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.. . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Scarf & Shawl Knitting Patterns

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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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Pattern Pick: Marine Layers by SweaterBabe

Marine Layers

Marine Layers
by SweaterBabe

For me, mindless knitting is being able to quickly learn a pattern stitch so I no longer refer to the instructions. Both of the stitch patterns in this scarf are easily learned and lend themselves beautifully to a mindless (and fun carry-along) project. They are also just complicated enough to produce impressive results and keep your knitting interest, but won't tax your brain as you knit away.

Each end of the scarf is a chunky section of a textured rib stitch that is just a mix of knits and purls, but is visually much more than a simple rib. The middle is a pretty trellis lace that is actually quite repetitive. After knitting a few reps, you'll start to get a feel for it and soon be able to "read" your knitting in order to maintain the stitch pattern (with only an occasional peek at the instructions).

The two stitch patterns transition seamlessly into one another and provide a pleasing contrast in textures.. . . >

Available on the Ravelry too.

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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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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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