New Patterns fri-yay!
Hello friends! I was super productive this week and pumped out THREE new patterns on Ravelry and Etsy!
The first one is a blanket-style shawl that I've been working on since the winter. It's called Follow Your Heart, and it uses four of your favorite skeins of sock yarn. I had a lot of fun with this pattern by practicing lots of lace, fading in colors, with a little bias construction. I was waiting on someone to take photos for me, but what the hey, let's just get it published! I wanted to use as much of each color as I could, without making it too huge. It's been thoroughly test knit, and I'm sure you'll love it!
With the extra day off this week, I busted out this adorable little baby swaddle. I've been hoarding a few skeins of Camelot Dyeworks and decided this would be the perfect project to use it in. It's a worsted base in super soft merino wool. It definitely helped me practice my own colorwork and working from charts. It was super fun to get back to my roots of baby knitting! Inspired by my cat, the Coco Snuggles Swaddle is a perfect pattern to knit for your favorite little newborn!
The last pattern to come out is my Textile Blanket! I was super happy with how it turned out. I figured out a cool way to use the icord to attach each separate panel together!
I have been very inspired by the use of recycled fibers and fabrics lately. I found a manufacturer in India that sells kantha blankets made from recycled saris. All the pieces are lovingly hand stitched together. I thought this was a perfect backing material for my textile blanket. Every part of this blanket uses recycled materials- from using yarn from frogged projects, to yarn specifically remade from recycled fibers, and the fabric backing as well.
Of course you could create your own blanket using entirely new materials if you so wish!
Please check out these patterns in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops. I find that they sell in both places! As always, send me a message with any questions!
All my love,
I opened Leo's Lovely Treasures in 2014 with a focus on creating heirloom quality knitwear. Since then, I've grown into a knitwear designer focusing on using sustainable and recycled materials.