Kristi Simpson Designs

Crochet, Knit & Crafting by Author-Designer Kristi Simpson.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

New Pattern: Flora Circle Vest

I had a rare 3 day break between projects and my husband challenged me to make something new---but it had to be something I had never made before. SO, not just a new hat bag or scarf.... I had a few hanks of Universal DK Supreme Cotton on hand so I let the creative juices flow! A few sittings later, I had a new circle vest pattern. Yes, I had made several vests before but not a circle vest......and I wanted to make it ruffly--that is intentional. See, if you don't space out a circle pattern just right--it will get ruffly (people run into that making rugs all the time). I love how lacy and full it is! My daughter grabbed it and wore it right away.... that always makes me happy!
I have been super busy with other publishing project since I finished this vest, but after making this--I'm ready for the next few day break just to challenge myself for something 'new' again! 


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book Release: Knit Color Block Blankets

Create a colorful nursery with color-block blankets. Choose from 9 designs that feature an assortment of stripes, blocks, and other pattern in medium weight yarn. 

I enjoyed designing these colorful easy-to-knit blankets and I just know that you’ll love all of the different designs that I’ve included. Everything from a stitch sampler to ribbed blanket---and in a huge variety of colors!

If you’re kids are anything like mine, they have multiple blankets on their bed, closet and in keep-sake bins. I was on a mission to utilize colorful design that would be a great gift and keepsake—something that I would have loved for my kids to have. These blankets are fun to knit because of the different ways they are assembled and all of the colors you get to knit with. Let me show you what I mean.

When looking at the blankets, I would like to mention that all the yarns are medium weight. I used a variety of brands and they all work up beautifully and quick. You could use new skeins as I did (let’s go yarn shopping!) or even use scrap yarn and bring in your own color scheme with what you have on hand. The sky is the limit when picking colors. You can stick to my design and say use 3 colors for the blanket or branch out and use more. 

Here are a few of the designs....see all 9 designs and get your book here on Leisure Arts:
Knit Color Block Blankets

Knit Color Block Blankets

Knit Color Block Blankets

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