Thursday, April 12, 2012

Game Day Knits - Sneak Peek 1

Was never that great at keeping secrets, so I have decided to post sneak peak photos of the projects that will be included in the book I am working on - the tentative title is Game Day Knits.  My plan is to give birth to this baby by August of this year so it is available for the new school year and football season here in the states.  The current plan is to include 20 patterns.  By posting about the book regularly, I'm hoping to keep myself on that schedule - it's a bit aggressive, but nothing like a deadline to provide motivation.

Here are the first two designs:

Game Day Backpack - worked up in my beloved maize and blue
The backpack is a great size and a really fast easy knit - thinking about including some extra charts for the body to give knitters some options.  And the Brown Sheep Nature Spun felts like a dream.

Stripe It Rich Scarf - a quick slip stitch pattern with built in i-cord edging.
The scarf is a easy to memorize slip stitch pattern that creates textured vertical stripes on one side and horizontal stripes in the shape of little round cables on the other side - a really cool effect.  A built in I-cord edging creates a professional finish but is so easy to work.   Fans of Minnesota, or USC should appreciate this version, but it will work up well in any color combination.

The patterns planned for the book are mostly accessories, and maybe a children's garment or two.  If you have an idea for an accessory to include don't hesitate to let me know.  Same thing with color combinations - I will happily include requested combinations.