Posts Tagged ‘free patterns’

Projects for the Winter Games

Friday, January 24th, 2014
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The Winter Games begin Feb 7th  - just 2 weeks away!

If you’re looking for a few quick projects to knit or crochet before the games begin, to show your support, we’ve got some great ideas and each pattern is FREE.

Our Last Minute Hat pattern is a great quick knit! Written to double strand our Berkshire Bulky, you could easily substitute with 3 strands of our Valley Yarns Berkshire or Northampton.

The Last Minute Mittens are also a great choice. Shown knit in Northampton Bulky, you could substitute Berkshire Bulky, and easily add stripes.

 

The Bits and Pieces Cowl is a great way to show your team spirit, and being worked in singled crochet on a larger hook with Berkshire Bulky you’ll zip right along!

my mt hat and yarn

Finally, a cute and slouchy crochet hat from the My Mountain collection from Schachenmayer worked in their Boston yarn.

If you already have projects planned but need yarns in the right patriotic color scheme to support Team USA we have a few more great options:

Berroco Comfort, Berroco Comfort Chunky, Plymouth Encore

What will you be working on during the games? And what events are you most looking forward to?

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: Braque in Berroco Linsey

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a crochet pattern from Berroco. Braque is an updated take on the classic granny square. This charming cardigan is easy to crochet and combines modern sensibilities with a bohemian vibe.

Crocheted in Berroco Linsey, this great blend combines cotton and linen in a great yarn for summer. It also has fantastic color variations that are brought to life with the granny square pattern.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What’s your favorite crochet pattern?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #16 – Valley Superwash

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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It’s been a long time since Valley Yarns Valley Superwash was Steve’s Deal of the Day. Through Sunday, March 18, Valley Superwash is on sale for $3.99/ball, regularly $5.49. (Use Promo Code FBSUPERWA2.)

Soft and machine washable, this is just the right yarn for baby and toddler garments. I’ve scoped out Ravelry to highlight a few cute projects knit with this yarn.


Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann knit by misformonkey
(pattern available in Knitter’s Almanac)


Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff knit by MediaPeruana
(pattern available for free on Knitty.com)


in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich knit by lunatepetal
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Criss Cross Booties by Angela Juergens knit by Cindi
(pattern available in 60 Quick Baby Knits)


Seed Stitch Baby Jacket by Elinor Brown knit by sabele
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


#27 Vintage Baby Dress by Kristen Rengren knit by xoxoBlythe
(pattern available from Vogue Knitting Magazine, Holiday 2009 issue)


Cascade by Raya Budrevich knit by brendajosephson
(pattern available for free on Petite Purls)

What are some of your favorite things to make with Valley Superwash?