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Pattern Pick: HELICAL Stripes by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

HELICAL Stripes

HELICAL Stripes
by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

This pattern should be called Helical Knitting 101.
Learn how to master the technique of helical knitting, a jogless striping method that has you essentially knitting a continuous spiral of colour....following itself around and around.

Follow the step by step photo tutorial and master the learning curve in short time.
The borders are simple mock cables and the pattern will take you stitch by stitch through the steps to add an interesting look to a simple design.

Fearless knitting, and fun! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Expedition Shawl by Lisa Adcock Designs

Expedition Shawl

Expedition Shawl
by Lisa Adcock Designs

Ready for a road trip? If stripes are your highway, then the Expedition Shawl is for you! Asymmetrical, with a combination of garter and easy lace sections, the Expedition shawl is easily customized to include more colors, or more stripes to add even more flair to the overall design. Increasing the number of colors and/or the number of sections will change the yardage required. This design has been test knit. . . . >

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Product Pick: Dragonfly Shawl Pin by Michelle's Assortment

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Dragonfly Shawl Pin
by Michelle's Assortment

Let this dainty dragonfly adorn your favorite shawls, scarves, wraps, cardigans, and vests! This shawl pin is light enough to wear on the laciest of shawls. It is also sturdy enough to work well on lace through worsted weight hand knit/crochet accessories.  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Garden Stroll Stole by SweaterBabe

Garden Stroll Stole

Garden Stroll Stole
by SweaterBabe

Garden strolls, a day at the Arboretum, visiting the Farmer's Market. . . all such outings deserve a stole like this that can keep you lookin' hip and stylish, and chase away any chill in the air.

A trio of stitch panels, each interesting in its own right, combine beautifully to run the length of this stole.

The different stitches complement each other and harmoniously create a handknit piece that will earn many oohs and aahs.

Knit this up, as I did, in a gorgeous heathered green and you will have a lovely piece that perfectly transitions your wardrobe from summer to fall and beyond . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Playday Pack by Alpaca Direct

Playday Pack

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Playday Pack
by Alpaca Direct

You can never have too many bags...and this one will quickly become one of your favorites! It's a cute, roomy, easy to carry, self-closing style that doesn’t even need a lining. Knit in one piece with a worsted weight yarn, the body of the bag is felted in the washing machine. The long strap is knit flat or in the round and encases a soft cotton cord for added strength and comfort. The strap is lightly felted by hand, and hand stitched to the felted bag in two places. Try it-you’ll love it! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Off-Kilter Lace Poncho by SweaterBabe

Off-Kilter Lace Poncho

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)! . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Luxe Infinity Scarf by SweaterBabe

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Luxe Infinity Scarf
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 5/25/17. On Ravelry too.)

Curving, scalloped columns interspersed with garter stitch make for a very interesting and unique pattern stitch. Perfect for elevating a simple infinity scarf shape to new levels of sophistication!

This infinity scarf is a simple big loop, knit in the round on long circular needles. The stitch pattern is fabulous, so be sure to choose a yarn with great stitch definition, like the Del Cerro 100% merino wool shown here from Aslan Trends yarns. The cocoa color is rich and a natural complement to any outfit.

This infinity scarf makes a wonderful gift. It can be worn long and loose, or wrapped twice around the neck, for a perfectly scrunched look. . . . >

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Product Pick: Fabric Art Design ~ Do Ewe Knit? ~ Matted for Framing by KOALA Caddie™

Fabric Art Design ~ Do Ewe Knit? ~ Matted for Framing

Fabric Art Design ~ Do Ewe Knit? ~ Matted for Framing
by KOALA Caddie™

Save $5 when you wish your knitting moms a Happy Mothers’ Day! Choose the clever & popular Do Ewe Knit fabric, transformed into a unique work of art. We select the 8x10” design & mount it, using a premium 11x14” matte & backboard. The fabric art treasure is then ready to frame. Each includes a crystal clear sleeve & rigid mailer. The knitting sheep will bring a smile every day with their calm devotion to their craft. We have reduced the price of this Do Ewe Knit design by 25%, through 5/15/17. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Crystal Cove Shawlette by SweaterBabe

Crystal Cove Shawlette

Crystal Cove Shawlette
by SweaterBabe

There's a stretch of beach here in Southern California called Crystal Cove. It's nicely secluded, with charmingly restored cottages that are wonderful to stay at, if you get lucky enough to snag one.

This elongated, triangular shawlette reminds me of those cottages. There's a vintage charm to the combination of stitches. It's knit up in a hand-painted, fingering-weight yarn on slightly larger needles, giving it fresh appeal and lovely wearability.

Open, textured lace bands are alternated with bands of Stockinette stitch to highlight the subtle color variations of this yarn. A simple lace with a 6-stitch repeat is easily worked from the charts or written instructions included here.

The shawlette finishes with a lace stitch that forms pretty waves. This shawlette uses only one hank of yarn, making this a pattern you can knit over and over again. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Luscious Lace Scarf by SweaterBabe

Luscious Lace Scarf

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Luscious Lace Scarf
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 4/30/17. On Ravelry too.)

A thoroughly modern, yet romantically classic scarf. The exquisite lace stitch has lots of texture and movement, yet is quite easy to work. The edges are finished with simple 4-stitch cables.

Knit on size 9 needles using the sport weight Alpaca Silk yarn from Blue Sky Alpacas, the finished scarf drapes beautifully. Wear it bundled and wrapped around your neck, loosely wrapped and draped around your shoulders, or casually thrown over your outfit. . . . >

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