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Pattern Pick: Town And Country by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

Town And Country

Town And Country
by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

A little bit of Town, a little bit of Country and the perfect amount of simple leisurely knitting with outstanding texture and colour.

Stripes, variegated yarn and colour blocks all make for a visually exciting and dramatic shawl. Drape it over your shoulders or bundle it up snugly as a bandana style version of warmth and fashion. . . . >

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Product Pick: Beadazzled Shawl Kit by Michelle's Assortment

Beadazzled Shawl Kit

Beadazzled Shawl Kit
by Michelle's Assortment

Beadazzled Shawl Kit includes printed pattern, yarn, shawl pin, beads, beading tool, and stitch markers. Beadazzled is a charming lace shawl that incorporates beads for a pop of color and fabulous drape. This fascinating stitch pattern is fun and fast to knit. Pair with your favorite shawl pin and drape yourself in enchanting sparkles that are sure to entice and attract admirers from across the room.  . . >

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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: Basel On The Rhine by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

Basel On The Rhine
Basel On The Rhine
by Mary-Ann Lammers Designs

Subtle shades, simple stitches and interesting textures are what Basel On The Rhine is all about.

As the Rhine meanders through Basel, so does your eye as you glance upon the lovely shades in this self striping yarn. Round and round it follows the soft lines and ends in a dramatic i-cord edging.

Knit from a luxuriously soft DK, the feel against your skin is sublime, gentle and cool. Any similar DK yarn will give you the look you want, the choices are endless, the possibilities limitless. . . . >

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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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FREE Pattern Pick: Rasta Rainbow Throw-Pattern by Alpaca Direct

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FREE Pattern Pick: 
Rasta Rainbow Throw-Pattern
by Alpaca Direct

Knit a deliciously warm and vibrant afghan in no time at all. Try this simple and Elegant FREE pattern to showcase Handpainted Malabrigo Rasta! . . . >

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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

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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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