tortoise and hare: released!

The Tortoise and Hare sweater and gauntlets are now ready! You can find them here or here! (Grateful thanks to Momoko, Tanya, and most especially to Mel, for test-knitting and extremely useful pattern feedback).

For a limited time only, if you buy a copy of the sweater, you will receive a free copy of the gauntlets in the same download. BOGOF! Bargain! (If you have no interest in knitting the sweater, you can of course buy the gauntlets individually). A note to those who would describe themselves as novice knitters: though the Tortoise and Hare sweater is not difficult, and I hope my instructions are clear and straightforward, because of the steeking, braids, and long colour repeats, I would say it was a project that was suited to the fairly experienced knitter – so if you were thinking of trying this as your first attempt at colourwork, I’d have a go at the gauntlets first.

And if you have any queries about either pattern, please post them on the discussion thread (rav link) in the Kate Davies ravelry group – I will pop over and respond next Sunday (14th). Cheers, everyone – as I’m sure you can imagine, it means a lot to me to finally get these patterns out there!