Anyone who follows Kennis Wong from Itch-to-Stitch will know that she recently went on holidays and came home to find that her house had been burgled and almost nothing was left untouched. She lost all the tools of her trade, and needs help getting back on her feet (insurance in her home town isn’t what we are used to). In the spirit of sewers uniting everywhere, I would like to support and promote Kennis and Itch-to-Stitch patterns by offering one of my followers a $5 pattern. There are six to choose from, just go to the Itch-to-Stitch shop to check them out and make your choice. Even if you don’t win here, you might decide that $5 is a small price to pay for one of these patterns, or perhaps one of her other patterns, all of which are discounted by 20% until 31 October.
If you need a few gentle reminders as to some of her patterns, I’ve made a lot, but here are some of my all time favourites:
Her latest release is the Hvar Jacket. This is a versatile jacket which is ideal for trans-seasonal wear. I have made two of these.
She has a free pattern, which everyone should have, because, well, it’s free! It’s the Lago Tank and here is one of my versions.
One of my most favourite patterns is the Lisbon Cardigan, which was also one of the patterns of the year in 2016 on Pattern Review.
This pattern is excellent for hacking – I turned it into this jacket, which I have brought with me on my current trip to Tasmania
If you are in the mood for a cardigan, there is also the Paro cardigan, which is also a fabulous trans-seasonal design which has a most flattering back view.
My Tierra woven joggers are one of my most worn makes and are perfect for all seasons. I have these in light cotton and heavy wool. They make a really nice change from the stretch joggers and I find that I can transition them from casual to fairly smart by changing my tops.
Here I have teamed a pair made from some Morrison fabric with one of my several Lisbon cardigans.
I have never blogged this black pair but I am surprised they are not in pieces as I’ve worn them so much. Again I included them in my Tasmania and Melbourne wardrobe and they have been perfect in the variable weather conditions so typical of Tasmania and Melbourne at this time of the year. Here I am in front of some knitted teacosies which are being auctioned for dementia research. They are in the lobby of the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne, where I am currently ensconced.
If you have never made an Itch-to-Stitch pattern now is the time to try! I love the fact that they are thoroughly tested, are beautifully designed, have a layered feature on the PDF (you only print the size/s you need), they go together brilliantly and they have a universal appeal.
Kennis is currently offering six of her patterns for an all time low price of $5. I am offering one follower of my blog and one follower of my Instagram account a $5 pattern of their choice. The offer ends on Tuesday, 31 October at 4pm Perth time (AWST), which may be early in the morning in some parts of the world, so don’t delay. All you have to do is make sure you are following me, and leave a comment. I will choose each winner via a number generator. The patterns on offer are:
So. Would you like one of these patterns? Please make sure you are following me and comment with which pattern you might choose, should you be the lucky winner. We won’t hold you to your choice though!
A final photo of my Tierra joggers pictured on the magnificent staircase at the Hotel Windsor, Melbourne.