Free Pattern Friday: Stratus Wrap by Alexandra Tavel March 31, 2017 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Two of Wands) The Stratus Wrap by Andrea Tavel just popped up on Ravelry and, can I just say, this has my name written all. over. it.  Gorgeous neutrals, tassels, stripes – it’s all fantastic!  Alexandra indicates that the design is inspired by “low-hanging, multi-layered stratus clouds that blanket the earth in grey fog”. Cozy and warm, this is a shawl / blanket combo if ever there was one. Stratus is an easy pattern requiring basic…

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Free pattern Friday: Kirkendall and Jong March 3, 2017 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

It’s been ages since I’ve highlighted a free pattern on Friday, something I did almost without fail for several years after starting the blog, but two fabulously minimalist patterns caught my eye on Ravelry this morning and, voila, “Free pattern Friday” is back.  And today, two for the price of one!  😉 Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by by Tara-Lynn Morrison (Photo: gooddaynights) The Kirkendall Shawl Wrap by Tara-Lynn Morrison is a very simple triangle accessory that…

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Free pattern Friday: Chunky Cable Wrap by Cora Bowe December 2, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Cora Bowe) Cora Bowe published this great wrap / scarf pattern to Ravelry last month and we’re loving the gigantic proportions and classic cable texture (and that colour!). The Chunky Cable Wrap is knit with super bulky yarn and makes another quick and cozy project for winter.   🙂 BROWSE Super Bulky yarns in our webstore. (Photo: Cora Bowe) –  Melissa

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Free pattern Friday: Fannie Cap by Margeau Soboti November 25, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photos: Margeau Soboti) Margeau Soboti’s Fannie Cap is an easy and stylish hat that leans towards chic or whimsical depending on yarn choice and colour. Worked up with super bulky yarn and 10 mm needles, this is instant gratification knitting at it’s best! We’re thinking Malabrigo Rasta, Cascade Magnum, Cascade Lana Grande, or Freia Ombre Super Bulky… Need supplies? Shop super bulky yarns and pom pom makers in our webstore. (Photos: Margeau Soboti) –  Melissa

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Free pattern Friday: Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio November 18, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: SpiderWomanKnits) A quick and easy pair of warm and cozy fingerless mitts knit with your favourite worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm (US 7) needles. Keep them simple with a single colour or personalize them with bright stripes or variegated yarn. There are so many options to choose from – everything from Rowan Pure Wool Worsted and Madelinetosh Vintage through Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok and Quince & Co. Owl.  For some colour changing fun, why not try…

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Free pattern Friday: Pay it Forward Mittens by Joji Locatelli November 11, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Jonna Hietala) Joji Locatelli released a new free pattern and initiated a lovely and thoughtful initiative on Instagram this week to promote the spreading of hope, kindness, and generosity among knitters  and our various communities. You can join the movement on Instagram by using the hashtag #payitforwardmittens and #knitterspayitforward. The Pay it Forward Mittens are knit using approximately 270 m of fingering weight yarn and the pattern is available in two sizes – women’s…

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Free pattern Friday: Shells & Tide by Veronika Jobe November 4, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

Designer Veronika Jobe released a lovely new free pattern on Ravelry this week! Shells & Tide combines broken rib and a traveling lace shell motif in a large and squishy rectangular wrap knit with worsted weight yarn. We think this would be beautiful worked up in Lark from Quince & Co., Madelinetosh Vintage, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Blue Sky Fibre Woolstok, or Woolfolk Far! Find the Shells & Tide pattern on Ravelry HERE. SHOP all worsted weight yarns in our webstore. (Photos:…

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Free Pattern Friday: Simple House Slippers (again) October 28, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

I blogged this free pattern back in July but I think it’s much more appropriate to post it now – there’s nothing quite like a pair of cozy hand knit slippers when the weather takes a sharp left towards winter… (Photos: Simone A.) These Simple House Slippers by Simone Alexandra are as easy to wear as they are to knit. The pattern is knit flat at the back (garter stitch) and then in the round for the rest of the foot (stockinette). …

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Free pattern Friday: Newport by Sarah Hatton October 21, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: 2016 Rowan Yarns) A lovely free pattern from Rowan this week! From KnitRowan.com website – “…this stunning, round-neck sweater is a welcome addition to any wardrobe. Designed by Sarah Hatton, and featuring ribbed cuffs, hem and neckline, the luxurious nature of the yarn means that this garment would work from day to night.” This sweater is knit with Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze Vintage which is Kidsilk Haze but with a natural-color core which gives the…

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New (free) pattern from Espace Tricot: Fair & Square Baby Blanket October 7, 2016 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

We have another new pattern for you this week!  Fair & Square is a happy little baby blanket knit in the round from the center out. The fun stripes provide an opportunity to play with colour and the transitional knit/purl row between each stripe lends lovely texture and dimension. Knit with Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, a machine washable blend of merino wool and silk, this blanket is squishy and soft and easy to care for – a perfect choice for…

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