Product Pick: RARE QUILTING FABRIC for Crafters by KOALA Caddie™

RARE QUILTING FABRIC for Crafters

RARE QUILTING FABRIC for Crafters
by KOALA Caddie™

DO YOU LOVE TO SEW & QUILT? Many knitters, crocheters & spinners do. Here at KOALA Caddie, it’s all about the FABRIC! Crafting themes are popular, like this rare & clever “Quilty Ladies Hide the Stash” by Sallie Astheimer for Andover Fabrics. Though out-of-print fabric can be expensive, our prices are usually up to 25% below those of other sellers. Quantities of each are very limited, so shop early and often to add new treasures, like this one, to your stash. FREE U.S.SHIPPING now thru 2/1/17. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Pendants Blanket by SweaterBabe

Pendants Blanket

Pendants Blanket
by SweaterBabe

Texture, texture, texture. That's what I love when knitting up a blanket to adorn a new baby or my living room couch.

This blanket has texture galore with pretty embossed pendant shapes individually bordered by cabled arches – creating a stunning overall scalloped design.

Strategically placed increases and decreases, a few cable crosses, and knit and purls are all it takes to knit up this gorgeousness. Charted and written out so you can follow your preference.

Blocking brings out the true beauty of this stitchwork and worsted-weight yarn makes it a medium weight blanket perfect for all seasons (and ideal for many yarn options).

Pattern includes the baby blanket size, shown here, as well as a lap and throw size. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Ultimate Chunky Cables and Ribs Scarf by SweaterBabe

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Ultimate Chunky Cables and Ribs Scarf
by SweaterBabe

Even though my winters are not white here in Southern California, I love having a chunky winter white scarf to knit and wear.

Especially one that just exudes texture! This one has plenty of texture, with loads of braided cable sections, combined and alternated with brioche rib. It's a perfectly blended match that results in a fabulous winter white scarf. Knit in a very soft merino wool in winter white, this scarf is this season's modern take on a winter classic.

The easy-to-learn stitch pattern knits up fast, creating a nice, thick, and luxuriously textured scarf that can be worn looped with the ends pulled through, wrapped once around your neck, or with the ends tucked in like a cowl. The alternating cables and ribs also creates nicely waved finished edges. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Violet Zig Zag Shawl by SweaterBabe

Violet Zig Zag Shawl

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Violet Zig Zag Shawl
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 1/24/17. On Ravelry too.)

It all started with a lovely zig zag lace panel, chosen for its simplicity and ability to allow gorgeous yarn to show to its best advantage. With a little creative shaping, the lace panels are worked so that they span out towards the bottom edge of the shawl as the triangular shape is created. The result – a fabulously complicated-looking, but easy-to-work overall lace design that draws the eyes in many directions.. . . >

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Best of 2016 Knitting Patterns

Best-Sellers 2016

Happy Almost 2017!!

Another great year of knitting and so much to knit in 2017!

[Left to right; top to bottom]

  1. #224 Tuesday's Cardigan. Shop on Ravelry. The essential, any day cardigan. Top-down, with a lovely curved hem and back lace panel.

  2. #230 Marine Layers. Shop on Ravelry. Two different textures - one a pretty lace, one a unique rib - combine beautifully for a soothing knit and gorgeous scarf. 

  3. #223 Marrakech. Shop on Ravelry. A fabulous cable stitch pattern with lots of interest and depth. Knits up wonderfully in a rich cashmere blend. Pattern includes multiple sizes.

  4. #218H Hamachi Cardigan. Shop on Ravelry. It starts with the #218 Pendants Blanket knitting pattern. The, some clever construction and a knit on collar turn it into a cool cardigan.

  5. #240G Kiana Girl's Vest. Shop on Ravelry. A fabulous layer that she'll love to wear. Double cables beautifully frame lace leaf motifs on the front and back of the vest. A women's version is available too (on Ravelry too)!

  6. #225 The One Hat. Shop on Ravelry. A hat pattern you'll knit over and over. I made 4 within 4 days! Bust some stash, as this hat works well with most worsted-weight yarns that allow for nice stitch definition. Less than 150 yards needed, even with the pom pom!

    [These 4 shown below]
  7. #182 Noe Valley. Shop on Ravelry. A best-seller every year since it's release! Great cables, easy shape. Wonderful layer.

  8. #222 Balboa Vest. Shop on Ravelry. A unique vest with interesting textures and construction. Longer, draped back and front tapered hem. 

  9. #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan. Shop on Ravelry. A longtime best-selling cardigan. Stunning floral lace adorns the tapered fronts. Top-down too!

  10. #238 Navajo Loop Stole. Shop on Ravelry. A great travel project with a stitch pattern that easily lends itself to stripes, but is nicely feminine with the lace. Sublimely elegant in a cashmere or alpaca blend in sophisticated colors.

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

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY Knitting Bag Apron

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY Knitting Bag Apron
by KOALA Caddie™

Enter to win our HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY - no purchase required! It has been wonderful making KOALA Caddies for SweaterBabe’s Pattern & Product Pick followers. We invite everyone to participate in a drawing for this rare Nesting Doll Caddie. To enter, 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. We will notify the winner by Etsy convo message on 1/1/2017. Thank You & Happy New Year! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: One-Skein Sweetheart Slippers by SweaterBabe

One-Skein Sweetheart Slippers

One-Skein Sweetheart Slippers
by SweaterBabe

Warm their feet and hearts with these beautiful, quick knit slippers!

Knit in one piece, each slipper starts at the back heel and works its way forward with nice cables along the sides. Then, the stitches are joined in the round and finished on DPNs. A super sweet twisted stitch heart decorates the top of each slipper.

Minor seaming at the back heel and that's it! Plus, only one skein of yarn needed (assuming you reuse the gauge swatch yarn for size L). Makes a great gift idea for Valentine's or just anytime.. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: The One Hat by SweaterBabe

The One Hat

The One Hat
by SweaterBabe

Every once in a while, a great knitting pattern will come your way and you'll enjoy knitting it over and over. This lace hat is "The One" for me and easily for you too! This has all the elements I love:
* Lace that is easily "learned," but never boring!
* A ribbed band (for a great fit) that blends beautifully into the lace and can be easily lengthened.
* A nicely shaped crown ending in a lovely floral motif at the top.
* An easy-to-follow chart AND written instructions for ALL rounds.
* One ball of most worsted-weight yarns will do = stash-buster!
* So cushy soft and practically collectible when knit up in cashmere/Merino wool blend yarns, like those shown here.
* Eye-catching, multi-dimensional lace patterning that screams "I was not mass produced on a machine, but lovingly hand-knit by a skilled knitter!"
* Seamless, easy finish. Weave in two ends and you're good to go! . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Divine Pull-Through Scarflette by SweaterBabe

Divine Pull-Through Scarflette

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Divine Pull-Through Scarflette
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 12/21/16. On Ravelry too.)

Lush is the perfect name for this yarn, and this scarflette design takes full advantage of it! Knit in a beautifully textured lace stitch with one shaped end and one looped end, this pull-through scarf is a cinch to wear. It looks equally elegant with the tapered end gently gathered and pulled through the loop to hang in front or askew. Rotate it around your neck for a different, effortlessly chic look. Or, use the loop to turn it into a cowl and just tuck in the tapered end. This is a gorgeous gift and a very appealing project to those who love working lace.. . . >

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Happy Thanks Knitting

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Happy Thanks Knitting!

Time to cast on some new projects, whether you're deep in gift knitting (or crocheting) season, or just want some nice crafting time.

Some project ideas shown above:

  1. #168 Sublime Cabled Hat. Shop on Ravelry. The quintessential cabled hat, knit up in a bulky hand-dyed yarn. Lovely as a gift! Pattern includes 3 sizes.

  2. #96 Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket. Shop on Ravelry. An all-time best selling pattern. The combination of cables and lace against a Garter stitch background makes for fun knitting and beautiful results. 

  3. #208 Tiered Eternity Scarf. Shop on Ravelry. Not your typical cowl, this one has an elegant combination of textures that complement each other and the wool yarn.

  4. #242G Kiana Girl's Vest. Shop on Ravelry. A fabulous layer that she'll love to wear. Double cables beautifully frame lace leaf motifs on the front and back of the vest. A women's version is available too (on Ravelry too)!

  5. #132 Hamachi Cardigan. Shop on Ravelry. It starts with the #218 Pendants Blanket knitting pattern. The, some clever construction and a knit on collar turn it into a cool cardigan.

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