2018 = In Review

2018 was a fantastic year for me. I hope it was for you, too. My pattern designing really took off this year. It did begin to slow down near the end of the year, but the holiday season is often busy for most people, so that’s to be expected.

I want to take this time to thank every one of you for supporting and encouraging me. If nobody liked my designs, I wouldn’t keep doing them. I love seeing how others take my designs and make them their own with different colors and executions.

What was your favorite of my patterns from 2018?

Below you will find my favorites that y’all made. If you liked them, too, be sure to let them know! Some of the links will take you directly to our Facebook group, so if you are not a member, the links will not work.

New Pattern: "Lothlórien"

If you are not a fan of tall stitches, this might not be the pattern for you. However, I want to encourage you to try it anyway! Tall stitches can be really exciting once you get the hang of them. In this pattern, I incorporate a taller stitch than I ever have: the quinTR. This stitch has SIX (6) yarn overs!

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The title of this pattern, Lothlórien, comes from the Lord of the Rings series. I really love words that have L’s in them, and this name is quite beautiful.

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Mid-way from the center you should see some little buds that I incorporated. This was a challenge to plan for, as I do most of my designing without much planning at all. But I love how they turned out and I think they add a nice bit of texture to interrupt all the splits I used around the center.

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The points around the outer edge, before blocking, have a curved appearance. I really, really like this. However, I could not figure out a way to block them while also maintaining that curve. I even took some thin blocking wires, cut them down to size, and tried to use those along the edges but they were just a tad too rigid. By simply using pins to maintain the curve, you tend to end up with uneven lines, and I don’t really care for that. Instead, I blocked it as normal and it still looks good.

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This pattern is 50% off for the first 24-house and then it will return to full price at 11am EST on 1-27-2019. You can use the Ravelry button below (recommended) to save it to your library, or use either of the black buttons to purchase here on my website instead.

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New Pattern: "Auryn"

Happy 2019! This is the first pattern of the new year for me. Do you recognize the name? I’ll give you a hint— it’s from a movie from the ‘80s. I’ll give you the answer at the end of the post.

“Auryn”

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I intentionally tried to design this pattern to look like a snowflake because it the holiday season when I was working on it. My favorite part is probably the large circle openings—they turned out very round and I really like the small point at the top of them.

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This pattern is only 27 rounds so it works up very quickly. There are some tall stitches within this one, but nothing more than I usually incorporate.

The name of the pattern comes from “The Neverending Story.”

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New Pattern: "Ingrid"

I remember when I was working on this pattern, I put it down for at least a week because I lost my motivation. This is normal, and so I usually try to take that time to focus on something else I enjoy. And then after a few days, I usually find my inspiration.

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I wanted to experiment with larger spaces. Large spaces tend to make me a little nervous because they can get really loose. However, these worked out really well. I like the openness they create— a very lacy look.

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I hope you enjoy working this pattern. I chose to use blue this time, instead of natural, and I’m glad I did.

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New Pattern: "Millicent"

I just adore how these pineapples came to be. They are very textured, just as I imagined they would be when I started designing them. When you work on them, do not worry about the way that they pull together. They will cup while you work, but they block beautifully.

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This pattern does not contain any overly-complicated stitches. I did challenge myself to make this with 6 repeats instead of my usual 8. I know some people like to make clocks out of doilies, and having repeats divisible by 6 makes that possible.

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I used 65g/390y of size 10 thread. You can purchase this pattern using 1 of the 3 links below. It will be 50% off during the first 24-hours.

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