Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Swatch Me Week Four!

We are fast approached the middle of our Summer Swatch Me Sampler, with the fourth stitch pattern posted today. This week, the stitch pattern is called Broken Leaves. This is an interesting pattern, in that it can be blocked flat for lace or worked in a more firm gauge, with heavier yarn, for a really interesting textured fabric.
Our small project this week is the Moss Hat. You can see how I took advantage of the texture we can get with this stitch pattern, and how different the stitch pattern looks in this hat, compared to the sampler swatch above. My hat was worked using Fleece Artist Nova Sock Yarn, which has been marinating in my stash for a few years!
For those of you working on bookmarks, I think you can see another lovely feature of this pattern. It undulates, so shows off color changes well and has a nice scallop. The bookmark yarn was hand spun from my FiberOptics collection!
Finally, this week we have another tutorial. To prepare for next week (when our side project is a pair of socks) I am sharing my baby sock pattern, including written directions and step-by-step photographs. It is a great way to learn how to make a traditional top down sock in a very small project. One evening, one sock. Use up your left-over sock yarn. Make one and use it as an ornament! Make two and give them to a baby...

Do you like what you see? You are welcome to join us for the Summer Swatch Me project, to access to all the stitch patterns, projects and tutorials. We will be going strong right through September. Read the details here!

Next week I will back with more! Until then, knit on!


  1. I've been itching for this week's pattern, because I'm finally all caught up and get to start with everyone else. Yay! What a lovely pattern!

  2. Oh, goodie. I too have been checking the mail frequently today. I am ready to knit the pattern. (Running and getting out my project. Renate

  3. I'm finding this post a little late for your summer project, but would love to try out your baby sock pattern. Is there any way I can access it?

  4. OrganicPatchwork, you have a "no reply" on your post, so I can't contact you. I will post the tutorial in my Ravelry pattern store shortly.