Do You Wear Your Heart On Your Feet? ❤️👣

Heart & Sole is 20% off until Thursday February 14th, 2019 (no coupon code required).

A knitterly alternative to wearing your heart on your sleeve, you can express your love for hand knit socks, yarn, and someone special with this cozy, fun sock pattern that uses mosaic knitting to create heart motifs along the front and back leg of the socks.

Slipped stitches are used to create the heart motifs, which means there is no stranded colour work and each row is knit using only one colour.

The heel is added after the rest of the sock is finished so the alternating stripe pattern is not interrupted. Instructions are included for 3 circumferences, and the foot length is customizable. You can find Heart & Sole here.

When you love a dog, you have a lot of very good days and one very bad day.
— W. Bruce Cameron

This past week has been a difficult one at chez Gervais, our sweet Maggie passed away on Saturday. I feel like I’ve lost a soul mate and the light in the world is a little bit dimmer right now. She was the best companion and an amazing friend. I felt the need to memorialize her on my website. Sleep well, Maggie. Rest in peace.

Sunday Brunch

It feels like a long time since I've released a new pattern.  Even longer since I've released something that isn't a sock.  Today, Sunday Brunch was released into the world!

Previously published in the April 2016 issue of I Like Knitting magazine, the pattern is now available in my Ravelry store and has been updated to include instructions for both DK and worsted weight as well as 2 options for hem styles. 
This pattern is worked in the round from the hem up.   The length is totally customizable and the skirt can be tried on as you knit it so you can get the fit just right. 
The stitch pattern is a deceptively simple 10 stitch repeat.  I designed this skirt to fill a void in my own wardrobe, and I LOVE IT! (though I can't believe I published a picture of my butt in a tight skirt). 
Sunday Brunch is 20% off until midnight (EST) Saturday November 19th  - no coupon code required.  You can download it here

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A Birthday Sale and a New Pattern Release!

Tomorrow is my birthday!  To celebrate, all of the self published patterns in my Ravelry store are Buy-One-Get-One-Free until midnight (EST) September 27th - no coupon code required!  You can find my patterns here. 

In other news...

SPF 30 has been released into the world!
This pattern was mostly knit by the lake during a very hot summer week. Between knitting
rounds on the sock, I would apply Sunscreen to my kids and myself. It became a joke on the dock that the fibre content of my sock should include SPF30. Considering the very bright yellow of the yarn, this seemed like the perfect name for this design.
SPF 30 is worked from the top down starting with a picot cast on. The simple 2 row lace
pattern is on the front and back of the leg and continues onto the heel flap. The heel is
worked as a half handkerchief heel. The lace pattern continues on the instep and top of the foot while the sole is worked in stockinette. The sock ends with a wedge toe that is grafted closed using Kitchener Stitch.
Pattern instructions are given for extra narrow width (7 inch/ 18 centimetre), narrow width
(7.5 inch/ 19 centimetre), medium width (8 inch/ 20 centimetre), wide width (9 inch/ 23
centimetre) and extra wide width (10 inch/ 25 centimetre). Foot length is customizable.

Happy Knitting!