Product Pick: SPRING GIVEAWAY Knitting Bag Apron by KOALA Caddie™

SPRING GIVEAWAY Knitting Bag Apron

SPRING GIVEAWAY Knitting Bag Apron
by KOALA Caddie™

Enter to win our SPRING GIVEAWAY - no purchase required! We invite everyone to participate in a random drawing for this rare Catnap KOALA Caddie. Follow the Shop Product Now link below. It will take you to this listing in my Etsy shop. Scroll down & mark the Caddie as a FAVORITE by clicking on the heart icon. If you love to knit, crochet, spin & create, but dislike interruptions, fur, fuzzies, transfers & plastic bags, then the KOALA Caddie is for you! We will announce the winner on 4/1/2017. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Robin Capelet by Olio Knits

Robin Capelet

Robin Capelet
by Olio Knits

Wondering what to knit for spring? Look no further. A lightweight capelet offering the perfect coverage for a spring day. And, light enough for indoor wear. Throw it on over a t shirt and look pulled together. The poncho/cape features two colors but you can easily knit it in one color, if you prefer. When making your capelet, you are given the option of knitting a Garter Stitch hem (super easy) or a Knitted Hem (more advanced). Written directions, along with video tutorials are given for both. . . . >

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Product Pick: Knitter's Charm Bracelet with Detachable Progress Keepers by Michelle's Assortment

Knitter's Charm Bracelet with Detachable Progress Keepers

Knitter's Charm Bracelet with Detachable Progress Keepers
by Michelle's Assortment

This knitters charm bracelet comes with 7 detachable charms. The charms function as progress keepers, stitch markers, dropped stitch holders, and right/wrong side markers. The bracelet is easily adjustable by clipping the clasp into any chain. The adjustable fit allows the bracelet to fit just right.  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Calida Luxe Cocoon Cardigan by SweaterBabe

Calida Luxe Cocoon Cardigan

Calida Luxe Cocoon Cardigan
by SweaterBabe

Calida is a girl's name of Greek and Spanish origin. Its meaning, "most beautiful; heated, with warmth," perfectly matches my new lace cocoon cardigan.

This stylish open cardigan is the epitome of elegance in a knitwear item! Gorgeous alpaca/silk yarn is knit in a lace stitch pattern with just enough openness to keep it light and airy, but not so much that the cardigan loses its structure.

The silk content of the yarn allows this piece to glide over your shoulders and drape beautifully over tank tops, maxi dresses, long-sleeve blouses, and so much more. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Quick Knit Shawl-Collared Shrug by SweaterBabe

Quick Knit Shawl-Collared Shrug

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Quick Knit Shawl-Collared Shrug
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 3/22/17. On Ravelry too.)

Sometimes you just need a little something something to cover your shoulders.

Here's a very stylish solution - a quick knit, shawl-collared shrug! It features a textured, open rib stitch contrasted with a 2x2 ribbed, chic shawl-collar. Ribbed cap sleeves finish the look.

This seamless design begins with the back, which is knit from the bottom up. Then, stitches are picked up around the rest of the edges and the remainder of the shrug is knit in the round.

Short rows are used to give the shawl-collar its great shape and to create the little cap sleeves that finish off the armholes.

A great, easy look over sleeveless dresses or slim long-sleeves tops. . . . >

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Beauty is in the Cables and Lace!

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A good knitting pattern produces a nice finished garment or accessory that is interesting to knit. A GREAT pattern results in a finished item you can't wait to wear or gift, is lovely and impressive to look at, and was a joy to knit!

For me, beautiful stitchwork incorporated into a very wearable (or giftable) piece is easily a GREAT pattern.

Here are some that IMHO fit the bill!

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1) #241 Evelyn. A modern take on the Fisherman's sweater with up-to-date details and lace within the cables for a feminine touch. Pockets and longer back hem make it extra versatile. Available on Ravelry too.

2) #168 Sublime Cabled Hat. Simple cable twists, but worked in a 4-strand braided design for maximum visual impact. Baby, Child, and Adult sizes included in the pattern. Available on Ravelry too.

3) #96 Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket. Gorgeous texture from a pretty lace panel alternated with a simple cable twist, all set against an easy Garter stitch background. The ultimate gift. Pattern now includes 4 sizes! Available on Ravelry too.

4) #240G Kiana Vest. A fabulous double cable frames petite lace leaves down the front and back of this versatile vest. A matching Women's version and Hat use the same cable design. Girl's Vest on Ravelry too. Women's Version on Ravelry. Hat on Ravelry.

5) #225 The One Hat. A great hat pattern that you'll easily knit over and over! I knit 4 of them in 4 days! Such a luxe gift knit up in a cashmere blend. Available on Ravelry too.

6) #167 Simply Divine Baby Blanket. Simple lace interspersed with cables make for a wonderfully textured blanket. Available in multiple sizes if purchased as part of blanket eBook, #eB0003 Blanket Trio. Available on Ravelry too

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Product Pick: Rare Fabric Designs ~ Matted for Framing by KOALA Caddie™

Rare Fabric Designs ~ Matted for Framing

Rare Fabric Designs ~ Matted for Framing
by KOALA Caddie™

We are VERY excited to announce a new product line that transforms our extensive collection of rare & out-of-print fabrics into unique works of art! We select an 8x10” design & mount it, using a premium 11x14” matte & backboard. The result is a stellar fabric treasure, ready to frame & display. The popular “Ghastlie night” is one of over 20 designs with knitting related themes. Each includes a crystal clear sleeve & rigid mailer. The introductory price is $20, with free shipping through 3/1/17. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Navajo Loop Stole by SweaterBabe

Navajo Loop

Navajo Loop Stole 
by SweaterBabe

I love the idea of big stoles that you use to blanket your neck and shoulders in luxury and warmth! This stole is precisely that kind of accessory, and it's a nice soothing knit as well.

Choose two sophisticated colors, as I did, for a nod towards the huge striping trend. Combine this with a lovely chevron pattern that has texture and lacy elements to make it even more intriguing.

You can knit your stripes as you wish (if you introduce more colors or have different amounts of yarn from your stash that you are using). I chose to have the striped ends mirror each other with stripes of decreasing width as they approach the middle color block.

And it's all knit up in one of my favorite alpaca and wool-blend yarns that has a lovely feel as you knit it and of course, when you wear it. Lace pattern is charted and written so you can you follow your preference. . . . >

Available on the Ravelry too.

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FREE Pattern Pick: One-Skein Cabled Fingerless Gloves by SweaterBabe

One-Skein Cabled Fingerless Gloves

FREE Pattern Pick: 
One-Skein Cabled Fingerless Gloves
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 2/22/17. On Ravelry too.)

Just less than 100 yards of a soft, worsted-weight yarn and a little time will earn you these fabulous cabled fingerless gloves! Perfect for keeping your hands warm when typing, driving, knitting, or just hanging out.

A striking and fun-to-knit clustered braid cable adorns the top of each glove. The palm side of the gloves is all in 1 x 1 ribbing for a great fit. A few decreases above the thumb hole create a nice fit at the top.

This completely seamless project is knit entirely on double pointed needles.

Make it in just a few sittings! Knit up in a cashmere or alpaca blend to create a great, luxurious gift item in your recipient's favorite color. . . . >

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One or Two Balls and Cast On!

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Squeeze in some relaxing knitting time with these fairly quick and budget-friendly knits! Gotta love those one and two-ball patterns!

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  1. #168 Sublime Cabled Hat. Shop on Ravelry. "This was a very quick knit and the pattern was easy to follow" -- amcsmom. Pattern includes 3 sizes and only requires one ball of the fabulous Malabrigo Worsted!

  2. #239 Blue Smoke Stole. Shop on Ravelry. A budget-friendly project with ultra luxe results! A gossamer stole that doubles as a very chic scarf. 

  3. #208 Tiered Eternity Scarf. Shop on Ravelry. "Beautiful cowl. I love this pattern. It came together beautifully. . . " -- Sandra B..

  4. #237 Dreamcatcher. Shop on Ravelry. A quick-knit, and very giftable hat. Pattern includes the men's striped version, and a lacier one for women. A beautiful gift in a cashmere blend.

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