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New cowl knit as a mobius from Cat Bordhi.
Crocheters should enjoy this lovely cowl.
|Lace Knitters check out the Swallowtail Lace Shawl from Evelyn Clark. Originally published in Interweave Knits.|
|Most of you know of the yarn shop book series by Debbie Macomber. Inside her books are recipes and patterns. On her website you will also find lots of free patterns.||I love the cable scarf sampler pattern from Bev Galaskas. It would be wonderful in Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherds Worsted OR one of our lovely alpacas.|
|I also love the truly horrible sweater my grandma knit pattern. It would look wonderful knit in any of our superwash wools: Aussi merino or Vintage from Berroco.||Baby Blocks pattern from Ann Norling|
|Thora Lee, our socks on 2 circs guru said she used the technique detailed for grafting new to the Knitting Daily website and said she will never use the Kitchener to graft a toe again. Check it out.||Check out the many free patterns available at Knit & Tonic.|
|Need a quick baby gift, the July Pattern of the month by Jenny is available free at the shop with purchase of the yarn to make it OR check out the Kurbis hat in a cute pumpkin shape with rolled hem.|
|Visit www.garnstudio.com for a great selection of free patterns. It will take you minutes to scan through images and find something to inspire a new project.||Drops Blanket-lovely in an worsted weight yarn.|
|I love this darling Blossom baby sweater (boy or girl) from Berroco. It knits up quick in Pure Pima Cotton.||The pattern for the Clara dress is available at the shop with the purchase of the 2 skeins of Alpaca 2 from Isager Yarns. This pattern is courtesy of Marianne Isager.|
Visit ALL ABOUT YOU (for smart women) site for lots of wonderful free patterns. All from Debbie Bliss and they are in a PDF format that you can download.
This baby sweater is on the cover of one the Bliss Books, or sweet booties.
Get Started with a gift giving stash: Check out the wonderful hat and scarf knit in Como.
Or try a dog sweater to keep that pet warm next year!
Courtesy of Jackie at Heart Strings Fiber Arts is the Knitted Bunny that can be created from a square piece of knitting. She states, "it's almost as clever as pulling a rabbit out of a hat."
Snowboarder Hat that Rocks- As long as it stays cold we can still think about knitting for those snow lovers.
Easter Egg Dishcloth Anyone?
Tina is knitting various cloths like crazy for Mother's Day Gifts. It is a tradition she has started.
|I guess our weather is still calling for fingerless gloves, so I note a couple of pattern resources below. One comes via a good customer, Suesan, "tanglewood mitts. These can be knit in any worsted weight yarn but are especially yummy in one that is hand dyed. Lots more free patterns on this knitculture.com blog. I love the reversible cable scarf done in chunky alpaca (which we still stock all year round or try it in the new Baby Me Boo from Misti (A great WOW yarn in alpaca, cotton & bamboo (hand dyed of course)).||
For those of you who want to knit for that special baby there is a great pattern for a reversible cable baby blanket. I would knit this in one of the new tonal colors of Dream in Color superwash Classy for any special baby.
Plymouth Yarn Co. has added a great wrister pattern from their new hand painted yarn Trabejos El Peru.
|Looking for cute short sleeved or sleeveless top patterns. Check out the Drops website for a huge array of patterns. Vests and sleeveless jackets are hot this spring. Great baby sweater knit in worsted weight yarn!||Scarf and Lace Knitters: I stumbled across the website of Yarn Over which contains numerous free patterns for scarves and shawls. Patterns are listed by designer and t!he projects range from simple to complex. I would bookmark this site. Ribbed Leaves Alpaca Scarf.||Sally Melville has added a great new vest that can use up to 3 different yarns to her website. I love her blog and there is a new update.|
|Great reversible unisex scarf knit in worsted weight! I might consider the Classic Elite wool/bamboo on sale this weekend. This blogger has a plethora of free patterns listed on the sidebar of her site.||Love this cute Elefante by Susan Anderson. She also has other animals and cupcakes, too! Love the sweet pea HATS, too, which is available as a purchased pattern.||Think Mother's Day Gift Giving NOW! Check out the Crystal Palace shrug in mohair to take the chill off a spring evening!|
I also loved the multi cabled wristers. You just need to click on the link to obtain the PDF via boxnet.
These are similar to Margaret's pattern but more difficult.
|Great web site with many free patterns and excellent instructions! Everything from sweaters to baby blankets. I loved the heirloom quality blanket.||
Socks on 1 or 2 circular needles web reference is found on the March 9, 2005 entry on String or Nothing Reference Shelf!
I love this section on this site as it covers just about any knitting question.
|Sweater projects to carry you through to spring! Two customers were in today and planned to use Elizabeth Zimmerman's Percentage system to make a great new sweater. That got me digging through my pattern file and I came up with a couple of free pattern winners!
The process for the Zimmerman sweater is outlined in detail at Knitty.com
|The following patterns can be knit in varied gauges. Interested in knitting a great sweater from that perfect yarn? I found a few great patterns that are easily accessed on the web for sweater knitters of all sizes.
Great new detailed pattern available on Cascade's web site called the Solutions Shrug for use with Rustic. Rustic is a wool linen blend that drapes beautifully and is perfect for all seasons. This pattern is written line-by-line and comes complete with schematics. It is 20 pages long!
Check out this cowl knit from sock yarn. The pattern is based on a sock pattern from Cookie A.
Visit for a great pdf that contains the basics for learning to knit.
Visit Knitting Daily for a great tutorial on picking up stitches.
We are adding new one and two skein project samples at the store to keep your fingers flying. Most of the shop patterns are available free with yarn purchased to make the project. I will try to upload pictures this next week. Thanks to one of our yarn reps, we added a ruffle to the free Misti Alpaca scarf pattern found on their website and it is terrific!
Visualize this with a ruffle made from 1 skein Misti Alpaca Chunky. Also check out the Chickadee Cowl at Kristen Kapur's website. She has a number of great patterns including a free ear flaps hat with several designs entitled "Thorpe."
Cute new pattern from Coco Knits for a Smitten to SHARE! Pattern available free on her website.
This Smitten is a quick knit in Rowan Big Wool!
Try a Cowl made from Twinkle Soft Chunky: Pattern called Marian or a Herringbone Neck Warmer.
Or a great cabled scarf with Bulky Yarn. We have a pattern for one at the shop and there are also great ones online at Ravelry.
I was snooping around some of my favorite designers this past week and found that some of the great hand dyers have added free patterns to their sites.
Check out the Prism websiteWe have had several customers stop in to pick up a few skeins of Kureyon or Silk Garden in the past few weeks to knit a great scarf they found on Ravelry. This scarf is knit with 4 different skeins of yarn in a 2X2 Ribbing while alternating yarn. Cast on 42 sts., using a 2×2 rib, while alternating 2×2 strip! es from 2 different balls of Kureyon or Silk Garden. It ends up being about 6" wide x 68" long.
Leg Warmers are a hit this season! Check out this free pattern knit with Aran Weight Yarn (Try Dream in Color Superwash Classy). Available from Chic Knits web site.
I also received as part of the Classic Elite web letter the great looking and warm Ariosa Pom Pom Hat. Register your name and you can get the weekly web letter direct. The pattern even gives you the webletter site for making pom poms.
Got a skein of worsted without a project in mind? Here is a quick to knit headband from Drops Yarn Studio-Not is hip as Cid’s Boho Bandana, but cute anyway! It knits up quicker and softer in Como from Debbie Bliss if you are in a knitting pinch!
A great FAKE Fair Isle Hat which uses Kureyon and a solid color. Looks difficult but is EASY! ! I would say 2 nights, tops.
Check out this cute ascot that can be worn under a jacket or as a neck warmer! This Fidget would look great knit from one of the many hand dyed skeins of Alpaca Chunky!
For those of you that want a fast knit in a great yarn-TWINKLE- Check out the free afghan pattern that only takes 6 skeins and not more than about 12 hours!Check out Glittens! This is what you get when a glove marries a Mitten! Great for a cold Minnesota Winter!
A great diagonal knit lace scarf has been a hit on Ravelry and is a free downloadable pattern from Midnightpurls blogspot.
A great gift idea that uses approximately 220 yards of worsted weight yarn! My first choice would be a skein of Shepherds Wool soft merino! Only $10.00 a skein for the softest 100% merino in the store!
For those of you that love Fair Isle and Wristlets- Try these Endpaper Mitts! These mitts look difficult but received an average on Ravelry. I put them on my Holiday to-do list! Try Cashmerino Baby and Koigu for a wonderful knit!
Two winters ago I was in love with a sweater that used two different sized needles to create a wonderful texture to the fabric the knitting creates. It is still on my STASH list of sweater’s to do! But, now I found a scarf pattern that uses the same concept. Enjoy! I suggest choosing one of the hand dyed variegated yarns to really make the gauge variation pop on this GATHERED SCARF!
Check out the free pattern on Knitty as well!
Check out the curly purly pumpkin pattern. Just in time for Halloween!
Stop in the shop to see the Carol's Pumpkin Pattern knit in Mountain Colors! Free pattern with purchase of yarn to make the pumpkin!Tweed Scarf pattern. At this same site is a reversible brioche pattern that would look great in tweed yarn as well plus a Noro Scarf pattern, too. All Great!
Great Herringbone Mittens with Pom Poms just in time for a great fall and possibly an early winter! Knit them in worsted weight Cascade 220, Shepherd Worsted, or Ella Rae Classic.
A simple to knit scarf, combining 2 of my favorite stitches: Brioch & Cables. What fun to knit this great gift from one of the new hand dyed yarns!
Here is a new twist on one of the oldest projects in the world-Dishclothes
4 Corners, Based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Blanket-You could do the blanket instead!
Great summer sox pattern, free from Classic Elite & do we have plenty of their great yarn to support this pattern.
Great new hat pattern for the great new chunky Marble from Kertzer! In-stock now at the shop. Available free on their website.
Or the Great Kertzer Bag!
Remember Melanie Fallack’s pattern for the petal washcloth made from Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille? It was originally printed in her book “Weekend Knits” and in a now out of print copy of Interweave Magazine. This pattern is available FREE on the Canadian Living website. This washcloth makes a great hostess gift. Make one in the new spotted cotton chenille we received last week.
It's HOT, HOT, HOT! Time to keep your head covered! Check out this easy to crochet, floppy hat at the Vogue Knitting Site
Antrhopologie Inspired Capelet: Fibertrends also has a great new pattern in super bulky yarn as well. Super bulky yarn is big this fall!
Rowan Free Pattern: Simply visit the Rowan site and register your name, etc. Each month a new pattern is available to registered site visitors: This month's pattern is a long panel coat.
Cascade Yarns has a great number of free patterns on their website: I love the Christmas Stockings (LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AWAY!) & the pumpkins! All made in Cascade 220.
Cute Newborn Easy to Knit Apple Cap knit in worsted weight yarn in bright red with green. This would great in Touche, Luna or Comfort!
Wonderful detail in a great shawl by Meriam Felton which only requires 700 to 800 yards of lace weight yarn. The main web site www.mimknits.com has a bunch of free patterns for bags, socks, booties & wristlets as well.
Check out the Classic Elite website for a cute “wedding shrug” knit in Posh or any worsted weight yarn with a heavenly drape. This pattern would not be good knit in stiff yarns. We often have bridesmaids stopping in for something to throw over their shoulders when wearing the strapless dresses that are the rage these days. This pattern can incorporate the dress or wedding colors with the addition of a bow threaded through the sleeves.
Got a stash skein of yarn with about 200 yards in a fingering or sport weight? Try this lovely Little Leaf Lace Scarf from Sivia Harding Knit Design.
For those of you seeking a challenge, try this Mohana Shawl. I bet this will go in the files of our own resident red hat knitter (Yvonne).
Check out these great cotton slippers. Easy and quick to make, yet wonderful to wear.
SOCKS & BOOTIES & MORE: Cute ballet socks for Ballet School Dropouts from Purl This! for our continued COOL spring weather. I am now putting my closed toed shoes back on with SOCKS!
Looking for a new twist in your knitting? Learn modular knitting courtesy of Iris Schreier of ArtYarns. Iris has developed tutorials that are provided free to knitters who want to create using her wonderful modular knitting techniques. Iris did a workshop here this past fall and we were all wowed by her skills and the simplicity of her techniques. Just visit the web site and sign up. You are then granted access to the 14 tutorials.
Check out the cute ISABEAU Purse knit in cotton! Quick & Easy Project.
Great shaped tank from Classic Elite's Free Patterns website knit in worsted weight yarn. It dresses up or goes casual depending on your yarn.
My visit to the Vogue Knitting website produced several great patterns this week. Each pattern is a great find for yarns found in the shop or in your stash! I love the Cropped Jacket knit in chunky alpaca by Cascade Yarns. The gauntlets knit in Aslan Trends Guanco are an easy knit! We have great colors in the shop. The Galaxy Scarf knit in Alpaca with a Twist Fino looks great and is fun to create.
The perfect sweater pattern is available free here. This sweater is sized from extra small to 4XLand can be knit in worsted weight yarn with a variety of necklines. I suggest Ella Rae Classic or Cascade 200. There are also many delightful new spring yarns that would look great as well.
I must be on hat kick. We always get asked for hats with ear flaps. Tina redesigned one from BULKY weight yarn.
Vogue has revamped it’s web site and added a few new free patterns.
Check out knitty.com for a great meandering cable hat.
Try your hand at a jacket knit with baby alpaca. Cascade has a free pattern at their site for a cropped jacket knit from Chunky alpaca. Misti Alpaca has a great pattern for an easy to knit jacket as well.
Very Cabled mittens that would be great knit from a heavy worsted such as Lambs Pride, Monter, or Pastaza.
Check out the Drops Felted Mittens pattern.
I was looking for the lariat pattern referenced in the new Knitters Magazine and found a treasure trove of free patterns from Knitters and XRX.
|If anyone does not get the free patterns sent out by Classic Elite, I urge you to check out the new Ariosa Wrap pattern found on their website.
Check out the “Last Hurrah” scarf done on size 19 needles and requires only about 125 yards to create a 60” scarf from The Point in New York. I suggest Como, Twinkle Soft Chunky, Blizzard or Rowan Big Wool.
Check out the Design contest and details being sponsored by AslanTrends.
We have carried most of their yarns since they became available in the US. We will carry some of their cottons this spring as well!
I love this top down raglan knit in Silk Garden. I am considering the new Noro Yuzen! There are two versions on her website.Check out the website of one of the best designers we have had at our shop at www.sallymelvilleknits.com. Sally's blog is an interesting read and she has a free patterns and resources as well. But most of all I love her great knitting tips found on her "tips" page. Sally will be here on Sunday, April 19 for a full day workshop. Details will follow shortly.
A great pattern for a great pair of socks that would look great in any of the hand dyed sock yarns! Detail in the pattern allows even a novice sock knitter to be successful. I suggest using Koigu! Flutter Socks.
If you still haven't gotten a gift for the guy in your life, try this "Henry" from Knitty. Knit in fingering weight yarn!
“Leftover Mitts” wristers & Hat (Hat originally courtesy of the Yarn Harlot) from the blog of Belatedly tangled.
Visit this site for a bunch of free hat patterns and more
Leg warmers for the wee ones knit up quick! Knit in Baby Cashmerino What FUN! From the Never Not Knitting Website.
For the adventuresome knitter: Chevalier Mittens!
Check out the new free patterns available at Knitting Daily!
Great Chicabean scarf & hat. This project would by great knit in the ever soft Shepherds Wool merino.
If you love making mini-sweaters as ornaments, Berroco has a free pattern or two for you!
Also check out the Berroco web site for 50 quick to knit and reasonable project patterns!
Free pattern from Fiesta Yarns for a neck warmer knit in fingering weight yarn!
Great cables and lace sweater which was originally featured in Prima. This jacket knit in dk weight yarn would be great for all seasons!
Vary the color to the season you enjoy most!Also check out the Le Gran mohair mittens.
They are not as cute and Lindsey’s new Mohair Mittens. Lindsey wrote up her Mohair Mittens pattern for the store and will teach a class on these in the near future as well. Lindsey loves pairing Koigu and mohair for really warm pair of mittens!
Don't forget the candy corn & pumpkins from local designer Marie Mayhew! These patterns are available at the shop. I made the candy corn last fall and it was quick and easy!
Check out the free pumpkin hat patterns!
Great patterns free on the Kertzer web site. Cute new ear flap hat pattern made from Marble Chunky. Two great Lopi Lite patterns. Lopi Lite is $4.00 a skein. We have a full supply of Lopi & Lopi Lite on the shelves!
A new twist on socks: Cable Twist courtesy of Hello Yarn Handspun!
Want to knit up a quick lace bolero-Great for fall! I suggest any Aran weight cotton or wool (Dream in Color; Tara; Mission Falls; King Tut Cotton; Fantasy Naturale)! Only requires about 450 yards.
Here is another neck warmer knit in Malabrigo Chunky!
I noticed this chunky knit shrug that will ward off the cool of our late summer and early fall winters on the Vogue Knitting site. Consider using one of the many new chunky's that have arrived.
A new online magazine with articles and designer patterns debuted this past week: Here is the story.
The first issue of Twist Collective, the hot new pattern e-zine, went live on Friday. It's packed with patterns that you can click through and buy, right on the spot. What a great way to support independent designers! Most patterns are $7, but there are still lots of free tidbits AND a free, gorgeous sock pattern from none other than Cat Bordhi. Some of the patterns use hard-to-find yarns but not to worry, we have a substitute for most yarn gauges with proper drape and feel.
New on the Classic Elite web site this week is a pattern for the American Girl Doll Kit and a matching child's sweater as well.
Check out the seafoam towel pattern on Knitting Daily: This towel is knit in super soft cotton chenille. A new supply of Crystal Palace cotton chenille is due in tomorrow!
The wonderful hand-dyers at Dream in Color have added a free hat pattern at their site.
Free Market bag patterns to dowload from SR Kertzer. One to Knit and one to Crochet!
I was searching for new patterns that will support the yarns we bought at market and those we have in the shop and found a capelet I love that really depicts what we saw at market.
Cute feather and fan scarf knit from 2 skeins of Noro.
Check out this website which is loaded with free patterns. All new patterns are noted at the top of their site. Great resource when you are looking for something NEW.
Pick up a great hand dyed sock yarn to knit a pair of these Flutter-by Socks. She wrote the pattern in great detail so that even a novice knitter can knit them!
Visit the Be Sweet web site for 4 free patterns: Valentine Pillow, Tea Cozy, Baby Hat & Magic Scarf! What Fun!Try this great fingering weight wrap pattern.
Check out this cute new baby in a cupcake hat. New grandson of Gail, a great customer and knitter! Gail knit the Cupcake Hat for her precious new grandson! Wow! Visit The Naked Sheep for the pattern. We have an adapted version at the shop which is knit in Berroco Touche.
Glam Kerchief from Alchamy Yarns: Great for a Minnesota summer when made from cotton or a blend. Check out the other free patterns on the bottom of their web page.
I was showing Yvonne some class ideas for fall today and came across a huge cache of free patterns at the Knittingatknoon website. There are slippers, hats, mittens, gloves and more. Yvonne and I both loved the hat with a brim made from worsted weight cotton. Knitting at Knoon also features video tutorials on their site for help. We stock many of their patterns with more to come after market.
Checkout another great sweater pattern from Unicorn Books.
This all season sweater would be great knit in either cotton or wool. It has great detail at the cuffs and on the body of the sweater and is knit in Aran weight yarn.
This great scarf only takes 700 yards of worsted weight yarn. Great Cables! Courtesy of Knitty Gritty.
Check out this cute tee knit in worsted weight cotton.
NEEDLE Sizes: We are often asked at the store, "Why are there differences between needles when converting metric to US Sizes?" How come a US 2 is 3mm in some brands and 2.75mm in others?" Well, for starters each needle manufacturer is unique. One company's "US size" may differ from another. This creates a headache for both retailers and consumes alike. The major differences are noted in the smaller sized needs up to a size US 3. Addi Turbo's and Lace needles are marked with both the metric and US sizes and are consistent within all the needles they manufacture. A good rule of thumb is to check both the metric and approximate US size prior to purchase to ensure that you purchase the correct needle.
I really liked the arm warmers.
I really like the cable shell knit in Tara as well. I think Tara is a new favorite.
If you are looking for something quick to knit, try this great cabled cardigan knit on size 17 & 19 needles using Twinkle Chunky. We received a new supply of Twinkle this week.
Check out this easy to knit shawl collar vest from Unicorn.
I continue my love of the use of cables. Cables are both easy and fun! Check out this hat pattern which has the cables going around the head! Cute for both adult or child. Love it that it’s knit in worsted weight yarn. I think I will make it up in Karabella Aurora 8 or Berroco Pure. Both are great venues for hosting cable stitches. Now I am beginning to sound like an event planner don't you think?
A cable idea! Reversible Cabled Scarf
Basketweave Socks courtesy of Stitches of Violet blog.
Check out the Norwegian Mittens.
Visit the blog of Sand Pit to pick up a great shawl pattern knit from lace weight yarn. A must for lace knitters.
Great pattern on Knitty that uses Karabella Gossamer (we have lots in stock)Check out the fingerless cabled mitts pattern. The Tread Lightly Herbal website has a number of free patterns and some for sale as well.
Sinful Ribbed Scarf – This easy to knit scarf boasts chunky-to-bulky yarn.
Check out Knittersreview.com and become a member to get weekly updates on yarn reviews and more. This last week the site had a great Christmas Stocking pattern designed by Cat Bordhi. As the site notes, "this is no ordinary stocking. It uses a disproportionate waste yarn technique to create multiple tiers of pouches in the arch expansion area. And you can use this same technique for all sorts of things that need not have anything to do with holidays or stockings." Links to two helpful video tutorials on her disproportionate waste yarn technique are also on the site.
Visit Berroco.com for quick to knit Wristers and more!
Interested in a great cable scarf that screams FALL 2007: Check out the Alexi scarf from Berroco made from Pure Merino.
The Kertzer web site has great free patterns: Check out the patterns for doilies, wash cloths and boot socks!
For those of you who love crochet, check out this Amelia Bag. She even has a tutorial for making this bag and other designs as well as critters, too.
Try this head hugging beanie pattern made from worsted weight yarn.
Soxie at PT Yarn gives us yet another fingerless glove pattern to use that stash of opal!
Beyond the Lariat has a great sock pattern, a swing coat, and some cute, quick to knit coasters.
Elf Socks: Cute, Cute, Cute!
Cat Bordhi shares a crescent bag (PDF) with Unicorn Books and their loyal customers.
A great "perfect sweater" for all figure types from Mandy Moore and Ann Shayne of Mason Dixon Knitting fame.
Wool Works has a great fill in the blank raglan sweater pattern complete with diagrams which make this sweater pattern an easy knit.
Check out the free hearts pattern from MoochiMoochi Blog. You will need to scroll down to find the pattern.
Check out the new free hat pattern which uses Noro on the Vogue Knitting Website! I also love the diagonal scarf from Trendsetter on the same page.
If you are not a Ravelry member, stop in the store and we will help you get these or similar patterns and the yarn to make one or more!Check out the Tahki web site for a cute fringed neck warmer and more.
Head needs HEAT! Try this Cabled Slouchy Hat ( do like CiD's better!)
Kids Need Mittens? Try this pattern.
Great sweater knit in any great heavy worsted yarn can be found on "knitty." I love the "Amused" sweater with it's v-neck cable and flattering ribbed waist. Check it out.
Interweave Knits is offering 5 free sock knitting patterns
Not sure if I posted this a few weeks ago or not! Seamless Baby Kimono. Knit in bulky weight yarn.
Cute, Cute kimono-style baby jacket
Easy Peasy Yoga Socks! From Six Degrees!
Stunning Cable Hat knit in DK weight yarn! A two night project for sure!
I also love the slouch hat from Classic Elite knit in their wonderfully soft Wool Bamboo! Nashua has a free pattern available for Mohair mittens. They look great but I would suggest adding a strand of fingering weight yarn for warmth in a Minnesota Winter!From the same website, try these Christmas tree ornaments!
The weekly web letter from Classic Elite contained some darling miniature socks knit in Alpaca Sox that can adorn any yuletide tree. There was also great information regarding left and right slanting decreases and preventing holes when wrapping.
We also feature patterns designed by local artist CiD. Check out Jack-O & the pumpkin & wonderful witch boxes! Jack-O is available exclusively at Amazing Threads! The Knitting Guild of America has a good wrister and hat pattern free on their site: Check it out and their many tips and resources.
Check out the free patterns posted on the Blue Sky Alpaca site! Baby Jumper!
Kochoran Mittens - Warm and stylish and only takes 1 skein-WOW. Free pattern from Interweave
There is no time like the present to start on holiday gifts-Check out the cowl knit in chunky alpaca from f.pea.
Rowan yarns sends a free pattern out periodically to those who register with them. I found this Trench jacket designed by Erika Knight! It's great for any cool evening whether it be casual or dressy! It's crochet and includes beads.
Cap'n Crunch Neck Warmer (on Ravelry) by Jennifer Adams. Great knit in Manos! Lots on the shelf at the shop.
Go Green Bags remain fun to knit and good for the environment. Check out the Everlasting Bagstopper on Knitty.
OR try the Lace Beret, knit in Koigu Mori
Knitting Know-How can be found at Stitch Diva Studio website which includes tutorials!
Fall Project Idea: Plus Size Bohus Sweater
Check the Helena Sweater in Knitty-SOOO CUTE!
Check out all the free sock patterns knit in Fixation! We have a great supply on hand OR check out Skacel's Free Sock Pattern.
I also found a pattern to use the wonderful cashmere and silk yarn from Tahki that I have fallen in love with (Superior). It only takes one skein and is knit on size 6 needles. This would be a great holiday gift. Put me on your list!
Try a pair of cabled socks with a tonal hand-dyed or solid sock yarn. Heaven knows we have plenty of sock yarn at Amazing Threads.Cute free sweater pattern, designed by Debbie Bliss, put online by KFI. Check out the cute ribs and cables baby hat from Classic Elite. The hat is made with their terrific Summer Set cotton, alpaca blend!
Here is a pattern for a cute, cotton baby sock. Knit it in any dk weight yarn.
Consider knitting the cute cotton ponchette to ward off the chill of June in Minnesota this year.
CHECK OUT the cute BABY Cloths from Shirley Ann Thompson. This is just one of her many free cloth patterns.
Use one of our great cottons or blends (Silkience, Sublime Organic DK, King Tut) to knit this cute raglan sleeve top with detailing at the neck edge from Vogue Knitting.
Cute bibs with lots of inlaid motifs that are easy to knit in any of the cool new cottons.
Check out the Stockinette Twist Tee from Knitty.
Or consider knitting the shoulder slit tee from Vogue Knitting. This tee is also knit with worsted weight yarn. This pattern would work great for Leola and is sized for small to XXL.
As always Crystal Palace yarns has a great variety of free patterns. I like the style of the blippity tank, but would substitute a more natural fiber.
The Rebecca magazine website has a great number of free and inexpensive patterns to download in English in PDF format.
Sock Lovers check out these Sprung Sox-Try them in one of the subtly variegated Araucania, Smooshy or Shibui Yarns for best results.
Here is one that uses Malabrigo CHUNKY-which would be both WARM and CUTE!
Check out Through the Loops! for more free patterns.
Stop by the shop to pick up a free pattern for this Love Scarflette with the purchase of yarn to make the scarf. A perfect Valentines gift for anyone!
Pam Allen for Classic Elite did a great job of reviewing the "Knitting Lace Triangles" Book. Visit their site, click on web news & see what you think. Tammy Wright created a great flap hat that will fit children through small adults. The only difference in the pattern sizes is a change in needles. There are pictures on the pattern PDF.CROCHET Fingerless gloves for all of our Crocheter’s made from heavy worsted weight yarn.Also check out the knit water bottle cover (PDF).
Check out these Fabulous Felted Slippers from Drops at Garnstudio.
Wrist Warmers with a Wavy Pattern suitable for a Minnesota Fall or Winter.
Alpaca Sox Cabled Sock: This yarn is in the shop & it is wonderful!
There number of really cute patterns available free from Garnstudios on their website. Check out the hat and scarf pattern (wide and wavy) or the long wrap cardigan that would look great out of Kathmandu.
Check out a blog by Smariek. She has a great many free patterns for hats, dishcloths & more! Her latest swirl hat is great and I love the embossed hearts dishcloth!
Gentleman’s sock knit from Trekking (PDF).
Fire Dragon Scarf from Fun Knits for Kids.
In my searches for patterns I found a free one for thrummed mittens and thrummed socks/slippers. I have not compared the mitten pattern to the pattern on the Fleece Artist kits or the MyBagatelle pattern we carry but some of you might want to try these. We have a sample at the store and they are super warm. There is also a pattern for Baby Tube Socks or Fingerless mitts for babes!
The author of Knitting for Dummies publishes many free patterns including a great pattern for a mitered tote bag that uses 5 skeins of Kureyon-A great addition to anyone's felted bag collection.
Stumbled onto a few new sites this past week. Here is a cute hat with ear flaps from Alchemy (PDF).
Visit spillyjane.blogspot for a cute pair of Naïve socks – Great pair of cabled socks with an easy pattern.
Kat, a happy blogger from California created "knit donuts" for all of you who loved knitting the cupcakes from the One Skein book. Check her out!
Check out another blogger, Fillyjonk for a pair of cute Horseshoe crab socks. These would be great in a solid from Opal or Shibui!
Modern Quilt Wrap from Megs Kandis
Great skully washcloth can be done in any cotton including Coospun from Kertzer or Fantasy Naturale from Plymouth.
Crocheters visit www.crochetme.com for an assortment of free crochet patterns
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