Mountain hat design contest. The Woven Ladder Hat placed in the top 5 in the contest (thank you, again, for voting!). I won an iPad mini for this hat and I have loved it. The iPad mini will be joining me on my knitting travels, of which I have a lot coming up starting in January 2014.

The free pattern for the Woven Ladder Hat is now available for free download!

Click here for the free Woven Ladder Hat pattern!

This hat is a very fast knit on US size 11s and 13s. It takes two skeins of the Lova yarn, which can be purchased here.

(photo from My Mountain)

The next new and free pattern to be released is the reversible toy, Elephant and Mouse! Candi Jensen, the producer of Knit and Crochet Now!, a PBS show, asked me if I would design something for a segment of the new season of her acclaimed show. Of course I said yes! The pattern is for a tiny reversible toy, fitting in with my new book, Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys. 

If you want to test the water for your own reversible toy, knitting this is a cute, simple version of an inside-out flip toy is the perfect way to start! The Elephant and Mouse toy is about 3-4 inches tall and you can see how it works in the following photos:

The Elephant and Mouse Toy is knit in Quince & Co. Lark.

The next free toy pattern release has been long awaited.......

The reversible Egg to Turtle pattern was something I designed to go along with the publication of my latest book, Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys. I have used the pattern to teach workshops and to give as a thank you to people showing up for my book signings and events since the book came out. By the way, I am teaching the Egg to Turtle workshop, which includes tons of toy-knitting techniques and demonstrations and some surprises, at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC and Seattle coming up soon in 2014!

I was asked to film a segment for Knitting Daily TV, a PBS show, last fall where I demonstrated some of the techniques used in the Egg to Turtle reversible toy. Now the pattern for the toy used on the show has been released as a free download on the Knitting Daily website. The yarn used for the Egg to Turtle reversible toy is Quince & Co. Lark.

Click here for the Ravelry page for the Egg to Turtle reversible toy!

And that's all for now!

best, susie


Creative Design said...

That's funny that your post is about some freebies! I just started your The Modern Rib Hat, which is coming out great!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Bonney said...

I just made this hat for a Christmas gift. If I read the directions correctly it said to make 4 repeats of the initial work. That seems like too many repeats. And the picture doesn't match that many repeats. Is it correct? (I didn't make 4 repeats. I LOVE this hat!)

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the freebies! Hoping I have time to make a turtle/egg for Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

craft-chick said...

My Egg to Turtle will be finished tonight, I'm so excited I was able to knit it up for Christmas!

Thank you and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Darlene said...

Thank you for the wonderful free gifts! I was just finishing up my niece's gift when I saw the turtle ...she has always loved turtles and having it be reversible will be the icing on the cake! She has moved to the other side of Canada and it will be her first christmas away from family so this and your little snowman/ tree will make her smile! Thanks again as always your patterns are wonderful! Happy Christmas and a joyous NewYear!

Jules (Tanknit) said...

I am so bad. I just bought some Lova yarn. Gotta love it! Har! Har! :)

Spinner said...

So excited for the egg and turtle one! And love the mouse to elephant. We have a new little girl in our family this Christmas and I'm frantically knitting up something for her. If I have time the mouse/elephant will be joining it! Thanks so much :)


Carolknits said...

I have 6 grandkids who would love a hat like this. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you Susan…your hat is beautiful…I have been wanting to learn to master colorwork and maybe even design my own motif…I will own a copy of this book whether or not I win…hope I win…thank you Susan…


Cora Shaw said...

I was wondering if you are going to be able to post the egg to turtle pattern? The link is no longer working for the the pattern. I love knitting your toys especially your reversBlw toys.


Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Cora,
The Egg to Turtle pattern was published by Knit and Crochet Now and they own the copyright. I'm sorry to not be of more help but I don't know anything about the link.
Take care and thanks for the kind words.