The Tangerine Set

Last week, I promised to launch a fresh knitting pattern. I rarely make promises I can’t keep, so here it is! This one is a part of The Pretty Basic Collection, and as such, a project suitable for beginners, too. The Tangerine Set features a lazy-curve vortex scarf and top down fingerless gloves. Both items sport picots, and are worked almost entirely in knit stitches.

I like to watch films and shows while knitting. While binging on something interesting, it’s nice to pick up a knit that requires little to no concentration. A scarf worked in garter stitch is the perfect choice for such nights. The Tangerine Set is designed to be just that: a brainless knit easily worked over a season or two of Orphan Black. This set was fun to create: though it is simple and easy, little things add a subtle element of excitement to it. The scarf features a picot cast off. This requires basic crochet skills, but is relatively simple to make. The picot edge has more elasticity than a normal cast off edge, and brings a feminine detail to the scarf.

The gloves are worked top down, and sport a knit picot edge on both cast on, and cast off edges. These gloves also feature a thumb gusset, which is not that common in top down gloves. The thumb gusset makes the gloves fit beautifully, and add a tailored detail to the palm.

Both of these little details are my own innovations, and I’m happy to incorporate them both in the same pattern.

The Tangerine Set will be our featured product this week and next, and on sale for all VIPs. To gain access to special offers, just join our mailing list here. Newsletters go out once a week, every Friday at 7pm (Finnish time), and include a special discount code.

I do hope you’ll enjoy The Tangerine Set Knitting Pattern!

Until next time.

Love,

Heather

Changes

As the New Year begins, many of us feel the need to change things around a bit. This year, I decided to make a resolution, too. You see, lately, I’ve felt a touch stressed out with blogging. Writing two posts a week takes a surprisingly large amount of time, and that eats away at my crafting time. I want to create new patterns, and in order to do so, I need more hours in my working days. To get them, I have decided to only post once a week. This way, I still get to enjoy blogging while gaining more time to create, and maybe even learn new things.

In other news, Craftsy has decided to scale down on indie designers. Several patterns stores owned by indies have been forced to close, and those that survived, only got to keep a small amount of their collection available through Craftsy. I was among the few that survived the cut, but my pattern store was greatly affected by this. For now, I am only allowed to offer one pattern through Craftsy. This is a huge loss of income for me, and I am obviously quite upset about it. Craftsy is a big marketplace, and it saddens me to see them disregard indies in such a cruel way.

Though some things change, some things remain the same. I will continue to publish a weekly blog post starting next Wednesday. Featured products may not be the focus point of our posts, but will still be available. Newsletters with special offers will go out every Friday, and I’ll try to get myself acquainted with Instagram stories, too. Next Wednesday (not tomorrow, but a week from now), I hope to launch an orange addition to our Pretty Basics Knits, so stay tuned!

Until then.

Love,

Heather