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Free Pattern Thursday: Breda’s Cowl in Fibre Company Road to China Light

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a lovely crocheted cowl from The Fibre Company. Breda’s Cowl is crocheted in Road to China Light.

I love that even though this cowl is simple, single crochet, it has pizzazz thanks to the colorful stripes. Road to China Light is a gorgeous yarn (like all of the yarns from The Fibre Company). I love the pop the peridot gives, and I’m not usually a fan of green. With the warmer weather on the way (it’s going to be unseasonably warm here today – a taste of spring), it’s nice to have smaller accessory projects that you can finish quick and still get some wear in before it gets too warm for cozy yarns.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What is your current project?

Free Pattern Thursday: Per Bodywarmer in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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Hello!

This week’s free pattern is the adorable Per Bodywarmer from MillaMia. It is knit in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino. It is a great project that is sized from 6-12 months to 48-60 months.

I love that there are so many color combinations that you can create for this vest. Naturally Soft Merino is super soft and machine washable, so it’s perfect for garments for kids. I’ve definitely added this project to my must-knit list.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What is the last project you knit for your favorite child?

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Free Pattern Thursday: East Village in Rowan Creative Linen

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is a great project for the upcoming warmer weather and a great layering piece. East Village is knit in Rowan Creative Linen.

This men’s sweater has an allover slip stitch pattern that is classic. This sweater won’t go out of style! Rowan Creative Focus Linen is a crisp, but soft blend of cotton and linen. The largest size takes 7 hanks, so with the 20% discount, the sweater would be $72.52, which isn’t a bad price for a men’s sweater that won’t go out of season.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Do you knit for the men (or boys) in your life? What’s your favorite pattern for them?

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Free Pattern Thursday: Twisted Stitch Mitts in Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
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Hi Everyone!

Today we’re featuring a quick-knit free pattern. The Twisted Stitch Mitts are knit in Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo.

If you’re looking for a quick Valentine’s Day gift for a friend, give this pattern a try! It’s written for four different sizes, so you’ll be able to find a good fit for any person you’re knitting these for.

I love fingerless mitts, even in the summer. When I’m doing a lot of typing at my desk, my fingers tend to get pretty cold and the mitts help keep my hands warmer in general. Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo is a great blend of wool and bamboo viscose. The bamboo provides a great, subtle sheen to the yarn and the wool keeps things toasty. The difference in fiber contents creates a slightly heathered appearance because the two fibers take the dye differently.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!

Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: Sally Cardigan by Nikol Lohr in Valley Yarns Sheffield

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern was featured on Craft. It is the Sally Cardigan and it was designed by Nikol Lohr using Valley Yarns Sheffield.

The colorwork looks complicated, but is achieved using slipped stitches, so you’re never using more than one color at a time. The cardigan is also steeked and there is a fantastic tutorial on the site. I know steeking is a little fright-inducing (it’s still something I’ve yet to tackle, but want to!), but this tutorial makes it very clear and helps take that fear out.

Valley Yarns Sheffield is a favorite around here. It’s warm and super cozy. It is a blend of merino, angora, and silk. The angora gives it just a hint of a halo and the merino is super soft.

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Have Fun!

Mary

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Free Pattern Thursday: Chili Pepper from Spud & Chloë

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week, we’re featuring a free hat pattern from Spud & Chloë. Chili Pepper is knit in Spud & Chloë Fine and takes just two hanks. The main color and the contrasting color.

Chili Pepper is written for a range of sizes from baby to adult! This is a great “in between” project when you’ve just finished something but aren’t quite ready to move on to another big project. It’s also a great project to knit periodically and store up for later gift giving.

Spud & Chloë Fine is a lovely yarn and it comes in some fantastic colors. You can certainly have fun with color combinations with this hat!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!

Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: Light as a Feather Wrap from Be Sweet

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is a free Ravelry download from the folks at Be Sweet. The Light as a Feather Wrap is knit in Be Sweet Medium Brushed Mohair.

This wrap has finished measurements of 40″ x 80″ so it’s perfect for cuddling up in! With the wacky weather we’ve been having (mild one day, frigid the next) that sounds perfect. You’ll also find directions for a 22″ x 80″ shawl. It’s a simple pattern with a lovely crochet edging.

The wrap is worked in Be Sweet Medium Brushed Mohair. I could see this wrap in one of the brighter colors just as easily as I can in one of the more neutral colors. It would be great for adding a dramatic burst of color to your outfit.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!
Mary

 

Free Pattern Thursday: Lavender Reverie Wrap in Cascade Ultra Pima

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is crocheted in Cascade Ultra Pima. It is the Lavender Reverie Wrap.

It is created by crocheting a series of motifs and joining them later, so you could use this as a travel project over the winter and you’ll have a great layer for spring and summer.

Cascade Ultra Pima is a soft, 100% cotton that is machine washable. It has 220 yards per hank and comes in wonderful colors. It has a nice sheen too!

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Enjoy!
Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: Monster Chunks from Danger Crafts

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
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Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all enjoying 2012 so far. Once the holidays (and my knitting and crochet that goes along with them) wind down, I don’t usually want to start a big project, but I need something to keep my hands busy.

These adorable Monster Chunks from Danger Crafts are a great way to use up some stash (perhaps leftover from holiday projects) and keep your hands busy without committing to a big project.

I love that you can knit these in any gauge yarn you have. I have a lot of sock yarn leftovers, so someday I plan on creating my own little army of adorable Monster Chunks.

If you don’t have any stash, you can always check out our Valley Yarns. From Franklin to Northampton Bulky, you can create Monster Chunks of all sizes. You only need about 40 yards of your main color yarn, so you’ll get several monsters from one ball.

If you love the pattern, make sure you check out the other Danger Crafts patterns designed by Rebecca Danger. I have knit several of the monsters and I love them. They are always cute and the patterns are detailed.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!
Mary

Free Pattern Thursday: 13th Street Pillow in Blue Sky Alpacas Melange and Sportweight

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week we have a fantastic free pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas. The 13th Street Pillow is knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Melange and Sportweight.

You can coordinate with your decor because there are many color options available in the Blue Sky Alpaca Melange and Sportweight. You can go neutral, matchy, or funky! One of the best things about creating your own projects if being able to pick your favorite colors and not have to go with what’s available.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Enjoy!

Mary