This month I had two designs published with Tangled Online Magazine. Tangled is a "bicraftual" team that runs a shop and online magazine from Bozeman, Montana. ((Bicraftual = crochet, knit, sewing, etc...))
The first design was a direct response to their call for patterns inspired by celebs and film. I was inspired by Kate Middleton's wedding shrug, and came up with "Cambridge Shrug" in response.
|Kate Middleton + Shrug in white angora|
|Me + li'l red dress + Cambridge Shrug in Brushed Suri|
The pattern is available via Tangled Online here. And, it's available on Ravelry and Craftsy, too!
Carats Vest, the second design in the November 2011 Issue of Tangled, is a design that's been incubating in my design library for a while. I sketched the premise of this design last year, but didn't get a chance to develop it until Team Tangled gave me the green light.
|Me + Jeans, white shirt + Carats Vest|
Carats Vest is available via Tangled Online here. It's also available on Ravelry, Craftsy, Patternfish, and Knit Picks IDP.
I used KnitPicks Gloss DK, and I have to say it was a really great yarn to work with. It's very squishy, strong but snuggly, and easy to knit. I wish it was easier to find here in Europe. I bought mine from a yarn company in the UK (Great British Yarns). They were really nice and shipped quickly.
I'm really proud of how Carats Vest came out. I tested all sizes and am happy to report that all my testers (from petite to plump) found the fit to be flattering. Yay!
Update on Carats Vest: Make sure you have the most updated version of the Carats Vest - Gauge should be listed as: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette on US size 4 (3.5mm) needles after blocking. 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Twisted Stitch Diamond pattern on US size 4 (3.5mm) needles after blocking.