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Free Pattern Friday February 10, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Little Sister’s Dress, Hedgerow Socks A new shipment of SweetGerogia’s CashLuxe Fine arrived yesterday so I thought today I’d post a couple of patterns which are perfectly suited to it. CashLuxe Fine is 70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Felicia describes it as “pure sock knitting luxury”but this soft squishy yarn can be used for any project requiring fingering weight yarn and is ideal for anything that will be worn next to…

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Free Pattern Friday: 5th Avenue, Caramel February 3, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Better late than never – here are this week’s free pattern Ravelry picks! 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf (Project/Photo Credit: tentenknits– Margaux Hufnagel) The GAP-tastic Cowlhas been a runaway customer favourite this year – knit in a bulky yarn, this infinity style scarf is as big as it is warm. For those who like the idea but are after a more elegant look, we recommend the 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf by Margaux Hufnagel. Knit in a…

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Free Pattern Friday January 20, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Saartje’s Bootees, Zig and Zag Baby Blanket With the arrival of 24 new colourways of Koigu KPPPM over the last weeks (56 colourways now in stock!) we’ve taken to planning new projects to show off this exquisite hand-painted 100% merino fingering weight yarn. Our picks for this week’s free patterns, pictured above, are perfect candidates –Saartje’s Bootees(Photo credit: AliceKathryn) and the Zig and Zag Sock Yarn Pram Baby Blanket(Photo credit: littleredpepper) are both fun projects…

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Free Pattern Friday – Heartfelt Rings, Super Easy Baby Blanket January 13, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays

Heartfelt Rings by Tiny Owl Knits LOVE these!Heartfelt Ringsfrom Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits are an ideal in-between project. They’re quick and easy to make consisting of just 7 rows – thehearts are added using duplicate stitch. Be sure to use fingering weight 100% wool to ensure proper felting – any yarns containing nylon, acrylic, or which are described as ‘superwash’ are not suitable for this project… Check your stash – these hardly take…

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Free Pattern Friday -Textured Shawl, Nimbus January 6, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays

Free patterns this Friday include two customer favourites – the Textured Shawl by Orlane and the Nimbus sweater by the Berroco Design Team. Both of these patterns have been knit up as store samples. We knit the Textured Shawl using the luxuriousCascade Eco Duo(70% undyed Baby Alpaca, 30% undyed Merino) but other popular yarn choices are Garnstudio Drops Alpaca, Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, and Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Orlane provides a “recipe” for this shawl…

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Free Pattern Friday – Citron Shawl, Eco+ Cable Blanket December 30, 2011 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

On the heels of my green Cladonia, picks for this week’s free patterns are both featured in my favourite hue-of-the-moment.TheCitronby Hilary Smith Callis is a simple half-circle shawl and the Eco+ Quilt and Cable Blanketfrom Cascade Yarns is a cozy throw perfect for winter hibernation. Although the blanket may look intimidating to some, the pattern notes assure that this is, in fact, a very straightforward project. It uses just four skeins of Cascade Eco Wool/…

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Free Pattern Friday December 23, 2011 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays

This week’s selection of free patterns come from knitter, designer, and blogger Julie Crawford over at www.knittedbliss.com. The Stockholm Scarfhas been a customer favourite this year and great yarn choices for this project have included Manos Silk Blend(30 % Silk 70 % Wool) in both solid and space-dyed coloursas well as hand-dyed Yellow Label DK from Tanis Fiber Arts (100% Superwash Merino Wool). The second pattern is a comfortable slouchy cardigan with lots of interesting…

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Free Pattern Friday December 16, 2011 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays

While most of our customers useRavelryregularly, we are often surprised that many are still not aware of this incredible resource specifically designed for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers, etc. In addition to providing a platform for users to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, Ravelry is a searchable repository of thousands of patterns providing endless ideas and inspiration. We encourage all of our customers to sign up at http://www.ravelry.com– although you…

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