So, I had my first print design and I'm super excited about it...even though I am dreadfully behind in posting. Procrastination and I have become intimately acquainted over the last few months....oh, who am I kidding? We've been BFFs for a really long time.
With this design, I wanted to create something simple, rustic, but with a bit of a twist. Simplicity comes with the cables and 2x2 rib and the twist comes in with the cables unraveling in a diagonal fashion as the mitten body moves into the cuff.
I was so happy when Interweave chose to use the yarn I used in my swatch (Blue Sky Alpacas Melange), because I felt it really contributed to the feel of the design. While I used an amazing mustard yellow for my swatch, I was absolutely thrilled when I was sent a deep red for the sample. Be still my heart.
|Look at that...my name in print. |
Okay, so to celebrate my first print design, I'm giving away a copy of Interweave Knits Winter and enough Blue Sky Alpacas Melange to make a pair of your own Offset Cable Mittens!
Just leave a comment on this post by 8 PM Alaska Time on Wednesday February 8th and I'll draw a comment at random to find the lucky winner! If you're looking for something to comment about, just tell me what YOU have procrastinated on lately. My list is too long to mention. :)
ETA: Comments are closed. Thanks to all for entering!