Thursday, July 26, 2012

Free friday finale


Thanks for bearing with me everyone. I'm back in full force this week!
First off the two winners are KnitAweigh and mumsbusycrafting, your patterns have been sent to you via Ravelry. Its a bit freaky that you both chose Evie - but I know you will enjoy it!





I've had a great week, I had a lovely weekend away then worked 3 days in the shop and finally published the Trackwork pattern.

Trackwork provides warmth without the hindrance of sleeves, perfect for busy babies and children. The peeks of hand painted yarn show of it’s beauty without being overwhelming, and give the knitter an opportunity to use a special skein of yarn.

You can choose to knit the button up vest, or work the top in the round for a popover version with no buttons.
The simple stitch pattern works up quickly in DK weight yarn, while the colourwork bodice provides the knitter with some variety before the finish.
Trackwork is worked from the bottom up, the initial stitch pattern evolves into the colourwork pattern, providing consistency amid the busyness of colour and the centered double decreases at the raglans provide structure.
Sizes
0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years)
40 (43, 45, 48, 50, 57, 62, 66, 70) cm chest (child measurements)
Yarn
DK (8ply) wool (MC) 105m = approximately 50g
206 (206, 309, 309, 412, 515, 515, 618, 721) m
225 (225, 337, 337, 450, 562, 562, 674, 786) yds
Any handpainted DK (CC) 105 m / 112 yds
Buttons etc
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) buttons 1cm in diameter
Needles
3.25 mm circular
4 mm circular (both any length 50 cm (20 in) or over).
(Or size needed to achieve gauge)
Accessories
2 stitch markers
4 small safety pins or removable stitch markers
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Gauge
22 sts x 30 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in pattern one using larger needles.
This pattern has been test-knitted and tech edited. 
$7.50 NZ ($6.05 US) ($5.77 AU - wow you guys have parity in the dust!)



I'm offering the Trackwork pattern as the prize this week. Please just say "Hi" or something to me in the comments!

Housekeeping:
- please include your Ravelry name or your email address (you can space it out to avoid spambots)- I will gift the pattern via Ravelry, if you do not belong to Rav I will email the .pdf to you- winner (s) are drawn sometime on Friday, this means "Friday afternoon/evening New Zealand time"- the winner (s) are chosen by random number generator (I use this one now)- you may enter even if you have won before.

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

I've been waiting for this beauty to be released. Glad you're feeling better.

Carmen Nuland said...

Hi Jussi! I hope you're feeling better. You've released yet another great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win it (cnuland)

Joy said...

Echoing the "glad you're better" sentiments! Joybulger on Ravelry.

andrea said...

Thank you sooooo much! What a surprise on a day that I needed something to make me smile! I have the perfect girl to make this for! Thanks for your generosity in you blog give away! How funny we both picked Evie! Thanks again!

andrea said...

I already purchased you new pattern sooooo...I've got my eye this week on the Little Man Vest!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're on the mend. I would love to recieve the Trackwork pattern. I am slightly addicted to short-sleeved cardigans at the moment.

saim24 on rav

noisybabe007 said...

Glad you are on the mend! Really like the trackwork pattern, and also the Victoria!

KathyR said...

Great to see you back in full flight! Love the look of Trackwork - cute but easy wearing.

Minimiss said...

Glad to hear you're feeling much better. That is such a cute pattern. Still love the Victoria too.