Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Hinterland: Summer

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It's here! It's here! It's finally here!
While the summer may very well be winding down, I present you with my first in my Hinterland collection.

This edition has three patterns: Killdeer, Ontario Skies, and Raccoon's Home Range.

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Killdeer

The Killdeer Cardigan is for light, bright, breezy summertime walks through the woods. Just enough to keep the sun off your back, the top-down yoked shape dips out gracefully towards softly ruffled sleeve caps, and descends down, with two pockets for comfort and found treasures.
Graceful ties in the front can keep it closed and closer to your body, or open and breezy.

Note: two models shown on ravelry pattern page, each wearing the size Small. Model with glasses is 5’1”, and model with striped shirt is 5’11”.

Yarn
Killdeer - on rav photo 022_zps8c96c556.jpgKnit Picks CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, 123 y / 112 m per skein, Cashew, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks
Needles
4 mm (US 6) straights or circulars
Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette
Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Sizing Note
The structure of this cardigan does not rely on your bust measurement, but you should choose the size which is closest to your actual bust measurement. Your Cross Back measurement is the number you will see on the schematic.
For ease of choice, here is the CYC standard of sizing, including the Bust and Cross Back sizes. These are generalized sizes; your Bust and Cross Back measurements may be different sizes from each other. If you would like to measure your Cross Back, you can refer to this link: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/sizing.html
Skills
provisional cast on, cable cast on, picking up stitches, short rows

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Ontario Skies

Ontario Skies is a graceful summer wardrobe staple. The adjustable straps allow you to wear it in a number of ways, and make it very easy to adjust the size to the wearer.
An otherwise continuous stream of stockinette is made challenging by the insertion of a pleat on the back, short rows to form the bust, and short rows along the bottom edge for just-that-bit of extra coverage on your back.

Ontario Skies - on rav photo 012_zpsa44cccad.jpgYarn
Blue Sky Alpaca Skinny Cotton, 100% Organic Cotton, 150 y / 137 m per hank, Glacier, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) hanks
Needles
3.25 mm (US 3) circulars
Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette
Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49)” / 73.5 (84, 94,104, 114, 124.5) cm
Notions
stitch holders and/or dpns
Notes
Choose the bust size that is within =/- 2” / 5 cm of your actual bust measurement.
Skills
short rows, picking up stitches, cable cast on, knitting in the round


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Raccoon's Home Range

Raccoon’s Home Range is an adaptable and highly useful knit for your summer spent outdoors. Roll it up and tie it securely for carrying or use as a pillow for staring at the clouds; unfurl and use as a cozy picnic blanket for two; or wrap around yourself (or snuggle close to someone else) around a chilly evening campfire.
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Yarn
Knit Picks Billow, 100% Pima Cotton, 120 y / 110 m per hank, Yarn A: Willow (5 hanks), Yarn B: Natural (5 hanks), Yarn C: Clarity (1 hank)
Needles
6 mm (US 10) circulars
Gauge
13 sts and 20 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter
Sizes
one size



What's in the ebook?
The ebook contains Killdeer, Ontario Skies, and Raccoon's Home Range. It also has complementary information about the collection's inspiration, short "bios" of the raccoon, killdeer, and Carolinian forest zone, and an extensive annotated bibliography.

Prices
The ebook is $9.99 CAD. Killdeer is $5.99 CAD. Ontario Skies is $4.50 CAD. Raccoon's Home Range is $4.50 CAD.

Where to Purchase
You can buy the patterns individually or all together in the ebook on ravelry.


Thanks to my great tech editor, Holly Priestley, and my kind and talented photographer, Mark! 

3 comments:

Hilary said...

Yay, Hinterland is here! Just gorgeous, Teresa...I love all three! (And feel lucky to have seen Killdeer in person!)

MrsZuvers said...

I bought it as soon as the email hit my inbox! Thanks for coming up with such ingenious patterns.

Julie Crawford said...

what a gorgeous collection! Love it!