Just the right weight for springtime - I made a version of my Stefanie Moebius pattern from Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes Sport. I used Woodland Heather and Sapphire Heather. I adore sport-weight yarn, which added to this project’s fun factor. I previously made one from Lorna’s Laces, and high on my to-do list is to make one from Tosh Sport too. All these companies have such great colors to choose from!
If you’d like to make one of these yourself, the pattern is from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. There are directions for the tricky-but-fun Moebius cast-on that Cat Bordhi teaches. One of the elements I like about this design is the contrasting edging; it emphasizes the intriguing Moebius shape.
Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues
Cat Bordhi’s Moebius Cast-On video
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport
Madelinetosh Tosh Sport
This weekend the Ball & Skein & More in beautiful Cambria, California, will be hosting book signings for my Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I’ll be signing books on both Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00. The trunk show of samples from the book will be up, too, if you’d like to see the scarves in person!
And so it begins. The yarnie love-fest that is Stitches West. It’s always such fun to see friends from near and far. The preview session was last night, and here’s the crowd waiting for the official opening today.
Excitement is in the air, as the line snakes down the hallway!
I’ll be doing three book signings during Sitches West this year:
All the signings will be at the Yarn Barn of Kansas, Booth 404. Hope to see you there!
I try really hard to check and double check my patterns, but I goofed on this one. In Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues I left a section out of the pattern Short & Sweet on page 51.
Correction for Short & Sweet p. 51
After the “Beginning Section” and before “Slot”, insert these instructions:
Row 1 (RS): P1, * k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: P1, * k1, p1; rep from * to end. Repeat rows 1-4 twice more for a total of 12 rows.
I’m sorry for any frustration or disappointment caused by this!
I’m thrilled and ever-so-grateful that my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is #1 on Unicorn’s TNNA Top Books of Long Beach 2013!
I thank all the knitters and yarn shops who have enthusiastically embraced the book. I’m glad you like it! I also wholeheartedly thank all those who made this book possible – the editors, photographers, models, sample knitters, and trusted friends who lent constructive support along the way. And, of course, my husband and family for their patience!
To celebrate, we’re launching a new site for the book, where you can “look inside” the book, get links to purchase it (the new digital version will be available soon, too), see a sampling of the pattern photos, and get wholesale information.
Thank you to my wonderful web master Alex from Studio Creek for creating the new site.
As a reminder, we only have a few days left for the terrific Coastal Knits giveaway. It’s filled with great patterns, and this copy was signed by Alana! Check here for more details.
Unicorn Books & Crafts (wholesale)
Studio Creek Web Design (Alex Badasci)
Coastal Knits by Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig
It’s hard to believe another year of blogs has gone by! My AudKnits website turns 4 this year, and I want to thank all of you for making it an exciting one.
Of course the big news of the year was the publication of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I’m thrilled that the book has been well received by the knitting community!
I also published my Emmalina Hat, with lots of fun twisted stitch detailing
and the Page Turner Throw
Yippee! I’m conducting another giveaway, with FOUR winners to celebrate FOUR years of blogging. The fantastic Lima Pop Shoppe on Artfire has created a Special Edition set of six stitch markers using colors from the AudKnits website! Laurie Prestia carefully crafts her markers using smooth wire that does not catch on yarn. The markers fit up to US #10 size needles, but are thin enough to work well on small needles as well – I use mine on sock and lace projects all the time.
To win, enter a comment here on this post by midnight Pacific Time on November 18th. Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re one of the lucky winners! I’ll be conducting a random drawing for the four winners. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)
You can find lots of gorgeous stitch markers, including the AudKnits special edition, at Lima Pop Shoppe on Artfire.com.
Emmalina Hat Pattern: Emmalina Hat on Ravelry and Emmalina Hat in Knit Picks
Page Turner Throw Pattern: Page Turner Throw on Ravelry and Page Turner Throw in Knit Picks
Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues can be ordered through Cooperative Press.
I love being in Ohio for the fall colors.
Gates Mills Bridge
St Christopher’s church
”Hey, what’s this human doing in my woods?”
To celebrate fall, I’m using Rowan Felted Tweed to make the Bold Stripes pattern from my book, swapping the book’s bright spring palette for muted fall colors
I’ve been in Ohio most of the summer, taking care of family. I’ll be returning to California for a short time in September for a special collaboration with the Ball & Skein & More, the LYS in Cambria. Kris and Oz have been enthusiastic supporters of my book, right from the very first swatch. Now they’re not only selling my book, but also giving me a trunk show and an opportunity to teach a workshop!
Samples from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues will be on display from September 8th – 16th. Come see the wide variety of techniques my book has to offer! With over 30 patterns, there’s something for everyone.
Linen Stitch Workshop
The workshop I’ll be teaching at the Ball & Skein & More is on September 15th from 5:30 to 7:30. One of my all-time favorite stitch patterns for scarves is the linen stitch. It’s perfect for variegated yarn, is attractive on both sides, and lies flat. Its versatility can be seen in the photos above – all three scarves are made from this one simple stitch, yet have completely different looks! Using the technique and pattern from my book, I’ll show you how to create the stitch, step by step. Then you’ll be set free to experiment and, if you want, to start a project scarf.
If you’re interested in taking the workshop, you can sign up on the Ball & Skein & More’s registration page or stop in. Or for more information, call (805) 927-3280 .
Recommended yarn for the project scarf: 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay Maxima (the Ball & Skein & More has a zillion great colorways to choose from!)
I’ll sign books during the workshop, and one lucky workshop participant will win a book!
I’m just now finding time to take a breath after Stitches Midwest last weekend. What a whirlwind! My book, Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues made its debut Thursday night. The books were literally hot off the press! It was a thrill for me to see the stacks of my book in the Cooperative Press booth along with so many titles I’ve admired over the years. Notice the boxes of cookies – dessert seems to be a good lure for the knitting public!
During the weekend I signed autographs, along with my friend Stephannie Tallent. She was signing her fantastic book California Revival Knits.
Steph and I are each others’ biggest supporters!
The other exciting news from Stitches Midwest was my trunk show in the Foofaraw booth. I’m grateful to Lindsay Gates for giving me a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the scarves from my book! We paired each scarf with one of the beautiful Foofaraw shawl sticks. I was amazed at the range of colors and materials Lindsay uses in making these. Everyone who came into her booth found exactly the right color and texture for their projects.
Here we found just the right sticks to style the “Cables & Knots” and “Diagonal Ribs & Little Fountains Lace” patterns from my book.
I thought the scarves (and here, the wrap from the book too) and Lindsay’s sticks were a marriage made in heaven!
Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues by yours truly, Audrey Knight
California Revival Knits by Stephannie Tallent
Foofaraw shawl sticks
Yes indeed, my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues arrived just in time for the opening of Stitches Midwest. Yay!
I’ll be doing a book signing today, Saturday, at noon in the Cooperative Press booth, #631. Please come by and say hi. I’d love to meet everyone!
I want to thank everyone who has come by to look at the book since the show started. Your enthusiasm has been wonderful. Knitters are the nicest folks!
It’s hard to believe Stitches Midwest is coming up so soon!
I’m thrilled to tell you that sample scarves from my new book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues will be featured in a trunk show at the Foofaraw booth. Here are some of their beautiful stick pins:
My scarves will pair perfectly with the Foofaraw shawl sticks, don’t you think?
I’ll be at the Foofaraw booth during the Market Session on Thursday evening, August 9th, and Friday morning. Come find out why the pins are called Foofaraw….[Hint from their website: (fõõ´f∂–rô´) NOUN: 1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation. 2. A fuss over a trifling matter.]
I want to thank Lindsay Gates for this wonderful opportunity, and I hope to see you there!
This is just a quick post to let everyone know my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is out in its digital edition as of last Friday!!! People who pre-ordered will be receiving their electronic copy right away.
The print version will start to be mailed out in mid-August. Oh, and speaking of the print version…. We ended up packing a ton of patterns, techniques and great photos into the book. The price to purchase it will be $29.95. This might be a great time to place your order at the pre-order price of $26.95.
Many thanks to Shannon Okey at Cooperative Press, and the many other friends who have made my book possible!