I didn’t really get the opportunity to post about the two patterns I had published back in March and April in Knit Now Magazine at the time. So, since they’ve both been released for sale via Ravelry now, it seems the right time to finally show them off.
First up, the Peeping Sheep Hat. This was one of the Designer Challenges that Knit Now offers, using their very own Bloomsbury DK which was developed in conjunction with Blacker Yarns. This yarn is exclusive to the magazine and was, I believe, one of their subscriber gifts (along with a pattern booklet) earlier this year.
The challenge was to design a pattern using two balls (and two colours if possible) of this yarn. And since the yarn was very sheepy, a sheepy motif seemed the way to go. The hat is available as both a fitted and slouchy finish, with sizes going from XXS (baby size) all the way up to XL (mens).
The second pattern (again, more colourwork!), is the Planetarium Wrist Warmers. This was for the April issue’s ‘Space Oddity’ theme. These use Blacker Yarns Swan Falklands Islands 4 Ply – which is beautifully soft and richly-coloured. Knitted flat and grafted for a seamless finish, this wrist warmers can be customised to fit any hands. And as an added bonus, the Ravelry edition has a complete map for all the planets and other bodies featured on the mittens. And yes, that is a meteorite in the background.