Of all the patterns in The Red Collection, I think Radio Frequency is the one I’m most proud of. I had a snowflake concept to begin with, and it didn’t work. Normally when I have a design that isn’t working, I hide it and forget about it. But this one I needed to get right.
This picture (above) shows the progression. The first mitten I knit is shown at the bottom. It was a combination of the thumb giving me trouble, the cuff design being off, and something about the snowflakes that made me rethink the whole mitten. But on the palm side of that first mitten were the zigzags, and they were on the second mitten, too, and I finally had to admit that the zigzags were the awesome part.
The name comes from the idea that the zigzags looks like radio waves? I don’t know. Give me a break. I stink at naming my patterns. I had this image in my mind. Maybe I should have named the pattern “radio tower.”
Both the mittens and the hat have braids; a neat and tidy edge is created. Have you knit a braid before? They’re pretty fun.
The hat has a little slouchiness to it, which is accomplished by slow decreases to the top. And then there’s the pompom. Can you believe it’s the only pompom in the whole book? For my next book, my main goal is More Pompoms. I mean, c’mon! Pompoms are my thing!
This concludes the posts about the patterns in the book. I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour! As usual, all the deets about ordering your copy are below. I’ll be taking pre-orders for a few more weeks at least. Thank you!
About The Red Collection
The Red Collection has 12 patterns for hats and matching mittens (or mitts, or wristers). This is a self-published book and I’ve been working on these patterns, photographs, book design, and marketing for the last year!
The Print Edition of the book can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in October.
Please note: The Print Edition includes special sections on yarn, gauge, and finishing, and also has a special techniques section to help you knit the projects from the book. These sections are not included in digital versions of the patterns.
Ways to Get The Red Collection
For the best price per pattern, please consider purchasing the complete collection of patterns. The digital versions of the patterns are available for instant download (click the links below for more details).
The Red Collection: Print Edition – $20 + shipping
The Red Collection: Print Edition + Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $23 + shipping
The Red Collection: Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $20
Single Pattern or 2-Pattern Pack – from $6
Just want Radio Frequency? Use these links:
|Pattern Pack: $9||Radio Frequency Hat: $6||Radio Frequency Mittens: $6|