Product Pick: Thistle Shawl Pin Inspired by Outlander by Crafty Flutterby Creations

September_2017

Thistle Shawl Pin Inspired by Outlander
by Crafty Flutterby Creations

Adorn your hand knit/crochet accessories with this Thistle Shawl Pin to add a touch of timeless elegance. Wherever your travels take you this shawl pin will ensure that your shawls stay in place. Add variety to your wardrobe by styling shawls and scarves in different ways with a shawl pin. Inspired by the Outlander series the thistle is a symbol of Scotland in any century. Whichever era you imagine yourself in, a shawl pin is the perfect accent for shawls, scarves, wraps, hats, and cardigans.  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Chalice One-Ball Scarf by SweaterBabe

Chalice One-Ball Scarf

Chalice One-Ball Scarf
by SweaterBabe

Pure silky softness glides through your fingers as you knit this one-ball beauty!

A very pretty lace pattern that only uses basic decreases and yarn overs evolves nicely as it runs the length of the scarf. The placement of the decreases and eyelets form curves that evoke the loveliness of an ornate chalice.

A few stitches in Garter stitch along both edges give them a subtle and neat finish.

Knit this highly-giftable scarf in any of the many kid mohair/silk blends of lace-weight yarns (see materials section for yarn options). An amazing stash-buster! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Vine Lace Top Down Cardigan by SweaterBabe

Vine Lace Top Down Cardigan

Vine Lace Top Down Cardigan
by SweaterBabe

This is the cozy cardigan that you will reach for anytime there is a chill in the air. It's knit on large needles and from the top down for quick results and minimal seaming.

Simple vine lace panels create a pretty accent in the front, along with the uniquely gathered patch pockets. A boldly defined ribbed waist, nicely shaped generous collar, and slightly wide, easy sleeves makes sure that this bulky knit is most flattering to wear.

Lots of buttons down the front allow you to keep warm or let the jacket hang loose. And with the top-down design, you can adjust the length of the body and sleeves as you see fit! This sample has slightly shorter bracelet-length sleeves. Just add a few rows for regular length sleeves.. . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Knitted Team Hat and Cowl by Alpaca Direct

Knitted Team Hat and Cowl

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Knitted Team Hat and Cowl
by Alpaca Direct

Show your team spirit with our cowl and hat knit from two colors of worsted weight yarn. Easy to knit up. Find your team colors and stay warm at the game! . . . >

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It's time to knit! Lots of pretty patterns to choose from.

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It's time to get knitting again! 

Here are some pretty patterns to knit now.

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1) Mirabella. A beautiful draped neckline takes full advantage of the softness and gorgeousness of this yarn! A pretty lace for the front is contrasted by a simple, Stockinette stitch back. Shaped shoulders for a flattering fit. Also available on Ravelry.

2) Lavender. Your new favorite cardigan is fun to knit too! A simple lace pattern is used throughout. The longer length and ribbed details make this an easy-to-wear piece. Also available on Ravelry.

3) Annalisse. Gorgeously textured lace is featured at both ends of this generously sized stole. A simpler lace is worked in the middle. All lace patterns are charted and written. This is an instant heirloom knit up in the alpaca yarn, as shown, or any luxe yarn. Also available on Ravelry.

4) Adaline Shawl. Sometimes, the simpler stitches are enough to create a gorgeous result! This one-ball shawl starts with lots of Garter stitch, making it ideal for travel knitting. It finishes with a delicate open lace. Beautiful for showcasing that hand-dyed fingering yarn sitting in your stash. Also available on Ravelry.

 

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Pattern Pick: Hillside Blooms by SweaterBabe

Hillside Blooms

Hillside Blooms
by SweaterBabe

I'm a knitter, not a gardener. But I still always appreciate the loveliness of flowers that bloom on a hillside.

This shawlette is a knitter's version of that flowering hillside. It starts with a graceful lace pattern that creates a very pretty scalloped edge.

As decreases are made in the pattern, the curved lines and eyelets create a row of tulips that curve along your shoulders. The knitting then transitions to Garter stitch, with gentle shaping worked with decreases and short rows. The result is a stare-worthy shawlette to drape over your shoulders or wear artfully around your neck.

This project used only 2 hanks of the lovely Madelinetosh Tosh DK yarn. The color variations in this yarn work perfectly with the design . . . . >

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Free Pattern Pick: Fudd Redux Hat by Alpaca Direct

Fudd Redux Hat

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Fudd Redux Hat
by Alpaca Direct

Here’s a slouchy beanie of a hat to keep your head safe and warm in the woods in the fall.

Easy color work makes it interesting and fun. Worsted weight yarn makes it relatively quick and easy. This beanie is knit using Plymouth Encore . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Sapphire Lace Shawl by SweaterBabe

Sapphire Lace Shawl
Sapphire Lace Shawl
by SweaterBabe

Bold, yet highly sophisticated sapphire-colored yarn combines beautifully with a design that mixes lace with intermittent bands of garter stitch.

The yarn is an unbelievably silky merino blend that comes in a rich color palette and practically glides through your fingers as you knit.

The result is a sumptuously soft triangular shawl that drapes beautifully as a scarf and adds the perfect touch of warmth.

This shawl is knit from the top center down with increases positioned to create the versatile triangular shape. It's knit in one piece, with only the optional fringe to add in finishing. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Adore by SweaterBabe

Adore
Adore
by SweaterBabe

I adore the silky softness of a kid mohair and silk blend yarn. And (as you can tell), I'm always drawn to lovely lace patterns. This stole features not just one, but two breathtakingly beautiful lace stitch patterns, artfully combined and gorgeously presented when knit up in the kid mohair and silk blend yarn.

A generous bottom border is worked in the first lace stitch, which is simple and repetitive to knit, and creates very pretty results. This lace is then only continued along the sides to allow the water lily motifs to take center stage as they run down the center of the stole. The stole finishes with the same generous lace border to mirror the beginning.

With some patient and very enjoyable knitting, you will have a lovely, ultra-lightweight, and incredibly soft and warm stole that doubles as a luxurious scarf (my preferred way of wearing!). . . . >

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Small Knitting Projects

Small Knitting Projects

Have knitting, will travel! Smaller knitting projects are great for summer-time, when your schedule is less scheduled but you still want to fit in some knitting!

Here are some project ideas that you can get going quickly (stash busting!) so you'll always have something to knit!

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1) Dreamcatcher Hat. One ball with a little bit of contrasting color yarn makes a fun hat for men or women. The women's version has lace eyelets, while the men's version is all about the chevron Garter stitch stripes. Both are easy, quick, and seamless! Also available on Ravelry.

2) Kiki Hat. Cable-framed leaf motifs are the gorgeous panels in this textured hat. A fun, interesting knit with fabulous results! Co-ordinating fingerless gloves pattern available too! Also available on Ravelry.

3) Shawl-Collared Shrugette. When you need a little something to layer over your summer tops, this little shrugette is the thing! Knit in the always stunning Madelinetosh Tosh Light yarn, it's a special and versatile accessory. Also available on Ravelry.

4) Adaline Shawl. Sometimes, the simpler stitches are enough to create a gorgeous result! This one-ball shawl starts with lots of Garter stitch, making it ideal for travel knitting. It finishes with a delicate open lace. Beautiful for showcasing that hand-dyed fingering yarn sitting in your stash. Also available on Ravelry.

5) Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Silky, gossamer lace. A pretty lace with only simple decreases and yarnovers. Charted and written. Also available on Ravelry.

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