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New (free) pattern from Espace Tricot: Simple Modern Throw September 30, 2016 – Posted in: Espace Tricot Patterns, Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

So, calling this a pattern may be stretching things a little but we received so many requests for specifics after Lisa blogged about knitting it for her home that we had to share this very simple recipe. A modern colour-block throw works in just about any space, and soft and squishy garter stitch always brings warmth and comfort. Lisa decided on a 1/3 to 2/3 split for her version but this is an opportunity to play with colour.  Do equal halves or use…

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Free pattern Friday: Favorite Knit Slouchy Hat by Jamie Sande September 16, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Photo: Jamie Sande) ETA: Unfortunately this pattern is not available anymore, we are sorry for this inconvenience, but we have no influence on this decision. The Favorite Knit Slouchy Hat by Jamie Sande is one of those great hat patterns you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over. Unisex in style and ultra-chic, this hat will undoubtedly become a cold-weather staple.  Select a soft merino worsted weight yarn and whip up the most comfortable hat…

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Free pattern Friday: Two very different (but equally fabulous) vests! September 9, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

Our Free Pattern Friday posts were spotty over the summer but we’re back with two great patterns today to kick things off for Fall! Cloaked in Clouds Poncho by Alexandra Tavel (Photo: Two of Wands ) Perhaps this one is pushing  the definition of “vest” a little bit but I think it still qualifies.  🙂 The Cloaked in Clouds Poncho by Alexandra Tavel is a fabulous statement piece, perfect for wrapping yourself in snuggly warmth…

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Free pattern Friday (a little late, again): Talland Tee by Sonja Bargielowska July 9, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Blacker Yarns) Talland Tee by Sonja Bargielowska is a lovely top knitted in the round from the bottom up until separating for front and back at the armholes. Great on it’s own or layered over a tank or camisole, this little tee adds a pretty factor to your casual summer wardrobe. Designed to be worn with a relaxed fit (so be sure to select for some positive ease when selecting your size), it can be easily modified for length with the…

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Free pattern Friday: Cabled Knit Cardigan by Patons June 17, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Photo: Yarnspirations) The Cabled Knit Cardigan from Patons is a ‘twist’ on the traditional hoodie. The winding cables on a garter stitch background make for a unique and interesting take on this toddler wardrobe staple. Knit with worsted weight yarn, this will work up beautifully (and quickly!) in everything from Berroco Vintage and Spud & Chloe Sweater through Madelinetosh Vintage and Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label. Shop worsted weight yarns in our online store. –  Melissa…

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Free pattern Friday: Ojete (now Onete) from Fairmount Fibers June 11, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Just a day late… 🙂 (Photo: Fairmount Fibers Design Team) Ojete by the Fairmount Fibers Design Team is a beautifully simple and sunny summer shawl knit with just one skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Fino yarn.  Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn that?s perfect for luxurious accessories like this one. Knit on 5mm needles, this gorgeous shawl will knit up in no time! Shop…

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Free pattern Friday: Vestigial by Beata Jezek June 3, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Hedgehog Fibres) Beata Jezek’s Vestigial socks are knit top down, one at a time. The simple structure and easy textured stitch make these a great everyday sock pattern. Choose a bright, cheerful colour for stylish flare or something more neutral for casual understatement. Scroll down and you’ll see that this pattern is also a perfect choice for showing off your hand-dyed variegated yarns! Click here to access free pattern on Ravelry. (Photo: Hedgehog Fibres)…

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Free pattern Friday: Silken Straw Summer Sweater May 27, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Project photos [clockwise]: MizzBritta, memia, Rrrr, roadrunnerknitter) The Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho is a light summer slip of a sweater that is just as at home over a tank or camisole in the city as it is over a bathing suit at the beach. Beautiful in it’s simplicity, this garment strikes just the right balance between pulled-together elegance and casual comfort. A perfect addition to any summer wardrobe! We love the four versions pictured here – the one on the top left is knit with Louet Euroflax…

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Free pattern Friday: Sandy Shores from DROPS Design May 20, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

A fresh, casual sweater to take you effortlessly into summer, Sandy Shores by DROPS Design is worked from the top down and requires minimal finishing. Knit with DROPS Belle, a DK weight blend of cotton, viscose and linen, this simple pullover is light and breezy with a delicate texture and shine. Cast on now, and you’ll be finished in time for beachcombing and campfires! We are fully stocked with this lovely  three-season yarn in a…

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Free pattern Friday: Scarfy Thing by Beata Jezek May 13, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Hedgehog Fibres Limited) While designer Beata Jezek of Hedgehog Fibres notes that her instructions for knitting Scarfy Thing comprise more of a recipe than a true knitting pattern – she provides more than enough information and guidance to make this a fun and very do-able project!  And one that will allow you to flex your creative muscles while knitting a version that is completely, uniquely you. From Beata –“The piece is a truly improvised effort…

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