New design: “Sonoran Star” hat and mittens set
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by twostrands
7M ago
My new “Sonoran Star” hat and mittens set is a Fair Isle-style design sized for the average adult, knit in Jamieson’s of Shetland’s wonderful “Double Knitting” DK-weight Shetland wool. The knitting pattern PDF is available on both my MaryAnnStephens.com website and on Ravelry. Yarn packs for Sonoran Star sets (2 mittens, 1 hat, 1 pompom, 1 swatch) in the colors shown are available on my website, too. I have several other colors of Jamieson’s DK in stock, so don’t hesitate to let me know if you’re dreaming of a different color combination. By the way, if you haven’t seen my new YouTube channe ..read more
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How I picked up stitches on my Wild Rose Vest
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by twostrands
2y ago
A delightful knitter who is working on my Wild Rose Vest wrote to me this morning wondering exactly how I like to pick up stitches on steeked garments, such as Wild Rose. Whether you’re working on one of my vest designs, or most any other garment with a simple (i.e., not covered) steek, you might find my response, below, to be helpful: So nice to hear from you! Yep, thankfully, I’m doing fine; hope you are, too. I’m very happy to hear you’re enjoying the Wild Rose Vest. Yes, there are quite a few ways folks might pick up stitches on a steeked piece. Some like to pick up stitches using a croch ..read more
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2 new designs: Wild Rose Vest & Doggy Loves Kitty
Two Strands
by twostrands
2y ago
“Wild Rose Vest” is a traditional Shetland wool vest / slipover with an updated bit of femininity. It’s knit in 12 colors of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. “Doggy Loves Kitty” is a baby blanket knit in Fair Isle technique with some simple embroidery and fabric backing. It’s knit in 8 colors of Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino. Both knitting pattern pdfs include lots of photos to walk you through every step. To get all the details on both the patterns and yarn packs for these designs, head to my online knitting shop, MaryAnnStephens.com. You can also find the pdfs on Ravelry. And to get the early sco ..read more
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Morning Glory Hat & Fingerless Mittens Set
Two Strands
by twostrands
3y ago
Just released my “Morning Glory” design: Details on my online yarn shop: knitting pattern pdf Jamieson’s of Shetland “Spindrift” 100% Shetland wool yarn pack The Morning Glory Set PDF is also available on Ravelry ..read more
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25% off 20 of my patterns for colorwork KAL
Two Strands
by twostrands
3y ago
Be sure to get the discount code from The Woolly Thistle KAL on Ravelry. You can use the KAL discount code either on my website or in my Ravelry store to get 25% off any of these 20 pattern pdfs, now through February 20, 2021. Be sure to get the discount code from The Woolly Thistle KAL on Ravelry. You can use the KAL discount code either on my website or in my Ravelry store to get 25% off any of these 20 pattern pdfs, now through February 20, 2021 ..read more
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Cosmos Chullo
Two Strands
by twostrands
3y ago
My new “Cosmos Chullo” earflap hat knitting pattern pdf gives you a choice of two motifs for a super warm, quick-to-knit hat. The new MadTosh Triple Twist TML chunky / Aran weight superwash merino I used worked beautifully! You can find the pdf for sale on my online shop, MaryAnnStephens.com, or on Ravelry. I found the Triple Twist TML at JimmyBeans ..read more
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Gazania Hat
Two Strands
by twostrands
4y ago
My new “Gazania Hat” design, knit in 5 shades of Shetland Spindrift. Knitting pattern PDF and yarn packs are available on my online knitting shop, MaryAnnStephens.com. The PDF is also available through Ravelry ..read more
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Centifolia Hat
Two Strands
by twostrands
4y ago
My new “Centifolia Hat”, a close-fitting ladies’ hat knit in traditional Fair Isle technique using nine colors of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift fingering weight yarn. I hope this finds you well and that, somehow, you’ve found bits of joy amidst the World’s sadness lately.  Today, I’ve released a new design, a nine-color extravaganza of a hat, to brighten my “lockdown”.  I hope it brightens your day, too. “Centifolia” is an old-fashioned heirloom rose hybrid, known not only for its sweet fragrance and captivating beauty, but also for its hardy nature and disease resistance.  Ma ..read more
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How to get 25% off on Ravelry for ALL of my mitten PDFs through February 2020
Two Strands
by twostrands
4y ago
My colorwork mitten knitting pattern designs, all on sale this month in support of The Woolly Thistle’s 5th Annual Colorwork Mitten KAL. I’m thrilled to be a participating designer in The Woolly Thistle’s 5th Annual Colorwork Mitten KAL on Ravelry.  I’m giving a 25% discount on all of my colorwork mitten knitting pattern PDFs all month long (Feb 2020) to anyone participating in The Woolly Thistle’s KAL and using their KAL discount code for Ravelry purchases.  You can join their KAL through their Ravelry group, “The Woolly Thistle”, where you’ll see all of the details on the KAL, including th ..read more
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