Sunday, March 7, 2010

{My First Pattern Purchase}

Believe it or not, up until now I have never paid for a pattern. Well... I've paid for a couple of books from destashes, but I've never found one specific pattern I loved and then paid for it because I wanted to knit it. Until Now.

Enter the Cedar Leaf Shawlette Pattern (rav link).

It's a small crescent moon shaped pattern with this gorgeous leaf trim. It'll wrap around my neck nicely! I've cast on 270 stitches with my new yarn!

As the label saying, the new yarn is called Andina Mix by a company called Filatura Di Crosa. It has 35% Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool and 15% Acrylic. I'm lovin' it! I hope that the colour changes in it don't bother me, because I forsee this one being one being a spring favourite!

I'll show you guys a picture of how mine is coming along soon because right now it just looks like a big garder stitch circle. lol


  1. This pattern looks very promising! I can't wait to see your final result :)

    Thank you for your advice this morning, I'm trying to see it from the teacher's perspective and deal with my own son at home. It's just so hard! :)

  2. i too have never paid for a single pattern. i have TONS of knitting books and magazines full of patterns so i guess i just never thought that paying 6$ for one pattern was worth it when that's roughly the cost of a magazine full of patterns.

    there have been a few i've seen on Ravelry that have tempted me, but as yet i haven't given in. although now that all the KnitPicks patterns are only 2$ a pop i may have to rethink my strategy :P

    hope you have a wonderful spring break and gets lots of stuff done :)

  3. It looks beautiful...can't wait to see the finished look on you...and that yarn is AWESOME!!