Friday, January 31, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- La Vie En Rose Shawl




Are you looking for a one cake (skein) project? The La Vie En Rose Shawl is the perfect knit project for you. 


The knit pattern calls for one cake of Caron Latte Cake. The yarn itself is super soft and I really enjoyed working with it. Another yarn that is similar to this yarn is Red Heart's Hygge yarn. They are similar; however, the thickness of the yarn is a little different. 


Caron Latte Cake is a bit thinner than the Red Heart Hygge. If you are unable to find the Caron Latte Cake (which seems to be a seasonal yarn that only comes out in the winter time), you can substitute with Red Heart Hygge if you don't mind the slight gauge difference. You will end up with a slightly larger shawl. I actually have an extra skein of Red Heart Hygge from my Homeschool Cardigan design so I will likely make another lovely shawl with it. 



The only downside to using the Hygge yarn for this project is that they only come in one solid color whereas Caron Latte Cakes come with color changes. 




Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.



Materials

-6.5 mm knitting needles
-1 skein of Caron Latte Cake
-tapestry needle

Gauge

13.5 sts and 21.5 rows equals 4 inches



Measurements

8.9 inches in with and 11 inches in length


Notes

To make this shawl larger, cast on in multiples of 2+6.

If you decide to make this shawl larger, you will require more than one cake of this yarn.














Remember to tag me on my socials with your beautiful knits. I look forward to seeing yours!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Friday, January 17, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Mountain Breeze Pullover





Wow! I can't believe I'm sitting down and writing this blog post on the Mountain Breeze Pullover.  I started designing this oversized knit pullover pattern almost a year ago. Yes, it took me that long. In September of last year (2019), I sat down and thought to myself that I should probably finish up this work in progress.

The Mountain Breeze Pullover made it's first appearance on my socials in October, tested in December and now finally debuting as my very first knit designed garment. What do you think?

The sweater was made using Lion Brand's Jeans yarn. It's a thinner worsted weight yarn so if you're looking for an advanced beginner knit pattern, look no further and try this pattern out. The yarn itself is very soft and it comes out beautifully knit.

The knitted pullover is easily a favorite that can be worn out or as a night in sweater. Looking for cozy? The Mountain Breeze Pullover is for you!




Pattern
For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.


Materials
-5.5mm circular knitting needles
- 5 (6, 7) Lion Brand Jeans in color Stonewash
-tapestry needle                                                                

Gauge
Every 24 rows and 18 stitches equals 4 inches.

Measurements
Measurements are rough estimates as reading can vary depending on how you spread your work. The pieces can stretch fairly easily so as long as your work is roughly around the measurements you’ll be okay.

Back Panel= S/M (27.3” length, 28.25” wide) L/XL (27.5” Length, 29.25” Width), 2XL/3XL (27.8” length, 30.25” in width) 

Front Panel= S/M (22.5” length, 28.25” wide), L/XL (22.8” length, 29.25” width), 2XL/3XL (23” length, 30.25” width)

Sleeves- S/M (16.3”), L/XL (16.3”), 2XL/3XL (16.6”) 

Armhole depth- S/M (7.75”), L/XL (8.75”), 2XL/3XL (9.75”)

Notes
-The sleeves are purposely designed to be longer than the normal arm length. If you would like them to be at wrist length, simply knit fewer rows. 
-Everything is customizable for lengths. You can simply knit more or less rows to achieve your desired length.
-This pattern has a positive ease of 8-9 inches. If you’d like a smaller positive ease, size down.











Remember to tag me on my socials with your very own Mountain Breeze Pullover. I look forward to seeing it!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Earl Grey Scarf




Introducing the first knit pattern of year 2020: The Earl Grey Scarf.

The knit Earl Grey Scarf pattern is a beautiful gender neutral scarf that uses the eyelet lattice insertion stitch. I wanted to design a scarf that would suit my grandfather so I planned on a criss-cross look and I am very pleased by it's turn out. 

Growing up in a Korean home, my brother and I were taught to bring a box of fruit or some food to offer to the people we were visiting. (When I lived in Korea to teach, parents always brought a little gift or something yummy to eat; this may have been when my donut obsession began as it was a common snack that was gifted.) This past Christmas I decided to bring him something handmade. As the years go by, we've noticed that his appetite for food has dwindled a lot. My father mentioned that food goes bad in the fridge all the time because my grandfather just cannot finish the food that is bought. So this year, I gifted him the Earl Grey Scarf.

I love how you can wear a traditional scarf in so many different ways. The pictures I took for this scarf, I wore it the two most common ways I like to wrap my scarf.  But trust me, there are still so many different ways to use your scarf.

I hope that this knitting pattern finds you well and that you'll be interested in making one for yourself.


Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.






Materials
-5.0mm knitting needles 
-1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Tweed in Gray Heather
-tapestry needle                                                                                         

Gauge
Every 18 stitches and 24 rows equal 4 inches.

Measurements
7 inches x 56 inches


Notes
-The length of the scarf can be shortened or lengthened to your desired length simply by knitting more or less of rows 7-10.

-Take note that if your desired length is longer than the measurements described in this pattern, you will require another skein of yarn.








Make sure to share your finished Earl Greys on Instagram with the hashtag #modestybylaura. Can't wait to see yours!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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