Thursday, January 17, 2008

My New ETSY Shop

Check out my new ETSY Shop! This should make it much easier for you to buy my patterns. Soon I should have some handspun yarn posted here as well, so keep checking back. Am adding new stuff all the time. 
Please see the new link to Three Waters Farm. If you haven't checked this out yet, see some of my official colorways that Mary Ann at TWF is dyeing  on fiber and yarn. The gorgeous winter blend "Mansock", featured on my Tiny Triangle Fingerless Gloves is available at Three Waters Farm. You can get it in fingering weight, sport weight, or fiber. If you don't see it, just ask Mary Ann and she'll dye it up for you. She also has fiber kits for my Justify pattern on Knitty.com Winter 2007.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tiny Triangles

Available in PDF format for $4. Tiny Triangles everywhere! These wristlets are the beginning of a series of Tiny Triangle pieces. Knit these from any sportweight sock yarn (and there are so many lovely ones). I knit these from Delicious Yarn that I purchased at Dublin General Store in Dublin, New Hampshire in 2006. I bought more yarn there this year. Really like her nature girl one-of-a-kind colorways. I have socks to match and will post that pattern soon. I got socks and wristlets from one hank of her yarn. Email me to purchase the pattern.

Pumpkin Felted Bag



Pumpkin-shaped bottom keeps this spacious knitting bag open for business. Wide handle enhances the strength of this durable and functional bag. Thick/thin yarn adds texture. This pattern uses a provisional cast on and works in both directions from cast on row. There are several provisional cast on methods in both my books or you can find one online. Pattern is written to make the most use of Aquarella’s yardage. Can also be knitted in double stranded worsted weight (remember to buy double yardage).

Pattern available for $4 in PDF format. Email me to order.
Check out the beautiful grey bag below. Lori knit this and felted it in less than 24 hours! I sent her the pattern yesterday afternoon and she immediately knit it from yarn in her stash. She used double stranded manos plus some thick and thin superfine merino from Peace of Yarn. Addition of handknit flower from her friend Michelle Hoffee is a real plus . I just LOVE this bag. Lori is ready to find more yarn to start another! woooohooo!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Patterns

Patterns are now available in PDF format. To order, simply email me with your requested pattern(s) and I will send you a paypal invoice. I accept cash funded and visa powered pay pal.

FOUR RINGS ENTRELAC HAT $6

Start from a “Core 4” of four rectangles and build in 4 successive rings for a seamless entrelac hat.

Skill Level: Experienced
Finished Measurements: Women’s medium. Top of hat 9 inches across. Circumference of opening, approx 23 ½”.

Materials: Allow approx 300 yds of dk weight yarn.

This challenging pattern is really fun to knit. Pattern includes helpful illustrations. I knit the sample from my merino/angora two ply 14 wpi handspun.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sandy's Fingerless Mitts


Two fun designs….mix and match.
(c) 2007 Sandy Sitzman/LynneVogel

Sandy just knit these up for fun and I asked if I could write the pattern. Here it is! Happy Knitting.

Important Information:
Size: Women’s Medium

Yarn: Sandy used her light worsted weight handspun. (of course you can use storebought too...or a combo) Approx 200 yards of yarn in various colors. Substitute your colors for ours.

Needles: US size 6 (4.5mm),
Gauge: 5 ½ sts per inch, row gauge…knit to fit.

Finishing: one tapestry needle

Note: Sandy knit these as a pair, but if you are symmetrically inclined, make two of the same. Such a twofer…two pairs for the price of one.

Instructions:
Cast on 44 sts. Join rnd being careful not to twist the stitches.

Follow chart beginning row 1. Work from bottom up. See legend below.

At round 44, bind off the first 8 stitches, (you may adjust according to your thumb size). On round 45, cast on 8 stitches at the beginning of the round.
Continue to top of chart. Bind off loosely.

Want thumbs? Pick up around the thumb opening stitch for stitch. Join round. Knit about an inch, decrease by k2tog every 3rd sts all around. Knit to desired length. Bind off loosely.

charts for sandy's mitts


Start knitting from the bottom row of chart. Substitute your own colors for ours.
legend:
Colors: each color represents a separate yarn with that color predominant in its colorway
(.) : purl

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Buy My Fiber At Harrisville Designs


Long time, no inventory. Well, the dry spell is over. Harrisville Designs now carried my handdyed rovings. From time to time you may find some of Twisted Mom Sandy Sitzman's as well.
Colorways are one of a kind. There will be a range of fibers, from Blue Faced Leicester all the way to 100% tussah silk, with some alpaca and merino blends thrown in. If you see something you really love, snap it up, because you may never see it again.

If you don't find the fiber on the website, just give 'em a call. They just started carrying it last week. If you live in the neighborhood, pop on over for a first hand look.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

wool here

I've decided to post my handpainted rovings here whenever I have some available. I seem to have them onhand way too sporadically for a website. Between writing another book and teaching workshops, the fiber I dye seems to find a home at near light speed. Wish I could say that about all the homeless dogs in our parts. Anyway, when I have fiber or yarn for sale I'll post it here and send out a message on Spin-Sales.