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November 22, 2006

From Susan — The Red Hat

Filed under: Back Story,Current Projects,Updates — lv2knit @ 2:24 pm

Since I have nothing of current interest to share, I thought I would share something of less than current interest.  This is a hat and scarf I designed earlier in the year.  I submitted it to a well-known knitting magazine and it was [reluctantly — or so they say] rejected.  I still love the design and wearing the tam:


The above sample was knitted in Debbie Bliss Alpaca and Silk DK, which I absolutely love.  It is SO-O-O-O-O soft!!!!!

Sally was one of my test knitters and made the following out of hand-dyed merino (she will need to add info on the yarn). Note from Sally: I used Kersti, which is the DK weight yarn made by the Koigu ladies who bring you all of that lovely KPPM yarn. This yarn has a bit of a “cable twist” to it.


And the flip side:


If people are interested, I can sell the pattern, but it will take a bit for me to set up a sales process.  It is a fun little project and gift.

As for me, I am going to make Hamantaschen to take to Grandpa’s tomorrow.  It is a good excuse to eat more of those scrumptious goodies. 

Here is wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful for the support I have received from all of you with my knitting endeavors and dilemmas over the past few months.  THANK YOU!!! 🙂


  1. Count me in as one customer to sell to! the pattern is gorgeous, and would make a lovely gift set. in fact, I am a graphic designer by trade — I’ll can set you up with a nice PDF for selling if you’d like! 😉 happy turkey to all!

    Comment by Laura — November 22, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

  2. I love the set! Maybe you should get with another magazine?
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Carol — November 22, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

  3. Silly magazine! It’s gorgeous.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope you have some of the Hamantaschen left for tomorrow?!

    Comment by Marina — November 23, 2006 @ 12:57 am

  4. What a talent! Simply understated class! I would be interested in the patter for sure.

    Comment by Michelle — November 23, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  5. I love the scarf and tam! I would purchase the pattern.


    Comment by Susan — November 23, 2006 @ 10:27 am

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I really like your tam and scarf design and think you should definitely publish it or offer it to a different magazine.

    Comment by Melanie — November 23, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

  7. love the scarf and tam very impressive wow! Yeah try another place…

    Comment by katomliz — November 23, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

  8. I agree- you should self-publish it. Some of the most wonderful things come out of that- look at Elizabeth Zimmermann!
    I myself have given up on buying any knitting magazines- outrageously priced for very little. I’d rather invest in yarn or a good reference book.

    Comment by Lorraine — November 24, 2006 @ 8:26 am

  9. I love the tam and scarf and would definitely buy the patterns if you sold them. They’d be perfect for the holiday gift issue IK published this year. I’m also digging Sally’s feather and fan shawl. Is that from knitpicks? BTW, I made the potato cream cheese soup and loved it. It’s a keeper!

    Comment by Keith — November 25, 2006 @ 8:50 am

  10. The feather and fan shawl is from the Meg Swansen lace book of a few years ago. The title is escaping me for the moment.

    Comment by surly — November 25, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

  11. Absolutely beautiful! I would purchase the pattern. But the piece deserves a wide distribution. Definitely try another magazine. Cheers!

    Comment by Liz — November 26, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

  12. I love the set and would be happy to purchase the pattern. I am amazed the set was rejected as it is beautiful!

    Comment by Kim — November 26, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

  13. I would buy the pattern also. Thanks for the wonderful blog.

    Comment by Sandra — November 28, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

  14. I would also love the patern!

    Comment by Elaina — November 29, 2006 @ 11:34 am

  15. love your tam and scarf, I would also love the pattern TY!

    Comment by KC — December 9, 2006 @ 12:02 am

  16. Would really love to buy the scarf and tam pattern – let us know where and when! I t is lovely!

    Comment by Sheila Mayhew — December 22, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  17. Saw a link to this hat in the comments of Grumperina’s blog.

    Add me to the list for the pattern. Please email me when available for purchase. Thanks!

    Comment by Ialiuxh — December 23, 2006 @ 7:00 am

  18. This is beautiful! I want to make the beret and the scarf.

    Comment by pjminca — December 23, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

  19. I too saw Grumperina’s blog. Will you consider publication? Please? I will check back to drool over the picture meantime!

    Comment by Izzy — December 26, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

  20. the tam & scarf are gorgeous. please email me if you sell the pattern.

    Comment by rachel — December 30, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

  21. Would love to get the lace tam and scarf pattern. Please let me know when it’s available. Thanks so much!Alice

    Comment by Alice Edmisten — November 17, 2007 @ 12:52 am

  22. I just found you this New Year’s Day! What a terrific pattern… I also have submitted patterns.. and have not been accepted.. however, if you watch.. in a couple months.. you will probably see the pattern, with a small alteration.. under someone elses name! Please post when you get this ready to sell.. it is lovely!
    Much luck to you!
    Sincerely, Barbie

    Comment by Barbie Dunkle — January 1, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

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