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Free pattern Friday: A blanket for seriously cold people October 23, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photos: by softsweater) A Blanket for Seriously Cold People by Silvia Bo Bilvia is a gorgeously lush and cozy throw knit quickly with 8 skeins of Cascade Magnum (a super bulky yarn) on large needles. I’m in need of a new blanket for my sofa and this one checks everything on my wish list – it’s large and stretchy, simple yet stunning in design, and oh, so warm. Perfect for evenings spent knitting through the…

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Free pattern Friday: Baby Pom Scarf October 16, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photos:Sheep & Stitch) A sweet new pattern from Davina Choy,The Baby Pom Scarf is sure to put a smile onanyone’s face. The simple 2-row repeat with super-bulky yarn makes for a quick knit – a great weekend project. For absolute beginners,thepattern links toa 36-minute HD video tutorial that guides you through all steps of the pattern –likehavingyour own private knitting instructor. From variegatedto solidcolourways, brights to neutrals, wehave several yarns in stock perfect for this…

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Free pattern Friday: Candygram October 9, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photo: tanisfiberarts) Candygram Cowl by Tanis Lavallee of Tanis Fiber Arts is a fun, and surprisingly easy, colour work cowl perfect for right now! No stranded knitting here – just a simple 4 round repeat that produces thisgreat reversible pattern through the use ofslipped stitches. Stylish and funky! Ideally knit withtwo high-contrast colourways of worsted weight yarn – shown here in TFANatural and Pink Grapefruit. Shop / Browse TFA Green Label online here! – Melissa

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Free pattern Friday: Barn Swallow Socks October 2, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(Photo: Little Church Knits) A lovely and challenging pattern for the motivated sock knitter this week from Little Church Knits! From the designer: “Inspired by early American quilts, Barn Swallow Socks reflect a vintage, heirloom look. The simple moss diamonds are reminiscent of antique patchwork while the swallow-tail lace side panels mimic the intricate embroidery of many log cabin quilts. These elegantly rustic socks are worked in Qunice & Co. Tern, a gentle blend of…

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Free pattern Friday: Ottavio September 25, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Ottavio by Corrina Ferguson was posted to Ravelry this monthand has beenholding its own among thetop tenmost popular patterns on the site. And it’s easy to see why. This is ‘immediate-gratification’ knitting at its best – a simple pattern, a bulky, quick-knitting yarn, and an eye-catching palette all combine to create ahigh-impact, highly wearable accessory. The cowlis worked flat with aneasy to follow chevron pattern that adds interest and texture. It can be worn long…

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Free pattern Friday: Scottish Ale September 18, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Note: This pattern is only free until September 30th, 2015. I don’t often post patterns for men, although I really should considering that we knitters often knit for our loved ones and many of those happen to be of the male persuasion. And, there are many men who knit! Scottish Ale by Cheryl Beckerich is an extremely handsome cabled sweater that is sure to be treasured for many years by its wearer (just look how…

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Free pattern Friday: My Favorite Cardigan September 11, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

(Photos: Cascade Yarns) My Favorite Cardigan by Cheryl Bekerich was just posted to Ravelry this week and it’s a great addition to the Fall lineup of new patterns! As far as sweater patterns go, this is avery straightforward one that covers a lot of basic skills essentialtoevery knitter’s repertoire. Knit from the top-downwith minimal finishing, it’s a great project if you’ve never knit a sweater before. Thestyle isvery flattering on most body types and the…

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Free pattern Friday: Nick Cowl September 4, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

“A sleek and sporty unisex cowl, which can be easily personalized. Keep it minimalist, or add pom-poms, tassels, a toggle or beads for some fun!” The Nick cowl by Heidi Kirrmaier uses just 400 yards / 366 m of DK weight yarn to create a simple, stylish, cold-weather accessory. The designer notes that you can make a twisted cord, a crochet chain, or an i-cord in a matching or contrasting yarn for your tie. You…

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Free pattern Friday: SoftCables August 28, 2015 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Online store, Project Ideas

(All photos: LaMaisonRililie) I know it seems way too soon to be talking about arm-warmers but, if you’re really smart, you’ll cast these on now so they’re all ready when the weather turns cold. SoftCables by La Maison Rililie are nice and long which makes them wearable like unattached sleeves but they also work well down low on the hands as fingerless gloves. Knit in the round, these are simple tubes combining stockinette and ribbing…

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