Refreshing Ashland has taken much longer than I anticipated. This is the story of everything for me (taking longer), but I want to take a moment to you what refreshing Ashland means for you! I think I’ve been making my patterns even-more fab-u-lous! The actual release date is September 15, 2018, but until then, the pattern is available for $10 (a $2 discount) here and on Ravelry and LoveKnitting.
Ashland is a favorite project of mine. I’ve knit it more than once for myself, and think it is a really great way to enhance your outfit, without a lot of thought and effort. Done in a super wash blend it can be washed as needed.
Ashland has been reknit in two of the three sizes offered. I love Nebula from Anzula because of its subtle shimmer. I used some of my Italian cord ball buttons.
The photographs feature me as the model. Partly this was expedience: I couldn’t find a model to do the photo shoot in Cleveland where I was meeting up with Kellie Nuss Photography. The other part was that I do accessorizing really well–and mostly this is how I look most days (well, with less makeup). I think accessories are such a great way to make every outfit special, but without ever being fussy. Oh, and I’m willing to work for nothing!
I am working with TricotEdit as my technical editor and we have gone through two technical edits on this. I have also had a final review done by Handiworks, Ltd. As usual, these samples were knit by someone other than me. They may not be absolutely perfect, but they reflect what you are likely to achieve–with your own imperfections!
There are Action charts for each Section. The Road map shows where everything is on the finished piece, and the direction of knitting so it is easy to take in. The finished measurements are on the schematic. Everything is also available in larger format!
As I’m adding techniques to patterns, I am also adding them to my website. Theoretically that should happen automatically, but I am far from consistent. I’ve added turn, slip (an update), dbl-YO, and PU loop from BO and k2tog.
Remember, Ashland is offered at a reduced price through September 15, 2018. After that, it goes up to $12, but since you get three sizes, it is still a very good price.