KnitteryNinja's blog

Museum Meet-Up Vest design published

I'm really pleased with my latest design in Love of Knitting Winter 2012. They did a great job picking the model and styling the photo. You'll see the back in the second image, which reverses the mosaic and striped sections from the front, and adds a white stripe across the center of the black section to mirror the white section with black stripe.

Josh Bennett Rowan Patterns Free Download

Josh Bennett is the featured designer in Rowan Magazine 51 (just published), and you can download the six sweater patterns for free. I have a direct link to the pattern download in my latest blog entry, along with a video link where Josh describes the inspiration for the sweaters. Check it out at

Gills Neck Gaitor

Check out the attached image of my neckwarmer design called Gills Gaitor. It's available as a free download at (Click the free patterns link, and then Simpliworsted Patterns.) Skacel sponsored a one skein project competition among the participants at the Men's Fall Knitting Retreat. Karin Skacel decided to purchase all the designs, and make them available as free downloads.

Lace Wrap

Attached is a photo of Lace Wrap blocking. Pattern is from Vogue Knitting Winter 09/10. I used three colorways of Indigo Moon Handpainted Sock Yarn. The repeats are all the same size (photo skews perspective a bit). It's 22" x 78". The pattern has a smaller rectangle (not pictured--still knitting it) that is sewn perpendicular to one end, making an "L". The longer piece hangs down the front for a dramatic effect!

Mr Knightley's Vest

Check out this new pattern on Ravelry, that's published in the newly released Jane Austen Knits by Interweave. The designer, Jenny Sorensen, lives locally and designs for our shop, Northcoast Knittery (Eureka, CA). This vest is very nice!