Support Local Yarn Guy (SLY Guy)


Support Local Yarn Guy or Sly Guy for short is a cowl and fingerless mittens pattern worked in MJ yarns. The cowl features a color work in a variety of textures including stockinette stitch, garter stitch, Andalusian stitch and lace.

The cowl is worked in rounds to length and then folded, so that the top and bottom edges are closed together using the three needle bind off. This results in a piece that hides the wrong side of the fabric, without having to double knit. The fingerless mittens are worked from the cuff in rounds.

Finished Measurements
Cowl: Width: 30” / 76 cm, Height: 10” / 25.5 cm
Fingerless mittens: Palm Width: 3” / 7.5 cm, Length cuff to top: 9.5” / 24 cm

24 stitches x 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch.

Beginner (knit stitches, purl stitches, lace stitches, m1R, m1L, 3-needle bind off)

US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
Cowl: one marker to denote the beginning of the round, Mittens: no markers necessary.

Yarn Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using Sophistisock from MJ Yarns (fingering weight); 390 yards / 357 meters per 100g skein:
Grey – 2 skeins of the Main Color (MC), about 780 yards (714 meters)
Pink – 1 skein of the Contrast Color (CC), about 390 yards (357 meters)

SLY Guy will be available on Ravelry tomorrow, January 24, 2018!  Use the coupon code HALF to get this and all of my other patterns at half price. This code is valid until the 27th of January.

Happy Knitting!

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


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”.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.