Tonight’s round up is all knit! Our featured designer is Ann Kingstone, and her designs are beautiful. Ann has a way of bringing vintage to modern. Does that make sense? Well, however you want to describe her style, it’s lovely. She has a wonderful way with colors and textures, creating some stunning fair isle patterns and cable patterns.
Most of her patterns are for sale, but she does have a few free patterns as well if you like to test out her writing style before buying some of her patterns.
Ann also has some great books available at Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, and Amazon DE.
I have put together a collection of some of her patterns for you. Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something Ann has to say about them.
1) Roseberry ~ The coat is knitted from the top down, starting with the Turkish cast-on for the hood (fully instructed in the pattern). Raglan increases form the yoke, and the bodice is finished just below the chest with applied icord. The skirt is knitted on stitches picked up from the icord.
2) Dot to Dot Blanket Square ~ This blanket square features an unusual double increase and twisted stitch columns.
3) Enid Headband~ With several colour changes, this is a great project for learning fair isle technique. The pattern contains clearly illustrated tutorials for two-handed fair isle technique, and for spit-splicing in colourwork.
4) Socks for Little Witches ~ Pretty socks with a diamond eyelet pattern, sized for little girls aged 5-7 years. The socks work in any standard sock yarn, including self-striping yarns as shown.
5) Wesley Bobs ~ ‘Wesley Bob’ is an old Yorkshire dialect term for Christmas tree decorations. These ones are carefully designed to make beautifully spherical ornaments.
6) Rosebud ~ The coat is knitted from the bottom up in rounds, with steeks at the centre front and armholes. The sleeves are knitted from the top down, with short row shaping in the seleevecaps. Collar and fronts are edged with applied i-cord, incorporating i-cord buttonholes.
7) Ilkley Moor ~ The hat is knitted from brim to crown. The pattern includes full written instructions (including line-by-line instructions for the cable pattern) and a chart.
8) To Have and To Hold ~ This pretty drawstring bag would make a lovely accessory for any special occasion, especially weddings.
9) Prom ~ A summer concert, or a high school dance? You decide!
Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!
Are you still there? Well then, you get to enter to win a free pattern!
To enter the Ann Kingston Pattern Giveaway you must be at least 18 years of age. The winner will be notified by email and will have 1 week to respond to receive a code for 1 free pattern (not eBook) from Ann Kingstone’s pattern store. If the winner does not reply in 1 week, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends at the end of day eastern time on August 11th. Pattern code expires September 30th, 2015.
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