It has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote, but that is because I have been waiting to reveal a few things.
The change to Designs by Emma @AllNeedles is now almost complete. Here is my new design!
The only thing left to do is the name of my page on Facebook. For some reason, because I have over 400 likes I have to provide some kind of evidence of the name of my business. Such as a phone or utility bill. I have neither of these so am still working on this one.
My Etsy shop has had a complete re-vamp. A new name as well as a new banner and profile pic. Pop over and take a little peek. I would love to know how you think it is looking. I now need to start going through all my listings and update the pictures and descriptions. Something I always put off!
This week has also seen the release of my latest knitting pattern – The Caitlin Cabled Skater Skirt. This one has been a bit of a labour of love. It was designed for my daughter which is why I named it after her. She just loves skater style skirts which are really flared at the bottom and get more fitted the closer they get to the hips. The shape creates a wonderful swing when the wearer moves and twirls.
The pattern was originally designed in a smaller size for children from 11 years up through the teenage years, to fit up to a 32 inch waist. It has elastic inserted into the waistband, so if you need a smaller size you just put in a smaller piece. This adds even more to the gathers and swing of the skirt. When I started to share pictures of the skirt on Instagram I had such lovely comments but more and more people were asking for a larger size.
So much maths, headaches and testing by some wonderful knitters later the pattern also includes a size which will fit up to a 36 inch waist and also is a little longer for taller people. The pattern is a lovely big cable alternated with a smaller cable. The flare is created by panels between the cables which get smaller towards the waistband.