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Truly Myrtle Podcast - Episode 50: let's talk about gauge

Welcome to the 50th episode!! 50! that's so cool!

There's a fabulous giveaway this week - scroll down for details of prizes and how to enter ...

NEW PATTERNS

I'm chatting about three new patterns this week - use the code GODDESS and receive a 15% discount till the end of the weekend. The offer is available if you buy 1, 2 or all 3 patterns.

Pearl Sweater :

Pull Pearl over your jeans and voila! you've got relaxed elegance. Pearl is a pretty sweater that's going to make you feel gorgeous and feminine, whether you're curled up with a book or heading out for coffee. The A-line body and three-quarter length sleeves are flattering and easy to wear, and the simple lace panel and i-cord neck-line give a really special finish.

Knitted seamlessly from the top, you'll enjoy soothing, relaxing knitting all the way to the hem. The lace is a simple, intuitive repeat perfect for knitting and chatting and is included in written and charted form. Sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeve caps shaped with short rows

Flindra Wrap :

Blurry eyed, you slip out of bed, wrap your hands around a steaming cup of coffee and, stepping outside, raise your eyes to the east. Slowly, gently, the new day begins. Pull your shawl closer around your shoulders and hold on to the remnants of warmth from your bed. A golden glow teases the landscape and whispers of hope. This is Flindra, a celebration of the magical moment as night meets day and darkness is filled with light.

Knitted from side to side, Flindra is an escape into delicious texture. You’ll relax to the rhythm of simple stitches, subtle colour play and delightful shifts in direction with easy increases and decreases. The pattern includes written and charted instructions plus links to tutorials, and is perfectly suited to experienced knitters and adventurous beginners.

Hemera Hat :

Hemera is the hat you’ll reach for time and time again. She’s graceful with a nod to fun and she’ll keep your head toasty on the coldest of days. Featuring all over lace and texture, Hemera is quick and postively addictive to knit. The winding stitches are quick to master and the oversized lace intuitive to follow. Add a fluffy pom pom for a splash of cute or enjoy the stunning crown detail without.

Knitted from the bottom up and in the round, Hemera is perfect for experienced knitters and beginners looking for a challenge. The pattern includes written and charted instructions, plus links to tutorials that make knitting new stitches a breeze.

 

All three patterns use a brand new DK yarn from Outlaw Yarn - Nyx. It's a delicious blend of Polwarth and Silk and this weekend you can buy it online and in store at Edie & Co.

Fancy joining a knit along? Pop over to the Outlaw Yarn facebook group for more details!


GAUGE SWATCHING

I'm chatting about gauge this week and I've got my mum Jude for company. Jude does not swatch. I do. It's an interesting conversation as I talk to her about why gauge swatching is a good idea and try to convince her to give it a go ....

 


GIVEAWAY!!!

It's a celebration and I've got four GORGEOUS skeins of yarn to give away to 4 lucky winners this week! They're from:

Bleating Art

Feather Brush Yarns

Nunnaba Artisan Yarns

To enter: leave me a comment below and tell me about you and gauge swatching. Do you? If not, have I convinced you? What tips can you add for a new swatcher?

Entries close 9am Friday 10th March (NZ time). Winners will be announced on the next podcast. Stay tuned!

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