Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wholesale Orders

For any shops interested in ordering my newest pattern booklet Four Elements please get in contact with me.  I have set up online printing that gives very reasonable shipping for US, Canada and the UK.  I will send Irish and European orders out from Ireland which works out better for shipping  costs if the order is small.
Contact: carol AT stolenstitches DOT com

Competition winners!

Thank you everyone who entered my competition over the last few weeks.  Both of my sons chose random numbers and to select my prize winners and here there are:

First prize (Four Elements pdf and yarn) went to Owlmania, I have your email address so I’ll go and send the booklet pdf immediately to you.

Next price (Four Elements pdf) went to Suzanne Maughan which will go straight out to you!

The discounted booklet price will remain until the 1st of November (the start of our KAL) and I hope to have individual pattern pdfs up for sale also for Talamh, Gaoth and Uisce in the next few weeks.  They’ll be at my usual pattern price of €5.95.

Now for the winner of our Four Season KAL….it was overwhelmingly for Talamh.  I’m delighted about this as it is fun to knit and easy to wear!  Come over to my Stolen Stitches Group in Ravelry for lots of support, happy knitting.

Four Elements booklet (plus KAL & competition!)

Ok, now that I’ve taken some photos of the final piece for the pattern booklet (Four Elements) lets get started on voting for our next KAL (knit a long).

The 3 pieces that we will be voting on are all from the booklet Four Elements that will be released at the end of the week .  I’ve listed all supplies so everyone has a chance to gather what they need in time for the KAL.  How does everyone feel about a November 1st start?  I’ll also have a special 10% off discount going until that date for the booklet to make it even easier to get started. The booklet will be available for pre-order immediately and when it  is released on the 15th you will automatically receive a link to download the pdf.
Standard price $13.95 with 10% discount $12.55.
Now for the exciting part….everyone who votes (in the comments of this post) will be entered into a raffle.  The first prize will be a pdf copy of this pattern booklet and 100g of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in color 1285 (dark blue) which has just enough yardage for Gaoth.  I’ll also give out 1 more pdf copy of the booklet for 2nd prize.  The raffle will end on the 16th of October, so get voting!  (If you have already bought the booklet I will send you two of my other self-published patterns so you still win!)

There is one final pattern in the FourElements booklet – Tine Boot toppers but I won’t be including this in voting for the KAL.

The first piece is Uisce.

Uisce Shawlette Details


Length 67”/ 170 cm from end to end.

Depth: 14.5/37cm at center


Hedgehog Fibres ‘Cashmere Silk Worsted’: (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere; 218yds/200m per 100g skein);

Color: Glacier; 2 skeins.

Note: There was almost no yarn left when this shawlette was finished so if you have less yardage than this, reduce the number of repeats at the center.

1 US 9/5.5mm straight or cicular needles

Tapestry needle; 3 stitch markers.


16 sts/22 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch

Waffle stitch panel (12 sts) measures 2.5”/6.5cm wide


2nd Pattern is Gaoth.

Gaoth Shawl Details


Width: 37”/ 94 cm from side to side.

Depth: 18.5”/47 cm at center.


Artist’s Palette Yarns ‘Cloud’: (Fingering Weight 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 437yds/ 400m per 100g skein);

Color: CL1012 (Pink/Purple); 1 skein.

48”/120cm US 7/4.5mm circular needle.

Tapestry needle; 2 stitch markers.


20 sts/28 rows = 4″/1ocm in stockinette stitch



Talamh Cardigan Details


Bust size: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53)” / 74 (81.5, 89, 96, 104.5, 111, 119.5, 127, 135) cm

Minimal ease recommended.


Chest 29 (32, 35, 37.75, 41, 43.75, 47, 50, 53)”/ 74 (81.5, 89, 96, 104.5, 111, 119.5, 127, 135) cm

Note: Buttonbands are not included in this dimension.

Length: 22.5 (23, 23.25, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25, 25.25, 25.5)” / 57 (58.5, 59, 59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 64, 65) cm

Size 35”/89 cm modelled with minimal ease.


Blue Moon Fiber Arts ‘BFL Sport’: (100% Blue Faced Leicester; 661 yds/604 m per 226g skein);

Color: Copperline; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

Alternative Yarn: Garnstudio ‘Safran’: (100% Cotton; 174yds/159m per 50g skein);

Color: Turquoise (51); 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins.

US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 32-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.

US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles (dpns).

Tapestry needle; 6 stitch markers; 4 split ring/removable stitch markers; waste yarn; 12 (12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14) buttons.


24 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch on US 4/3.5mm needles

28 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in Deep Waffle Stitch

28 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in Ribbing

Quick Class reminder

Just a quick reminder that I’m doing a class in Crafty Alley next Saturday the 9th of October.  This class will work though my Captiva Wrap pattern which is a great pattern to learn new techniques from.  It has some basic lace, short rows and the chart comes in both written and charted form so knitters who want to learn how to read a chart can learn with this.

So if you want to come along for the morning get in contact with Cathy, I think there are a few places still left.