Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Pattern Release: Convertible Mittens


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I'm happy to announce that the Convertible Mittens pattern is now available on Payhip, and Etsy, hopefully just in time to help keep your hands warm with the colder weather! 

The convertible Cable Mittens are basically just what they sound like, a set of densely knit mittens done in Aran-weight yarn, designed to stand up to a Canadian winter, but also leave the fingers free for texting, using car keys, or all those other fiddly tasks that are near-impossible in standard mittens!

a person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens. They are unbuttoning the left-hand mitten from the back of the hand.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The mitts are knit from the cuff to the tip, with the mitten flap picked up across the back of the hand. The slipped-stitch palm helps provide warmth, traction, and durability to the mitten; while the cables up the back provide a dash of style to a functional and durable mitten.

Sizes Available: XS, (S, M, L, XL)
Hand Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) inches (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm, measured at base of knuckles.
Cuff and thumb length are adjustable.
Pattern is intended to be worn with approximately 0.5 to 1 inches (1.5 to 2.5) cm of ease.

176 (189, 245, 263, 291)yards, 161 (173, 224, 241, 266) of worsted/aran yarn. Blue Sample is knit in *Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Hand Dyes: (50% Alpaca/50% Merino);

The pattern is both written and charted, and, there is a large-print version available as well, that is also compatible with screen-reading technology!

As always, I love seeing what you make! So please, tag your creations on Social Media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, so I can find your awesome things!  And thanks to the amazing Pattern Muses on Patreon for their input and ideas into this pattern! 

If you've got feedback, comments, or questions about the pattern, you can comment here, or e-mail me at sarahdawnsdesigns@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy the mittens, and, as always, happy crafting!

Monday, 14 December 2020

December Featured Pattern and KAL: Snowdrop Lace Cowl


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Well, the colder weather is here, and it looks like it's staying for a bit!  As winter arrives properly, stay nice and warm with the Snowdrop Cowl! (Also, it's a quick knit in bulky yarn, perfect for any last-minute gift-knitting!  The Snowdrop Cowl Featured Pattern for December, available 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)!

A woman wearing a blue bulky knit cowl. The cowl has a lace and cable pattern.
Photography:  Douvlak Photography

This cowl was created as part of the Initiate Knit Design Challenge, hosted by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits. The goal of the challenge was to help people get their design ideas off the ground, and this super-bulky lace and cable cowl was the result!

The cowl is worked in the round, with garter stitch edging and the Snowdrop Cable and Lace Pattern forming the body of the cowl.

The yarn used in the pattern is *Blue Sky Fibers Bulky, shown in "Frost" ,which is 50% alpaca, 50% wool. It is classified as a super-bulky, so for substitution purposes, you’ll want to double most yarns if you want to knit this in anything below a bulky-weight. Also, if you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest a yarn with at least 50% wool content.

The cable stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes the written instruction.


You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "DecFeatPatt2020"

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of December, any finished Snowdrop Lace Cowl has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed cowl by December 31, 2020!  Please note that the cowl doesn't have to have been started in December just finished in December, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

Friday, 4 December 2020

FO Friday: Riotous Noise Socks!

*This post contains affiliate links. Any link marked with an * may give me a reward or commission if you visit and/or purchase something using that link, at no additional cost to you! And, if you do purchase from my affiliate links, thank you for helping to keep rent paid!**So, I finished the Riotous Noise Socks! I've been knitting these to clear my needles for another upcoming sample knit; and I managed to get them off the needles in pretty good time!

The needles I used were my 2 mm (US 0) *double-pointed needles. I know some people find double-pointed needles intimidating, but they are my favorite way to do socks. 
a pair of textured socks knit in brightly coloured variegated yarn

Yarn is Tina's Toasty Toes Sock in "Ben Day Dots", and it's such a fun colour! Rachy Newin Designs was graciously kind enough to send me a skein, and I'm adoring it! .

The socks are cuff-down; with a heel-flap and gusset heel, and the toes are fastened off with Kitchener stitch.  I'm hoping to have these up for testing soon; so stay tuned here on the blog (or other social media spots), for the test-knit calll!

So yeay for another project off the needles! 
What awesome projects have you finished up today! Links in the comments, please, I'd love to see!

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Fasten Off 2020 Yarn-Along!

 Well, today is a hopefully fun announcement -- the start of the Fasten Off 2020 Yarn-Along!

YAL 2020 Logo.  Text Reads: Fasten Off YAL Designer 2020

This started when the amazing Rachy Newin and Kathleen Sperling got the idea to host an off-Ravelry alternative to the annual GAL, due to the accessibility issues still plaguing Ravelry.   They put their brains together, and the Fasten Off Yarn Along was born! 

What does this mean?   

Well, it means 93 indie crochet and knitting designers offering 2084 patterns at 25%  with the discount code FO2020! (This discount works on many places, including my own Etsy Shop!)  The discount runs to Dec 5th; and you've got until the turn of the new year to get your finished objects done!

It means amazing prizes, a wonderful Twitter and IG community, an active discord, and a lot of fun (and we're still only on the first day!)

How do I enter?

Tag your projects with #FastenOff2020, or #FastenOffYAL on various social medias (or, post your pictures to Discord).   Then, submit them via this online form!

(And yes, you'll be able to double-dip with the FastenOff Yarn-Along and my December Featured Pattern Knit Along!)

So, come hang out with all of us and craft away the last month of 2020!  I'd love to see you there! 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

WIP Wednesday: Riotous Noise Socks!

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Welcome back to WIP Wednesday, and I have a WIP to show off (finally!) 

A sock on double-pointed needles, with stitches picked up from the gusset edge of a heel flap.  The sock is knit in brightly coloured variegated yarn, with a smocked diamond stitch on the leg of the sock.
In an attempt to clear my needles of some WIPs (so that I can do even more sample knitting), I've made a focus on clearing out a pair of socks.  I started these ages ago for a magazine submission that wasn't accepted; and now get to show them off to you!

Needles are 2 mm (US 0) *double-pointed needles (which as my personal favorite way to do socks, and work quite well for this stitch pattern!)
Yarn is Tina's Toasty Toes Sock in "Ben Day Dots", and it's such a fun colour!  I got introduced to this yarn via an act of Random Yarn Kindness from Rachy Newin Designs, and I'm adoring it!  This type of 'rainbow' yarn isn't my usual choice of colours, but these socks have been such fun to knit!  One minor grumble -- because this yarn is so wonderfully colourful, it took several tries to find a stitch pattern that wasn't just a jumble of colours (and let's face it, this is still a jumble of colours, but I like it!)


I'm tentatively calling them the Riotous Noise socks.  They're wonderfully colourful, and 2020 definitely needs a colourful, joyful pair of socks!  But they're also named such because 2020 has been riotous (in both the literal and non-literal sense!), exposing the faults in our societies and bringing many social issues to the forefront -- something I hope that folks continue to remember.   Just because the civil disobedience across the world isn't making the news (or Twitter) anymore doesn't mean these issues have magically gone away. 

My very original name for these socks was the "Joyful Noise" socks, drawing from Psalm 100 of the Bible, but that didn't quite fit, mostly because I can't claim that 2020 has been joyful.   "Riotous Noise" just seemed to fit a lot better. 

I'm working on these to clear the needles for another upcoming magazine submission -- so I'm -so- excited to have something to share here on WIP Wed again!

How is your crafting going?  What WIPs are you working on!  Feel free to share in the comments! 

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

November Featured Pattern and KAL: MacAskill Scarf!

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Welcome to the first snowfall of the year here in Toronto!  And, to help keep you warm during the upcoming cold months, the MacAskill Scarf is the  Featured Pattern for November, available 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)!
Click here to purchase on Etsy!  The original inspiration for Woodland Mittens was the Woodland Hat, also based on the same woodland theme. This stitch pattern brought to my mind the image of moss in the knots of trees, with it’s double-moss stitch enclosed within the cable sections, and the Woodland Mittens were born as well!  The mittens are mirrored, with a different left-hand and right-hand mitten. Each mitten has a cable pattern on the back of the hand and a slipped-stitch textured palm. The extra yarn on the palm helps keep the hand warm and provides an additional layer against friction and wear (as well as providing help in making snowballs!)  This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted.  You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "OctFeatPatt2020"   Now, onto the Mini-KAL!  For the month of October, any finished pair of Woodland Mitens l has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed pair of Mittens by October 31! Please note that the mittens don't have to have been started in October, just finished in October, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!  Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.  You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**  I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!  **One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.
Photography: Knit Picks


Striding through the damp and windy winter moors, even the largest Scotsman in recorded history, “Black Angus” MacAskill, would have welcomed this giant scarf. Big enough to reach your ears while wrapped around your neck, deep enough to make a hood thrown over your head, and bulky enough to keep you warm no matter how you wear it.

The cable stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes the written instruction.

The sample is shown in *Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky in "Fjord Heather". If looking to substitute yarn, any aran/bulky weight wool will substitute well, or, you can knit with sport or dk-weight held double.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "NovFeatPatt2020" 

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of November, any finished MacAskill Scarf has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed scarf by November 30th! Please note that the scarf doesn't have to have been started in November, just finished in November, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

Monday, 2 November 2020

Pattern Release: Garden Trellis Hat:

Well, after a bit of a delay, the Garden Trellis Hat Pattern pattern is now available on Payhip, and Etsy, just in time to keep the snow off your head! 
A woman wearing a crochet lace hat. The hat is made in a dark teal yarn; with textured post stitches and crochet bobbles.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace



These mittens are a sister pattern to the Garden Trellis Fingerless Mittens; done in the same yarn -- the amazing Scuttleship Romney from Bobolink Yarns.

It's a hat in three sizes, designed a touch big to go over headphones, hair braids etc. With simple bobbles and post stitches, it's a good introduction to slightly more 'adventurous' crochet, while still being simple enough to work on while watching tv or commuting on the train!

Head Circumference: 17.5 (22, 26) inches, (44.5, 56, 66 cm)
Hat Depth: 8 (8, 9.5) inches (20.5, 20.5, 24 cm)

Sample is size M, shown in Scuttleship Romney, in "Pine", and uses 1 to 2 skeins, depending on the size. 

The pattern is both written and charted, and, there is a large-print version available as well, that is also compatible with screen-reading technology! 

As always, I love seeing what you make! So please, tag your creations on Social Media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, so I can find your awesome things!

If you've got feedback, comments, or questions about the pattern, you can comment here, or e-mail me at sarahdawnsdesigns@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy the mittens, and happy crafting!

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

WIP Wednesday: Ar Y Traeth Tank Top Back!

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Well, I'm back from super-secret sample knitting, now that Patrons have told me they wanted a Tank Top with a V-Neck!   And this means that the back of the Ar Y Traeth Tank Top is done!  I've split, done the armholes, and done the short-rows for the shoulders, so, now to start the front!
The back of a tank top laying flat, knit in pale blue yarn, with a lace motif in the centre.  The back and shoulder stitches are still live on the needle.


Yarn is  *Rowan Creative Linen, and I'm really enjoying the linen blend  Some linens can be rough on the hands while knitting, but this really isn't, and I'm quite enjoying it!


The tank top design is pretty simple, as I'm still learning and teaching myself how to grade garments, but, so far, I'm really happy with it.  It's designed to be worn over a bathing suit or camisole, and I'm really crossing my fingers that I have enough yarn!  I got 3 skeins of this from a *yarn sale on Lovecrafts, and I'm really hoping I can eke out a tank top in the smallest size with it! 

The needles are a very basic 3.5 mm circular needle, and that's all I'm really needing right now (I will need a spare 3.5 mm needle when I get to the 3-needle bind-off for the shoulders, but I can use a spare DPN for that when I get there. 

Stitch Markers are *Sea Glass Stitch Markers from *WineMakersSister's Etsy Shop.  The rings are welded shut on these stitch markers, so, when they say 'no snag' they really mean it, which is wonderful!

Well, that's my WIP Wed!  How are your works-in-progress coming?   Show off in the comments!

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Celtic Hood Test-Knit Call

Now that I can post the sample, I'm happy to say that the Celtic Hood is now up for testing on Yarnpond!  

This is a knit hood, done in Worsted/Aran-weight yarn, perfect to keep the cold off your ears and head as the winter closes in! 

A woman wearing a knit hood done in worsted-weight yarn, with a cabled-stitch border around the front of the hood, and a garter-stitch hood edging.
Anyway, onto the testing details:

Sample is shown in size S (there are two sizes, Adult Small and Large) and used approximately 1100 yards (1006 meters) of yarn.   It is shown in Cascade 200 Superwash Worsted; if you're thinking of testing, I'd suggest a worsted or aran-weight wool blend.

I'm looking for twelve testers, across both sizes, to test both the charted and written instructions. I'm also specifically looking for testers to test the large-print/screen reader accessible version of this pattern! So if that's something you're willing/able to do, just make a note of that on your Yarnpond application, and I'll send you the link to the large print pattern.

To test, you will need to make a Yarnpond account (you do need to sign up if you haven't before, but, don't worry, it's free, all you need is an e-mail address!)  From there, you can link your Instagram and Ravelry accounts, if you have either. And, for those who can't use Ravelry right now, please, don't worry, you don't have to have a Ravelry account to participate!

Deadline for the test is November 30, 2020, and is a flexible deadline if need be. Testers who complete the test will receive the finished pattern for free, as well as two patterns of their choice from my self-published patterns.

If you want to be notified about future testing calls, I post testing calls here on the blog, and to my other social media platforms (Facebook, Patreon, Instagram and Twitter), and, I'll send out calls to those on my mailing list, as well, so hopefully, anyone who's interested will see my testing calls.

And if you know someone else who might be interested, please, as always feel free to share this post with them! I don't usually fill my pattern tests, so, the more testers the better!

Friday, 9 October 2020

FO Friday: Celtic Hood!

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So, this is something new for this FO Friday, the Celtic Hood!   It was originally written up as a possible magazine submission,  but, I've decided to self-publish it, instead, so, look for the test-knit call coming soon!  This is the Celtic Hood, a worsted-weight knit hood with a cabled border!

A woman wearing a red knit hood, with a cabled-stitch border around the front of the hood.  The hood has a ribbed neck that falls over the top of the shoulders.

I've been testing this hood out in our cool fall weather, and, I may be biased, but I'm absolutely in love.  It keeps my head warm, and works over a hair bun (an important consideration for me when I'm looking at hats and hoods!)  And I can even say it kept my head dry in a cold fall rain. 

Yarn for the sample is the ubiquitous Cascade 220 Superwash in "Rose", though any worsted-weight wool or wool blend would work up well (acrylic would also work well, but wouldn't be quite as warm).  

The sample is knit both flat and in the round, but don't worry, it only needs one set of *4mm (US 3.5) circular needles, plus 1 spare needle for three-needle bind off.    The cable section is knit first, working flat, then the ribbing for the neck and shoulders is worked in the round.  The hood section is knit flat, picking up stitches from the cable panel as you go.  Finally, a garter stitch border is picked-up-and-knit around the edge of the hood. 

And yeay!  I'm so happy I can finally share this pattern with you all!

What awesome projects have you finished up today!  Links in the comments, please, I'd love to see! 

Monday, 5 October 2020

October Featured Pattern and KAL: Woodland Mittens!

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Well, the Woodland Mittens are the Featured Pattern for October, available 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)  They're a DK-weight pair of mittens, themed after the knots in tree trunks, to keep your hands warm this coming Winter!

Someone wearing a cabled mitten and gripping a chain. The mitten cables enclose a sectio
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

Click here to purchase on Etsy! 

The original inspiration for Woodland Mittens was the Woodland Hat, also based on the same  woodland theme. This stitch pattern brought to my mind the image of moss in the knots of trees, with it’s double-moss stitch enclosed within the cable sections, and the Woodland Mittens were born as well!

The mittens are mirrored, with a different left-hand and right-hand mitten. Each mitten has a cable pattern on the back of the hand and a slipped-stitch textured palm. The extra yarn on the palm helps keep the hand warm and provides an additional layer against friction and wear (as well as providing help in making snowballs!)

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code "OctFeatPatt2020" 

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of October, any finished pair of Woodland Mitens l has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed pair of Mittens by October 31! Please note that the mittens don't have to have been started in October, just finished in October, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Convertible Mittens Testing Call!

Well, it's been a bit of a wait, but the Convertible Mittens are now up for testing on Yarnpond!

They're a set of aran-weight convertible mittens, done with cables on the back of the hand, and a slipped-stitch pattern on the front!

person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens.  They are unbuttoning the left-hand mitten from the back of the hand.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace
Anyway, onto the testing details:

Sample shown here is size XS, and used approximately 184 yards (168 meters) of yarn.

If you're thinking of testing, I'd suggest an aran or bulky weight yarn (heavy worsted would work if you can get gauge, too).  Both samples were made with wool or wool blends, but acrylic would also work well here.  Sample shown here in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Hand-Dyes (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca). 

I'm looking for forty testers, across five sizes,  to test both the charted and written instructions. I'm also specifically looking for testers to test the large-print/screen reader accessible version of this pattern! So if that's something you're willing/able to do, just make a note of that on your Yarnpond application, and I'll send you the link to the large print pattern.

To test, you will need to make a Yarnpond account.  Don't worry, it's completely free!  From there, you can link your Instagram and Ravelry accounts, if you have either.   And, for those who can't use Ravelry right now, please, don't worry, you don't have to have a Ravelry account to participate! 

Deadline for the test is October 30th, 2020, and is a flexible deadline if need be.  Testers who complete the test will receive the finished pattern for free, as well as two patterns of their choice from my self-published patterns.

If you want to be notified about future testing calls, I post testing calls here on the blog, and to my other social media platforms (Facebook, Patreon, Instagram and Twitter), and, I'll send out calls to those on my mailing list, as well, so hopefully, anyone who's interested will see my testing calls.

And if you know someone else who might be interested, please, as always feel free to share this post with them! I don't usually fill my pattern tests, so, the more testers the better!

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

WIP Wed: Ar y Traeth Tank! First Look!

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I've been doing a lot of super-secret knitting for magazines recently, so I can't show you my major knitting projects. . . except now, I can!

Knitting on a circular needle in grey teal yarn.  The bottom edge is an eyelet mesh, the body is stocking stitch, and there is a lace panel between two stitch markers.

This is the first look at the Ar Y Traeth Tank (At The Beach), and it's exactly what it sounds like! It's knit in  *Rowan Creative Linen, and I'm really enjoying the yarn!    I got to try it courtesy of LoveCrafts two years ago, and it's a yarn I liked enough that I was happy to have a chance to make this tank top in it!

So it's a pretty simple tank top, as I'm still teaching myself how to grade garments, and it's designed with a lace motif at centre-back, so you can wear it over a tank top, bathing suit, or even with just a camisole.   

The needles are a 3.5 mm circular needle (I haven't measured, but I think it's a *24 inch cord) and it's knitting up wonderfully.  

With all the good things, I've got one worry  - I'm playing a game of yarn chicken.  I only have three skeins of this yarn, as I got the last three skeins in a *sale offer from Lovecrafts.  So, hopefully that's enough to make a smaller tank top.  According to my math, it -should- be, but I'm cutting it closer then I'd like.  I went down a couple of needle sizes from my initial swatch, so that's messed with my yardage calculations initially.

If I report Yarn Chicken, well, you folks have been warned!

Stitch Markers are *Sea Glass Stitch Markers from *WineMakersSister's Etsy Shop.  I like that the rings on these are solid rings, not jump rings, so, when they say "no-snag", they mean it!  

So that's the current new WIP Wed project!  How are your WIP's going?  Show off in the comments! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

A Quiz About Colour!

 So, via the blogosphere (is that still a word), I found this post from Nothing But Knit, and figured I'd let you folks (especially some of the newer folks) know a bit more about me!

I happen to actually struggle with colour.  I have my favorites, but I've learned from years of dreadful fashion experience that my colour sense, does not conform to most people's expectations of colour. 

So I've learned what colours work together somewhat by rote, and somewhat by guesswork.  But, it works for me!
Anyway, onto the questions!

  1. What is your favorite color? How is this color reflected in your crafting?
  2. Do you prefer bright colors or more subdued shades?
  3. Does your color mood shift with the seasons? Do you carry one color all year and just change the accent color?
  4. Is there a color you avoid? Or maybe it’s underrepresented in your crafting?
  5. When you pick out your crafting supplies how important is color to you? Is it the first thing you consider or is it a bit further down the list?
  6. Do you ever consciously choose a different color palette just for the change?
And now, my answers!

  1. Well, at least my favorite colour is easy - I run towards, blues, teal greens, and other jewel tones!
  2. I tend to prefer saturated colours.  Bright, maybe but definitely more saturated. 
  3. My colour mood?  No, I don't think it really shifts with the seasons, but I do notice more pastels, creams, and whites in my wardrobe in the summer months, but that might be more due to the practicality of wearing light colours in summer. 
  4. I avoid neons.  Don't usually use them, don't like them. 
  5. How important is colour?  Well, if I'm browsing a shop, it's what my eye is first drawn to.  But if I'm actually planning a project, I tend to look for the fiber base and the quality of the yarn, then the colour after that. 
  6. Consciously?  No.  But sometimes I get a different colour palette because I'm doing gift knitting or commission knitting, and the recipient's colour choices can be very different from my own.  And admittedly, it is a nice change to work with something different!
Well, that's a teeny bit more about me!  

I'd love to hear your answers -- post them in the comments, or put a link to your own answers!  


Friday, 4 September 2020

FO Friday: Convertible Mittens

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A person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens.  They are unbuttoning the left-hand mitten from the back of the hand.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

So, for this FO Friday, the Convertible Mittens are  done!  Actually, they've been done for a while, but I haven't posted them here yet, so, lest rectify that!

Yarn *Knit Picks Muse Tonal, in "Rooted", and the needles are my 3.25 Aero needles, and these were such a blast to knit!  They're warm, and snuggly, and I hope they'll serve someone well in a cold winter!

They're knit from the cuff down, and then the mitten flap is picked up from a lifeline across the back of the hand. 

And yes, they're not named yet.  Patrons get to name them, so if you're a Patron, let me know your suggestions!  

Anyone else finish something up for fall recently?  I'd love to see in the comments, so, post away!



Tuesday, 1 September 2020

September Featured Pattern and KAL: Crisial Cowl

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Well, the Crisial Cowl is the Featured Pattern for September and is available at 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)  This cowl is perfect for the start of colder weather that we're starting to see, so, I'm hoping it keeps people warm into the fall weather!


a cowl knit in light-blue worsted weight yarn, with a cable that crosses columns of knit stitches.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace


The Crisial (Welsh for “crystal”) Cowl was inspired by the geometric shapes of crystals. It uses a simple two-stitch cable to create twists that make for a classic textural piece you’ll want to wear all season long. Both aran and heavy worsted weight yarn would work well with this project.  Sample was worked in *Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky in "Fjord Heather", but any heavy worsted or aran yarn will knit up well!

The Crisial Cowl is knit in the round from the bottom up. and uses only written instruction for the simple cable motif.

It is easily adjustable to the amount of yarn you have.

Note that gauge is not specifically important to this pattern, though changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the final project.

This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software, which includes the written instruction. 

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Payhip, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code on the top of the Payhip page. As always, let me know if something doesn't work! 

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of September, any finished Crisial Cowl has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed cowl by September 30, 2020! Please note that the cowl doesn't have to have been started in September, just finished in September, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Pattern Release: Garden Trellis Mittens


And, just in time for the cooler fall weather, the Garden Trellis Fingerless Mittens pattern is now available on Payhip,  and Etsy!
A person wearing a pair of fingerless crochet mittens. They have their hands around a small flower.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

These mittens are a sister pattern to the upcoming Garden Trellis Hat; done in the same yarn -- the amazing Scuttleship Romney from Bobolink Yarns. They are designed for four adult sizes, and a customizable cuff length, too!

With simple bobbles and post stitches, it’s a good introduction to slightly more ‘adventurous’ crochet, while still being simple enough to work on while watching tv or commuting on the train.

Wrist Circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5) inches, 

Sample is shown in Scuttleship Romney, in "Pine", and uses 1 to 2 skeins, depending on the size. 

The patter is both written and charted, and, there is a large-print version available as well, that is also compatible with screen-reading technology! This pattern has been tech edited and is currently in the tag-end of testing (and will be updated with any feedback from testers).

As always, I love seeing what you make! So please, tag your creations on Social Media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, so I can find your awesome things!

If you've got feedback, comments, or questions about the pattern, you can comment here, or e-mail me at sarahdawnsdesigns@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy the mittens, and happy crafting!

Friday, 21 August 2020

FO Friday: Ar Lan Y Môr Socks

A pair of fingering-weight lace socks done up in striping sock yarn.   Yarn stripes between tan, grey, light teal, and royal blue.









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So, for this FO Friday, The Ar Lan y Môr Socks are done!  Whoot!  I'm thrilled these are finally done -- it was good to get them off the needles (I needed the needles for an upcoming project, so, it was a good  incentive to get these done)

Pattern is my Ar Lan y Môr Socks, published in Knotions Magazine.  And yarn is the wonderful *TurtlePurl Striped Turtle Toes in the colourway "Winter is Coming". While that particular colour isn't available, there's lots of other colours that are available!

The socks were cuff down, and knit on  *2.25 mm Hiya Hiya dpns -- it made at least the start of the socks a great transit project (they are a great transit project, but I've had no call to really go anywhere, due to virus). 

I'm happy to have another WIP off the needles -- I'm trying to pare down my stash of WIPs.  So far, I've been finishing things, but also casting on new things!  Does anyone else have that problem?  Let me know in the comments!


Thursday, 20 August 2020

Garden Trellis Fingerless Mittens Testing Call!

Well, it's been a busy week here, and now I'm thrilled to say that the Garden Trellis Fingerless Mittens are now up for testing on Yarnpond
A person wearing a pair of fingerless crochet mittens.  They have their hands around a small flower.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace
Like their sibling pattern, the Garden Trellis Hat, they're  shown in Bobolink Yarns Scuttleship Romney yarn!  It's a glorious 100% wool blend that was such fun to work with!

Anyway, onto the testing details:

 You can find the test on Yarnpond.

Sample shown here is size XS, and used approximately 184 yards  (168 meters) of yarn.

If you're thinking of testing, I'd suggest a fingering-weight yarn in wool, a wool blend, or an acrylic (it might also work up well in cotton, but I wouldn't suggest something like bamboo or silk).

I'm looking for sixteen testers, across four sizes, and I'm also specifically looking for testers to test the large-print/screen reader accessible version of this pattern! So if that's something you're willing/able to do, just make a note of that on your Yarnpond application, and I'll send you the link to the large print pattern.

Deadline for the test is September 15th, 2020, and is a flexible deadline if need be.  The pattern may, in fact, go live before that date, since I'm working with the amazing folks at Bobolink Yarns, but, that doesn't ever mean that feedback won't be used!   Testers who complete the test will receive the finished pattern for free, as well as two patterns of their choice from my self-published patterns.

If you want to be notified about future testing calls, I post testing calls here on the blog, and to my other social media platforms (Facebook, Patreon, Instagram and Twitter), and, I'll send out calls to those on my mailing list, as well, so hopefully, anyone who's interested will see my testing calls.

And if you know someone else who might be interested, please, as always feel free to share this post with them!  I don't usually fill my pattern tests, so, the more testers the better!

Monday, 10 August 2020

Garden Trellis Hat Testing Call!

Hello folks! So, I'm happy to say, the testing call for my Garden Trellis Hat is now live on Yarnpond!

I haven't done the final photo shoot, so this photo isn't the best; but, hopefully, it's enough to spark some interest!

A crochet hat done in dark teal fingering-weight yarn; with columns of bobbles and raised post stitches.
It's shown in Bobolink Yarns Scuttleship Romney yarn. The amazing folks at Bobolink Yarns sent me 3 skeins to work with, and I've worked up both the hat and a matching pair of Mitts!

So, onto the testing details! You can find the test on Yarnpond

Sample shown here is size Large,  (hence why it's not modeled) and used approximately 300 yards of yarn.  

In terms of yarn for testers, I'd suggest a fingering-weight yarn in wool, a wool blend, or an acrylic (it might also work up well in cotton, but I wouldn't suggest something like bamboo or silk). 

I'm looking for eight testers, across three sizes, and I'm also specifically looking for testers to test the large-print/screen reader accessible version of this pattern, so if that's something you're willing/able to do, just make a note of that on your Yarnpond application, and I'll send you the link to the large print pattern.

Deadline for the test is August 31, 2020.  This test, unlike most of my tests, is not as flexible a deadline, since I'm testing for a third-party publication and want to get this hat up and running.  Testers who complete the test will receive the finished pattern for free, as well as two patterns of their choice from my self-published patterns.

If you want to be notified about testing calls, I post testing calls here on the blog, and to my other social media platforms (Facebook, Patreon, Instagram and Twitter), and, I'll send out calls to those on my mailing list, as well, so hopefully, anyone who's interested will see my testing calls.   

And if you know someone else who might be interested, please, feel free to share this post with them!

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

August Featured Pattern and KAL: Ar Lan y Môr Socks

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Well, the Ar Lan y Môr Socks are the Featured Pattern for August and is available at 50% off (currently $3.00 CAD, regular price, $6.00 CAD)  These socks are perfect for summer adventures by the side of a river or lake (as true to their name!)

A person wearing a pair of pale blue fingering-weight lace socks

Photo Credit: © Kellie Nuss for Knotions Magazine





The Ar Lan y Môr (Welsh for ‘by the seaside’) Socks were inspired by the ripples of seaweed and other water plants that grow just below the waterline of many lakes, rivers and seas around the world, as well as the imagery of the Welsh folk song of the same name – flowers and grasses rippling beside the sea.
The sample is shown in a relatively standard sock yarn; with 75% Superwash Merino Wool, and 25% nylon. If you’re looking to substitute yarns, any wool or wool/nylon sock blend should work up well!

The garter and stockinette stitch lace gives the socks some stretch without being too snug on the leg. The leg and foot length are both adjustable to the wearer’s preference, and the stitch pattern is complicated enough to keep some interest, while simple enough to be ‘television knitting’.  The socks are knit cuff down, using your choice of circular knitting method, with a grafted toe. 

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, Payhip, or Ravelry, the discount is available on all platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, and will be applied automatically on Ravelry.  To get the discount on Payhip, you can use the coupon code on the top of the Payhip page. As always, let me know if something doesn't work! **Note, there are no direct links to Ravelry available due to seizure/migraine risk**

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of August, any finished pair of Ar Lan y Môr Socks has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed socks by August 30, 2020! Please note that the socks don't have to have been started in August, just finished in August, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

WIP Wed: Ar Lan y Môr Socks, More Progress!

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The cuff of a sock-in-progress on double-pointed needles.  The yarn is self-striping fingering-weight yarn, striping through blue, teal, light tan, and grey.  There is a stitch marker with a celtic knot charm clipped into the sock.
Well, there's more progress on the Ar Lan y Môr Socks!  As it is has been very warm here, socks have been the perfect television project, so, that's what I've been working on during zoom calls and other virtual meetings. I confess, part of why I often have my camera off during zoom calls is to be able to knit during meetings!  Other part is because bandwidth is proving an issue, as folks who've watched my Twitch stream can attest to! 

Pattern is my Ar Lan y Môr Socks, published in Knotions Magazine.   Sock number one is done, and this is sock number two, so yeay for defeating second sock syndrome!   And yarn is the glorious *TurtlePurl Striped Turtle Toes in the colourway "Winter is Coming".  I don't think that particular colour is available any more, but there's lots of other glorious self-striping yarn in their shop, so, yeay!

I'm getting pretty close to the heel of the second sock, and I admit, I'm a little nervous, I want to make sure the heel stripes line up as close as I can, and I'm hopeful they will, but, we shall see. 

Needles are mostly *2.25 mm Hiya Hiya dpns, with two mismatched longer needles, because, organization?  Nope.

The *Celtic Knot Stitch Marker is from *Efficientsense's Etsy Shop. I like that it's a locking stitch marker, so that I can move it up the work as I go.  Plus, having it hooked into the knitting is -so-  much easier then having to fiddle around with a stitch marker on the first stitch of the round on double-pointed needles. 

So that's my current knitting progress (there's also some progress coming on the second Garden Trellis Hat, so I'll see how long that takes me to finish!)   How are you folks progressing with your summer knitting projects?  Share in the comments! 

Friday, 24 July 2020

FO Friday: Trellis FIngerless Mittens

Well, for this FO Friday, the Garden Trellis Mitts are also done! These have been done for a bit, I just haven't had the chance to show them to you yet!

Two crochet fingerless mittens laying on top of each other.  They are worked in fingering-weight yarn.   The mitten on top has a lace and bobbles stitch on the back of the hand, mitten below is palm up, with alternating rows of single crochet and double crochet.  There is a grey cat paw in the top right corner.
They still need to block, and looking at this photo, I can see that.  The trellis stitch does need some blocking to come out neat-looking. That said, I'm hoping that with the single/double crochet on the palm, they don't grow as much as the matching hat did.   According to my initial swatches, it shouldn't, but, I'll link it again, Swatches lie.

(Oh and yes, if you look at the top right of the photo, you'll see an intruding little grey paw.  I had a feline photobomber today!)

But, they're done, ends are woven in, so this is a Good Thing!  I'm hoping to get these up for testing soon too, so, stay tuned on Yarnpond, or, sign up for my e-mail list, to get notified of the testing call (quick reminder - if you sign up for the e-mail list, click the checkbox for 'crochet' under chosen crafts if you want the testing call for this pattern!)

Yarn is Bobolink Yarns Scuttleship Romney and I can't say enough about it.   The amazing folks at Bobolink Yarns sent me 3 skeins as yarn support, and it's wonderful.  Now, to be fair, it's 'sticky', so, if you have to frog, it's a bit of a pain.  And the matching hat did grow.  A lot.  But, that's not surprising with natural fibers, all it means is that you have to do the dreaded swatching (and, wash your swatch too!) to make sure it will come out the way you want in the end.   But it was wonderful, and made for perfect heat-of-summer crocheting!  Plus, the gloves are definitely warm! They're actually too warm to wear for any length of time in the summer heat right now, but they should be great for fall, or to layer over mittens for winter!

The hook I used  is my 3.5 mm (US E) hook from Leither Co, that I was lucky enough to win on the Yarn Thing Podcast!  It worked out very well, though I would suggest making sure that the shaft of your hook has enough length to have all 6 stitches on the hooks, as that would just be fiddly.

But yeah!  I'm thrilled these are done, and I'm hoping to get them blocked and washed as well, so I can get them up for testing too.

What have you folks finished up in the last week?  Share away in the comments!

Friday, 17 July 2020

FO Friday: Garden Trellis Hat

And, the Garden Trellis Hat is done!  I haven't been posting as much about WIP Wednesday recently, so I'm probably surprising you all with a Finished Object,

A crochet hat done in dark teal fingering-weight yarn; with columns of bobbles and raised post stitches.I've just set it to block, and it's drying in the sun -  the finished object grew even more then I expected when blocking, so this. . . . this might actually math out to be a large.  (whoops!  That's a tension fail!)  In which case, I will run the math and make a size small for me to model for the pattern.  I have one more skein which should be more then enough to do a smaller hat, since this hat took just a smidge over one skein.   (Oh, and this is why you check your tension/gauge -after- blocking, not before!)  

I was actually worried about this yarn felting when I washed it, because it is a very 'sticky' yarn.  I still do think it would actually felt gloriously -- might be worth an experiment if I've got leftovers!  But apparently, if I'm not tying to felt it, it grows.  A lot more then my first tests suggested.  (See the Yarn Harlot's post on why swatches lie)  

But, that's not a Bad Thing, it just means I have to account for it when I write the pattern -- especially because this is being written up specifically in this yarn -- it's Bobolink Yarns Scuttleship Romney yarn.  The amazing folks at Bobolink Yarns sent me 3 skeins as yarn support, and I've worked up both the hat and a matching pair of Mitts!  I've completely fallen in love with the colour -- it's right in my usual colour palette, which, of course, means that, while this particular hat is too big for my head given how much it grew, the small version is absolutely going to end up in my stash of personal knitwear!  (And given this tension fail, I'm now -very- glad that they sent me three skeins!) 


Hook is my 3.5 mm (US E) hook from Leither Co, that I was lucky enough to win on the Marly Bird Podcast!   I'm actually really thrilled that I won this hook, as it was a company that was completely new-to-me at the time!   It's wooden with a metal shaft, and is really quite comfortable to use.  When I initially got it, I was worried it wouldn't work for me, as I tend to prefer thinner hooks.  But, no, I'm been quite enjoying it!  The one minor grumble I have with it is that as the shaft of the hook is shorter, doing the 5 stitch bobbles in this pattern got a bit tricky, but nothing that couldn't be solved with just a bit of caution.

I'm hoping to get this up for testing very soon, so, stay tuned on Yarnpond, or, sign up for my e-mail list, to get notified of the testing call (click the checkbox for 'crochet' under chosen crafts if you want the testing call for this pattern!)

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July Featured Pattern and KAL: Marianna Shawl


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Well, the Marianna Shawl is the Featured Pattern for July, and is available at 50% off (currently $3.50 CAD, regular price, $7.00 CAD)  Patterned using stitch patterns from the amazing Gannet Designs, it's the perfect shawl for a cool summer evening (or, to keep the sun off of your shoulders!)
 A woman wearing a large blue-green lace shawl. She is holding the shawl at her neck with one hand.
Photography: Stephanie Wallace

The sample shawl is knit in *Knit Picks Gloss Lace in the colourway “Marina”. And this inspired the name of the shawl, because, during the entire production process, my brain kept insisting that the colourway was called “Marianna”! Hence, the Marianna Shawl!

The shawl is knit in the round from centre out. The edging is knit flat and joined to the shawl as you work. The main lace mesh motif and the edging pattern are both charted, with written instructions available as a secondary download.  In addition, this pattern has a large-print download available that is compatible with screen-reading software. 
 
When looking for a substitute yarn, any fingering-weight or lace weight yarn would work well. I’d suggest anything with a good bit of drape -- silk, bamboo, or alpaca blends.

Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, or Ravelry, the discount is available on both platforms. The discount should be be visible on Etsy, and will be applied automatically on Ravelry. As always, let me know if something doesn't work! **Note, there are no direct links to Ravelry available due to seizure/migraine risk**

Now, onto the Mini-KAL!

For the month of July, any finished Marianna Shawl has a chance to win a $25 USD gift card from *EatSleepKnit; and one pattern from any of my self-published patterns! To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed shawl by July 31, 2020! Please note that the shawl doesn't have to have been started in July, just finished in July, -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog.  Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along.  IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, and on Instagram, giving 3 chances to win in total!**

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and share them to my Facebook Group if you're on Facebook!  That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (three possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Winner must have a valid e-mail address to receive the pattern and electronic gift card. Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform.