Tag: pattern release

Pattern release: Pearls on a String socks

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I’m very excited to release the pattern for my newest design, the Pearls on a String socks. These socks feature a simple repeating cable pattern over the leg and foot that is easy to memorize and even easier work without a cable needle, making these socks a fun pair to whip up on the go. Usually naming a pattern is the hardest part of the design process for me. The pattern detail reminded me of beads on a string, and as I was working with Long Dog Yarn in the Freshwater Pearl colorway, the name for this design really just worked itself out for me.

I always find myself preferring sock patterns that are easy to customize to my preferences, and these would definitely fit the bill. The pattern is written from the top-down and worked using the magic loop method, but it would be very easy to convert the pattern to toe up and working with DPNS or two-at-a-time, if those are your preferred methods for sock knitting.


You can now find the pattern on Ravelry, and to celebrate the release, I’m offering a 20% discount on the pattern until midnight, Sunday, Nov. 13.

Pattern Release: Lace & Stripes Cowl

Lace and Stripes Cowl by Brandy Velten

Lace and Stripes Cowl on Ravelry

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. It really doesn’t feel like fall is upon us today in Toronto, but I have a sneaking feeling it will be here before I know it. My mind has been lost in fall for awhile now – dreaming of wearing snuggly sweaters and cozy cowls. I’ve really been loving the big, oversized cowls that I’ve seen popping up on Ravelry. They just seem so perfect to snuggle into while still looking chic and stylish.

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So today I’m tossing my own design into the mix with the release of my Lace and Stripes Cowl on Ravelry. Knit with fingering weight yarn, it is great for transitioning into fall without being too bulky. And it is also pretty perfect for using up those left over bits of sock yarn – mix lots of them up to produce a fun and funky cowl, or keep it cool and classy with two contrasting colors.

I’m also offering a special introductory sale – purchase the pattern before midnight EST, Sunday, Sept. 13th and you’ll save 20%! So now you have no excuse to not get started on some fall knitting.