Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My first original design!











I did not know what to do with the Manos del Uruguay silk yarn I got while in Oregon. I looked all around Ravelry and didn't see anything that would work. I played around, ripped out, and was finally happy with my neckwarmer.


Husband and daughter were unimpressed, but Susan at the Bonita Knitting Store asked me to write it out. Then I posted the pattern for sale on Ravelry through the store. Whoa! On Ravelry, the project itself has 85 hearts, but the pattern has 250! I am amazed at its popularity. Susan has sold 20 hard copies in the store and at least 50 online. I am apparently all the rage in Denmark and Germany.


The original is in Manos, but I've made one in Gold Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple Silk (Vegas, Baby) and several from Louisa Harding's Grace, a silk and wool blend. It's what I'm giving the ladies in the family for the holidays.

8 comments:

Shrinky Inky said...

it's lovely Tania and might be just the thing to urge me to pick up the yarn and sticks again! Ihave some manos.....

Congrats!!

Luni said...

A big congrats on your big hit! It's very cute.

golfergal30 said...

It's beautiful Tania. I loved it so much when I saw it on Ravelry that I bought the pattern and made one for my son's gal for Xmas. Congrats on your pattern!

Bobbisox said...

Hey, extra income for the Vegas trips! Nice looking pattern.

Melodye said...

Congratulationss! I saw this finished on another website, I didn't know it was yours. It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love them i have a skein of manos but it isnt silk.Hugs Darcy

brigitte said...

hi , this neckwarmer is so lovely...
was there anyone allowed to write
it in german?my enlish is not so good...
Brigitte

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