Nearly 5 years ago, I ventured into a bright and new exploration of craft and artistry. I was taught to Crochet by my wonderful Mother in Law. She sat me down one afternoon and showed me the basic stitches. Soon, I was making my very own afghan and before long my first scarf and hat. As much as I loved this newfound art, I found myself wanting.
After selling my crochet designs on Ravelry for just over a year, I started to notice all of the undeniably stunning Knitwear designs that saturated the site. They painted my computer screen like a vast field of Wildflowers, I would breathe them in and feel drunk with their charm. So began my love affair. I longed to master the beautiful stitches and gorgeous cables that were so proliferate in Knitwear.
Long story short….thanks to a very patient and willing friend, a score of youtube videos and a fair share of hair pulling, I found myself designing my first knit pattern. It was a humble but sweet little headband. But it gave me the confidence I needed to brave new exciting territory and spread my creative wings.
8 Knit designs later, I published my most popular pattern. “Through the Woods”. From day one, this has been the pattern that has gained the most attention and holds my highest amount of downloads. It was also presented in Vogue magazine in the Winter 2010 issue, with a few small design adjustments. It’s a timeless, wear-with-ease design that I am really proud of.
Now… getting down to the knitty-gritty. (Pun intended)
I’ve had many, many Knitters request a Child’s version of the hood over the past 4 years. And while I love to accommodate all of you awesome knitters, I just never had time to sit down and figure out the gauge, stitch count, row count, blah, blah, blah. So this pattern has been on the back-burner for a while but has never been out of my thoughts.
Well, it’s only been 4 years but I finally got around to it! This winter season has been a huge success for me as far as just getting new designs published. If you’re a designer you know exactly how time consuming and exhausting pattern design can be. But I feel like this season it all came together, everything just fell into place.
So without further ado, or gilding of the lily….
The Through the Woods Hoodlet. The lovechild of my proudest Knitwear design. And of all my customers who requested a version for little ones. Congratulations! You’re a Parent. *hehehe*
For this design, I wanted to keep it simple, effortless and easy. But without losing any of the Whimsy. I love how it turned out!
This pattern is and will REMAIN a freebie. As a huge thank-you to every single knitter out there. We share the same passion and the same drive. To create beautiful things. So thank you! And enjoy with all of my love.
If you haven’t yet downloaded the original “Through the Woods” Hood pattern,
now is the PERFECT time! To celebrate my Hoodlet release I am offering the $4 pattern on Ravelry for just 99 cents. No coupon code is required. I’ll be offering it at this special low price through the end of February. So get your copy, cast on and make up a Hoodlet too for the best Mommy/Baby gift ever!
Download the FREE Through the Woods Hoodlet
I would also love to hear all of your own personal Knit Journey stories. Please leave a comment and tell me all about your love affair.