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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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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* Coupon code TOPKNITS expires 1/21/18, 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." 20% off only applies to the 10 patterns above. Does not apply to previous orders. Must enter and apply coupon code during checkout - discount cannot be applied once order is already placed.


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! . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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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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Pattern Pick: Gossamer One-Ball Scarf by SweaterBabe


Gossamer One-Ball Scarf

Gossamer One-Ball Scarf
by SweaterBabe

When a heavy scarf just won't do, grab this gossamer-weight lace scarf instead! The silk/kid mohair blend lace-weight yarn knit on size 9 needles creates a supremely soft scarf.

An open lace panel with gentle peaks along one long edge is contrasted with a bit of garter stitch for lots of textural interest.

This scarf is very light, yet has enough body to allow itself to be draped in many pretty ways.

Wrap it around your neck like a cowl and tuck in the ends, drape it around your neck with the ends drawn through the folded middle loop, or tie it askew with a loose knot – it will always add a nice touch of femininity to your outfit.

PLUS, it's knit from just one ball of yarn. . . making it an ideal gift knit or quick knit for yourself! . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Free Pattern Pick: Pocket Slouch Hat by Alpaca Direct

Pocket Slouch Hat

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Pocket Slouch Hat
by Alpaca Direct

Even during the cold winter nights in Northern Idaho, I like going on hikes and walks with my husband and our dogs. The problem is, sometimes we want to eat out and I’m never sure what to do with my hat when we go inside. So I usually opt for not wearing anything to cover my head because I don’t want to lose my hat. To solve the problem, I designed this quick little hat that would fit in my pocket. It is made from pure baby alpaca with a new yarn called SimpliCria and it is warm and luxurious! . . . >

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Now You Can Knit for Fun!

Fun Knitting Projects

You knit all those gifts, not it's time to knit for yourself!

Here are some fun knitting projects, just for you.

[Left to right, top to bottom]:

1) Genevieve Shawl. Pretty, all-0ver cable design makes for a fabulous crescent-shaped shawl. The easy-to-wear shape allows you to use this as a traditional shawl or a modern scarf. Knits up nicely in a dk-weight yarn with great stitch definition, like the alpaca blend shown here. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

2) Dreamcatcher (top two: top one is lacy girl version, bottom is boy version) and the Kiki Hat. Hats are quick, satisfying projects with minimal finishing. Here are two fun ones to try. Dreamcatcher also available on Ravelry. Kiki Hat also available on Ravelry. See ALL Hat knitting patterns.

3) Bias Ribbon Scarf. A cool, whimsical scarf that is knit on the bias! Easy pattern repeat. Add fun pompoms to the ends, as shown, if you like! 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!

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Pattern Pick: Big Cable Stole by SweaterBabe

Big Cable Stole

Big Cable Stole
by SweaterBabe

A big, bold, all-over cable pattern is truly eye-catching in this fabulously soft and warm stole.

Intricately intertwined cables are worked over the full length and width of this stole, with a simple Garter stitch border. Works up surprisingly quickly due to the Aran-weight yarn (in this case, 2 strands of thinner yarn held together throughout – one 100% alpaca and the other an alpaca and silk blend) and bulky needle size.

The cable is charted and written out, so you can follow your preference. Simple cable techniques are used and explained in the instructions. Length can easily be extended by working additional repeats of the cable pattern.

This is a cable-lover's dream to knit and to wear as a stole or super warm and luxurious scarf. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: Navajo Loop by SweaterBabe

Navajo Loop

Navajo Loop
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. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: His and Hers Toe Up Mukluks by Alpaca Direct

His and Hers Toe Up Mukluks

FREE Pattern Pick: 
His and Hers Toe Up Mukluks
by Alpaca Direct

This pattern is knit toe up using Judy's Magic Cast On and two-color Fair Isle. I love the toe-up method because I can use all my yarn after I have completed the foot. There are two sizes to choose from, Small/Medium (5-6.5 shoe size) or Large (7-10 shoe size). The boot is constructed using an afterthought heel and ribbing on the cuff. This is a great winter project guaranteed to keep your feet warm...especially when knit up with Berroco Ultra Alpaca available at Alpaca Direct! . . . >

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