Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sale Time ~ Three New Patterns!

photo provided by Little Skein

Hi, Knitters,
Thanks for the huge response to Episode 16 of my podcast and for the double giveaway! Wow, you are generous with your comments and viewings. Thank you.

The winners of the fabulous prize packages from Episode 16 are.....
Michelle or walterbear on Ravelry wins the gift bag including the custom Quaere Madison Memories yarn and the Little Skein custom project bag (Pre-orders for your own bag are up right now! Click here to find out more.), the Dropcloth Sampler and so much more. Congratulations to Michelle!

Terri or terriglo on Ravelry wins the door prize package including the Lollipop Yarn, Tuft Woolens and Kookaburra soap and the Kreinik glitter thread. Congratulations to Terri!

Both winners have been contacted and need to pm me their mailing addresses so I can send out the prizes. Thanks again to everyone who participated. I will have another giveaway very soon.

On to the topic at hand this morning. 

I have 3 new patterns being released to my Ravelry Pattern Shop this morning! To celebrate this fact I am having a 20% off pattern sale for the three new patterns. The patterns on sale include two shawls, Pioneer Girl and Come What May, and a bookmark/ornament pattern called the Half Pint Mittens. 

20% coupon code starts today, June 24, 2015 and ends June 30, 2015. Code: NEW

If you purchase all 3 of these new to my shop patterns using the 20% off coupon code NEW, you get the bundle of professionally tech-edited, designed and test knitted pdf patterns for only $12.40. You can purchase the patterns individually using the code NEW as well. 

Enjoy! Happy summer to you all.

Here are some photos and information for the three new downloadable patterns in my shop:

Size: Pioneer Girl has a 59” wingspan and is 12” deep, after a gentle blocking.
Yarn: Designed with 2 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering. If you will be substituting yarn, you will need 550 to 600 yards of a similar fingering weight yarn.
Skills needed: This is a deceptively simple shawl. It looks complex, but requires only beginner-level knitting knowledge. There are both written and charted directions.
To knit Pioneer Girl, you will need to be able to:
  • Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
  • Increase stitches with a YO
  • Decrease and/or join stitches with k2tog
photo provided by Little Skein

This bookmark or ornament is the perfect companion for any Little House loving person around or really any person around! The inspiration for this adorable pair of mittens on a string mittens is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s red wool mittens referred to in the book series.
The mittens take only 3 grams of fingering weight wool from start to finish.
Grab those tiny leftover scraps from shawls and socks and whip up some adorable gift-toppers, ornaments and bookmarks for kids, friends and family.
Needles: US size 1
Gauge: 8 sts per inch in stockinette stitch
Mitten = 2-inches in length each
Cord: 10-inches in length, perfectly sized to be used as a bookmark with the classic Little House on the Prairie books

Finished measurements: 48-inch wingspan, 28-inch depth after blocking.

Yarn: KnitCircus Opulence (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon), 400 yards/100 grams. 
Sample knit in 1 skein of the gradient Come What May colorway.

Needles: US size 6, 32-inch or longer, circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5.5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch before blocking

Stitch markers
2 tubes of 6/0 beads, 24 grams, sample used crystal beads with silver lining
Crochet hook or flosser for placing beads

Have a great Wednesday. Don't forget to use the coupon code NEW for the 20% off discount.

I'll be back with more soon.
xo ~ susan


Kepanie said...

Good morning, gorgeous. I'm trying to purchase your Pioneer Shawl right now but having trouble w/the CC address. We just moved out of San Francisco, so trying to get the hubb to see what's going on.

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Very excited about this! And what a fabulous and generous offer Susan. Thanks. These mittens have me thinking about Christmas -(which is EXACTLY 6 months away...just sayin...) I love to give books as gifts and these mittens can be made well ahead and tucked into the package.

Anonymous said...

If I want to knit the Pioneer Girl shawl can I use Dream in Color or Quince and Co. yarns?? If quince and Co is a good choice which yarn would it be??? I appreciate the help as I'm a new knitter. Thank you Susan.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Quince & Co. Finch or Tern (which has silk and wool) would work great for this shawl!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life said...

I love all deceptively simple patterns...They are all beautiful, as always, Susan.

jderouin55 said...

Could you tell me where you purchased the KnitCircus Opulence yarn? I have just found single 215 yds yanks

Susan B. Anderson said...

jderouin55 - The yarn can be purchased at If you can't find it you can contact them and they will get you the yarn, I think you can order different colorways on different bases and either in a single skein or two matching skeins.

I hope this helps:)

Anonymous said...

I put the code in and still was charged $6.00. I contacted Ravelry and they said to contact you... Pat at

Patti Stewart said...

I just purchased this shawl! I am so excited for it. Never have I worked with beads so this will be a new challenge for me. It's beautiful!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Pat, I'll email you:)