New releases for a new year!

Wow, how is it possible it's been almost 2 months since I've shared here!?!  I guess the busy Fall just took over and got away from me!

Since it has been quite busy, today I have a few new things to share!

First up, a new shrug pattern, Terrapin, available for adults and girls.  

Terrapin and Tiny Terrapin in Malabrigo Mecha

Terrapin and Tiny Terrapin in Malabrigo Mecha

Named for a decadently sweet little chocolate indulgence from the local candy shop, this cocoon-like shrug is also reminiscent of a turtle’s shell. Like a wearable blanket, you can wrap up in it, keep your neck warm, and still have your arms free.

The back is worked flat, bottom-up, and then seamed to form sleeves. Stitches are picked up around the entire edge to form a deep, ribbed border. Short rows are incorporated to shape the collar and rounded hem. Finally, stitches are picked up around each sleeve for a neat edging.

I also released a fun little hat in December, called Watersmeet.  

Watersmeet, shown in Manos del Uruguay Maxima, in Oxygen.

Watersmeet, shown in Manos del Uruguay Maxima, in Oxygen.

Sometimes a little whimsy is in order. 
A textured split brim, simple stockinette body, and spirited tassels come together for a fun little hat. 
Perfect to showcase that special skein of kettle dyed yarn in your stash, it works up nice and quick, great for gifting or keeping. 
Add a pom pom to top it off for even more spirit!

Finished Measurements: 
Circumference (at split brim): 18” /46 cm
Circumference (at join): 19.5” /49 cm
Length: 8.5-9” /22-23 cm
To fit head circumference of 20-22“ /51-56 cm
Note-to adjust size, increase or decrease needle size, 
or use a slightly lighter or heavier yarn to get desired effect. Written for one size to fit adults, but also looks really great in the same size on an older child (approximately age 6 and up!)  Shown below in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the Orchid colorway. 

That's all for now....I hope the new year is off to a great start for all of you!  Hope you enjoyed lots of good time spent with loved ones over the holidays and snuck some stitching in!