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Introducing JessKnits Newsletter

JessKnits NewsLetter

Hi friends! I am so excited to share with you that I am starting a monthly newsletter about all things yarny and of course JessKnits news. Starting this month (July 2020) I will be send out monthly newsletters via email subscription at the end of each month. The newsletter will cover my knitting and designing efforts for that month and topics that have been on my mind. I’ll also send out update emails when I release new patterns to my Ravelry shop, which will contain a discount code exclusively for my subscribers.

I am really excited to get this newsletter up and running. Where do you go to subscribe to my news letter? I am so glad you asked! You can join by providing your email address below and clicking “Join My Email List”!

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I’m looking forward to sharing more of my knitting and my designs with you every month in your inbox! Keep an eye out for my inaugural newsletter due out July 31st.

Until then….

~Happy Knitting~

Jess

Posted in General, Pattern Store Updates, Promotions, Published Design

New Pattern: Mountaineer Cowl

Hello knitter friends! I am super excited to announce my new cowl design is now available for purchase in my Ravelry shop Jess Knits Designs! Allow me to introduce the Mountaineer Cowl:

Mountaineer Cowl

This pattern calls for 2 skeins of fingering weight (sock weight works well also) yarn in complementing colors and US 6 16 inch circular needles. I am so pleased with how the sample turned out. For the sample shown above I used 1 skein Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in the Pescador for the main/background color and 1 skein of Malabrigo Mechita in Aniversario for the contrast color. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I will always love the color combinations of purple and blues against teals and mint greens, they just go really well together. You can find my Mountaineer Cowl pattern HERE.

Mountaineer Cowl with Colorado Mountains in the background

Also, some really fun and exciting news to share. I’ve had 500 downloads of my Rhythm in the Needles Cowl!!! I am overwhelmed by the reception I’ve had for this pattern. Reminder: Rhythm in the Needles is a free pattern in my shop….and you can find it HERE.

Rhythm in the Needles Cowl

In honor of this huge milestone I am having a sale in my Ravlery shop. Starting today Saturday, June 20th through Saturday, June 27th all of my patterns will be on sale 50% off. You don’t need a coupon code for this special sale, the discount will automatically apply when you add any of my patterns to your Ravelry cart.

I’m also working on my next podcast episode. I’ll be talking about my favorite knitting resource books. If you are on the lookout to add helpful knitting books to your library you won’t want to miss this episode.

That’s all I have for this post. I hope you will check out my new pattern and take advantage of the sale this week! Stay tuned for my next podcast episode and new patterns to be released in my shop.

Until next time,

~Happy Knitting~

Jess

Posted in General, Pattern Design, Pattern Store Updates, Published Design

New Pattern: Rhythm in the Needles Cowl

Hello Knitter Friends! It’s been a while I know. I’d be a liar if I said that 2020 has not been completely insane and upside down! So far this year I’ve gone from working in an Office at my place of employment, to working from home, to schools closing for the remainder of the school year, to navigating the distance learning for my 2nd grader, to not knowing what day it is or who I am. Ha ha ha!

On the upside of all the crazy in the world, because I have to look for a silver lining, I’ve been able to finish drafting and publishing a new pattern for my JessKnits Ravlery Shop. The pattern is Rhythm in the Needles, it is a brioche knit cowl that can be knit with one color or two contrasting colors of either sock or fingering weight yarn. It is suitable for both solid and variegated yarns. It knits up wonderfully squishy and cozy and perfect for fall and winter seasons. Here’s the super exciting part! This pattern is FREE! You read that right….FREE!!! You can’t beat that price! I really wanted to create a fun and free pattern for my knitters. 

Rhythm in the Needles Cowl

I know brioche seems hard and scary and just way to complicated to try. Trust me, it is not near as hard as it looks. I also use to feel this way. I admired brioche projects but was way too intimidated to actually try it. But, one I felt adventurous and gave it a try. I found an excellent YouTube tutorial (hint – I included a link in the pattern to this vary tutorial) that made everything click for me. I became obsessed with brioche!

I named this pattern Rhythm in the Needles because brioche knitting has a very soothing rhythm to each round that instantly transports me into a zen mode. I could knit brioche hats with matching cowls (Rhythm in the Needles cowls of course) all day long. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to add this pattern to your “mindless” knitting category for tv knitting, travel knitting, lunch break knitting, the possibilities are endless. You can go directly to the pattern page HERE. I really hope you will download this pattern and give it a go. It is so much fun to knit and wear.

Rhythm in the Needles 2

In other new and super exciting news. I am working on a new knitting podcast called JessKnits Podcast. Original right?! You can find the podcast and listen to the trailer HERE. Podcasting is very new to me so and I am getting used to hearing my own voice. I’m working on the first episode and hope to publish it soon. You can listen to the podcast on the Anchor app or website, or just about anywhere you can listen to podcasts. Right now I know it is available on Spotify for sure. I am working on getting it available on other podcast platforms like Apple podcast. Keep an eye out for a blog post all about the new podcast.

Until next time,

~Happy Knitting~

Jess

Posted in General, Pattern Store Updates, Promotions

Happy Fall Ya’ll!!

I’m not sure how we made it to October this fast! Out of all of the seasons Fall is my favorite. The temperatures start to come down, the change in the colors on the leaves, warm wooly knits, hot coco, I could go on and on. It also just so happens that my birthday is in October. I like to celebrate every year by offering a discount on my designs in my JessKnits Ravelry shop. This year is no exception. This year, in honor of my birth month I am offering all of my designs 50% off! No minimums, no maximums. Also, no code needed, the discount will automatically apply when you add one of my JessKnits Designs to your cart.

I really hope you will join me in celebrating October and visit my shop.

Again Happy Fall Ya’ll! And as always, Happy Knitting!

Jess

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July JessKnits Shop Promotion

How in the world are we already at the beginning of July?! 2019 is just flying by so fast. I’m excited to announce the July promotion that I am offering in my JessKnits Ravelry pattern shop. I’m so excited about it, that I am going to start the promotion a day early! Start on June 29th and running through the entire month of July I am offering BOGO on my published designs. Purchase 1 JessKnits pattern and receive a second pattern or equal or lesser value for free!

You read that right! All you have to do is add two JessKnits patterns to your cart and one of them will be discounted to be free! This applies to every pattern in my Ravelry shop. I’m really excited to offer this promotion as my hopes are that this will encourage knitters to not only purchase but to create a project and share it on Ravelry. I want so badly to see other knitters knitting my designs and sharing them in Ravelry so I can see them and comment on them and how good they turned out.

I have several new designs that I am currently working on and hoping to get published to my shop before the end of July. I’ll keep you updated on the progress of those. I’m also excited to tell you that I am starting the cuff on the first sleeve of my first ever sweater design. It is coming along so good. I am super super excited about this sweater. I’ll have to post a teaser photo of it once the first sleeve is completely done. It’s going to be great!

Here’s the handy dandy link to my pattern shop: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jess-knits

I really hope you will take a look at my pattern shop and snag two patterns for the price of one during the month of July. Please when you create a project page in Ravelry, tag me on it so I can see it. I hope everyone has had a good June and that your July is good as well.

~Happy Knitting~