May 22, 2009

ten 10 yard cuffs, part 1: mini-ebook

ten 10 yard cuffs! ten 10 yard cuffs!

it’s done! well, the first part is done.  but now i can tell you everything.  the cuff pattern set is ten designs, each using 10 yards of yarn, and 2 buttons.  the pdf is for sale now and is 10 pages long, with 3 pages of technique how-tos, etc.  the set is meant not just to be a fun way to use up leftover yarn scraps for any knitter, but also to be a learning tool for beginners.  so there are explanations of each abbreviation, some info about things like eyelet holes, short rows, and slip-stitches in case you’ve never done them, so you don’t just know how to do each thing, but you understand what you’re doing.  in creating this set, i tried to make it useful as a kind of a design tool for the inexperienced – learn a bunch of new things that you can then take into other projects and play with in bigger designs.  but it’s also great for playing around with small amounts of yarn and making fun little accessories, for knitters new and old!

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and now about the second part…. to be released by monday (maybe sooner) the ten 10 yard cuffs will also be available in kit form!  a kit will include a 10 yard mini-skein of leethal recycled hand-dyed yarn (which is what all these were knit with), a pair of matching vintage/recycled buttons, and your choice of a printed pattern book or the pdf.  i’ll also give the option of purchasing a kit minus the pattern set, in case you’ve already gotten the pdf.

update 5/25/09: kits are now up in the shop! blog post with details here.

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now onto the fun stuff, the cuffs!  all ten of them!  i’ve knit 2 samples of each one, to show how they can look with different yarn textures/colorways/buttons/etc.  so check out my cuffs flickr set or ravelry to see all 20 of them, and more as i knit and add more, which i’m sure i will because i’m anxious to try playing around with different yarn/color ideas now that the samples are done!

textured zig zag:

cuff8b01

twisted stockinette rib:

cuff6a08

wavy garter:

cuff3b01

diagonal ridges:

cuff7b01

lacy chevron:

cuff2b01

lace chain:

cuff1b01

wraparound linen:

cuff5a09

squishy triangle:

cuff4b01

rectangular double strap:

cuff9a01

rounded four strap:

cuff10a01

the ebook is $4.50 – for sale through ravelry, or on my patterns page, or just click here to buy it now.  in fitting with the theme, a ten 10 yard cuff knit kit will be $10, which includes shipping costs (and if you’ve already bought the pdf, the kit without patterns will be $5.50).  i’ll also be putting up some special kit options – a 3 cuff kit, with 3 mini-skeins and button pairs, and a special gift packaged 10 cuff kit, with 10 different skeins/buttons for all 10 designs!  i’ll be blogging the kits once they’re available, but i just want you to know what your options will be in case you’re wondering…

Update: in 2011, the pdf layout was updated and the price was raised to $6.

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ooh and something you can look forward to… in designing the ten cuffs, there were several design fails that didn’t make it in – some of them are designs i really like, but they need more than 10 yards to work well.  so, i plan to post a few of these as free blog patterns!  the first will probably go up next week.

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i’m so happy to finally have this out in the world!  i can’t wait to start seeing cuff knitters’ creations!

Filed under: kit creations,knitting — leethal @ 4:49 pm
  • http://corvustristis.livejournal.com Corvus

    Thats quite awesome! I taught my boyfriend to knit, and when we started I told him “You are not starting with a scarf. No one should start with a scarf. They take forever, your knitting skills (and thus your knit) will likely change considerably between the beginning and the end of it, and you’ll probably hate it long before you’re done. I want to make a knitter, not a knitphobia.” He did a hat instead (small, quick, good to start!) but cuffs are another awesome option.

  • http://corvustristis.livejournal.com/ Corvus

    Thats quite awesome! I taught my boyfriend to knit, and when we started I told him “You are not starting with a scarf. No one should start with a scarf. They take forever, your knitting skills (and thus your knit) will likely change considerably between the beginning and the end of it, and you’ll probably hate it long before you’re done. I want to make a knitter, not a knitphobia.” He did a hat instead (small, quick, good to start!) but cuffs are another awesome option.

  • http://elanknits.blogspot.com elan

    Great starting projects for kids learning to knit as well, I find quick success a great motivator.

  • http://jpiglet.wordpress.com/ Julianna

    I think these cuffs are a great way to learn and try out new techniques. They are super pretty and so is the yarn! These cuffs are better than my usual suggested beginner’s project: coasters :)

  • http://jpiglet.wordpress.com Julianna

    I think these cuffs are a great way to learn and try out new techniques. They are super pretty and so is the yarn! These cuffs are better than my usual suggested beginner’s project: coasters :)

  • http://blog.goo.ne.jp/musktenjin0715/ Ayako

    Wow~~~I love it intensely! !!!!!!
    It was stimulated by these.
    Your colors and all the projects love it.♪♪

  • http://blog.goo.ne.jp/musktenjin0715/ Ayako

    Wow~~~I love it intensely! !!!!!!
    It was stimulated by these.
    Your colors and all the projects love it.♪♪

  • http://its-kaotic-in-here.blogspot.com/ C.Y.

    I so love this Lee and def, want to get the kit since I’m a new knitter. Question though when we purchase the kit will you get everything to make all 10 cuffs? Yarn, buttons and pdf and all? Thanks

  • http://its-kaotic-in-here.blogspot.com C.Y.

    I so love this Lee and def, want to get the kit since I’m a new knitter. Question though when we purchase the kit will you get everything to make all 10 cuffs? Yarn, buttons and pdf and all? Thanks

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  • http://ntothelcrew.blogspot.com/ Kekumukula

    Freakin’ cool idea. Love how you model your own creations. You and the colored yarns you have chosen make everything look so fun and hip.

  • http://ntothelcrew.blogspot.com/ Kekumukula

    Freakin’ cool idea. Love how you model your own creations. You and the colored yarns you have chosen make everything look so fun and hip.

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  • http://artlikebread.blogspot.com/ Cami

    These are wonderful designs. I love all of the different shapes. I’m a crocheter, but the kit would make a great gift for my knitting friends. Thank you very much!!

  • http://artlikebread.blogspot.com Cami

    These are wonderful designs. I love all of the different shapes. I’m a crocheter, but the kit would make a great gift for my knitting friends. Thank you very much!!

  • Holly_Berlin

    Thank you so much for your lovely ebooks, I got this one and one about how to knit ninja mittens, which I am now trying to get printed out in colour. I never thought pictures could make my mouth water.

    You will make a lot of people in Berlin open their eyes wide with delight.

    Thanks a lot in advance :-)

  • Holly_Berlin

    Thank you so much for your lovely ebooks, I got this one and one about how to knit ninja mittens, which I am now trying to get printed out in colour. I never thought pictures could make my mouth water.

    You will make a lot of people in Berlin open their eyes wide with delight.

    Thanks a lot in advance :-)

  • Esra Gökdemir

    vavvv süper olmuşş bunlarrrr

  • Esra Gökdemir

    vavvv süper olmuşş bunlarrrr

  • http://yldoz.blogspot.com/ Yelda

    Çok güzeller
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    Türkiye’dan kucak dolusu sevgiler

  • http://yldoz.blogspot.com Yelda

    Çok güzeller
    Elelrine Sağlık
    Türkiye’dan kucak dolusu sevgiler

  • http://elanknits.blogspot.com/ elan

    Great starting projects for kids learning to knit as well, I find quick success a great motivator.

  • http://www.silvernice.com/category/tiffany-bracelets Bracelets

    Beautiful bracelets with something unique pattern. all the designs looking fab!!and color combination is very attractive. and you defined in very friendly way how to make these nice bracelets.for me diagonal ridges bracelets design and colour looking so nice……..

  • Dilara_sat

    sprrrrrrrr

  • http://www.saglikvediyet.org Birwebci

    good work thanks for admin

  • http://www.sihhat.net sihhat

    good thank you

  • http://accessories-i-like.com/ Linda P.

    This is cool. I’m always looking for new wrist accessories and I found yours to be very unique. I like the wraparound linen design especially.

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