New Pattern Release and Contest!


Boy, people aren’t kidding when they say babies are a lot of work, haha. I’ve been working hard to keep up with my knit design work, and I’m afraid my poor blog has suffered. But I’m resurfacing to show off a new design!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win a copy of the pattern book that includes this design.

This is Roundstone Coat, from the Knit Picks Fall 2014 collection, Burnished:

Roundstone backIt’s designed in bulky wool for a toasty outer layer, perfect for fall outings.

Roundstone Front

The bold cable pattern is my favorite part of this coat. It’s challenging enough to keep your interest, but easy enough to be fun:

Roundstone detail

Here are the pattern details:

Available for purchase on the Knit Picks website here.

S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X)

35 (39.5, 43, 47.5, 52, 56.5, 59)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 2-3” of positive ease.

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (100% wool; 137 yards/100g): Masala 24681, 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

US 10 (6.0mm) 24-32” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
US 9 (5.5mm) circular needle, at least 47” in length

Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers (at least 6 should be the removable type or safety pins), Cable needle, Stitch holders or Waste Yarn, 6 buttons, 1” to 1.25” in diameter

14 sts and 21 rows = 4” over St st, blocked.

Knit Picks generously provided me with an extra copy of the pattern booklet that includes the Roundstone Coat. The collection, Burnished, is gorgeous. There are at least half a dozen sweaters I want to make immediately!

Burnished KPFor a chance to win the collection, leave a comment by the end of the day this Thursday, September 25th and tell me what you’re planning to knit this fall. On Friday, I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winner. (Contest is open to everyone, so international entries are welcome!)


  1. Debbie S
    Debbie S09-22-2014

    I’m planning on a couple of sweaters. These look wonderful!

  2. Carmen N
    Carmen N09-22-2014

    I have a shopping bag and a hat on my WIP list now. I’m hoping to make a couple pairs of socks for Christmas, but I may just concentrate on finishing some older projects.

  3. Alison

    I’m in the Southern Hemisphere, so it is Spring for us. But I am finishing up several sweaters before it becomes too hot as well as plenty of socks- including pink and purple fluoro ones for my husband.

  4. Connie K.
    Connie K.09-22-2014

    I’m trying to get a couple of afghan WIPs out of the way so I can start my Christmas knitting – it’s all about hats this year. Lovely giveaway!

  5. Katinka

    I usually want to knit all the things, all the time, but one specific fall goal is a red sweater. I just **need** a red sweater — it’s my happy color.

    Love your cardi coat! Enjoy the time with your little guy — he’s about to get into a really fun stage of interacting back, if he’s not already.

  6. Michelle

    My Autumn is shaping up to be a mad whirl of designing and Christmas knitting, so far, but if I had any time to knit for myself at all I’d definitely be eyeing up the Cartier Cowl Neck Sweater from that book (as well as half the other things in it). Nom!

  7. D

    I would love to knit something for me, a long sweater duster perhaps, but more likely will be baby knits and softies!

  8. Linda

    I plan on hopefully knitting my first sweater this Fall. I will definitely do shawls, socks and hat.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  9. Robyn

    I am planning a couple of shawls, hat and sweater for fall. Hoping to get them done before Christmas. Time flies around this time of year and before we know it Christmas Eve is here.

  10. Rebekah Evelyn
    Rebekah Evelyn09-23-2014

    I have several accessory designs planned, a shawl for me, and a baby blanket for a cousin-yet-to-be-born. It would be nice if I could squeeze a sweater in for myself, but that will probably be started early next year. :)

  11. Alla

    Congratulations on your new pattern release! It’s so classy!
    I plan to finish a tunic for myself in worsted weight yarn, the same as I designed for my little daughter, and finally put a pattern together. Also there are always new spontaneous ideas come all the time, but I’ll be focusing on accessories mainly, I need mitts and leg warmers:) These are all aside from the many different projects such as test knits and KALs, I am participating this Fall:)

  12. Debbie H
    Debbie H09-23-2014

    I’m knitting socks, a scarf, a cowl and a slouchy hat. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

  13. Lisa

    Wow, that is so gorgeous, and the burnt orange is simply perfect for it.
    This fall I am hoping to knit more shawls. I just moved to Texas and it’s not going to get super duper cold here, so I know that shawls will come in handy.
    Thanks again for sharing this beautiful pattern ;)

  14. Deb

    Stunning design perfect styling and colorway for my most favorite season, congratulations!! and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of such an inspiring booklet ~ Deb (aka Debonair Designs)

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