Posts Tagged ‘Be Sweet’

Be Sweet yarns featured in Interweave Knits

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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The new Interweave Knits  Fall 2013 issue  features a great pattern using yarn from our friends at Be Sweet.

The No. 6 Shrug, designed by Maria Leigh, is knit using the new Skinny Wool.

Worked from each sleeve cuff toward the center back, this shrug has a great lacy detail at the cuffs and around the collar.

Which color of Skinny Wool would you use?

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.



Ready, Set, Knit #231: Kathy & Kirsten discuss the fall photoshoot & kick off the CAL

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Kirsten and Kathy chat about the fall photoshoot and how she came up with the collection of projects.

Check out the behind the scenes video!

Steve’s Yarn Picks

CAL – Valley Cowl

Pattern is laid out with the notes and special stitches on the first page, so you have to go to the second page to know exactly how much to chain.

Foundation double crochet! Not as hard as you think it is
– Directions are very clear as to exactly where to put your hook (through the face of the chain and under the nub) Sounds weird, but makes a lot of sense when you’re looking at your chain
– I found an Addi hook to be the most useful, nearly a necessity: the head is pointy and narrow and fits into the chain easier than other hooks.
– Doing the foundation double crochet exactly as directed makes a very clean edge and the resulting chain is really flexible and stretchy

Gauge is given in Foundation Double Crochets, which is very handy. You can check your gauge as you’re starting your project!

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