Hello friends! It’s getting to be spring here in the Northern hemisphere, and I’m happy to let you know of a few items of note as we head into the warmer months.
I have a new design release for the Celtic Collection of garments I’ve been working on this year: Ostara. This women’s vest features traditional fair-isle colorwork patterning, as well as a stylized iris motif at the border. It is knit in the round with steeks at the V-neckline and armholes.
It’s shown here in Finullgarn fingering-weight wool (available from The Yarn Guys/Wall of Yarn) and it’s available right now as a PDF download on Ravelry.
Also released in the last month or so is a new pair of lace socks - Fern. These are sized for a ladies’ foot and feature a delicate fern front lace pattern on the front and back of the leg, which continues down onto the foot. The pattern contains 3 sizes for women, and can be knit with one skein of most sock-weight yarn put-ups. It’s shown here in the Willow colorway on Rhiannon Sock.
Finally, save the date(s)! I’ll be vending and teaching at Stitches Midwest the first weekend in August!
I’ll be teaching a top-down yoke sweater customization class, as well as a colorwork color palette inspiration class. You can find information on these (and all the great classes available from the Stitches Events folks) on the XRX website here. Hope to see you there!