Pattern Pick: Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket by SweaterBabe

Fancy Cables and Lace Blanket

Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket
by SweaterBabe

Here is a gorgeously textured baby blanket that combines wide pretty lace panels with bold, simple cables. It's knit in a soft, pima cotton and modal yarn from Knit Picks in a sophisticated color that would compliment any baby! The yarn has a luxurious feel and makes the blanket incredibly soft and supple. Garter stitch borders are knit as part of the blanket, so there is no sewing or picking up of stitches to finish the project!. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Sublime Cabled Hat by SweaterBabe

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Sublime Cabled Hat
by SweaterBabe

What could be more satisfying than turning a brilliantly colorful and vibrant hank of hand-dyed yarn into a sumptuously cabled hat to adorn a baby, child, or adult! The very wide braided cable is simple to do and creates a very touchable cable with lots of depth and textural interest.

The pattern includes three sizes, so you can outfit an entire family! AND, each hat uses less than one hank of the deliciously wonderful Malabrigo Worsted yarn! This is one of those patterns you'll be tempted to make again and again. . . . >

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Free Pattern Pick: Turtleneck Capelet by SweaterBabe

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Turtleneck Capelet
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 11/23/16. On Ravelry too.)

A strikingly cute capelet that will earn you lots of compliments. The capelet is versatile too - it can be worn buttoned up as a turtleneck or with the nice, wide collar open as shown. A great polished alternative to the poncho!

Bold woven leather buttons give it a stylish twist. Simple eyelet increases create the capelet shape. Ribbing finished the bottom edge.

It can also be worn like a cropped shawl to cover your shoulders when wearing a skimpy evening dress.. . . >

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Cowl-Pleasing Options to Knit Now!

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Cowls are great neck warmers, great gifts, great stash busters, and great ways to try out new stitches!

Here are some featured cowl knitting patterns that are sure "Cowl-Pleasers!" Let the testimonials from knitters speak for themselves! 

  1. #103 Luscious Cabled Cowl. Shop on Ravelry. "I really like how the cowl "looks" complicated but the cables are rather easy. And the fact that it uses chunky yarn - I love that since I like a quick knit. Thanks for the gorgeous pattern." -- Heather B.

  2. #164 Night and Day Eternity Scarf. Shop on Ravelry. "This infinity scarf is so fun to knit. I've never done any brioche stitches before, and it is easy to do and creates an awesome texture." -- TJ from MI. "This is a lovely cowl and the pattern was well written and very easy to follow." -- Wendy M. 

  3. #120 Double Cabled Cowl. Shop on Ravelry. "This cowl works up fast and is super easy. Absolutely the perfect project for trying cables for the first time. Download was very fast and easy. The directions are very clear and easy to follow. One of my favorites and I highly recommend it." -- NVG

  4. #208 Tiered Eternity Scarf. Shop on Ravelry. "I love this pattern. It came together beautifully." -- Sandra B.

  5. #132 Sophisticated Cable and Lace Cowl. Shop on Ravelry. "This pattern is very professional in it's layout. It is charted as well as written PLUS it has a chart for you to use to keep track of where you are in the charts/instructions! REALLY easy to follow! I highly recommend this pattern as a quick knit addition to any fashionable wardrobe!" -- Denise D.

  6. #227 Prosecco. Shop on Ravelry. "This was such an easy knit. The lace section was tricky if you don’t pay attention but it was easy to memorize." -- Knitter from Ravelry.

 

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Product Pick: Knitting Bag Apron by KOALA Caddie™

Knitting Bag Apron

Knitting Bag Apron
by KOALA Caddie™

KOALA Caddie’s unique craft apron/knitting bag keeps projects and yarn free from fur, soil, spillovers and tedious transfers. There are options for ready-to-ship, made-to-order & custom-made from your choice of fabrics. One ETSY buyer wrote: "I don't know what I did without this item. Love it." This gem features a very rare Egyptian cat fabric, Paw Prints of Egypt, starring King Kittenkhamun, the Meowmy, Cleocatra, Marc Anchovy, & Queen Nefurkitty on a gorgeous border stripe. Caddies ship free! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Floral Top-Down Cape by SweaterBabe

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Floral Top-Down Cape
by SweaterBabe

Like a warm embrace, this shaped cape hugs your shoulders and is then gently shaped down past your waist to drape you in wooly warmth.

It's knit from the top-down on size 11 needles, making this poncho a surprisingly quick knit.

Pretty floral panels that mirror each other embellish the fronts of the cape. Wide ribbed button bands allow you to showcase bold, beautiful buttons (like the woven leather shank ones shown here) and keep the chill out.

The versatile ribbed collar can be worn slightly down as shown, buttoned up to the neck, or buttoned all the way up and worn as a turtleneck.. . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Slouchy Trellis Cabled Hat by SweaterBabe

Slouchy Trellis Cabled Hat

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Slouchy Trellis Cabled Hat
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 10/26/16. On Ravelry too.)

Chunky, intertwining cables and bobbles make for a pretty all-over design on this richly textured, slouchy hat.

This hat features an intricate trellis cable pattern with bobble clusters set against Reverse Stockinette stitch. A generous shape provides lots of slouchiness and warmth, and a ribbed band keeps the hat positioned nicely on your head.

It's knit from the bottom up entirely in the round on big needles. A fairly quick knit with interesting cable work. A fun hat to add to your winter wardrobe and show off your knitting skills. Great stash buster as well!. . . >

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Once in a Blue Knitting Mood, the Perfect Pattern. . .

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Once in a blue knitting mood, the perfect knitting pattern came along!

I'm a huge fan of all the shades of blue (a quick perusal of my site will attest to that!). This year-round color can be dressed up or down and presents itself beautifully in cable and lace. Here are some suggestions to get you in that blue mood!

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  1. #123 Sophisticated Boho Eternity Scarf. A longtime best-seller, with rave reviews! "I have other projects to knit but something about this scarf wanted me to stick with it. It was wonderful." -- Glena. "The pattern is well written & very clear. I love the step-by-step directions." -- Alicia. Shop on Ravelry.
  2. #236 Sea Glass. This shade of blue is the color of the ocean as I always imagine it! Combine it with an equally stunning shade of teal green or on it's own to knit up a piece that drapes gorgeously and will brighten up any outfit. Shop on Ravelry.
  3. #223 Marrakech. A surprising cable design that is a pleasure to knit. Shown in baby blanket size, but pattern includes more sizes to suit your multiple needs. Shop on Ravelry.
  4. #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. A versatile lace layer with very modern sloped shoulders, an open front, and chunky knit texture. Shop on Ravelry.

Of course, I have MANY MORE patterns that beg to be knit up in any shade of blue (or not blue!). Shop all patterns at SweaterBabe.com or in the SweaterBabe's Ravelry Shop


Hats, Hats, and More Hats to Knit Now!

Hats to Knit Now!

Knit hats are GREAT projects to knit on-the-go, to gift, and to stash bust! Here are some that you'll enjoy knitting, whether you're in the mood for some cables, lace, and/or quick knitting!

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  1. The NEW #237 Dreamcatcher Hat (Lace Version). A quick-knit hat with worsted-weight yarn and circular needles. Pattern includes this Lace version AND a Non-Lace version (see number 4 below). Perfect for his and her gift sets, with stash yarn, and/or in their fave team colors! Shop on Ravelry.
  2. #209 Big-Hearted Hat. Your big-hearted loved ones deserve this chunky, warm hat. Knit this complimentary set as an awesome couple's gift! Shop on Ravelry.
  3. #200 Woohoo Pom Pom Hat. A fun-to-knit and fun-to-wear hat with gorgeous cable panels on bulky needles. Shop on Ravelry.
  4. #The Non-Lace Version of the #237 Dreamcatcher Hat. A handsome choice for your best man. Knits up quickly with worsted-weight yarn and finishes with a cool geometric (dreamcatcher!) design at the crown. Shop on Ravelry.

Twenty + MORE Hat patterns to choose from! Shop all Hat patterns now at SweaterBabe.com or in the SweaterBabe's Ravelry Shop


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. . . . >

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