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Chirurun's Houses SlipoverThank you for all the Houses love & support! I was delighted to see Ravelry user Chirurun‘s finished slipover, knit in Rowanspun DK in a gorgeous pale pink. She has kindly let me show her photo here, but please see her Ravelry page & her (Japanese) knitting blog. I love Chirurun’s knitting & I’d like to thank her for her help in spotting an error. If you purchased before the 22nd of January, you should have received a link to the updated PDF. Sorry for the hassle!

There will soon be a baby version of the Houses Slipover. The simple, almost childish house motif really resonates with me, especially in this economically troubled time when so many houses are being repossessed. I hope to see many more people cosying up in their houses!

28th January, 2009  // Houselock // tags: , , , , , .

Houses Pattern on Ravelry

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The Houses Slipover pattern is now available for download on Ravelry. You can purchase the PDF here. I have been reading a lot of books and articles on typography and layout, and have spent a long time making the pattern as readable and usable as I could. I posted about the gift tags before, but the PDF is also rich in photographs and both charted and written instructions. To me, it feels like a well-mapped journey (through 9 pages), and I hope you will enjoy it too.

Overview:

  • Knit in the round,
  • from the bottom up,
  • with a motif of three houses across the front,
  • completely seamlessly,
  • without waist shaping,
  • with the neckband picked up lastly, and also knit in the round.

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View the Ravelry Project Page.

16th January, 2009  // Houselock // tags: , , , .

Houses Slipover Pattern Preview

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This post is in celebration of the last row of Houses, a simple slipover knitted in the round, and the last line of Close Knit, the novel I have been writing for National Novel Writing Month. I wrote my 50,000th word while wearing the newly finished and blocked Houses Slipover (or vest if you prefer), and I can vouch for its cosiness. It is knit in 4 ply wool, as I have mentioned before, which makes it thin and drapey, while warm, and perfect for layering. I am in love. I have yet to finish writing up the pattern, mainly because I started thinking about pattern design, but it will be available very soon. Subscribe to the blog via Bloglines or Google Reader or email to be updated when it’s available. In the meantime, here are some photos (more will soon be available on Flickr), and some basic information.

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Houses Slipover / Vest Pattern

  • Requires 3-4 balls of Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply.
  • Worked from the bottom up in the round.
  • House patterns on a reverse stocking stitch background.
  • Garter stitch square neck.
26th November, 2008  // Houselock // tags: , , , , , .
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