Double New Pattern Release

I've had to keep this under wraps for what seems like forever, but they're finally out! I designed two patterns for Yarnbox's June Classic Box, both using Dragonfly Fibers Pixie.

 Photos by  Lindsey Topham

Photos by Lindsey Topham

Yarnbox is a subscription service that offers monthly boxes in various flavors (Classic, Sock, Luxe), each containing yarn and corresponding knit & crochet patterns designed for those yarns. For this box, I was asked to design one accessory with Pixie held singly and another accessory with Pixie held double. I hadn't used any Dragonfly Fibers yarn until this project and oh my, it's GORGEOUS.

Hemiboreal is a hat and fingerless mitts set worked with the yarn held double. The stitch pattern on the cuffs of the mitts and the body of the hat is a mix of cables, eyelets and reverse stockinette for a lot of fun texture. The subtle color changes of the Winter Woods colorway are perfect for holding two strands together, as it really helps them blend into a cohesive look. You could always make this with one strand of a DK weight yarn if you don't like working with two strands at once.

If you get my weekly newsletter, several weeks ago I teased with a shot of the tiny scraps of yarn left after binding off a large secret project. That was the remainder after I finished Papelillo. I mentioned in that same newsletter that this project made me fall back in love with knitting again! This was my first time designing and knitting a pi shawl, and I'm so thrilled with it. The lace patterns are all fairly basic, so the combined effect is of a complicated, lacy shawl that's actually not too hard to make.

Lindsey and I stumbled on this perfect nook by total accident, and have dubbed it 'The Magic Spot.' The light is just gorgeous, and it's tucked away behind buildings so there isn't much foot traffic or curious onlookers hanging around.

Both patterns are available on Ravelry now, even if you aren't a Yarnbox subscriber!