Prize Winners and the Pebble Skipping Hat

As I type this, Megan-Anne and I are in a hotel in Pittsburgh. It’s the night before our trunk show at Knit One. There are trays of half eaten take out scattered over our beds along with a healthy dose of WIPs. Megan-Anne is working on another pair of Shining Sequence Mittens in different colorways to show you what they’d look like with duplicate stitch instead of beads and I’m racing to finish my latest amigurumi creation for the Summer of Crochet so I can work on Jessica Gore’s new pattern, The Pebble Skipping Hat.

We're so excited for the reveal of Jessica Gore's new hat knit in our #adventureyarn in 80s hair band! . @Regrann from @thesweatercollective – The first of the Lazy Knits Collection patterns just went live on Ravelry – introducing the Pebble Skipping Hat! πŸŽ‰ . This collection of 4 patterns is designed for those special single skeins of fingering weight yarn we all have in our stash – enjoy relaxing slip and textured stitches that allow speckled and variegated yarns to shine, and look elegant in solid and tonal yarns too. You'll only need 100g or less for each project, so they're fantastic for using up partial skeins or scraps, and come in multiple size options to perfectly fit you or your handknit gift recipient! . The Pebble Skipping Hat was designed using @lattesandllamasyarn beautiful Adventure Yarn base, which was my first time trying BFL and I loved it! It's so warm and cozy to wear on your head, and this 80s Hair Band colourway was incredibly fun to knit with. Can you see the little pink speckles here and there? Ugh, they get me every time!! 😍 – #xmasinjuly #lattesandllamas #knittersofinstagram #knitting #giftknitting

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I’m really excited about this hat. Normally, we keep all of our yarn designs “in house,” which is yarn-biz talk for “we don’t provide yarn support to designers.” Our roots are in designing, and we love to do it ourselves, but we figured it was time to stretch our legs as a company and start working with other designers. Jessica Gore was one of the first people we worked with to find the right yarn and colorway for her vision.

Knit with a skein of Adventure in 80s Hair Band, the hat is designed to be a relaxing knit with textured stitches to make variegated and speckled yarns shine. Since we’re celebrating Christmas in July here at Lattes & Llamas, I thought I’d take the opportunity to get a jump on my holiday knitting. I picked out the Carnivale colorway for my special someone, she’s super into green and purple, and I’m interested to see how a heavier variegated yarn will play out on this design.

If you’ll be in the Pittsburgh area today, we’ll be at Knit One all day today. And hopefully, I’ll have casted this on and you can see it in person.

Alrighty, now for our prize winners! Cascade Yarns sent us four big sweater kits for four lucky winners this month:

Congratulations to susaninhugo, apiluk, and currentlypurring!

And a special congratulations to MarileeRD, who snuck in a win with her bonus Science Bros submission! This chart is a special pattern for our Geek-A-Long Guild members. I giggled the whole time I designed this one, and I hope she enjoys it on her blanket as much as I did turning Iron Man and the Hulk’s sciencey bromance into stitches.

To be honest, whether fate picked her number or not, I was totally going to share this pic with you today. It makes me so happy. :D

~Jac
Alright, so apparently it’s already after midnight and the winners were technically supposed to be announced on Friday. Ooops! But it’s still Friday on the USA’s west coast, rigt? That’s gotta count for something.