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Beauty is in the Cables and Lace!

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A good knitting pattern produces a nice finished garment or accessory that is interesting to knit. A GREAT pattern results in a finished item you can't wait to wear or gift, is lovely and impressive to look at, and was a joy to knit!

For me, beautiful stitchwork incorporated into a very wearable (or giftable) piece is easily a GREAT pattern.

Here are some that IMHO fit the bill!

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1) #241 Evelyn. A modern take on the Fisherman's sweater with up-to-date details and lace within the cables for a feminine touch. Pockets and longer back hem make it extra versatile. Available on Ravelry too.

2) #168 Sublime Cabled Hat. Simple cable twists, but worked in a 4-strand braided design for maximum visual impact. Baby, Child, and Adult sizes included in the pattern. Available on Ravelry too.

3) #96 Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket. Gorgeous texture from a pretty lace panel alternated with a simple cable twist, all set against an easy Garter stitch background. The ultimate gift. Pattern now includes 4 sizes! Available on Ravelry too.

4) #240G Kiana Vest. A fabulous double cable frames petite lace leaves down the front and back of this versatile vest. A matching Women's version and Hat use the same cable design. Girl's Vest on Ravelry too. Women's Version on Ravelry. Hat on Ravelry.

5) #225 The One Hat. A great hat pattern that you'll easily knit over and over! I knit 4 of them in 4 days! Such a luxe gift knit up in a cashmere blend. Available on Ravelry too.

6) #167 Simply Divine Baby Blanket. Simple lace interspersed with cables make for a wonderfully textured blanket. Available in multiple sizes if purchased as part of blanket eBook, #eB0003 Blanket Trio. Available on Ravelry too

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Gorgeous One-Ball Knitting Projects!

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One-Ball Knitting Projects are ALWAYS on my needles. I LOVE to use up stash yarn and have a project that's pretty quick to knit for fast gratification! Plus, I always need a few projects that are grab and go. Whether I'm in the school pick-up line, or at one of my kid's classes, I like to get my knitting in whenever possible, don't you?

Above are some great One-Ball Projects. Want more options? Check out the FULL selection of One-Ball Knitting Patterns or One and Two-Ball Knitting Patterns.

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  1. #200 Woohoo Pompom Hat. Fun to knit and fun to wear! Also on Ravelry.

  2. #211 Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Beautiful lace that is surprisingly simple to do. Charted and written out. Also on Ravelry.

  3. #160 Meandering Cables One-Ball Hat. Chunky cables knit up into this warm, cozy hat. Also on Ravelry.

  4. #231 Adina One-Ball Scarf - a NEW RELEASE! Gossamer, all-over lace with uniquely rounded ends. Also on Ravelry.

  5. #193 "Don't Ruche Me, I'm Knitting" Scarf. A MKAL winner! Lace and some strategic shaping to create the ruched look on the ends. Also on Ravelry.

  6. #207 Quick Chunky Book Cuffs. Fast and great for topping your boots! Also on Ravelry.

  7. #225 The One Hat. Oh so knitable - I made four of these in 2 days! Also on Ravelry.

  8. #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette. A lovely option to feel a little more covered up when wearing skinny-strapped tops. Also on Ravelry.


Cables or Lace? Choose either or both! So many options. . .

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If you're like me, you love knitting cables and lace! Sometimes, I can't decide between the two, so many of my designs feature both.

Whether you want your next knitting project to be a lace or cable one, you can choose from over 150 patterns featuring either and sometimes both! [Shown here, left to right, top to bottom:]

  1. #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. Big needles for big lace makes this a fairly quick knit with big impact. Shop on Ravelry.
  2. NEW! #221 Crystal Cove Shawlette. Just one hank of sock yarn! Shop on Ravelry.
  3. #216 Sprangle. A truly eye-catching cable pattern that's easy to work. Shop on Ravelry.
  4. #167 Simple Divine Baby Blanket. Beautifully combined cables and lace for a heirloom-worthy blanket.
  5. #210 Hillside Blooms Shawlette. Lace and garter stitch in an easy-to-wear crescent shape. Shop on Ravelry.
  6. #220 Marquise Stole/Scarf. A stunning lace pattern to knit up as a stole or scarf. Shop on Ravelry.

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  1. #201 Off-Kilter Lace Poncho. Asymmetrical fabulousless in a very chic look for this season! Shop on Ravelry.
  2. #211 Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Beautiful, gossamer lace - perfect as a quick knit gift! Shop on Ravelry.
  3. #218H Hamachi Cardigan (sold as a bundle with #218 Pendants Blanket, which is then converted to this cardigan). On Ravelry, please purchase BOTH the #218 Pendants Blanket + the #218H Hamachi Cardigan Addendum to make this cardigan. A VERY unique and eye-catching coat to wear RIGHT NOW.
  4. #210 Hillside Blooms Shawlette. A must-knit to throw over your shoulders and around your neck. Shop on Ravelry.
  5. #216 Sprangle. Gorgeous cabled texture is fun to knit and wear. Shop on Ravelry.
  6. #208 Tiered Eternity Scarf. A snuggly cowl you'll wear all winter. Shop on Ravelry.

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Take Cover! Rock your Summer looks into Fall!

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As Summer becomes Fall, I'm always reluctant to relegate my pretty summer outfits to the back of the closet. That's why I love a great shrug or lacy cardigan. It gives me just a little more time to wear my pretty summer tops, maxis, and sundresses.

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1) #213 Kimono Cropped Cardi. Knits up quickly in a chunky cotton yarn. On Ravelry.

2) #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette (just released!). One ball only (for 2 smaller sizes) in a seamless, flattering knit! On Ravelry.

3) #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. Gorgeous all-over lace is a beautiful accent to your summer dresses. On Ravelry.

4) Back view of the #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette.

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Go Big or [Just] Go Knit!

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Knitting season is really here! Despite the 90+ degree weather we're having this week in Southern California, I've got bigger knitting projects on my mind and "to-knit" list!

Here are some BIG projects to challenge and occupy you with gorgeous texture and patterning. Your knitting hours will be rewarded with statement pieces for you to wear or showcase proudly in your home!

From left to right, top to bottom:

  1. #182 Noe Valley Sweater. My go-to layer on chilly fall mornings. On Ravelry.
  2. #191 Tabitha Cocoon Cardigan. On Ravelry.
  3. #218 Pendants Blanket (baby, lap, or throw sizes!). On Ravelry.
  4. #201 Off-Kilter Lace Poncho. On Ravelry.
  5. #206 Floral Top-Down Cape. On Ravelry.
  6. #218H Hamachi Cardigan (it starts with the baby-sized Pendants Blanket, then gets converted into this amazing cardigan!). On Ravelry.
  7. #189 Travelling Cables Blanket (4 sizes included). On Ravelry.
  8. #205 Two-Way Wrap Cardigan (multiple textures combine for a very wearable and modern shape). On Ravelry.

Not ready for the BIG project? I've ALWAYS got the One and Two-Ball Projects to keep your knitting bag full!

 

 


The MUST-HAVE Two-Way Layer for Spring and Summer!

UPDATE - this patten is now available. #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. Happy knitting!

Fresh off my knitting needles is this versatile, chunky cotton, lace knit topper!

I love that it was a quick knit on big needles. And the vibrant blue is just stunning!

Even better, I love to wear it two totally different ways! Right side up (first and last photo), it's a vest/short-sleeve open cardi. Then, flip it over (second photo) and it's a so-of-the-moment shrug! Either way lets the open lace stitch stand out. I'm gonna be wearing this a lot!

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Think I should wear this to Vogue Knitting Live? I'll be there - Pasadena, CA on the 18th!

 

WOW - thanks for all the lovely comments! YIKES - this pattern is quite literally just off my needles. I finished it last week and have worn it a lot already! I'll write it up as fast as possible!! It will most likely be a May release. 


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1) To be named, asymmetrical lace poncho. Bring it! Whether it's a layer over your skinny jeans and tall boots for a run to the grocery, or it tops off a long, lean dress - this poncho is a head-turner that will showcase your knitting skills as well as your fabulous fashion sense!

2) Cables, cables, cables. Always love them, especially when they are presented in a unique, bold, yet understated way. This wide, beautifully cabled, stole is a must-knit and must-have in a cashmere blend yarn.

3) Another view of the poncho. Fringe is in!

4) and 5) A transitional tank in a most gorgeous hand-painted colorway. Angled hem creates a beautiful drape. Gently curved front and back neckline is ultra flattering and the perfect compliment to your favorite statement necklace or pendant.

ALL of these patterns coming soon! [3/26/15 UPDATE: Shop the #201 Off-Kilter Poncho, the #202 Truffles Stole, and the #203 Falling with Grace Tank!]

ENTER TO WIN a copy of your TWO choices (of the above) as soon as they get released!

HOW TO ENTER:

1) PIN any or all of the above images (or any knitting pattern from my SweaterBabe.com site or my from my patterns on Ravelry) to one of your Pinterest Boards. The words "SweaterBabe Knitting Pattern" must be in your Pin description. THEN, enter the Pin's url here as a comment (example: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181129216239054823/).

2) If you are not on Pinterest, post a comment here telling us which knitting pattern you'd love to get your hands (and needles) on! 

All entries must be before 9pm PST, December 10th, 2014.

Then, I'll randomly choose 3 winners from all entries. Each winner can choose TWO of the above patterns to win.

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Winners will be emailed or gifted the TWO pdf patterns they choose (from above) as soon as the pattern is released. If they wish to substitute a different individual pattern from my collection, that is ok too.

WINNERS! Lindsay N., Darlene Demell, and Carol Nunn. Congrats and thanks for entering!

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What to Knit for Mom Now!?

What to Knit for Mom? Check out the current Top-Selling Knitting Patterns:  

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Here are the HOTTEST SweaterBabe.com knitting patterns right now!

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1) #189 Travelling Cables Blanket* -- A recent release! Fabulous for any new Mom (baby blanket sizes) or for Mom (throw size, also included!).

2) #188 Open Hearts Shawlette -- Pretty hearts linked against an open lace background. What says "I love you, Mom" more than that?!

3) #182 Noe Valley Sweater -- The perfect sweater to keep Mom warm.

4) #153 Simply SweaterBabe Top-Down Cardigan -- Top-down, cashmere blend, long, flattering length!

5) #181 Sapphire Lace Shawl -- Lovely lace, versatile shawl shape.

6) #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan -- HUGE, all-time bestseller for the ultra-feminine Mom.

7) #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap (Top-Down) Cardigan -- For the super stylish Mom.

8) #159 Ultimate Chunky Cables and Ribs Scarf -- Beautiful scarf for a modern, yet classic Mom!

9) #141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Cardigan -- Beaded, lacy coverup for the Mom that likes to dress up a bit.

10) #190 Kinsley Chunky Scarf -- Modern and bold, for a Mom that is the same!

  

[This pattern is the April pattern download for members of the $7.99/month SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club (please note that this is NOT the same as being on my free email list). 
 
Not a member? Join by the end of April 2014 to get this pattern right away as part of your membership!]
 
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Short on Time? SweaterBabe has MANY quick one and two-ball projects Mom (and you) will love!