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. . . . >

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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! . . . >

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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. . . . >

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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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What to Knit with All That Yarn?

Knit Your Stash
Did you buy a bunch of yarn on Cyber Monday? Well, now is the time to figure out what to knit with it all!! 

Here are some project ideas so you can knit down that stash!

1) Marquise Stole/Scarf. A unique lace pattern creates elegant elliptical shapes that are multi-dimensional from many angles. Framed with a simple moss stitch, this stole is all-about gorgeous texture.  Also available on Ravelry.

2) (Top to bottom of stack) Simply Divine Blanket, Fancy Stitch Blanket, and Fancy Cables and Lace Blanket. Three top-selling blanket patterns sold together as an eBook (with extended sizes) or as individual pdf patterns. All with lovely textures and interesting stitch work. Also available on Ravelry.

3) Kiana Vest. A sweet A-line vest to keep her warm. The Kiana Vest for Girls features a beautiful center panel cable.Lots of details, like the neat ribbed edges, handy pockets and squared neckline finish the design. Also available in a Women's versionAlso available on Ravelry.

4) Kiki Fingerless Gloves. Just a little over 100 yards of worsted weight is all you need for this pretty pair of fingerless gloves. A co-ordinating hat pattern is available too. Also available on Ravelry.

 

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Pattern Pick: Riley Fingerless Gloves by SweaterBabe


Riley Fingerless Gloves

Riley Fingerless Gloves
by SweaterBabe

A luxe pair of cabled fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm indoors and out!

The pretty braided cable runs the length of the gloves. The shorter version just covers your wrists and can be tucked into the sleeves of your winter coat. A slightly longer version is included as well.

The palm side is ribbed for a great, cozy fit. Cable is fully charted and written out.

A coordinating hat pattern, the #255 Riley Hat, and scarf pattern, the #258 Riley Scarf, are available separately if you wish to knit up a great set. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Marrakech Blanket by SweaterBabe

Marrakech Blanket

Marrakech Blanket
by SweaterBabe

Blankets are like a playground for interesting stitch patterns. And, I for one, need an interesting stitch pattern if I’m knitting up a baby blanket (and even more so for an adult-sized blanket) or I’ll pass out from boredom! This stitch pattern doesn’t disappoint. It’s comprised of simple cable techniques, is pleasingly symmetric, and produces a lovely, intricate-looking design.

Cables are first established within a seed stitch border. The stitches of the cable then spread out, and then come back in, before they get twisted again. The pattern staggers, forming cool, medallion-like shapes.

This is a fairly easy-to-learn cable pattern for intermediate to experienced cable knitters. Those newer to cables can follow the chart and/or written instructions.. . . >

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Scarf & Shawl Knitting Patterns

Scarves_Shawls

Scarves and shawls are the perfect knitting projects right now!

Whether it's a gift for a loved one, or a special treat for you!

Shown above are some lovelies to try:

1) Riley Scarf. The stunning cable design is interesting to work and produces beautifully textured results! Knit up this scarf in a luxe cashmere blend, as shown, for the ultimate gift. Three lengths included in the pattern. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

2) Just released! 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.

3) Garden Stroll Stole. Three distinct pattern panels combine so well for this versatile rectangular stole. Shown here in Berroco Ultra Alpaca - a worsted-weight yarn with heirloom-worthy color options and a supple hand. Pattern also available on Ravelry.

4) Annalisse Stole. Lace and nupps to beautifully showcase the softness of an alpaca dk-weight yarn. Lots of interesting lace to keep your attention and produce a one-of-a-kind accessory that is surpasses any store bought options! Pattern also available on Ravelry.

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