Autumn Winds are Blowing...

As I sit down to post today, we are enjoying a warm, but very windy typical Autumn day in the Midwest.  I am afraid to admit, the winds are a-changing!  As we are close to 70 degrees today, the overnight low for the next couple days will dip into the 20s.  Yikes....good thing I have been busy working on some new wooly cold weather accessories!  We will actually need them. I have never been a big fan of Winter or cold, in general, but since I began to knit, it has become so much more tolerable.  

I am very pleased to have these designs finished up and published.  They have been a lot of fun to work on.  They all use two of my favorite bases from my all time favorite yarn company, Malabrigo.

The first design is an infinity style cowl (with notes given in pattern to adjust length as desired).  It was designed to showcase a more variegated colorway along side a more subtle solid yarn, or two bold solids together.  Shown here in two of my new favorites from Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Malambo (the accent) and Pearl Ten, the main color.  

All the details for Kaleidoscope are available here: Kaleidoscope, or under the "accessories and hats" section of our patterns.

 

The other pattern designed using Malabrigo Worsted is "Yellowstone."  It is a simple yet stylish hat knit flat with minimal seaming and finishing.  Instructions included for stockinette stitch version and reverse stockinette stitch version.  The child's version is shown here in their "Malambo" colorway and the reverse stockinette version. The adult version is shown in "Bobby Blue" and the stockinette stitch option.  

 

And finally, out of the amazingly soft and wearable Arroyo, here is "Trailhead."  

A simple cable on both sides keeps this hat interesting without overdoing it. Designed to appeal to all ages, both men and women alike in its simplicity.

A donation of $1 per hat pattern purchased will be donated to G.O.A.L.S., a cause that I find extremely fresh and inspiring.  "Get Outside And Learn Something" is their moto and they help kids explore the wilderness through multi-day river canyon trips, and in turn, achieve accomplishments through healthy risk taking to build self esteem and camaraderie.