Monthly Archive December 2015

Designer Spotlight – Ruth Brasch

Almost Aran is a scarf that features the lovely cabling seen on aran sweaters, but is a smaller project than a full sweater! Get your cable fix without having to worry about finishing a whole sweater!

This scarf features an optional faux mobius twist that is put in after the entire scarf is knitted. You get the option of a lovely twist without having to work a twisted project.

Our Designer Spotlight is on Ruth Brasch on Ravelry.com who is taking part in this years Indie Design Gift Along.

I first chatted to Ruth in the Indie Design Gift Along last year and have kept in touch over the year.   Her designs often feature clever names which never fail to make me smile, great use of colour and an wonderful eye for textured details.

My first choice for today is the Ode to Summer Hat, this has been really popular with knitters since it’s release, think they love the flower and texture which make it a fun project to knit but also because it has that wow factor your gift recipient is sure to love.

Next is the New Horizons Hat, something for the crocheters among you (something I love too!).   This’d be a good stashbuster or fabulous for self striping or plain yarns.

This hat features:

  • Edging for a controlled stretch in the band
  • A tutorial for an invisible 3rd loop join
  • A bottom up construction for adjustable sizing from the start
  • Options for an ear warmer instead of a hat
  • Options to make a slouchier hat
  • Options to make a larger or smaller hat
  • Instructions to make a straight Hdc seam instead of a diagonal one

© Heather Albert, Radiant Reflections Photography

Last on today’s list but another favourite of mine is the Almost Aran Fauxbius, what a fab name!    Almost Aran is a scarf that features the lovely cabling seen on aran sweaters, but is a smaller project than a full sweater! Get your cable fix without having to worry about finishing a whole sweater!    This scarf features an optional faux mobius twist that is put in after the entire scarf is knitted. You get the option of a lovely twist without having to work a twisted project.

© Heather Albert, Radiant Reflections Photography

 

To check out all the discounted patterns in the Indie Design Gift Along visit the group for more information.