I’m too famous for my shirt

Oh.  Em.  Gee.

I recently entered the Vogue Knitting Design Contest and I got the call last week that I am a finalist!  I am one of 10 very lucky people who will go to New York City in January and attend the Vogue Knitting Live gala where our pieces will appear in a runway show.  Oh, and not that it’s any big thing but the grand prize winner goes to New Zealand for a week.  Freaking New Zealand!  I could see hobbits in the wild.

I don’t think I’m allowed to publish pictures of my submission, but I can at least say that it is a tailored jacket that was inspired by the fashions of Downton Abbey. If I do not win I will publish and sell the pattern on my etsy* page and post pics of it here (if I do win then Vogue Knitting will own my pattern).

I’ve been super busy with Christmas knitting and haven’t had time to put together any new patterns for my store, so here’s a freebie :)  I wrote the pattern years ago and published it on the interwebs for free.  I was still a Forsythe back then.

gamby and dice

Dice You Want Your Cat to Have (instead of the ones they steal from you)

© Megan-Anne Forsythe, 2009

Difficulty level: Easy

Yarn: (1 skein each)
Vanna’s Choice™ in Brick Red and White

Needles:
1 pair size US4 needles, tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
CO = cast on; BO = bind off; K = Knit; P = Purl; Sts = stitches; R = Row

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (Decrease by 1 stitch)

Instructions:

D20 (20 sided dice):
(Make 20) CO 10sts with red yarn.

R1: K

R2: P

R3: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (8sts)

R4: P

R5: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (6sts)

R6: P

R7: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (4sts)

R8: P

R9: K2tog, K2tog

R10: P

R11: BO

Using white yarn and tapestry needle backstitch numbers (1-20) onto triangles. Then stitch pieces together. I used an actual D20 as a reference when I put it together so it would be accurate, but whether or not you do that is up to you. Before stitching the final seam stuff the die. You could also put some catnip in when you stuff it.

D4 (4 sided dice):
(Make 4) CO 20sts with red yarn.

R1: K

R2: P

R3-20: Odd rows: P; Even rows: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, K2tog

BO. Using white yarn and tapestry needle backstitch numbers onto the pieces. (note, for a d4, each triangle will have 3 numbers, one in each corner, not one large number on each) Before finishing the final seam, stuff the die.

D6 (6 sided dice):
(Make 6) CO20. Work in stockinet stitch (K on right side, P on wrong side) for 22 rows. BO.Using white yarn and tapestry needle backstitch the numbers onto the pieces. Stitch pieces together. Before finishing final seam stuff the die.

You can find more of my patterns here or snag some freebies here.

~ Megan-Anne
I’ll try to remember the little people

*EDIT (1/23/2014): We have closed our etsy store. Please check out our Ravelry store for new patterns.