Posts Tagged ‘cardigan’

Valley Yarns Pattern Feature – Bilateral Cardigan

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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From looking at it, you’d never guess that this cropped Bilateral Cardigan is made from just two hexagons, but follow along and see how it works!


Alternate two different skeins of Valley Yarns BFL Worsted Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer for subtle, blended colors, or make each hexagon with different skeins for a two-toned effect. We even have a handy tutorial video to show you how this sweater comes together!

Knitscene Spring 2013 Featuring Valley Yarns Longmeadow

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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We recently received the Spring 2013 issue of Knitscene from Interweave. It is a fantastic issue!

One project that stood out to all of us was the Salacia Cardigan designed by Josie Mercier. It is knit in or Valley Yarns Longmeadow, which is a fantastic, soft blend of cotton and acrylic microfiber.

It is worked from the bottom up in pieces. The biasing lace changes direction at the waist and pairs with the drawstring tie to create an hourglass effect.

The rest of the issue is loaded with fantastic projects that are classic and interesting. You won’t just find sweater projects – there are great hats and accessories too. I don’t often find magazines where I would knit most of the projects, but this is one of them, so it is an incredible deal. There is also a great article by Kim Werker on Maker Faire. This issue will be coming home with me.

Free Pattern Thursday: Noro Scoop Neck Cardigan in Silk Garden

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern features Noro Silk Garden, which happens to be part of our May Anniversary Sale yarns. The Scoop Neck Cardigan is a great, classic shape.

The stripes created by Silk Garden add an interesting detail to this cardigan and it is a great way to spice up your sweater collection with a bit of color.

Have you had a chance to check out our May sale yarns yet? Did you see anything you would like? I can’t believe there are only two weeks left to the sale. May sure is flying. I know I have to make my plan for yarns I want to pick up before they aren’t on sale anymore.

What is your favorite yarn in the Anniversary Sale?

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

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: 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!


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Free Pattern Thursday: Promenade Cardigan from Tahki

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is knit in Tahki Misty. The Promenade Cardigan is a great layer for the rest of the summer.

The tie detail on the front is a crochet chain that is then laces through the eyelets. You could have some fun with this and do them in a different color, different yarn, thread them differently, or even leave them off.

Tahki Misty is a blend of viscose, linen, and acrylic that is available in beautiful watery shades.

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Happy Knitting,