Posts Tagged ‘free knitting patterns’

Free Pattern: Greta’s Tundra Hat

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Now that the leaves have fallen off the trees (and we’re getting snow as I type this!) in western Massachusetts, it’s starting to really feel winter-like. The lack of color on the trees is making me crave a little color in my usually black and gray wardrobe.

Our store associate and website content assistant, Greta, recently whipped up this quick hat in two colors of Fibre Company Tundra and wrote up the pattern.

This project would make a great gift and only takes two hanks of the luxurious baby alpaca, merino, and silk blend.

What colors would you choose?

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

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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The Buzz at WEBS – December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9th, 2011
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This week the WEBS staff is buzzing about quick holiday knitted gifts, limited edition yarn and more.

1. With just a couple of weeks left for holiday knitting I was looking for a quick project. I had some Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud in my stash and I thought it would work up into a nice cowl. After a Ravelry search I found the Infinitude Scarf to be just the right project. Wow! I was amazed how quickly I finished this project, just two nights. I made the large size (skipping the last repeat) and used 2 skeins. I fell in love with Eco Cloud, so soft and squishy. I can’t wait to use this yarn again. I have a new favorite yarn. > Dena C.

2. Blocking Boards – Most knitters are givers, and don’t usually spend a lot of money on themselves. We use mattresses, carpets, and anything else soft and flat to block our projects on to stand in for a blocking board. But a blocking board is so much easier to use. It folds up neatly to be tucked away when not in use, and it has a grid on it so you can easily block to the right measurements. This would definitely be a treat for the knitter or crocheter in your life! > Grace H.

3. The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center 2012 Calendar – I love the new weaving calendar produced by the Harftford Artisans Weaving Center. Each month features a beautiful close-up photo of weaving which I find wonderfully inspiring. But wait, there’s more! The calendar also lists the dates of the various fiber festivals on the East coast making it easy to plan for fiber adventures! > Leslie Ann B.

4. I am making these Monstah Pants for my 8 month old Grandson, Jack.  What a wonderful, fun pattern to knit.  This pattern is by the Wandering Lady and is a free download on Ravelry.  One of the best things for me was picking wild and crazy colors for these pants.  The pants are knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash and Valley Yarns Valley Superwash for ease of care. > Theresa B.

5. My niece turned 10 yesterday and no matter what I did, I could not come up with the perfect present! An eleveth-hour search on Ravelry brought me to the Shroom Hat from the Winter 2009 issue of Knitty. It’s a great slouchy hat knit in Spud & Chloë Outer. The yarn is super soft and warm and (the best part!) the hat took only two hours to knit! I even tried it on myself and it was super comfortable. I think I might need to whip one up for myself. It calls for two hanks of Outer, and I think I may be able to squeak out another hat with my leftovers if I buy one more hank. If you’re looking for a great, really last minute gift, this is a great choice. > Mary K.-H.

6. CISA Yarn – We have partnered with a local shepherd and our own Kangaroo Dyer to create a very special, but limited edition yarn.  It is 85% wool and 15% nylon.  All sales of this yarn will benefit CISA, which is a non-profit group dedicated to sustaining agriculture right here in Western MA. > Kathy E.

7. O-Wool Legacy DK - I recently used O-Wool Classic for some non-WEBS-related knitting, and fell in love with it. Then, I came in to the store to work a couple of days ago and saw that we had a closeout of O-Wool Legacy DK in some gorgeous muted colors! The hand is similar to the Classic, but it is just a bit lighter weight – for those of you out there planning your early spring knitting, this would make a great light sweater knit at a slightly loose gauge. I know that’s what I’m going to do with it, and I can’t wait until I’m able to pick some up! > Elisabeth P.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #9 – Sweaters

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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In this edition of Valley Yarns on Ravelry, I’m highlighting some sweaters I’ve seen lately that have caught my eye. All of them do a great job of showcasing our Valley Yarns.

1.Valiant knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire available in Kim Hargreaves Heartfelt

2. Anisette Cardi knit in Valley Yarns Amherst available for free from Stitch Nation

3. Bamboo Diamond Shell knit in Valley Yarns Southwick available in Boutique Knits

4. Catch the Wave Tee knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow available for free from Cascade Yarns

5. Harmonia’s Rings Tunic knit in Valley Yarns Stockbridge available for purchase on Ravelry

6. Acer Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Northampton available for purchase on Ravelry

7. Vitamin D knit in Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen available for purchase on Ravelry