Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Peaches & Creme Booklet

As I'm sure most of you know by now, the company that makes the Peaches & Creme yarn, was sold to the same company that makes Sugar and Cream yarn.  They are still marketing yarn under the P&C label, but I have no idea if it's the same softness or quality as the original.  In any event, I was contacted about creating some designs for a tribute book of patterns.  The gal who ran the office (among a billion other things!) has been so nice to the Yahoo Monthly Dishcloth Groups that it would be hard not to participate.  I thought you might like to see my contributions.
First up is a bib I call "Turtle Love".  I happen to know that turtles have a special signifcance to Flo and her family and I thought she'd like this one.  Here's the matching cloth:
I went through a dozen or more versions, before I found one that I liked.
I try to keep most of my patterns a uniform size, which limits me to only so many stitches.  It can be tricky to get a design clear enough so you know right away what it's supposed to be!

For my other pattern, I wanted to use a design that utilized all those pretty variegated yarns.
The pattern uses a slipped stitch that makes this super fast and fun to knit.  The pattern is easily memorized and if you use the short rows to begin the bib and make crocheted ties, you can finish it in only a few hours.

It also looks nice in a solid color too, I think.
All those little ridges should be good for catching food!
The booklet is for sale at the Dishcloth Calendar website or by going directly to the Peaches & Creme Booklet page here.  The booklet has two versions available.  The digital download is $12.00 and a printed version is $14.00, plus $5.00 for shipping.  There are about 34 pages and 13 patterns, including dishcloths, my bibs, and a bookmark.  There are also two pages of links to other free dishcloths.  You can check out other designs that are included in the booklet by going to the calendar website.

Please note that these patterns are only available by purchasing the booklet.  I will not be posting them here, so please don't beg me.  As you know, 99% of all my patterns are free, so please don't begrudge me a couple of designs for sale!  You wouldn't do that, would you?


Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

Absolutely precious!! You rock Elaine! Love that little turtle!!

Fru Keilegavlen said...

Beautiful!!! Love the turtle!

Heidi said...

Love the turtle bib! I definitely need to buy the pattern booklet.

Amy said...

As the official turtle queen and a firm believer that I need to share my love of turtles with everyone, I LOVE THE BIB AND CLOTH!!! I have to go and buy this book for this pattern right now!!! Thank you for creating such an awesome design!

Lynn said...

I bought the Peaches & Creme Booklet specifically for the Turtle bib pattern. To my surprise it isn't in there. Will you be posting the turtle pattern on your site?

Lynn said...

I just got the Peaches and Creme 2011 booklet and to my surprise the turtle pattern was not in there. Will you be posting in on your site?

Elaine said...

Hi Lynn:

What??? Something is definitely wrong with your book then. The turtle bib pattern is on Page 9. When they put the book together, they put the picture of the turtle bib and the cloth in between the two patterns. (why, I don't know!) If you look at the picture of the duo, the bib directions are directly above. Or they should be! If your book is missing pages, you need to contact them and get it straightened out. You can email me directly if you still have problems! I'm so sorry!