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Pattern Relaunch & Sale! Liaison Tee

Liaison Tee!

Liaison Tee!

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Buy Now

Buy the pattern this week for $2 off! Only $3! No coupon code needed. Sale expires 4/24.

Today I’m relaunching my Liaison Tee pattern that was originally published in Knit Picks Cotlin 2014 Collection, but is now available as a Ravelry download.

Cute and Simple!

Cute and Simple!

This pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up. Stitches are held for the back as the front is finished, then the back stitches are worked. Sleeves and neckline stitches are picked up and worked in rib to finish.

Liaison Tee is a sweet, easy breezy tee with a secret. Throw it on over jeans and a tank for a classic summer look, or show off tiny peeks of your favorite bra in the lace triangles down the front for a sexy evening look. A knit tee for day and evening! How perfect is that?

A little positive ease in the classic T-shirt shape with some interesting yarn over lace detailing make Liaison Tee your go-to top for summer.

32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 2-4” of positive ease. Garment is shown in size 36”.

Cute and Flirty!

Cute and Flirty!

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin (70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123 yards/50g): Raindrop 25336, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 12) skeins.

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needles and DPNs, US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Go To Summer Tee!

Go To Summer Tee!

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Buy Now

Notions: Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers, Scrap yarn or stitch holder.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” St st in the round on larger needles, blocked.

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Iceland Here We Come!

Just a quick note that Shane and I are headed to Iceland for a (very) long weekend!

Blue Lagoon!

Blue Lagoon!

We’ll be here in like 18 hrs. YAY!

I thought this would be a good time to do a social media round up!

For this trip and general fun knitting/sewing/crafting I love to post to Instagram at @allysondykhuizen. I’m on twitter at @AllysonKnits! I’ve also been back on the Snapchat train since getting a new phone a few weeks ago, and you can find me there at at @AllysonKnits as well.

For more business stuff, I’m also good about promoting classes and events, patterns, and blog posts to facebook on The Sweatshop of Love facebook page and also at the Holla Knits facebook page.

I’ll be back at it on Thursday, April 14th so I’ll work through questions and issues then. In the mean time – happy knitting!

Try Something New Every Month: Quilted Bag Success!

Last week I talked about how I wanted to make quilted fabric to then make a bag out of it. New for me because I’ve never made a bag before and I’ve never really quilted!

Quilted Valencia!

Quilted Valencia!

I’m so happy to report that my try something new every month for March was a success! Look at my cute bag!

Inside!

Inside!

Flap and Back LINE UP!

Flap and Back LINE UP!

I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself. I used Valencia bag pattern from Seamwork (my new favorite thing!), but first I cut a bunch of 4″ squares, made triangles, made squares again! Laid out my pieces and created large enough quilt tops so I could cut out my pattern pieces. I quilted those pattern pieces together with some batting by stitching in the ditch of the quilt pieces, then followed the directions to make the bag.

Back

Back

This little bag has been coming with me everywhere since I finished it! I ordered purse handles that aren’t here yet, so I stole a strap from a different bag in the mean time I wanted to wear my new bag so badly.

Flap Process

Flap Process

I’ve got a bunch of pillow forms I know will be beautiful quilted pillows soon enough. I’ve got so many fabric scraps and I could just go crazy putting the scraps together and see what patterns I can make. I’m so excited to play around again!

Almada Robe

Almada Robe

Endless Summer Tunic

Endless Summer Tunic

Out and About Dress

Out and About Dress

While I’m here talking about sewing I wanted to share a few other projects I’ve finished recently! Top is my Almada Robe from Seamwork (which I’m totally wearing RIGHT NOW!), middle is the Endless Summer Tunic from A Verb for Keeping Warm, and bottom is my Out and About Dress from Sew Caroline. Those are all links to my Kollabora account – now that I’m fully sewing again I’m using Kollabora to keep track of all my projects, so let’s connect there if you’ve got an account, too! It’s a really fun site.

Ok that’s all the sewing I’ve got for you right now! But MUCH more VERY soon I’m sure. I can’t stop!

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Introducing Dillinger & 1 Knit 1 Chicago Kit Club

Dillinger Hat - Part of the 1 Knit 1 Chicago Kit Club!

Dillinger Hat – Part of the 1 Knit 1 Chicago Kit Club!

I’m honored to be part of the new kit club at Knit 1 Chicago! My new pattern, Dillinger, is the first kitted projected and is available for preorder now!

1K1C-Final-Logo-Web-LargeKnit 1 customers will have exclusive access to 5 fun accessory patterns designed by local Chicago knitwear designers. Starting in April and debuting every other month through December, pattern club subscribers will get their pattern and yarn for the project in an exclusive 1knit1chicago project bag, plus an extra bonus gift! Adding needles to your kit is also available.

Chicago designers include Allyson Dykhuizen, Sarah B. Abram, Amelia Plunk, Leah Coccari-Swift and Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter.  Yarns featured in these kits are Wonderland Yarns, Mrs. Crosby, Hikoo by Skacel, Dream in Color and Mountain Colors.  Project bags made at WORK + SHELTER.

CUTE HAT!

CUTE HAT!

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Preorder Now!

The Pattern: Gradient kits keep you on your toes and work seamlessly with the triangle stitch pattern featured in Dillinger. Choose to ease your colors from dark to light or go with bolder color contrast – you’ve got five colors to play with! Also choose between a more tight fitting beanie style hat or slouchy fitting hat. With lots of color combos and styles to choose from you may need more than one!

Keep up with Dillinger on social media with #DillingerHat, and with the 1 Knit 1 Chicago program with #1knit1chicago.

Gradient Kits!

Gradient Kits!

Finished Size For both beanie and slouchy style hats. Beanie hat is 17 ½” around and 8 ¼” long and slouchy hat is 21” around and 8 ¾” long. Pattern is written: Beanie Size (Slouchy Size). Blue hat is shown as a Beanie and green hat is shown slouchy.

Yarn: Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat, Down the Rabbit Hole gradient mini skeins, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yds per 1 oz skein, 5 skeins equal 640 yards. Shown in Shillings & Pence #16 and Tumtum Tree #19. Darkest Color (C1), 2nd Darkest Color (C2), Middle Color (C3), 2nd Lightest Color (C4), Lightest Color (C5).

Slouchy, Cozy Spring Hat!

Slouchy, Cozy Spring Hat!

Ravelry Pattern Page ~ Preorder Now!

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m), tapestry needle.

Gauge: 30 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork pattern.

Notes: Decide how to assign your colors. The blue hat is shown with biggest color contrast between gradients and the green hat is shown with the least amount of contrast.

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YarnCon in THIS WEEKEND!

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YarnCon kicks off on Saturday so I just wanted to make sure you had all the information you need to join in the fun!

Bring an entry for the Dam Fine YarnCon-Test! Here is all the information you need for the contest. Here are your judges! Including ME! Here are all the prizes you could win!

Go to the YarnCon site for a list of vendors, food options, and directions.

I’ll be around all weekend! I’m helping Leah with the contest and I’ll be helping Lynn in the help booth in the balcony, so if you need help with your knitting we’ll be there! We’ll also be talking up the 1 Knit 1 Chicago kit club and offering people who sign up for the full year of kits free shipping!

Come to YarnCon! Enter the contest! Preorder the 1 Knit 1 Chicago kit club! Come knit with us! It’s going to be super fun. See you there!