W. on 80 by Kelly Forster/KIS Designs
Named for the highway that leads from Oregon to Colorado which is highlighted in a verse from one of my favorite Joe Bonamassa songs.  It’s where the “road starts climbing up to Mountain Time.”  
Knit in Malabrigo Dos Tierras yarn, in colors that emulate this long stretch of highway and the dashes, lines and textures of its oft-traveled pavement.
Road-trip anyone? Grab your PDF pattern here: Cast On!

New Pattern Release: "Alexandra" Cowl and Hat set  designed to showcase Alexandra's Crafts beautiful Pendleton Gradient Shawl Cake.

This pattern duo takes full advantage of the 400-yard shawl cake. Each-and-every drop of color within the over-sized skein is fully appreciated as they spill into the cowl and climb up through the hat.
Both pieces are knit from the bottom-up.
SIZE Cowl: One Size. Hat: Adult S [M]
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS [After Blocking} Cowl Circumference: 25.5 inches/64.77 cm Cowl Depth: 8 inches/20.32 cm Hat Head Circumference: 19[22.5] inches / 48.06 [57.15]cm Hat Depth: 7[7.5] inches/17.78[19.05]cm
Hat Pictured is Adult M.
Ready to Cast-On your "Alexandra" set? Link to my Ravelry Shop directly from the home page of this blog, or click the link here: Cast On!
You can get your mitts on this amazing yarn here:Yarn
New Pattern for January: Brightly Cap
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” -Francis Bacon
I've been thinking about this quote and what it means to be a light in a dark world.

I have not been given the gift of eloquence so I often stay quiet.  Listening. Hoping that my actions convey my desire to be a light in the darkness. 
Hoping that KINDNESS will make a come-back.   Hoping that LOVE will win over hate. Hoping that HOPE will return.

2018: A Year in Stitches2018 saw 18 new patterns (10 hats, 5 shawls, 2 cowls and a water-bottle cozy)!

The new year offers a blank page just waiting to be filled with new patterns (some of which are in the works even even as I type this 🤗.

I'm excited to discover what 2019 has in store and I look forward to exploring new yarns, stitch patterns & techniques and opportunities to knit with you all! 

New Knits: Knitted samples previously used for pattern development and display are now available on my "Knitwear by KIS Designs" page here on the blog. 
All of these pieces were knit by me and are in New (never worn) condition. 

Take a look here: Knitwear by KIS Designs . I am regularly adding more items, so be sure to check back often for new goodies!

Thank you!

Hard Copies of select patterns are now available!

Breakthrough By Kelly Forster 4 pages, published 9/10/2018 Knit in the round from brim-to-crown and topped with a fun, faux-fur pom-pom!Breakthrough hat pattern utilizes basic Fair Isle techniques and is a fun way to explore colorwork. Sized to fit Teens/Adults with a head circumference of 19-22 inches. Charted and written instructions included.

Daybreak PNW

Inspired by the beautiful Pacific Northwest and its glorious moss-covered trees. This 3-color Fair Isle hat depicts these lanky trees in the midst of a swirling morning fog. Studio Donegal’s wonderfully rustic Soft Donegal yarn lends a lovely texture, perfectly fitting for this design.
18.25(22) inches around X 8.25(8.5) inches deep (Hat pictured is 22 inches).
Ready to Cast On your Daybreak PNW? Grab your PDF download pattern here: 
Cast On!

Sagittarius Moon & A Break in the Weather

Sagittarius Moon Drawing inspiration from the 9th sign of the zodiac: Sagittarius, the Archer.
This hat and crescent-shaped shawl feature bow and arrow motifs within the knitted fabric. Both pieces are knit seamlessly from the bottom-up.

Grab your PDF copy of Sagittarius Moon Shawl/Hat Set here:

Cast On Sagittarius Moon

A Break in the Weather is a fun, 3-color stocking cap which features a removable pom-pom to make it even more fun!
Knit in the round from brim-to crown, this cap is a breeze to knit and a stylish way to face the elements! Sizes: Baby (Child, Adult).

Grab your PDF copy of A Break in the Weather here: Cast On A Break in the Weather

All of these patterns feature Lani's Lana beautiful hand-dyed yarns. Lani's yarns are thoughtfully produced with wool grown using sustainable natural methods rooted in tradition with respect for earth, animals, people and the product created for future generation...Full circle, natural, organic, and without harmful dyes or chemicals.