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Top of the World Knits patterns are for knitters with plenty of experience but who don't have time to work on complex knitting patterns. I love incorporating interesting structural and uncomplicated stitch patterns into my designs, resulting in impressive one-of-a-kind projects that knitters will be proud to complete.
I'm a member of the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program (IDP), where you'll find several of my patterns, along with self-published patterns, on Ravelry and through my website. I have a lovely slip stitch, colorwork pullover pattern called "Vibrations" included in Knit Picks eBook collection called Coloring Outside the Lines. My Wavelet Hat was featured in Making's e-zine called BRIGHT Collective last year.
2023 has been an exciting year for Top of the World Knits. I launched my first lacy shawl pattern called "It's Good to be Queen." I recently launched a circular yoke, stranded knit cardigan featured in Knit Picks IDP Showcase called Pumpkin Spice Latte, and I have several ongoing collaborations with independent yarn dyers, yarn companies, and magazines for hats, shawls, and sweater designs. Lastly, besides my Tech Editing Services, I'm now offering clients Grading and Patternwriting Services. I aim to make the design process as easy as possible for knitwear designers.
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PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE CARDIGAN
Pumpkin Spice Latte is a mid-length, top-down circular yoke cardigan with an easy-to-knit stranded colorwork design. The 12-stitch repeats for the colorwork section only use two colors per row, making the knitting fun and relaxing while allowing your fall-inspired yarn colors to stand out as the star of the sweater. The cardigan includes a 2-color knitted braid on the yoke, cuffs, front edging, and hem for added detail. Once completed, the sweater is steeked at the center before the front edging stitches are picked up and knit in 3x1 ribbing.
Wavelet is a classic knit hat with a slip stitch technique and a two-color Latvian Braid. Using the mosaic colorwork technique, the hat is knit in the round from the brim up. This simple technique means the knitter only needs to use one color every two rounds. The hat comes in 3 sizes (Child, Adult Small, and Adult Large). Written and chart instructions are provided to create the mosaic.
Vibrations is a classic knit pullover that uses the interplay of contrasting colors to create an optical effect when paired with bold and bright colors against a neutral background. The slip stitch colorwork pattern is easy to remember since you're only working the main color in combination with one contrasting color at a time. The sweater is worked in four separate pieces, each from the bottom up, using fingering weight yarn. Vibrations comes in 9 sizes ranging from 32 to 61" (80 to 152.5 cm) with 2 to 5" of positive ease. The sample pictured below was knit using Knit Picks Palette yarn in majestic, celestial, and macaw colorways on a neutral oyster heather background color. Vibrations was one of five patterns selected to be featured in Knit Picks Coloring Outside the Lines eBook in which 50% of sales of this eBook will be donated to Outside In, a nonprofit organization providing healthcare and social services to marginalized communities in Portland, Oregon.
PASS THE HONEY
Pass the Honey is my first sweater collaboration with Knit Picks. The cardigan was made using their new Brava Tweed colorway called Goldenrod. Pass the Honey is a mid-length, modified drop shoulder cardigan with no waist shaping and faux side seams. The cardigan comes in 9 sizes with 8" (20 cm) of positive ease. The mock honeycomb stitch appears complicated but most definitely is not. The stitch pattern is easy to remember with lots of resting rows and rounds, so you can easily pick it up and put it down without forgetting where you left off.
Please share your projects using the hashtag #passthehoneycardigan or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to see your work.