Friday, December 09, 2016

Wrap-Me-Up Toys Pattern available and on discount now!

Hi, Knitters,
How are you doing this week? It is such a busy time of year but it still is one of my favorite seasons even with the extra hustle and bustle. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying yourselves with your knitting. I have a couple of new and fun things to share today.

First, we have just added Gift Cards for Barrett Wool Co. if any of you are interested. I had a lot of requests for that option so now it is available. And we just opened our BWC Mercantile last night. In addition to the Gift Cards we added our first set of blank notecards called, My Knitting Life. 

Last spring I met a young woman, Aleks Byrd, who was in one of my classes at the Fibre Space. She gave me a gift and I realized that she was a super talented illustrator. I hired Aleks to create a sketch of me and my knitting life and mind. This is the culmination and I love it. I think every knitter can relate to this illustration. So we had the illustration by Aleks printed on beautiful high quality notecards!

We are selling sets of 5 cards. We've sold quite a few sets already so move quick if you'd like a set or two for gifts or for yourselves. Click here to find out more about the My Knitting Life notecards!

Next, I'm so excited to announce that my newest toy mini-collection pattern is now available for purchase. The pattern is called, Wrap-Me-Up Toys! Four toys with simple seamless construction along with four blankies for wrapping up. Pretty perfect in every way. Knit in Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight.

I am running a discount for $2.00 off the set price of $6.00 from today, December 9th through midnight CST on Sunday, December 11th. Get the coupon code by clicking right here! 

Here is some information you might like to know:

Wrap-Me-Up Toys


December 2016

Worsted (9 wpi) ?

6 stitches = 2.5 cm
in stockinette stitch

US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm

230 yards (210 m)

7 inches in length
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
 buy it now or  visit pattern website
Holiday discount for $2.00 off! To get the code click right here. or go to Patterns. Coupon code is good starting Friday, December 9th through midnight CST on Sunday, December 11th, 2016. Enter the coupon code on Ravelry and Barrett Wool Co. at checkout.
Some things never change. Little kids always love to put their toys to bed. With this beloved activity in mind, I decided to revisit the original Wrap-Me-Up Puppy from my book, Itty-Bitty Toys. I often bring this toy with me when I teach and the students in my classes fall in love with the sleeping puppy wrapped up in a blanket. I have always wanted to rewrite this pattern in a seamless version and in a heavier weight yarn. Plus, I’ve always wanted to add some new friends to the mix. Now we have a Wrap-Me-Up Kitten, Lamb and Piglet to go along with the Puppy. The more friends to say “night-night” to, the merrier!
Finished Measurements:
Animals: 7-inches (17.5cm) long
Blankets: 7.5-inch (19 cm) squares
Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American Wool; 230 yards/210 meters, 100 grams), 1 skein each in Humble Gold, Priscilla, Bear, Ellie Gray, and Picket Fence.
Samples are in the following colors:
Pal the Puppy: Humble Gold
Priscilla the Piglet: Priscilla
Mitten the Kitten: Ellie Gray, Picket Fence, Priscilla
Sam the Lamb: Bear and Ellie Gray
Blanket sample colors are: Humble Gold, Priscilla, Ellie Gray, and Bear
Animals: US size 5 or 3.75mm double-pointed needles, set of four needles or size to obtain gauge.
Blankets: US size 7 or 4.5mm, or size to obtain gauge.
Animals: 6 stitches and 7 rows per inch (2.54cm) in stockinette stitch
Blankets: Approximately 5 stitches and 8 rows per inch (2.54cm) in pattern stitch
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Tape measure or ruler
Black embroidery floss or fingering weight yarn for face embroidery (the samples use Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering Weight in Peppercorn).

The first of the toys is Mitten the Kitten. 

The pattern includes instructions for four toys and four different blankets. All of the toys are knit in Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight yarn. Click here to see Home Worsted Weight! 

 Pal the Puppy

Priscilla the Pig

Sam the Lamb

I always think the back view of the handknit toys is even cuter than the front sometimes.

Anyway, I'll be back soon with more. Have a wonderful weekend, Knitters.
xo ~ susan