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New Pattern! Lake Huron Wrap

I was so fortunate to be asked to be the featured designer in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I’ve got 4 designs in the magazine, and this week I’ll be featuring all of them. The issue is available for download here, otherwise you’ll find it on the shelves by mid-April. Yesterday I shared my Lake Ontario Hat, and today it’s all about my Lake Huron Wrap! 

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap is a big cozy wrap knit up in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted.

Simple Lace Stitch and Garter Stitch

Simple Lace Stitch and Garter Stitch

I love a big cotton wrap for summer. When I set out to design this I wanted a lacy part for a more airy look while still protecting your skin from the sun, and also a garter stitch part that would be denser for more warmth if you needed it.

Water and Sand

Water and Sand

I picked a simple stitch pattern that to me was water-like, and the garter stitch has a sand-like quality, so to me this wrap looks like water lapping on the beach.

Cozy Scarf!

Cozy Scarf!

You start this wrap from the center and work your way out with one color/texture, then go back to the provisional cast on and work the second color/texture out the other half. There is also shaping at both ends for mismatched angles.

Cozy and Pretty!

Cozy and Pretty!

Details:

The Lake Huron Wrap utilizes a provisional cast-on to create the backbone of this two-toned, substantial knitted stole.

Size 69” wide and 19½” tall at center
Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd100 m/50 g):
• #4936 marlin (A), 4 skeins
• #56 doe (B), 4 skeins
Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana
Gauge 13 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Crashing Waves patt on smaller needle; 13 sts and 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch on larger needle
Tools
• Size 8 (5 mm): 48” circular (cir) needle
• Size 10 (6 mm): 48” cir needle
• Tapestry needle
• Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

I can’t wait to see the WIPs and FOs start popping up for this one! I really think in the right colors and yarn this could be dressed up for wedding season, or dressed down for every day. It’s pretty versatile!

Find the pattern on Ravelry, preview the whole issue on Ravelry, and snag the magazine.

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New Pattern! Lake Ontario Hat

I was so fortunate to be asked to be the featured designer in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I’ve got 4 designs in the magazine, and this week I’ll be featuring all of them. The issue is available for download here, otherwise you’ll find it on the shelves by mid-April. 

Lake Ontario Hat

Lake Ontario Hat

First up is a simple little beanie I designed with a super lovely semi solid from The Copper Corgi.

Lake Ontario Hat!

Lake Ontario Hat!

I set out to design a little hat to wear on the beach to protect your hair from the blowing winds, and your scalp from the sun. It’s easily the most beanie-like hat I’ve ever designed, but it needs to be tight to your head to stay on!

Pretty Chevron Texture

Pretty Chevron Texture

With a little slouch, really nice easy drape, and a loose, breezy chevron stitch throughout, this is the perfect little hat to accompany you to the beach, a lakeside walk, or a summer picnic.

Details:

Subtle texture in a pretty variegated yarn makes the Lake Ontario Hat a perfect accessory for any time of year.

Size: 19¼” circumference and 8½” tall
Yarn: The Copper Corgi Fiber Studio Savannah Sock (100% superwash merino; 460 yd 420 m/113 g):
• blushing, 1 skein
Gauge: 25 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in Chevron B patt on larger needle
Tools:
• Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir) needle
• Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Marker (m)
• Tapestry needle

Pretty in the Back, Too!

Pretty in the Back, Too!

Find the pattern on Ravelry, preview the whole issue on Ravelry, and snag the magazine.

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Knitscene Summer 2015 Featured Designer: Me!

I’m so happy to share my designs included in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I was lucky enough to be asked to be the featured designer, which means I got to design 4 pieces for the mag. So exciting!

Download the magazine now, or wait and grab it in stores mid April.

I’m so proud to be a part of this great issue and of my fun summer designs!

Lake Superior Cardigan

Lake Superior Cardigan

Lake Michigan Tee

Lake Michigan Tee

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Ontario Hat

Lake Ontario Hat

I’ll be talking more about my designs in the issue next week. Until then, sneak the whole issue at Knitscene, and on Ravelry.

Get My Knitted Baby Sweaters Class!

Remember when I filmed those classes in Colorado at the beginning of the year? The first one is now available!

Pretty crazy right?! Here is the description of the class from Interweave:

Knitted Baby Sweaters with Allyson Dykhuizen
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If you’re tired of making the same boring baby gifts over and over again, change things up with designer, editor, and teacher Allyson Dykhuizen in Knitted Baby Sweaters: Learn the Basics, Plus Pockets, Stripes and More! Learn how to turn one simple top-down cardigan pattern into tons of adorable gifts with endless combinations of hoods, pockets, and stripes.

Then, easily transform your pattern with animal designs like zebras, bears, piglets, and kittens. Use easy techniques such as picking up stitches, seaming as you go, duplicate stitch, and backwards loop cast-on to create a project that’s fun, easy, quick, and incredibly adorable.

In Knitted Baby Sweaters you will:

  • Learn how to knit a basic baby cardigan sweater
  • Incorporate stripes and pockets into your sweater with ease
  • Master duplicate stitch, picking up stitches, and adding a button band
  • Let your imagination run wild with unlimited ways to customize your sweater: ears, tails, manes, whiskers, and more

It’s my Baby Sweater Buffet knitting pattern, only with me helping you through every single step.

Unconvinced? Let my video promo sell you!

This class can be downloaded now for $16.99, or you can preorder the DVD for $24.99, and that will ship VERY soon!

Knitted Baby Sweaters - with ME!

Knitted Baby Sweaters – with ME!

Making this video seems like a crazy dream I had, so it’s really amazing to me to see that it actually exists and that people can buy it and watch it! Be sure to let me know what you think of it if you watch it. I’m so excited to hear some feedback! All I can see when I watch it is my studdering and slightly shaky hand!

Tulip Slouch Relaunch!

You first saw my adorable Tulip Slouch in Knitscene Spring 2012!

As Seen in Knitscene Spring 2012!

As Seen in Knitscene Spring 2012!

Today the pattern is getting an upgrade! It’s now available for individual download through my ravelry store.

The New Tulip Slouch!

The New Tulip Slouch!

Fav, queue, and purchase at Ravelry Now!

Pattern Intro: Tulips are my favorite flower! I love that they mean spring every year, and I love their simple shape in silhouette. Duplicate stitching these pretty little flowers onto this basic slouchy hat makes it a true standout! Choose the most spring-like colors you can for these tulips, from your stash or from the dozens of Knit Picks Palette colors, and you’ll have the perfect hat to take you into spring this year.

Sweet Duplicate Stitched Tulips!

Sweet Duplicate Stitched Tulips!

Finished Size 16” brim circumference, 20” circumference above brim.

Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Weight (70% merino, 30% silk; 220 yd [201 m]/50 g): Robot (MC), 1 skein.

Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yd/50 g): Cream (CC1), Tidepool Heather (CC2), Ash (CC3), Cornmeal (CC4), 1 skein each.

Super Cute Spring Hat!

Super Cute Spring Hat!

Needles Size 4 (3.5mm) straight needles and set of double pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m), waste yarn for provisional CO, stitch holder, yarn needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 31 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.

Love the Details!

Love the Details!

Notes: This hat is worked in three sections. The body is worked flat and embroidered, then the ribbed brim is picked up and worked along one edge. To finish, stitches are picked up along the other edge for the crown.

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