This week in stitches features…
- 5 Wrap Patterns for Spring
- The Subscriber of the Week
- Community News
- and all of this week’s stitches
If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really.
Make sure to read all the way down for a special announcement if you didn’t watch the video!
A Quick Apology
Many of you were wondering what happened to NSAD over the past few weeks. Obviously we were very busy with the relaunch of our site and developing our new look. Unfortunately I did a really poor job of letting you all know what was going on. This resulted in a lot of confusion and while we did respond to those who asked, I should have communicated better with everyone.
For this I am sorry. Hopefully it was worth the wait.
Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers
We had a huge response this week with 135 people joining New Stitch a Day! Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!
Special welcome to Opal from CA, Catherine from CT, Lynda from CA, Fiza from India, Carol from OR, Babs from DE, and Kay from MN. They all responded to our welcome e-mail and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you all.
Free Patterns for Subscribers
In the past we’ve made our free patterns available to everyone. While they will still be free, you must be a part of our email list in order to download them. We have both a daily email and a weekly one, so you don’t have to get a ton of email’s from us. So make sure you sign up by clicking here!
Say Hi to Some of our Twitter Followers
I was able to connect with some cool people on Twitter this week including:
If you’re on Twitter take a quick second to welcome them to the family.
Interview with Cirilia Rose on Fiberstory.TV
Last week I did an interview with Skacel Creative Director Cirilia Rose on Fiberstory.TV. She’s a prolific knitwear designer who is doing a lot to bridge what Skacel is doing with the fiber arts community. Skacel is the US distributor of the Addi Turbo needles. It’s a fun interview and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Lacie on Cover of Knitscene Summer 2012
My wife, Lacie Lynnae, was lucky enough to get the cover of Knitscene. Now she doesn’t have any designs in the issue, but her beautiful face is all over it! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, head on over to Knitting Daily, Barnes and Noble, or your local yarn store to check it out.
This Week’s Finished Projects
Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on this week:
1. This week I taught a class on fair isle at Michaels. The first picture is of the project I used for that class.
2. I recently designed a short row hat that is knit sideways in garter stitch. It’s a great way to learn short rows and I’m considering giving the pattern away for a donation to Halos of Hope. It’s a non profit that donates hats to people who have suffered hair loss as a result of chemotherapy. If you want to see this pattern made available leave a comment and commit to making one to give away. All the money will go toward shipping hats to the hospitals that distribute them.
3. Also here’s a small preview of our next Knit-a-long square! I’ll be posting it sometime this week.
Subscriber of the Week
This week’s subscriber of the week is Matt P.
Matt and I have been chatting for a while and he has been a big support of New Stitch a Day. Matt loves to knit socks and sent me a couple of photos of some of his work.
Matt just joined The Knitting Guild Association and is starting their Master Knitter program! I know from experience that it is a very challenging program, so good luck buddy!
If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to johnny[at]newstitchaday[dot]com.
Brioche Workshop Update
We are still working on the backend for the class, but it will be coming very soon. We’ve also decided to split up the workshop into two parts that are better suited to different skill levels. This means a decrease in price and will let us turn out workshops like this faster in the future.
5 Spring Wrap Patterns
click image for pattern
This Week’s Stitches
This is a really simple stitch I think would be great for a baby blanket.
This is a beautiful lace rib pattern that looks like stacks of flowers.
This was our most popular stitch this week! Almost 400 pins on Pinterest. I think it’s a very manly stitch pattern.
This is an easy and fun way to add some interesting shaping to an afghan.
Finally, Special Announcement
Lacie and I became an Aunt and Uncle during our hiatus!
My sister had a little girl on April 15th, Sydney Love Gorely. And Lacie’s sister had a little boy on April 24th, Quentin Joshua Coon. Since my sister is in California, we weren’t able to see the baby yet, but we did get to Skype with them both and hear about her birth. Luckily, Lacie’s sister is in Denver and we were able to meet our nephew the day he was born.
Remember to email me you photos for the subscriber of the week, and leave a comment if you want to see the Sidewinder beanie made available.
Well that’s all for this week.
See ya next week!