Thursday, October 30, 2014

Village Yarn Shop and Brownie Knits Schedule

I have all the final details for the Brownie Knits events at The Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville, Indiana. I hope to see you there!


Brownie Knits Trunk Show from November 3rd unit the mid- to end of November.
The Village Yarn Shop
209 South Main Street
Zionsville, IN 


November 6th from 5-8 pm 
Designer Meet & Greet


Button Up Honey Cowl or Slouchy Honey Hat Class
November 15th from 10 am to 12:30 pm



Flossie Hat Class
November 15th 1:30 to 4 pm


Both classes will include instructions for the specific projects and a general question and answer session. For those interested in continental knitting or magic loop, you can get instruction on those techniques and apply them to these projects! (Must have a basic knitting knowledge already.) Class size is limited. Please call 317.873.0004 to sign up or swing by the shop.








Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Brownie Knits Podcast Episode 2 is LIVE!!!





Show Notes:



Welcome to episode 2 of the Brownie Knits podcast! In this episode, we talk about some finished projects, new designs, an epic shopping trip, and have some class announcements. AND...our first ever giveaway winner is announced!

Patterns:
Lady Louise Infinity Cowl by A Knitter's Life
Crackerjack Cowl by earthchick
Bandana by Knit One Crochet Too

New Brownie Knits designs:
Slouchy Honey Hat available in Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy
Windows of Light Jar Covers (FREE on BrownieKnits.com and in Ravelry)

Products:
Bird Leg Bags
Turtle Purl Yarns in Snow White
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Modern Fair Isle
Opal in Honey

The Brownie Knits trunk show will be at The Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville, IN from November 3rd, 2014 until mid to late November. There will be a meet and greet from 5-8 on November 6th and classes are on November 15th. Watch the video for all the details!


Don't forget to join the Brownie Knits Ravelry board and comment on the Introductions thread to register for the next giveaway! I have also started a thread with all the details about the Block Blanket along for 2015.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windows of Light Jar Covers -- FREEBIE !!! Crochet Pattern

How about a little something free for the week?!? Here you go. This is a freebie crochet pattern for jar covers. You can download the file from BrownieKnits.com or on Ravelry.


Some relaxing crochet and the calming glow of candlelight is headed your way when you make the Windows of Light Jar Covers! All you need is some leftover sock weight yarn, a jar, and a candle to make the covers and add a touch of color to your home d├ęcor. A trio of covers can be made in one evening, so you can switch out covers for the seasons! Package them with some candles and they make great gifts for all your friends! 

Materials: 
Yardage: 145 yards/132.5 meters of fingering weight yarn (total yardage for trio of covers) 
Sample knit out of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in colors Ophelia and Hollyhock (395 yards/361 meters; 100% superwash merino) 

Gauge: 5.5 dcs / 3 rounds = 1 inch, unblocked and not stretched 

Hook: US D/3 (3.25mm) 
or size needed to get gauge

Notions:
Jars: 12-, 8-, and 4-ounce quilted crystal Ball® jelly jars; 2.-inch diameter x 5.-inch tall (large jar), 2.- inch diameter x 3.-inch tall (medium jar), 2.-inch diameter x 2.-inch tall (small jar) 
Scissors 
Yarn/tapestry needle 

Sizing:
Directions are given to fit 2.-inch diameter jars. However, you can use any size jar you desire by following the notes throughout. If you select a larger jar, you will need additional yarn. 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Slouchy Honey Hat: New Pattern Alert!!!

I know I say this every time, but I really am SUPER excited about my newest design. The Slouchy Honey Hat pattern just came flowing out on the needles and I loved making it. Here's all the info and you can get the pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or my Etsy shop. (For those of you in the Indianapolis area, I will also be teaching this hat [along with the Button Up Honey Cowl] as a class on November 15th, 2014 at the Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville, IN. Would love to see you there!)


The stylish Slouchy Honey hat features a deep rib brim to keep the hat snug on your head and your ears warm. The honeycomb pattern in the body of the hat looks visually complex, but is simple and enjoyable to knit. A quick decrease at the tiptop gives a gathered look, with the option of adding a playful pom-pom as an accent. This hat is full of fun and perfect for fall and winter weather! Grab two contrasting skeins of your favorite DK or light worsted yarn and sit down for a knit!


Level:
Intermediate



Gauge:
5 sts / 6.25 rounds over St st = 1 inch, on larger needles


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

Adult S/M (Adult L/XL)
Circumference to fit: 19-21 (20-23) inches
3 inches of negative ease



Materials:
250 yards of DK weight yarn in main color
150 yards of DK weight yarn in contrasting color
Samples knitted out of Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Dahlia and Weathered Frame and William Morris and Hosta Blue




Needles:
US 5 or 6 16- or 20-inch circular for brim
US 6 or 7 16- or 20-inch circular for body of hat, or size needed to get gauge
US 6 or 7 DPNs for decreases
Use a longer needle if you prefer Magic Loop technique
For the brim, select a needle one size smaller than needle used to get gauge.


Notions:

Pom-pom maker (optional)
Scissors
Stitch marker
Tape measure
Yarn/Tapestry needle

Monday, October 20, 2014

Brownie Knits and The Village Yarn Shop!

Hello everybody!!! I'm very excited to share that The Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville Indiana will be hosting my trunk show in November. I will also be hanging around on the evening of 11/13 to meet knitters, catch up with the local knitting scene, and answer questions about my designs. We are still finalizing plans for Saturday 11/15, but it looks like I will be teaching two classes that day. Super excited to drive down the road a bit and deliver the trunk show! Hope to see you there!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Button Up Honey Cowl Pattern on Knit Picks!

Hi everybody! The Button Up Honey Cowl pattern is now available from Knit Picks. You can get the pattern, yarn, and everything else you need from the KnitPicks.com site at this link. They are running a 10% off the entire site right now if you enter the code extraten. I'm biased, but I think these cowls would make great holiday gifts.


My favorite sample version of this design uses Knit Picks City Tweed DK.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brownie Knits Podcast Episode 1





Hi everybody! Episode 1 of the Brownie Knits podcast is up on YouTube! The video is linked here and the the direct link to YouTube is here.



Show notes:



Welcome to Episode 1 of the Brownie Knits podcast. In this episode I share some needlefelted pumpkins, zebra socks, and a few new Brownie Knits designs. We also take a trip to the pumpkin patch! 

Resources:

Pumpkin Needlefelting kit (for the small pumpkins) from Sheared Bliss

Vanilla Socks (toe up and afterthought heel) pattern by Carle' Dehning (free in Ravelry)...I used Regia Zoofari yarn for the zebra print.

Delphia Cowl by Brownie Knits, available for purchase in Ravelry and from BrownieKnits.com. Also available on Craftsy and the Brownie Knits Etsy shop.

BRAND NEW!!! Button Up Honey Cowl by Brownie Knits, available for purchase in Ravelry and from BrownieKnits.com. Also available on Craftsy and the Brownie Knits Etsy shop.

Pumpkin patch is Russell Farms in Noblesville, Indiana

Remember to join in the conversation on the Brownie Knits Ravelry board and introduce yourself to enter the October/November 2014 giveaway!