I’m just now finishing up a colorwork design for a book. I finished the knitting part and it should take me approx eleventy-billion hours to sew in the ends. Good times. The finished item looks pretty cool, so I’ll post more about it once the book has been published.
If you’re interested in knitting the Jule dress, the pattern is now available for purchase as a PDF in my Ravelry store. I plan to reformat some of my other designs from past issues of Knitcircus and offer them for sale in Ravelry as well. I need to reformat the Musical Note Hat chart. I originally created this chart using Excel but unfortunately it doesn’t export correctly into my pattern. So I’ll be using Markus’ Sconcho Knitting Chart software to make the chart. Sconcho is currently under development, but it will be an easy to use, free, open source software program that anyone can use to create charts for cables, lace, textured stitches and colorwork. I’ll post more about it when it’s readily available to the public. Although if you or someone you know is a computer programmer, I believe you can compile the code from source and start using it now. Just to whet your appetite, here are some old screenshots of how charts look in Sconcho. The layout has since been tweaked a bit and we added many more features and stitches since these charts were made, but this gives you an idea. It’s pretty darn awesome if you ask me.
Now I better get started sewing in all those ends.