Sunday, July 1, 2007

Two Free Patterns


At the beginning of April I decided to document my knitting and designing life. What a decision it was! Through this blog I have received warm encouragements and informative feedbacks, and interactions and friendships have been established. I just want to let all of you know that I feel extremely grateful--I know how lucky I am, and will always do my best.

I had planned to put together something for the three-month-birthday of the blog. However I caught a cold a couple of days ago and didn't find time to do this. I didn't even finish Indigo Flowers Vest. Fortunately, Connie told me that two of my patterns, Birdie and Jellyfish, just appeared on MagKnits. So here they are!


Birdie is roomy enough for a book and a bunch of pencils. I used Filatura di Crosa Millefili Fine, a silky smooth 4-ply/light DK weight yarn for the bag. For a chubby bird, I used a worsted weight yarn (Reynolds Saucy). In case you are wondering, the book is Someday, a moving essay with unique illustrations.


Jellyfish is made from one skein of Lana Grossa Baby Kid and bordered with Knit Picks Andean Treasure. The shrug is now my favorite piece to wear to garden parties and weddings. To my disappointment, no one asked if I've made it myself :(

Finally, thank you for all these thoughtful suggestions on Indigo Flowers, I appreciate your help, and will get back to it soon.

Have a great day!

19 comments:

melanie said...

I love your patterns! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.
A question about Jellyfish. Do you have shots of the back? I'm also thinking of this for weddings.

Connie said...

Congrats, Iris. Lovely work. And I would take it as a compliment that no one asked if you made the shrug yourself. I actually hate it when people ask me if I made a handknit item myself because I feel like they're saying it looks shoddy and poorly done (but then again, maybe I"m especially sensitive).

Knothead said...

The bag is really cute. I havent seen a little bird motif that is that cute.

Micky said...

The things you are making look beautiful!
Thanks for your great comments.
:)

EDNA HART said...

Sorry about your cold-I feel a little under the weather myself-it's either a cold or allergies--only time will tell...CONGRALUATIONS ON BOTH DESIGNS---I am a shrug lover and this one I really love...I agree it is a great project for the knitter who is ready to move on from the scarf. The bird on the bag is so darn cute...

Alexandra said...

I've just fixed the Jellyfish pattern. Sorry about that!

opportunityknits said...

Congrats on being published! Birdie is so cute and I like the photos of Jellyfish.

fleegle said...

Your shrug and bags are adorable! Cheeto and Harry want one. Cheeto especially likes the octopus, which, if you think about what octopus eat, is a little weird :)

jen said...

I just saw your 2 pattens in Magknits, and came over to say they are lovely - really cute and so pretty, both of them - congrats on getting them published!

Probably Jane said...

Congratulations Iris - your success is well deserved.

Connie said...

I'm crazy about birds right now, so I love this bag. I may end up making one of my girls a sweater with the bird motiff.

Octopus Knits said...

Congratulations, Iris! What great patterns!

Unfortunately, I've come to a little road block with Pencil Sketch -- not your pattern's fault, just I stupidly left my knitting sitting on the couch and Bug came by and chewed the bamboo needle, so I need to try to fix it or get a new one before I can proceed, as it's really snaggy at the moment!

JL said...

Jellyfish is lovely. Love the bag too.

Ann said...

Iris, they are both lovely patterns! Thanks so much for sharing, your work is beautiful.

Terri Lynn said...

Your jellyfish shrug is adorable, I can just see it done up in so many colorways! The bird bag is so cute! You have a lovely blog an I will have to link you on mine!

Agness said...

Hi there,

Can you post "Jellyfish" on this site? The magknits site is down and the I can't find this great pattern anywhere...

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