Friday, February 5, 2010

New Adventures on Ravelry!

This is just a quick post, as I am about to leave town in about an hour, but I just had to say that I am very excited! Yesterday I opened my Ravelry Pattern Store and officially became a knitting designer! I posted my first pattern for free on Ravelry last night, Little Johnny's Patchwork Blankie, and it has met with what I consider rousing success so far! In just 10 hours my pattern has been downloaded 67 times, which is a very exciting and rewarding feeling. It makes me that much more motivated on the current designs I'm developing! Here is a picture of the finished blanket:

Once I return from my weekend trip, I should have my new order of sock yarn from waiting for me, which is going to become a new sock design that I've been planning out over the past week. It's going to take some trial and error to create it, but as soon as I get it going in a good direction I'll post some pictures as I knit it up. The yarn I chose for this pattern is MadelineTosh's Tosh Sock, which is a lovely soft yarn to knit with. Can't wait to get my hands on it and start putting my idea on the needles!

If you would like to visit my designer store on Ravelry, you can search my name, Trudy Barrett, and it will come up. Have a great weekend and I will see you when I've got new sock yarn on my needles!



  1. Trudy, I am having trouble with this pattern. If you're not supposed to carry the yarn behind the basket weave, then for the first row, I will have 3 balls of mc and 2 of cc (a total of 5 balls in play)? Example, for the 1st row:

    1 ball for seed stitch, strand it and

    add ball in cc for basketweave,

    continue with cc and add another ball in mc for vertical stripe strand cc

    continue in mc for basketweave

    add ball in cc to mc for vertical stripe, strand mc

    continue in cc for basket weave, strand it

    add ball in mc for seed stitch

    Maybe I'm not reading the chart right?

  2. I'm absolutely in love with this blankie!! Problem? I don't knit.. So I'm taking your pattern and running with it, lol! I'm not a very experienced crocheter, but I think I've come up with something that will look just as gorgeous! I took your pattern and am crocheting one with bobbles instead of basketweave.. As for the rest of it, I'm just winging it, and it seems to be working! Can't wait to finish it and put a picture up on Ravelry.