Pattern Pick: Off-Kilter Lace Poncho by SweaterBabe

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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)!. . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: Hillside Blooms by SweaterBabe

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Hillside Blooms Shawlette
by SweaterBabe

For FOUR MORE DAYS ONLY, enjoy 20% off the Hillside Blooms Shawlette and five other SweaterBabe designs knit up in madelinetosh yarns. Coupon expires THIS Sunday, May 20th. If you haven't had the chance to knit with madelinetosh yarns, this is your perfect excuse to try!

Just enter coupon code MADMAY18 at checkout. See all six madelinetosh designs on sale  . . . > 

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Product Pick: Knitting Classes by SweaterBabe

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Knitting Classes
by SweaterBabe

SweaterBabe offers Knitting & Crochet Classes in Orange County, California! Let the SweaterBabe herself teach you how to knit or crochet. In one session, you can learn all the basics to make a simple scarf.

For those who already know the basics, book a private knitting or crocheting class to take your skills to the next level. Whether it's how to read a pattern, how to work cables or lace, how to finish a sweater, etc., SweaterBabe can work with you one-on-one and teach you all that she can during your private session.  . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Dreamcatcher by SweaterBabe

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Dreamcatcher
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 5/31/18. On Ravelry too.)

Here's a versatile hat I designed for my DH. It can be worn as a stylish watch cap when he needs the extra warmth, with its deeply ribbed cuff folded up, or as a slouchy knit hat.

A stripe of contrasting color was knit into the cuff. Once the ribbing is completed, the chevron pattern is worked with a gently shaped crown. The finished hat has a cool, geometric design throughout, ending with a pleasing diamond shape at the top, resembling a dreamcatcher.

Knits up beautifully in the cashmere blend used here, or grab some cushy worsted-weight yarn from your stash, adding stripes or color changes as you wish to fit your yardage.

A lace version is included as well, which has a beautiful lacy motif at the top of the crown. Both versions are charted and written out.

With the option of the non-lace and lace versions, this is easily a pattern you'll use over and over again. Great as a gift for your favorite couple!. . . >

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Gorgeous patterns in Madelinetosh yarns! 20% off until 5/20/18!

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Madelinetosh yarns are a dream to knit with and to wear! Here are 6 designs in madelinetosh yarns that you'll love to knit!

And through 5/20/18, enjoy 20% off of these patterns using coupon code MADMAY18 entered at checkout*.

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1) #253 Mirabella. A draped neckline sweater that is both elegant and causal at the same time. Worked in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. See this pattern on Ravelry.

2) #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette. Uses just 1 to 2 hanks of madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. Great for when you need a little something to layer over your top. See this pattern on Ravelry.

3) #210 Hillside Blooms Shawlette. A knitter's version of a flowering hillside. Knits up quickly in madelintetosh Tosh DK. See this pattern on Ravelry.

4) #230 Marine Layers Scarf. A pretty trellis lace and textured rib combine for a luxuriously supple scarf. Knitted in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. See this pattern on Ravelry.

5) #203 Falling with Grace Tank. A simple lace stitch and beautiful scooped neckline are all the embellishments needed when you knit this tank in a gorgeously hand-dyed yarn.. See this pattern on Ravelry.

6) #256 Adaline. A lovely one-hand shawl design that's knit from the top-down with Garter stitch and then an easy-to learn lace. See this pattern on Ravelry.

* Coupon code MADMAY18 expires 5/20/18, 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.


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 patterns (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.

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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

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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!

OR

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/). Each separate PIN and comment counts as an entry.

All entries must be in before 9pm PST, May 20, 2018. No purchase necessary, but if you do, each purchase counts as an entry.

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). 

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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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 ***** ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS RANDOMLY CHOSEN FROM ALL ENTRIES! *****

GRAND Prize goes to tantebeth on Ravelry!

Second Prize goes to Kate L (who pinned and commented)!

Third Prize goes to cpines29 on Ravelry!

Ladies, I'll email you with details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered!! I'll be doing another similar giveaway in a month or so!

 


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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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.

Shop ALL SweaterBabe Patterns on Ravelry.