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