Friday, 22 July 2011

Tumbledown Set

I mentioned briefly yesterday that I was fortunate enough to be able to sell patterns at Knit Nation this year at the Sweet Clement Yarns stand. If you were at Knit Nation you may well have seen the samples, I do hope you liked them!

The patterns were released exclusively at Knit Nation but I can announce that they are now available for download via Ravelry, and due to the genius of Ravelry even non-members can now use the site to make their pattern purchases.

Firstly there is a pair of patterns based around falling leaves in mid-flight - the Tumbledown Set. The first is a wristies pattern, first seen at the UCL MODO show back in March, but reworked in Sweet Clement Besotted lace yarn.

In Sweet Clement Besotted
The original pair
The wristies are perhaps unsurprisingly a quick knit, and a pair can easily be made over a weekend. They make great gifts, and the simple lace insertions add a layer of elegance and a great way to practice lace knitting skills. They are great for travel knitting, and have a very effective stretchy rib cuff, providing the wearer with confidence that they will not be lost. As a bonus, the pattern has instructions for knitting the wristies both flat and in the round, allowing you to choose based on your skill level or personal preference.

Since making the first pair in March I've been wearing the first pair rather a lot, they are a fantastic finish to a great winter coat, or spice up a simple summer outfit. This pattern is available for £2.50 and you can buy now.

The second pattern is the Tumbledown Scarf. This pattern was specially developed to compliment the wristies and the two patterns share many features. The inspiration for these patterns was that of leaves falling from trees at the end of autumn, and I feel that the modular nature of this scarf does a pretty good job of representing that.

Again the scarf is knit using Sweet Clement Besotted, a laceweight yarn, and like the wristies, uses a simple 8 row lace repeat that is fantastic for improving lace knitters, or those looking for a pattern great for traveling or social knitting. The scarf is cresent shaped, forming a full half-circle when complete, and as such forms a very comfortable curve around the back neck. This is a scarf that wants to stay wrapped around you!

The pattern is great for topping up your winter wardrobe, but is also delicate enough to be worn as an accessory in itself. The pattern is available for £2.50 and you can buy now.

As a special treat, I am offering the Tumbledown set for the discounted price of £4, saving 20%, when both patterns are purchased. Simply add both patterns to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.

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