Don’t you love that feeling you get when you finally get something done – especially if it’s something you’ve wanted to do for a long time? This week, I did just that.
I got it into my head sometime towards the end of last year that I wanted to write a series of free patterns to support new knitters (Not to fear crocheters – I haven’t forgotten you! I’m just not there yet.) In my mind’s eye these patterns were for simple designs which focused on the shape or construction of what was being made, not about a special texture or colourwork pattern.
I’m happy to launch the BASICS line of patterns! There are two patterns now available both here on this site on the patterns page and also on Ravelry:
BASIC Socks – if you were a participant in the South Eastern Ontario Yarn Crawl this past spring, you might have this pattern already. It is my standard vanilla sock pattern which I use for all the sock samples in the store. It is available in three sizes and can be easily modified to have a texture pattern if desired.
BASIC Slouchy Hat – this is the newest addition, a loose fitting, slouchy toque which was inspired by Berroco Sesame, a new variegated yarn but can be worked in any worsted weight yarn. A 100g ball (approx 200 yards) is plenty for this.
I hope you enjoy these patterns. I have plans for lots more.