Meet the Designer at Longmont Yarn Shoppe!

I’ll be at Longmont Yarn Shoppe tomorrow beginning at 4:30 for a meet and greet! Here’s a preview of my Trunk-o-Designs:

Hope to see you there!

Amanda

Wings Poncho Pattern Release

I am really excited to finally be able to release my newest design, Wings!  It has been a long time coming, but that just means hat this pattern has been thoroughly “vetted” and tested.

For a limited time, I am offering this pattern at a discount:
Introductory Offer – Wings Poncho Pattern for only $2.99! Valid until Monday, January 23, 2017. Use code WINGS at checkout! Or just follow this link: Wings on Ravelry

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Wings is a poncho that is perfect for those chilly fall or spring days when a sweater is a little too warm or too confining. This is a very fashionable poncho that is worked from the top down in one piece.

The knitting is cast on at the top of the cowl neck collar. The collar is then worked in rounds down to the neckline in 2×2 ribbing. Short rows are worked back and forth after the ribbing to help shape the neckline by lowering the center front. Again, working in the round, raglan increases are worked throughout the yoke and down through the body. The braided cables along the raglan seams help to break up the monotonous stockinette stitch and give the poncho its character. Short rows are again used to shape the curved bottom hem of the poncho.

The model shown is a size Medium, worked Trusty from the Plucky Knitter in the colorway “Ps & Qs”.

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate
Required skills: neckline short rows, and body short rows; working button holes; working cables; raglan increases

GAUGE
18 stitches x 24 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, measured on a washed and blocked swatch.

NEEDLES
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge);
Size US 5 (3.75 mm) for ribbing

MATERIALS
Buttons – 2 large buttons to close the side seams
Yarn – Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated requirements using Trusty from The Plucky Knitter yarns; 250 yards / 229 meters per 115 gram skein: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins or approximately
1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yards /
1100 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) meters.

LANGUAGES
This pattern is only available in English. Should there be enough requests, I would gladly translate this pattern into German. Please contact me if you see a need for this.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Poncho Length (shoulder to hem): 23 (24, 25, 26, 27.5) inches or 58.5 (61, 63.5, 66, 70) cm

Please contact me if you need any help with this or any of my patterns.

New Webpage and Blog!

I am finally committed to increasing my presence as an independent designer. I love to knit and want to share that passion with as many people as possible. I will be using this blog to announce new design releases and special promotional offers. So if you would like to be “in the know” please sign up to follow me via email.

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Thank you all for your support of an independent knitwear designer! Please be patient while I work on getting this site up and running smoothly.

-Amanda