Sunday, 14 February 2016

Pattern Writing

It's the February long weekend for schools in Glasgow, so I've got the next two days off and I've got big plans! I've got two sweater patterns that need writing and I'm going to try to blitz them over the next two days. Hopefully I should be able to get them to a stage where I can send them to be tech-edited and with a bit of luck release the final patterns in the next few weeks.

Both are lovely Spring sweaters, not too heavy but just enough to keep the chill off!

Moseley in Spring is a lightweight version of my Moseley Cardigan, with cute stripes.

stripy drape cardigan knitting pattern

I love drape front cardigans, they're so flattering. (I'm actually wearing my Moseley Cardigan as I write this, it's one of my absolute favourites.) They're surprisingly quick to knit too, even in 4 ply yarn!

waterfall front handknit cardigan

The yarn is Titus 4ply from Baa Ram Ewe, a British yarn that's a gorgeous blend of Wensleydale, Bluefaced Leicester and Alpaca yarn. Really lovely stuff!

The second pattern (carrying on with the stripy theme!) is my Mountain Everlasting sweater. This one really is lovely, and I've already got a lot of wear out of it!

sheer stripes handknit jumper

It's a classic fitted sweater knitted with stripes of mohair silk laceweight yarn, and the laceweight yarn held together with merino and silk 4 ply yarn. 

sheer stripes knitting pattern sweater

The yarns are Shibui Silk Cloud and Shibui Staccato - they're designed to go together and come in the most gorgeous colourways. And they're so, so soft. This sweater really is like wearing a lovely fluffy cloud. Loving it!

So fingers crossed that both patterns will be released soon, so you can knit these two up in time for Spring! 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Folksy Giveaway

We've just re-opened our Folksy shop, and it's now fully restocked with all our favourite patterns. To celebrate, we're having a giveaway! First prize is five patterns of your choice, second is three patterns and third is a single pattern. I'll also be sending out twenty 50% discount coupons.

 Lots of ways to enter, you can:
Like our facebook page, share the competition post there or leave a comment on it and I'll add you to the prize draw! 
You can also enter by following us on twitter (@littletheorem), or retweeting our giveaway tweet.

Small print: please remember that if your privacy settings on Facebook mean I can't see if you've shared a post, then you won't be entered. You can comment on my post instead though!

Winners will be contacted by DM on facebook or twitter on Sunday evening (7th Feb).

Here's a wee screenshot of how the shop is looking now:

folksy shop, knitting pattern shop