Posted in colorwork, Oregon

…and we have color!

And we have color in the Colorwork Tee!  I’m at a place in the design where I can just start working from the needles (as opposed to drawing out a chart first).  I am excited to be working with Bronze again as well as to be adding in some Marine.   Unfortunately last weekend I got ahead of myself and divided for sleeves too early, so a lot of time was spent placing stitches back on the needles.

colorwork tee closeup

colorwork tee

My younger son claimed this green Wayfarer The Wayfarer Hat as his own.  I think it fits his style…




Jen finished her hat and posted this pic on her Ravelry page.  Love this picture!

Jen's Hat

Also over the weekend, DH and I went to the Coast and the weather was perfect for hiking and photography. Here is one picture of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  More pictures will follow in a future post.

by the lighthouse
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  I hope you have a joyful week!!!

Posted in knitting patterns, pattern

New Pattern: The Wayfarer Hat

Continuing the theme of travel and exploration is my newest pattern, The Wayfarer Hat, a companion to the Passport Mitts.  A wayfarer is one who travels, especially on foot.  Johnny Appleseed was a wayfarer, as are those who travel the Camino de Santiago.  To my mind, a wayfarer is a wanderer, one open to what the road may bring, an explorer.  Here then, is The Wayfarer Hat:

Hat and photo by Alex; used by permission.

This hat is fun to knit and stylish to wear.  The pattern is written for four sizes, fitting head sizes 18-25 inches.  It is written for a snug fit and includes modifications for a more relaxed fit.  It calls for Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo, a lovely sport weight in amazing colorways.

This is the original snug fit, worked in Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colorway Indiecita:



This is Leanne’s lovely Wayfarer, knit in the Malabrigo Arroyo in the colorway Lavanda, relaxed fit:

Leanne Wayfarer
Hat and photo by Leanne; used by permission.

This beautiful Wayfarer was knit by Alex, using madelinetosh Tosh DK in the colorway Cousteau.  The madelinetosh shows the stitch definition beautifully.  This is also the relaxed fit.

Alexs Steamer Trunk
Hat and photo by Alex; used by permission.

Martha’s gorgeous Wayfarer (relaxed fit) and Passport Mitts, at the Oregon Coast.  Malabrigo Arroyo in the colorway Aguas:

Martha's Wayfarer at beach (3)
Knitwear and photo by Martha; used by permission.

I am offering an introductory special for The Wayfarer.  Follow the link and enter the coupon code Wayfarer20 here for 20% off the regular price of $5.00.  This code is good through 11:59 pm Pacific Time January 9, 2016.

Or, purchase Passport Mitts and The Wayfarer Hat together for the discounted price of $8.00, no coupon code needed, here: Passport Mitts/The Wayfarer Hat Set.  If you have previously purchased one of the patterns, this link does not work and you will need to purchase the second pattern singly on Ravelry.  In addition, it does not work if you have received one of the patterns for free.

I hope that you will check out this pattern.  It was a joy to design and it is a joy to see it become a reality at the hands of other knitters.  Thank you for letting me share it with you!