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Friday, May 11, 2012

Spud & Chloë | Dogwood Set

Back in December Katie invited me to design a simple project using Outer to share as a free pattern on the Spud & Chloë blog. I had just finished a design (yet to be released) with the Sweater weight yarn (which is really lovely stuff!) so I was excited to work with their yarns again.

I picked up a skein of Outer from Buttons & Needlework Boutique and dove into swatching. Because the yarn is super bulky it was difficult to squeeze a project out of just one skein, or at least the project I had in mind. The slipped stitch cowl I was swatching would require one and a half skeins.


The Spud & Chloë team chose Rocket for the final sample.
Isn't this a fun colour! It reminds me of flowers and Spring blossoms.

 { Dogwood Cowl }

If you've knit any of my accessory patterns you may notice that I like to use up every last inch of yarn so as much as I loved my cowl, leaving half a skein unused just didn't sit right with me. I decided to create a set of matching slip stitch mittens that also require one and a half skeins of yarn. 




 
{ Dogwood Mittens }


So now you can treat yourself to 3 skeins of Spud & Chloë Outer and whip up these fast and easy projects without wasting any of this warm, squishy, soft and oh so lovely yarn!

Designing for Spud & Chloë was a really great experience, they are amazing to work with! So thanks again Katie for such a fun opportunity. 

You can download the pattern for this set free from the Spud & Chloë blog!

13 comments:

  1. I love that cowl. I think it looks great in both colors. Thanks for the design!

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  2. The mitts are awesome! I must make them...

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  3. I love this set Jane. The mitts are so great. I've been thinking about doing more knitting with reverse stockinette since I just love the way it looks. These would be perfect to whip up to appease my craving amidst finishing my Gemini (which is such a great pattern btw!)

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    1. I know, I've always really loved the look of reverse stockinette, it pleases me :)

      I can't wait to see your Gemini!!!

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  4. LOVE this set!! It just screams "Jane Richmond". ♥

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    1. Thanks Melissa! That is the highest compliment you could give me, gotta stay true to my own personal style :)

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  5. genious! heading to Spud & Chloe to download the patterns. thanks for a great design and freebie (to us).

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  6. Thank you so much for this pattern...I LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to make it and wear it. I love reverse stockinette. I once had a fellow knitter comment that she couldn't get used to seeing me wear my reverse stockinette hat on the "wrong" side...sigh.

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    1. Ha ha, it's so old school to consider Reverse Stockinette the "wrong" side! ...like it doesn't belong on the "right" side.

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  7. ohmygoodness, I LOVE their yarn...and this set! I'm putting these on my to-do list right now. Those mittens are absolutely darling. Thank you! xo

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  8. The cowl is beautiful, but those mitts are fabulous. Thanks!

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  9. Really nice!! I especially love the mittens.

    Lesley
    byporchlight.blogspot.com

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