Enter to win FREE patterns and $75 of yarn!

We partnered with one of our favorite online yarn shops, LoveKnitting.com, to offer this great giveaway!

Giveaway

 

Just enter the giveaway by purchasing a SweaterBabe pattern and/or pinning your favorite SweaterBabe pattern (a few suggestions below). Enter as many times as you like before 5/20/18. Entry details below.

 The #257 Teagan Cardigan (shown above) is the pretty little cardigan we all need to have. It's worked top-down, so it's seamless. Pretty leaf lace panel adorns the back. The open angled front gives it modern appeal. Shop #257 Teagan on the SweaterBabe site or my Ravelry Shop.

the Teagan Cardigan pattern

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The #267 Fleur Crescent Shawl above (and bottom left of top image) is a lovely, dk-weight project in 100% alpaca yarn and a gorgeous all-over lace design. The sample is knit in a 100% alpaca yarn from Garnstudio DROPS, but lots of dk-weight yarns with a similar feel will work nicely. Shop #267 Fleur on the SweaterBabe site or my Ravelry Shop

the Fleur Crescent Shawl pattern.

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The #230 Marine Layers Scarf is a best-selling pattern that is perfectly paired with 2 hanks of the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light  yarn. The sumptuous yarn is fabulous in feel, making it a soothing knit. Shop #230 Marine Layers on the SweaterBabe site or my Ravelry Shop

the Marine Layers pattern

 

*** AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS ***

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE: 

  • A $75 gift certificate (for yarn!) to use at LoveKnitting.com
  • THREE Individual SweaterBabe patterns of their choosing!

ONE SECOND AND ONE THIRD PRIZE WINNER WILL EACH RECEIVE:

  • TWO Individual SweaterBabe.com patterns of their choosing!

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Make any pattern purchase from SweaterBabe.com or my Ravelry Shop from now until 5/20/18, 9pm PST. Each purchase counts, so multiple orders are welcome. Sorry, but free pattern downloads do not count as an entry. And yes, if you are a SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club member, you're monthly subscription payment is an automatic entry!

2) PIN any or all of the above images (or any knitting pattern from my SweaterBabe.com site or from my patterns on Ravelry) to one of your Pinterest Boards. The words "SweaterBabe Knitting Pattern" must be in your Pin description. THEN, enter the Pin's url here as a comment (example: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181129216239054823/).

All entries must be in before 9pm PST, May 20, 2018.

Then, I'll randomly choose 3 winners from all entries.

Winners will be announced here on this blog post AND in my knitting email newsletter.

Additionally, I will email winners directly, so please be SURE to include your correct email on the comment posting form (Email address will not be publicly shared or displayed). 

To be sure you don't miss my winner announcement, please sign up for my knitting email newsletter here

Winners will be emailed or gifted (through Ravelry) the pdf patterns they choose. The Grand Prize $75 gift certificate will be delivered by LoveKnitting.com

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Pattern Pick: Adaline Shawl by SweaterBabe

Adaline Shawl

Adaline Shawl
by SweaterBabe

Timeless. Ethereal. Singular. These are only some of the words that come to mind with this lovely shawl design.

Knit from the top down, this triangular shawl is a must-knit. As shown, it begins with a simple Garter stitch section, which showcases the beauty of your yarn. Increases along the center line and at each edge create pretty eyelet accents and a block of nice and easy knitting.

Then, the pattern transitions into a stunning, yet easy-to-learn lace. You will become familiar with the 8-row repeat quickly whether you follow the charted or written version. The right and left sides of the lace mirror each other for beautiful symmetry.

A loose bind off and aggressive blocking bring out the true beauty of this shawl. And if knit (to gauge) as shown, only one hank of yarn was used!

The shawl is easily made bigger by adding more 8-row repeats of the lace. And the same pattern could easily be knit up in a worsted-weight yarn for a chunkier version. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: Wild Iris Blanket by SweaterBabe

Wild Iris Baby Blanket

Wild Iris Blanket
by SweaterBabe

I love this very special lace pattern for its complex-looking results. But, no worries, it's just worked with simple decreases and yarnovers.

The end result is an incredibly lovely floral lace design that appears to morph into itself depending on how you look at it!

It's a truly beautiful fabric that lends itself nicely to a blanket of any size.

Shown here is the baby blanket version in my favorite cotton blend yarn, which comes in some uniquely pretty colors. Pattern also includes 2 larger Crib and Throw sizes.

Any solid yarn with great stitch definition will do this pattern justice! . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: "Don't Ruche Me, I'm Knitting" Scarf



"Don't Ruche Me, I'm Knitting" Scarf
by SweaterBabe

This scarf is a fairly quick knit, with lovely textured results. It combines lace with some simple shaping techniques to give it beautiful body and structure. This pattern includes a one-ball option, perfect for gift knitting, and a two-ball option, if you prefer your scarves with a little more length.

The one-ball scarf has two "ruched" sections at each end, while the two-ball version has three. Both can be easily extended slightly in length by doing more repeats of the Diamond Lace in the middle section (notes on this included in pattern), although you will need extra yarn.

A 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend yarn gives you the required strong halo that complements the lace and a finished scarf that is sumptuous to the touch. Choose a vibrant or soft color that will make you (or the gift recipient) happy. This is a fun, feminine, and sophisticated design that will be a delight to wear! A slightly variegated mohair and silk blend yarn would work as well, though I would recommend more subtle color variations to allow the two different lace stitches to come through. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Free Pattern Pick: Kisses and Hugs Reversible Baby Blanket by Alpaca Direct

Kisses and Hugs Reversible Baby Blanket

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Kisses and Hugs Reversible Baby Blanket
by Alpaca Direct

Are you tired of knitting projects that are beautiful on one side but not great on the back side? This blanket looks great on both sides and can be knit quickly since there are several garter or rest areas. The garter and cables create soft ripples on the edge of the blanket. It is pure joy and will surely be cherished for years! . . . >

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Gorgeous Cable Knitting!

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If you're a fan of beautiful textured knits, it's time for some cable knitting projects!

Shown above:

1) Kiki Hat (beige hat) and Sublime Cabled Hat (pink one). Both feature bold and unique cable designs. Kiki Hat on Ravelry. Sublime Cabled Hat on Ravelry.

2) Genevieve Shawl (top right). Beautiful all over cabling makes this crescent shaped shawl a stunning addition to your wardrobe. Pattern also available on Ravelry

3) One Skein Cabled Fingerless Gloves (bottom left). A quick, satisfying knit featuring an intricate cable uses only one ball of yarn. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

4) One Skein Sweetheart Slippers (bottom right). A heart and feet-warming gift that knits up quickly with bulky yarn. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

Shop ALL 70+ SweaterBabe Cable Knitting Patterns on SweaterBabe.com.

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Get your knitting game on!

Get your knitting game on!
Whether you've got Midnight Green and White OR Nautical Blue, White, New Century Silver, and  Red on your mind this Big Game weekend, there are lots of knitting projects for you to get your knitting game on!

AND for This Weekend ONLY, take 10% off  ALL patterns with coupon code BIGGAME entered at checkout*. Coupon expires 2/4/18.

Shown above:

1) Women's Top-Down Short-Sleeved Cardigan (top left). A chunky knit, top-down design that looks great in a bold pop of color. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

2) Azure Thing Cardigan (top right). A big lace layer to top over many outfits. Pattern also available on Ravelry

3) Turtleneck Capelet (bottom left). A fun, easy, top-down capelet that knits up quickly on big needles. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

4) Malabrigo Cabled Luxe Blanket (bottom right). A beautiful cable design knits up gorgeously in a kettle-dyed yarn. Includes baby blanket and throw sizes. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

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* Coupon code BIGGAME expires 2/4/18, midnight PST. On Ravelry, click on "use a coupon code." At SweaterBabe.com, enter under "Redeem a coupon" on the cart page and hit "apply." Does not apply to previous orders. Must enter and apply coupon code during checkout - discount cannot be applied once order is already placed.


Top 10 Knitting Patterns from 2017

TOP 10 Knitting patterns
Here are the TOP 10 Knitting Patterns from SweaterBabe. Which one will you knit next?

AND for This Weekend ONLY, take 20% off the TOP 10 with coupon code TOPKNITS entered at checkout*. Coupon expires 1/21/18.

1) Wild Iris Blanket. A lovely all-over lace pattern with just simple decreases and yarnovers. Pattern includes multiple sizes. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

2) Riley Scarf (bottom left). Two cable panels with bold impact run the length of this pull-through scarf. Instructions include a traditional longer scarf as well. Pattern also available on Ravelry

3) Annalisse Stole (bottom right). Vintage-inspired lace with nupps is featured at both ends of this generous stole. The center lace section is a little simpler, but equally pretty. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

4) Riley Fingerless Gloves. A beautiful fingerless gloves set with a pretty cable motif. Great for stash-busting, especially if you have that lonely cashmere ball of yarn. Pattern also available on Ravelry. Matching Riley Hat and Riley Pull-Through Scarf patterns available too!

5) SweaterBabe.com's 3 Best Blankets eBook. Three best-selling blanket patterns in one eBook. All designs come in multiple sizes. This eBook also available on Ravelry.

6) Adaline Scarf. A single hank of beautiful hand-dyed fingering weight yarn knits up into this beautiful, lacy scarf. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

7) Chalice One-Ball Scarf (top right). A very pretty lace pattern that only uses basic decreases and yarn overs evolves nicely as it runs the length of the scarf. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

8) Big Cable Stole. A big, bold all-over cable is truly eye-catching in this fabulously soft and warm stole. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

9) Mirabella (top left). A draped neckline sweater with lovely lace front and slim sleeves. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

10) Vine Lace Top-Down Cardigan. This longtime, best-selling cardigan project is top-down and a cozy addition to any wardrobe. Works up quickly on size 11 needles. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

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Pattern Pick: Kiana Vest for Girls by SweaterBabe


Kiana Vest for Girls

Kiana Vest for Girls
by SweaterBabe

My girls always need a layer for the morning chill as we head to school. And what better way to arrive to school in style than with this lovely cabled vest!

A beautiful center panel features a medallion-shaped double cable that frames a single lace leaf motif. This pattern-stitch combination is all you need to embellish this vest, along with the required details, like neat ribbed edges, handy pockets, and a nicely squared neckline.

The vest is worked in two pieces with knit-in pockets. Ribbing at the neckline and pocket tops are knit-in. Ribbing at the armholes is picked up and knit at finishing. Side, pocket, and shoulder seams only.

A heathered wool gives a slight rustic feel and great wearability to this vest. She'll slip it on over any long-sleeved top and be good to go! Girl's sizes 6 through 12. Women's version sold separately – perfect for Mom! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Genevieve by SweaterBabe

Genevieve

Genevieve
by SweaterBabe

A pretty all over cable and a super soft yarn in a marled classic grey combine effortlessly for my kind of go-to accessory!

This crescent shaped shawl is all that, with a lovely drape as well.

The shawl is knit from the top-down with a wide Garter tab. Then, the cable design is knit with increases at each end that produce a nice lace edge and the gentle crescent shape.

The shawl finishes with a simple Garter stitch border.

This shawl is big enough to wrap around your shoulders or wear multiple ways bundled around your neck. The cable is charted and written. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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