Pattern Pick: Basel On The Rhine by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

Basel On The Rhine
Basel On The Rhine
by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

Subtle shades, simple stitches and interesting textures are what Basel On The Rhine is all about.

As the Rhine meanders through Basel, so does your eye as you glance upon the lovely shades in this self striping yarn. Round and round it follows the soft lines and ends in a dramatic i-cord edging.

Knit from a luxuriously soft DK, the feel against your skin is sublime, gentle and cool. Any similar DK yarn will give you the look you want, the choices are endless, the possibilities limitless. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Sapphire Lace Shawl by SweaterBabe

Sapphire Lace Shawl
Sapphire Lace Shawl
by SweaterBabe

Bold, yet highly sophisticated sapphire-colored yarn combines beautifully with a design that mixes lace with intermittent bands of garter stitch.

The yarn is an unbelievably silky merino blend that comes in a rich color palette and practically glides through your fingers as you knit.

The result is a sumptuously soft triangular shawl that drapes beautifully as a scarf and adds the perfect touch of warmth.

This shawl is knit from the top center down with increases positioned to create the versatile triangular shape. It's knit in one piece, with only the optional fringe to add in finishing. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Adore by SweaterBabe

Adore
Adore
by SweaterBabe

I adore the silky softness of a kid mohair and silk blend yarn. And (as you can tell), I'm always drawn to lovely lace patterns. This stole features not just one, but two breathtakingly beautiful lace stitch patterns, artfully combined and gorgeously presented when knit up in the kid mohair and silk blend yarn.

A generous bottom border is worked in the first lace stitch, which is simple and repetitive to knit, and creates very pretty results. This lace is then only continued along the sides to allow the water lily motifs to take center stage as they run down the center of the stole. The stole finishes with the same generous lace border to mirror the beginning.

With some patient and very enjoyable knitting, you will have a lovely, ultra-lightweight, and incredibly soft and warm stole that doubles as a luxurious scarf (my preferred way of wearing!). . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Rasta Rainbow Throw-Pattern by Alpaca Direct

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Rasta Rainbow Throw-Pattern
by Alpaca Direct

Knit a deliciously warm and vibrant afghan in no time at all. Try this simple and Elegant FREE pattern to showcase Handpainted Malabrigo Rasta! . . . >

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Small Knitting Projects

Small Knitting Projects

Have knitting, will travel! Smaller knitting projects are great for summer-time, when your schedule is less scheduled but you still want to fit in some knitting!

Here are some project ideas that you can get going quickly (stash busting!) so you'll always have something to knit!

AND for one week, enjoy 15% off all patterns with coupon code LITTLEKNITS entered at checkout*. Coupon expires 7/8/17.

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1) Dreamcatcher Hat. One ball with a little bit of contrasting color yarn makes a fun hat for men or women. The women's version has lace eyelets, while the men's version is all about the chevron Garter stitch stripes. Both are easy, quick, and seamless! Also available on Ravelry.

2) Kiki Hat. Cable-framed leaf motifs are the gorgeous panels in this textured hat. A fun, interesting knit with fabulous results! Co-ordinating fingerless gloves pattern available too! Also available on Ravelry.

3) Shawl-Collared Shrugette. When you need a little something to layer over your summer tops, this little shrugette is the thing! Knit in the always stunning Madelinetosh Tosh Light yarn, it's a special and versatile accessory. Also available on Ravelry.

4) Adaline Shawl. Sometimes, the simpler stitches are enough to create a gorgeous result! This one-ball shawl starts with lots of Garter stitch, making it ideal for travel knitting. It finishes with a delicate open lace. Beautiful for showcasing that hand-dyed fingering yarn sitting in your stash. Also available on Ravelry.

5) Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Silky, gossamer lace. A pretty lace with only simple decreases and yarnovers. Charted and written. Also available on Ravelry.

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Pattern Pick: Garden Stroll Stole by SweaterBabe

Garden Stroll Stole

Garden Stroll Stole
by SweaterBabe

Garden strolls, a day at the Arboretum, visiting the Farmer's Market. . . all such outings deserve a stole like this that can keep you lookin' hip and stylish, and chase away any chill in the air.

A trio of stitch panels, each interesting in its own right, combine beautifully to run the length of this stole.

The different stitches complement each other and harmoniously create a handknit piece that will earn many oohs and aahs.

Knit this up, as I did, in a gorgeous heathered green and you will have a lovely piece that perfectly transitions your wardrobe from summer to fall and beyond . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Playday Pack by Alpaca Direct

Playday Pack

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Playday Pack
by Alpaca Direct

You can never have too many bags...and this one will quickly become one of your favorites! It's a cute, roomy, easy to carry, self-closing style that doesn’t even need a lining. Knit in one piece with a worsted weight yarn, the body of the bag is felted in the washing machine. The long strap is knit flat or in the round and encases a soft cotton cord for added strength and comfort. The strap is lightly felted by hand, and hand stitched to the felted bag in two places. Try it-you’ll love it! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Off-Kilter Lace Poncho by SweaterBabe

Off-Kilter Lace Poncho

Off-Kilter Lace Poncho
by SweaterBabe

Being off-kilter can make for a stunning visual – like this poncho, which can be worn asymmetrically for more drama, or symmetrically if your prefer. Either way showcases your knitting expertise and modern fashion sense with the gorgeous combination of three textured stitch patterns and the added flair of fringe.

A wide candlelight lace panel is bordered by beautiful leaf borders and Moss stitch edges all around.

Poncho is cleverly constructed by sewing partial edges of two rectangular knit pieces. Knitting rectangular shapes allows you to focus on the stitch patterns and not worry about shaping along the way.

This piece looks fabulous over skinny jeans and boots (or heels)! . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Luxe Infinity Scarf by SweaterBabe

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Luxe Infinity Scarf
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 5/25/17. On Ravelry too.)

Curving, scalloped columns interspersed with garter stitch make for a very interesting and unique pattern stitch. Perfect for elevating a simple infinity scarf shape to new levels of sophistication!

This infinity scarf is a simple big loop, knit in the round on long circular needles. The stitch pattern is fabulous, so be sure to choose a yarn with great stitch definition, like the Del Cerro 100% merino wool shown here from Aslan Trends yarns. The cocoa color is rich and a natural complement to any outfit.

This infinity scarf makes a wonderful gift. It can be worn long and loose, or wrapped twice around the neck, for a perfectly scrunched look. . . . >

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One-Skein Patterns

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Need a quick knit gift for Mom's Day? Here are a few suggestions.

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1) #180 Posh One-Ball Cowl. A lovely cowl that is beautiful and luxe in a super soft merino or any cashmere blend. Shop on Ravelry.

2) #211 Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Gossamer, delicate, and so pretty! Shop on Ravelry.

3) #251 Kiki Fingerless Gloves. A lovely way to warm her heart and hands! Co-ordinating hat pattern available too. Shop on Ravelry.

4) #143 One-Skein Sweetheart Slippers. Just 98-135 yards required for the pair! Includes 3 sizes. Shop on Ravelry.