Monday, September 10, 2012

Knit PIcks Designer Jesse Loesberg Men's Patterns For Machine Knitters

It's a guy thing...?  Machine knitters know there is not enough practical designs that we guys would "really" wear.

I have a few original designs I will someday put together and publish but I am always looking for inspiration.

While cruising through the internet looking at mens sweaters and vests I took another look at Jesse Loesberg's designs over at his website and at Knit Picks.  He is also found on Ravelry.  They are very timeless.

I got in touch with Jesse and asked if he would mind me converting his hand knit patterns for machine knitters. Of course there will be changes but maybe not enough to call them my own or maybe there will be, we'll see.  In any case I would mention his original design and provide credit for his original.

Good news!  He said sure thing go for it.  Thanks Jesse!

Below are samples (Jesse's hand knit patterns) I will be working out for us machine knitters.  I am thinking of a soft, squishy coned yarn I have in my huge stash....maybe two yarns knit together.  In any case, I will write up the patterns, test knit and offer them here on the blog.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MAO's Great Offer!

You all know Mary Anne Oger (MAO), her designs are always cutting edge and published her own magazine for quite a while (Knitwords), sadly,  no longer in publication; I follow her blog, I like her straight forwardness.  If you get the chance to attend one of her seminars do it.  Mary Anne also has the Pattern Of The Month (POM) she publishes each month.

Here is a great chance to get 6 issues (buy 3 get 3 free) of Mary Anne's new old stock of Knitwords for $30 AND this includes shipping!

Please visit her website for more info and this very reasonable offer: