The Lodge Sweater is now ready for testing! A great textured stitch highlights a simple, modern silhouette. With thick bands of ribbing at the neck, cuff and hem, this casual sweater will remind you of a favorite sweater you stole from the ex-boyfriend.
Tons of warmth come from the waffle stitch pattern. This is a thick and cozy sweater perfect for the coldest of days. Or for running around on a brisk day with no jacket!
Worked from the top-down, the sweater is a simple pattern that showcases that great waffle stitch. The waffle stitch takes a little extra time to get used to, but once you master it the knitting will go quickly. Plus, just look at that texture - totally worth a little extra time!
If you would like to help pattern test this sweater, head on over to Ravelry and join up with the Free Pattern Testers group. Then you can sign up for the test on my thread - here. I'd love to have you! :)
Deadline for the test to be done is March 1, 2016... so keep an eye out for the pattern to be released shortly after!
Meet the Round Rug. It's one of my crochet patterns. And it's been around for awhile. But last Tuesday it was featured in an Etsy email. And people, that is like winning the designer lottery! Seriously. Suddenly your views go up by thousands. Orders start pouring in (relatively speaking) and it is better than Christmas morning! I was ecstatic!
It was a good day. Now let's fast forward to this Tuesday. Yesterday. Around noon, the Round Rug starts to blow up AGAIN. Views are climbing dramatically, orders are coming in, favorites are skyrocketing. I'm thinking "Geez, did Etsy feature me AGAIN just a week later?" (which totally could happen, I've just never been a part of that particular 'lucky designer' group).
So I searched and searched through Etsy. I see no features. I see no popular treasuries. I know it's coming from Etsy as my stats tell me so, but I have NO IDEA how so many people are seeing my pattern. I am ETERNALLY grateful for this... but mystified. By the end of the day, I had nearly double the views that I had gotten from the Etsy email feature. Which is insane, to say the least. So what magical thing happened to get that many lovely people checking out my listing?? Any ideas?? Maybe one of you is an Etsy guru that knows about such things?
You can go check it out and see what all the hoopla is about for yourself right here. Or if you are a Raveler and would like to purchase for your library, go here.
I know most of you are knitters. Which is cool. But you can do this rug pattern. Even if you are a brand new crocheter, this pattern is so easy and fast. Holding two strands of bulky weight yarn and working with a giant Q hook, the rug is so satisfying to work. Each stitch is making INCHES on the project. Pretty fun stuff that! :)
Join the BULKY KNIT (or crochet!) home trend and check out the Round Rug. Work it in any size you want - 2 feet to 6 feet - or even bigger if you get crazy with it! You'll be glad you did!
My newest pattern is now published! The Fireside Pullover is a modern, relaxed sweater with all the style you could want! Fitted in all the right places and roomy everywhere you'd like a little extra comfort. The Fireside can go from day to night and to any event you could imagine! Dress it up or dress it down.
The stitch pattern is really a joy to work. Lots of impact but not a lot of 'fuss' while stitching. Perfect! And a big expanse of stockinette stitch really makes this knit fly off your needles.
* Worked from the top down in the round
* Raglan style sleeves for a comfortable look
* Sleeves are worked on double pointed needles from the underarm to the wrist
* Seamless construction
As always, you can find the Fireside Pullover pattern:
Right here on www.anaiddesigns.com
Anaid Designs hit 300 subscribers yesterday!
AND this site is officially 1 year old! (as of Jan 7th).
I am thrilled with 300 subscribers in just one year! It's hard to spread the word and get some traffic going. I'm honored that 300 people have decided that Anaid Designs is worth following! WOW! Thanks! New goal....How cool would it be if we could hit 1000 by this time next year?!? Help me out! If you haven't subscribed- join up! If you have subscribed, help spread the word to your other crafty friends!
A big THANK YOU to all of my lovely subscribers! It means so much to me that you are part of the Anaid family! I have said this before, but this work is so special to me. I am incredibly lucky and you all are the ones that make it all possible. THANKS!
In honor of Anaid's 1 year and 300 subscribers -
Enter code 300STRONG at Ravelry checkout for 30% off your entire order!
offer good thru Jan. 15th @ midnight
Here's to another great year in 2016!
Designer, mom, wife, lover of all things handmade. Yarn addict. Yoga enthusiast.