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monday, January 04, 2016: blackstone slouchy {knit kit} or {knitting pattern} ~ click here to comment January 4, 2016 00:00

Happy Monday!

A few days into 2016 and I think most of us are back at work or school or back into the real life.  If you got some time off, and are anything like me...this might be an extra hard Monday to face.  All week my schedule has been knitting and watching movies really late into the night and getting up at a leisurely earlier than 10am.

This morning...I can tell you I did not go to bed early but I sure had to get up early...and to boot, I have a date with Jillian Michaels....

This Monday I think we all need an extra treat so I have for you 1 project 2 different ways!


Some of you might be familiar with the Blackstone Slouchy.  I released it this Fall for Knit City 2015 in October.  The original pattern was designed for Berroco Blackstone Tweed which is a beautiful worsted weight tweed.  I love worsted weight but I also love choice, so I decided to add a DK option.  I found a stunning tweed from the Diamond Luxury Collection called Impression. It is a blend of 50% wool, 25% superfine alpaca & 25% viscose.  It is soft, light weight and still a one-ball-wonder project!  The pattern comes in three sizes: small, medium & large.  One ball (Worsted: 130 yards/119 meters; DK: 145.45 yards/133 meters)  is enough to make 1 of the three sizes.

For all you knitters whom already have the yarn (worsted or dk) I have added the single PDF pattern to the website. You can purchase it here.  Instruction for all three sizes along with the Worsted weight and DK weight versions are included in this pattern.


If you prefer a knit kit I have 2 colors available #1 white tweed & #2 medium grey tweed (the sample is shown in the #2 medium grey tweed in large size).  The knit kit comes with 1 ball of your color choice in DK tweed; the Blackstone Slouchy pattern (Instruction for all three sizes along with the Worsted weight and DK weight versions are included in this pattern); and a 100% TCJ project bag.

I hope I was able to inspire you this Monday! A good start to the week, means a great week ahead!