New Pattern: Móin

Introducing my new pattern Móin, soon to be released in the new book Cosy Knits, compiled and published by Carol Feller. Yes, that's right, I'm gonna have a pattern in an actual printed book! 

Móin (the Irish for peat) is a cowl worked in two colours, with a cabled motif worked over a striped garter stitch background.  As inspiration, I looked at two different aspects of Irish history; simple rope cables from Aran knitting and this: 

Anyone who spent time near a television in Ireland during the 80's is likely familiar with ads from Bord na Móna. The music, and the scenes of varying people (and pets) settling in for a cosy evening by the fire; it was the first thing that popped to mind when I read the brief for the book!
The cable motif used in Móin is reminiscent of flickering flames of the fireplace, or more accurately, cartoonish depictions of these flames. 

Móin is written in two sizes: the larger version is pictured above. 
Móin is knit in Stolen Stitches Nua Worsted. I adore this yarn! The combination of Merino, Yak & linen gives a wonderful stitch definition, and the finished yarn has a heathered effect. The only downside is picking out colours; the shades work so beautifully together. This sample is worked in (MC) Unexpected Macaw and (CC) Late Night Blues. 
I'm currently working on a smaller sample, in completely different shades, but you'll just have to wait & see how the other combination works!

Needless to say, I am honoured & grateful to have a design published by Carol & her team. It's always a pleasure to be involved with Carol's work (through sample knitting, or various events at This is Knit over the years), and to be honest, I never would have expected to have a piece published alongside some of the well established designers included in the book!

The important bits, with links. 
The book is currently on pre-sale at a discount through Carol Feller's website here.
Carol will be holding a launch party at her studio in Cork on Saturday 5th October.
There will be book launch parties (yes, plural) in This is Knit on 12th October. The first event sold out so quickly, that a second was added, with spaces still available through This is Knit's website.

There are more designs to be revealed through Carol's blog and instagram over the coming days. 
Photos are thanks to Stolen Stitches, and Joseph Feller. 
The imposter syndrome is strong in this one; I think I won't believe it until I see my name in an actual book!


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