Free pattern Friday: Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere May 6, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Project photos: Black, White, Fuschia: vervlogendagen  / Blue, White: heikku) Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere is a beautiful triangle shawl knit top-down in stockinette stripes and ending with a simple lace border. This kind of pattern provides a perfect platform for expressing your creativity with colour and texture and begs to be personalized in inventive ways. A quick browse of the finished versions of Dream Stripes on Ravelry (there are 1982!) will give you an idea of what I mean…

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Free pattern Friday: Spring Beanie by Katrine Hammer April 22, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Katrine Hammer) Spring Beanie by Katrine Hammer is a simple, stylish hat that is as straightforward to knit as it looks. Choose your favourite DK or light worsted weight yarn and work up this modern beanie in a weekend! A perfect accessory for cool spring days and nights. Note: The beanie in the photo is knit with Malabrigo Arroyo (100 % merino wool) which, while classified as a sport weight yarn (by weight) is recommended to be worked at…

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Free pattern Friday: Jenny by Veronika Jobe April 15, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Jenny by Veronika Jobe  is “an asymmetrical beauty that has interestingly placed buttons and an eyelet cast on and bind off edge to allow a multitude of options for wearing. This simple knit uses short rows to create a tilted kite like shape that is refreshing and unusual.” We love the versatility of this little shawl and the opportunity it provides for playing with colour. Pair a solid tone with a speckled colourway (e.g.Hedgehog Fibers Skinny Singles) or select complimentary colourways of…

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Free pattern Friday: Self-Important Socks April 8, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Photos: Deborah Kemball) These gorgeous socks were just published to Ravelry this week and are designed by one of our very own customers! Self-Important Socks by the lovely Deborah Kemball are knit with ARTFIL Belle and feature a two-colour rib, a simple fair isle motif, and the use of high-contrast hues to create socks that beg to be noticed! The pattern provides instructions for Ladies Medium but notes are given for Small and Large. ARTFIL Belle is the perfect sock…

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Free pattern Friday: Feather and Fan Scarf April 1, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Feather and Fan Short Scarf by Kelly Faller (Photos: yukihachi161) Originally designed to be 15″ x 31″, the beautiful and easy Feather and Fan Short Scarf by Kelly Faller can be knit to any length you desire. Grab your favourite lace or fingering weight yarn and cast on for this simple, meditative project with stunning results. 🙂 –  Melissa

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Free pattern Friday x 2: For the babies! March 25, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

Hosenmatz by Mayumi Kaliciak And Antje Litzmann (Photos: Mayumi Kaliciak) Hosenmatz by Mayumi Kaliciak and Antje Litzmann is a sweet pattern for relaxed baby pants in fingering weight yarn. The ribbing and structure  through the derriere offer a lot of room to move and the designer notes that these will easily accommodate cloth as well as regular diapers. Knitted in the round from the top down the legs are ended with long cuffs that can be folded at first and then…

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Free pattern Friday: Champagne Cowl March 4, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: Expression Fiber Arts) The Champagne Cowl by Chandi Agee is as beautiful and elegant as it is functional. The reversible texture pattern is easy to memorize and the larger needle size (5.5 mm) with DK weight yarn creates a lovely, comfortable drape. It can be worn multiple ways making it a versatile addition to your wardrobe and a great transition piece as the weather moves from frigid to spring-like.  Knit with solid or semi-solid yarn,  this cowl…

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Free pattern Friday x2! Siksak Hat + Mohawk Wool Sweatshirt February 26, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays

I missed posting a free pattern last Friday while I was on holiday so today you get two 🙂 Siksak Hat I’ve committed to doing more colourwork this year and the lovely Siksak pattern by Hanna Leväniemi caught my eye on Ravelry this morning. The clean design satisfies my preference for minimalism while the doubled brim and slouchy style keep it casual and cozy. Designed to fit a medium to large adult head – hat…

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Free pattern Friday: Phoebe February 12, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photos: Josée Paquin) Phoebe by Josée Paquin is a gorgeous and chic new scarf / wrap pattern perfect for stash-busting or for incorporating those beautiful mini-skeins you may have been collecting (because they’re irresistible!) without a specific project in mind.  The designer used two skeins in two different shades of gray and 6 gradient mini-skeins for this sample but, as she notes, the colour combinations are truly endless! To complete this project, you will need approximately…

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Free pattern Friday: Bosc Pear (+ Leizu Nuances from Julie Asselin!) February 5, 2016 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, New in Store, Project Ideas

The lovely Bosc Pear shawl by Tetiana Otruta is an asymmetric triangular shawl / scarf worked sideways with eyelet stripes and textured edge. The subtle colour changes enhance the texture and lend a sophisticated flare. The pattern is provided in one size but is easily adjustable – finished measurements: 59? (150 cm) wingspan and 20? (50 cm) deep at the widest point. Pattern is written and charted. Julie Asselin’s popular Leizu base (90% merino, 10%…

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