Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Patterns: Open Road Collection

New patterns are ready for your needles! The Open Road collection, inspired by Walt Whitman's "Song of the Open Road," offers three related designs: the Camerado cowl, Allons mitts, and Journeyer pullover. They're available both as individual patterns and as a discounted ebook.

Open Road Collection

Wear them individually or together as an ensemble—either way, they'll serve you well, whether you're out and about doing Saturday errands or exploring a hiking trail on a crisp fall day.

A pretty stitch called the wrapped cluster ties the three designs together. I used it in different ways in each piece—within a ribbing pattern, stacked in columns, and staggered for a honeycomb effect. (By the way, it may look like it involves cables, but it doesn't. It's really easy to work.)

Allons Mitts, by Bonnie Sennott

The sweater is knit in worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220), the mitts in DK (Fibre Co. Acadia), and the cowl in fingering (Quince & Co. Finch). Just for fun, the cowl comes in two versions—a big, cozy, extra long/wide style (in the creamy Egret colorway) and a more standard width (quicker to knit), shown in the blue-grey Kumlien's Gull.

Camerado Both_72

In coming weeks I'll post more about each individual design, sharing information about construction, techniques, sizes and fit, possible modifications, and yarns.

Find these new patterns in my Ravelry pattern store. The ebook containing all three is on sale for just $12 now through November 1. 


Creating this ensemble was another fun Sennott Sisters Production! Heartfelt thanks go to Jenny for editing all three patterns, to Betsey and Jackie for modeling and photo shoot assistance, and to  Betsey for knitting the blue-grey cowl. How lucky I am to have such great women as sisters!

Open Road Collection

"Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detain'd!"
—Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road"

 I hope you enjoy these new patterns. Thank you very much for reading.

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