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Free Pattern Thursday: Bunny Nuggets by Danger Crafts

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is absolutely adorable! We’re featuring the Bunny Nuggets from Danger Crafts.

I love all of the Danger Craft patterns and these are no exception! Not only are they ridiculously cute, they’re also super fast and a great way to use up scraps of yarn.

You can use any gauge yarn you have. Choose sock yarn and you’ll have a tiny bunny friend, bulky yarn and you’ll have a bigger pal. I love the safety eyes and safety noses, but if you’re thinking about giving one of these cuties to a young child, you’ll want to embroider or needlefelt the face.

With Easter just a couple of days away, I’m thinking of whipping up a few of these to give to my favorite kids (and maybe some grown-ups too!).

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Do you have a favorite critter pattern?

Free Pattern Thursday: Longmeadow Cuff in Valley Yarns Longmeadow

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is from ChickenBetty (aka Sara, our crochet-guru!). The Longmeadow Cuff is a great way to practice your broomstick lace.

The cuffs are worked in Valley Yarns Longmeadow, which is a wonderful blend of cotton and microfiber. It’s a great yarn for spring and summer!

Have you ever tried broomstick lace? I created a shawl using the technique several years ago and it was pretty fun. At first, it was a little nerve-wracking sliding those loops off of the big needle, but after a while, I got used to it and it was tons of fun!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Do you think you’ll give this technique a try?

Free Pattern Thursday: Carlyle in Juniper Moon Farm Sabine

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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Today’s free pattern comes to us from Juniper Moon Farm and features one of their newest yarns Sabine.

Carlyle is a cardigan that with an off-center button, cables, and a touch of added color with the contrasting color edging that perks up the sweater.

Juniper Moon Farm Sabine is a great blend of cotton, royal llama, and merino. The different fibers mix together to create a slightly heathered look. It will work up into a soft, light fabric.

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Free Pattern Thursday: Kabak in Berroco Versa

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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We have had some crazy weather here in the Northeast lately. It has felt more like late spring/early summer than the end of winter! This weekend, they’re predicting temps around 70 degrees. I know some places have experienced record snowfall this winter, and after all the snow we had last year, I feel for you.

All of the warm weather has me thinking of lighter weight projects and about exploring all of the spring yarns that have arrived over the last couple months.

This week’s free pattern is from Berroco. Kabak is a sleeveless knit shirt with a dropped stitch detail down the front. It is knit in Berroco Versa.

Berroco Versa is machine washable cotton/acrylic blend that’s full of color. It is a twin ribbon yarn that has fantastic drape and is wonderfully soft.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What project is next on your to do list?

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