Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Fall!

First, let me do some quick housekeeping and let you know that I now have two blogs. I'm going to talk about my Really Clear patterns only at If you use Google Reader or some such thing, start feeding that one too. (I also have a Facebook page for Really Clear. Feel free to join in.) I've been wanting to do this for a while, but it's fall, I've put a number of my patterns up on Ravelry, and the time seemed right. When I talk about other people's patterns, or store events, I'll keep it right here.

On to another person's pattern we go.

The best thing about fall (other than insects going away for a while) is that I can wear a sweater that I made and finished last March--right when it was starting to get hot. So it feels like a new sweater!

This is a great little pattern from Knitting at Knoon called Jersey Shore. (We have the pattern at Stitch Your Art Out, of course.) I modified it just slightly by adding a v-neck. I just eyeballed the shaping as I went, so I fear I can't give you the particulars on that. Otherwise, I did the pattern as written. I love the stitch pattern: You do a knit 2, purl 2 pattern for 2 rows, and then you knit a row, purl a row. It kept the knitting mind from getting bored but it was easy to do.

This pattern is great because it comes in both adult and child versions. So it is time for you to make this sweater for your entire family, and then go get a group photo taken!

I used my favorite yarn in the whole, wide world--Harrisville Highland--as the yarn for my own version. This particular color of pink has been discontinued, but never fear, dear knitters: Harrisville still makes a gorgeous pink, and we can certainly get you all the pink Highland your heart desires so that you can make pink sweaters for the entire, extended family! And all your friends!

Because it is fall, and we are all ready to start knitting! With a vengeance!