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New Pattern: Tempestuous (giveaway and discount!)

It’s been a long time since I published a new pattern, but I’ve had a few ready to go for awhile. It just didn’t feel right to be releasing winter hats in July! Now that it’s September and the cooler weather is coming, though, I’ve got some exciting things to share with you. There is a discount code and a giveaway at the end of this post, in fact.

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Today, I’m releasing a new pattern, Tempestuous! Tempestuous is a fitted beanie knit in worsted weight yarn. The pattern includes only one size, but that size should fit most teens and adults as it is very stretchy. From the pattern description:

Tempestuous is a fitted beanie with cables and ribbing for textural interest. Tempestuous is a perfect unisex hat choice for the cooler fall and winter weather (and tree climbing!).

The yarn used for the sample (Nashua Creative Focus Worsted) has been discontinued, but it has been replaced by Rowan Creative Focus. Any worsted weight yarn with which you can achieve gauge will be suitable.

The pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

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Now for the exciting part! If you’d like to purchase the pattern, you can do so by clicking here. For the next week (until midnight on September 9th), you can get 20% off by using the code tempestuousrelease. You can also view the Ravelry page here.

I’m also going to give away a copy of the pattern here! There are a bunch of different ways you can enter. To do so, you can click here. The giveaway is also open until midnight on September 9th. I’m using Rafflecopter again since that has worked so well in the past but let me know in the comments if you are having trouble or need another way to enter.

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I am so excited to release this hat- I hope you love it as much as I do!

I’ll be linking this post up with KCCO.

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Seven Things

I think I left you guys hanging for a little while there- my apologies! I actually spent almost a week at home and it was so lovely. This week brings 2 tests and 2 paper due dates so there (unfortunately) hasn’t been much time for my little blog. Not to worry, though, a study break today brings time set aside just for some photo editing and some writing for my corner of the internet. So, to sum up my time at home, a list of things that make me happy:

1. Late night reading (on my new hand-me-down iPad!). Currently reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Loving it so far. It’s very innovative and different.

2. Tea. In a teapot. Gosh, do I ever need to buy a teapot for here.

3. Birthdays. (and cake. Who doesn’t like cake?)

4. Finished projects to put in the box for Christmas (Lyrics for Emma).

5. My animals. So much cuteness.

6. Good, good food and family dinners.

7. New designs and good light to shoot them by. So happy with how this one turned out- it should be ready in the next few weeks for you guys.

Hoping you can all find your happy this weekend! Make it a great one!

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New pattern: Modulation (plus a giveaway!)

I am so excited to be releasing a new design today, Modulation. From the pattern description:

Modulation is a cozy hat knit in worsted weight yarn, with a stitch pattern that is interesting to knit and fun to wear, while remaining simple enough to please even the pickiest wearer. (My 10- year old brother, in fact, has claimed the sample for himself!)

The hat is available in sizes newborn (baby, toddler, child/ adult S, Adult M/L), fitting head sizes approx. 14” (15-16”, 17-18”, 19-21”, 22-24”). The hat is designed to be snug, but is very stretchy. Please note that the smallest 3 sizes have only 1 vertical repeat of the pattern.

You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry here. For the first week (until September 28th, 2012), get 15% of the pattern by using the code modrelease2012. You can also !

I’m also going to give away a copy of the pattern here on my blog! Rather than using comments only for entires (because many people forget to leave comments for their extra entries, which is more work for me and gives you fewer chances of winning!), I’ll be trying a new system using Rafflecopter. You can earn up to 7 total entries, the first of which is to leave a comment on this blog post. All of the other methods of entering are optional. I’ll announce the winner and notify them on September 29th.

Click here to enter!

Please note: I’ve noticed a lot of people are entering by checking the comment box on Rafflecopter who haven’t actually commented… I can check who has and who hasn’t. If your name is drawn and you haven’t actually done what your said you did on Rafflecopter, I will draw another name. Play fair, people!

I can’t wait to see all of your entries! Good luck!

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New Patterns: Aestas and Solis!

I’m really excited to be releasing 2 new patterns today, Aestas and Solis. The patterns are available for purchase today (more details below) and I’m giving away one copy of the e-book with both patterns on my blog! (More details on the giveaway below as well.)

From the Aestas pattern description:

Aestas is a light and airy beret, perfect for warm summer days or for a light hat for fall or spring. The lace pattern is sophisticated yet easy enough for a beginner. Aestas is designed to coordinate with the Solis gloves. Aestas is the Latin word for summer.

From the Solis pattern description:

Solis is a pair of elegant yet simple fingerless mitts made using fingering weight yarn. Designed to coordinate with the Aestas beret, these mitts are perfect for fall or spring or even chilly summer nights. The pattern includes both a long and short cuff version. Solis means “of the sun” in Latin.

The patterns can be purchased individually at the links above (you don’t need a Ravelry account) or they can be purchased together for a discounted price here. Additionally, to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and the Ravellenic games, from now until the 4th of August, you can use the code “ravellenicsintro2012” for 15% off either the individual patterns or the e-book set.

To celebrate this release, I’ll also be giving away 1 copy of the pattern here on my blog. There are 3 ways to enter the giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each entry or you will only be entered once! I will draw the winner on Saturday, July 28th (via a random number generator).

To enter:

1. Leave a comment below letting me know that you’d like to win. Please include either your Ravelry username or an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
2. Follow this blog via e-mail or WordPress.
3. Add Solis and Aestas to your queue on Ravelry.

(I have to approve your comment for it show on the blog. If it doesn’t appear right away, please don’t post it again! It’ll be up soon.)

I can’t wait to read your comments and see your versions of Aestas and Solis. Have a great week!

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Coming soon…

I’ve got two patterns being tested right now. Both remind me of summer and they would be perfect knits for fall as well. Light and airy. My goal is to release them on the 23rd of this month in time for the Ravellenic games. There amy even be a special coupon code for those of you who want to buy the patterns for your Ravellenic projects!

The patterns will be sold separately and as a set. The first pattern is a beret, called Aestas (summer in Latin) and the second is a fingerless mitt pattern, with two versions, called Solis (“of the sun”). (Rav link, Rav link)

Be sure to check back on the 23rd for the pattern release and a giveaway!

I made some cookies a few days ago and I really liked them. They are Homemade Oreos from Smitten Kitchen and the recipe is here. We delivered them to some new neighbours but I definitely kept some here! So good! I recently got the Martha Stewart cupcake book, so there should be a lot more baking around here!

Have a great weekend!

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New free pattern: Coppe Beret

I’m releasing a new free pattern today! Coppe is a beret in worsted weight yarn and I’m really excited to finally have it available to everyone!

From the pattern description:

When I showed this hat to my little brother, he told me it looked like a spider’s web. Coppe is and ancient English word for spider, and is the root for the word cobweb. Coppe is a quick and easy beret out of worsted weight yarn. The easy stitches used in the pattern make this an idea pattern for someone learning to work in the round, or an ideal last-minute knit for a more experienced knitter.

You can see the pattern here on Ravelry or you can just download now! If you do make the hat, I’d love to see it! You can add pictures as a project on Ravelry or you can e-mail them to me at likepurlsoffastring@gmail.com.

I hope you all had a great long weekend (more about mine later)!

I’ll be linking up with Frontier Dreams tomorrow and Small Things on Wednesday.

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