Saturday, June 11, 2011

Published Finally!

To have closure is a wonderful thing!  Late Thursday evening I received word that the Simplicity Volume 3 Men's pattern book was back from the publisher.  Skacel emailed each of the designers who had patterns published in the book.  They also attached a copy of the cover (I wish I could post that but cannot) and my pieces made the cover!  I was so excited I cried.  My first design made the cover of a book!  I have been awaiting word so I could post my pics of the pieces.  So here they are.  The set is completely reversible with a Wavy Rib on one side and a basket weave on the reverse side.  I will include pics to show each side.  You can check with your LYS to order the book and the yarn.  There are also some great colorwork patterns and a couple of great sweaters by my friends Frank Wilmott and Kurt Fausset, both of whom I met at the Men's Fall Knitting Retreat in Seattle last September.   So enough with the chit/chat, bring on the pics!
Wavy Rib side of mitts

palm side of wavy rib

Wavy Rib Side of Scarf

Wavy Rib side of Beanie

Top of wavy rib side of beanie

Basketweave side of beanie

Basketweave side of mitts

palm side of basketweave

Basketweave side of scarf

Basket weave side of beanie

Top of Basketweave beanie

 All of the pics are pre-blocking. I just did not want to try this after blocking.  I can't wait to get the book.  It should delivered this week.  I will get my wife to take a pic of me holding the book so you can see the cover next week.  Enjoy the pics!


  1. Congratulations, Rusty!! Can't wait to see the book. :)

  2. That's super! Woot! And a few smart-looking designs, I must say! Congratulations, Rusty!

  3. Congrats on your designs and for making the cover!!! That is so awesome!

  4. Congratulations, Rusty! I came here via Men Who Knit and your works are awesome. I am a kinda intermediate knitter, mostly restricted to knitting in winter as we don't get cotton yarn here to knit in summers, but are restricted to Cashmere Wool. Can't wait for the winter months! (BTW, I'm from India)

  5. This is a fantastic pattern and I am hoping to make someone a Xmas gift!!! The pattern is phenomenal.