Product Pick: Chain Row Counter by The Crooked Elm

Chain Row Counter
Chain Row Counter

by The Crooked Elm

These glimmering row counters can even be read in the dark! Doubles as a stitch marker, use your needles to count rows with this ultralight chain row counter. Multiple colors are available.  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Mirabella by SweaterBabe

Mirabella

Mirabella
by SweaterBabe

I love a yarn that drapes beautifully, so I'm taking advantage of this silky merino one by featuring its fabulous drape front and center!

This draped neckline sweater is elegant and casual at the same time, which is often my go-to look these days.

Simple shaping allows the draped neckline to take center stage. Back and front are knit straight up, one in Stockinette stitch and one in Lace. Both have gently slanted shoulders, worked with short row shaping. The front has the knit-in neckline insert gradually increased between lace panels, ending with a little bit of ribbing to for a clean top edge.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Teagan Cardigan by SweaterBabe

Teagan Cardigan
Teagan Cardigan
by SweaterBabe

A pretty little cardigan is a staple for every woman's wardrobe, especially when it has a touch of lace and beautifully shaped open front.

The cardigan is knit from the top-down, with the V-neck shaping worked along the way, as increases are made along the raglan "seams". A lovely leaf lace panel is centered down the back. The body is then joined together, leaving the sleeve stitches on hold. The front pieces are then decreased to complete the shaped front, ending in a ribbed border.. . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Lazy Weekend Cowl by SweaterBabe

Lazy Weekend Cowl

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Lazy Weekend Cowl
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 1/25/19. On Ravelry too.)

I love a quick, knit-it-up-in-a-weekend kind of project, especially when the results are this lovely and instantly wearable!

This fairly simple, but very visually pleasing, leaf lace stitch marries beautifully with just one hank of Malabrigo Worsted to produce a cowl that you will easily knit again and again.

The almost-theraputic nature of knitting with Malabrigo yarn is certainly a great thing, as are the gorgeous kettle-dyed colorways. The cowl shown here is in Orchid, a beautiful pink with lilac tones.

A few hours here and a few hours there working this easy-to-learn stitch, plus one joining seam, and you'll have this pretty cowl to throw on or give away.. . . >

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Top 10 Patterns of 2018!

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WOW - It's 2019 and another year of great knitting is behind us! Time to plan your knitting for 2019!

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Need project inspiration? Here is a list of the TOP patterns from 2018:

1. Kimberlie [top left in photo]. The tailored look of Moss stitch is artfully combined with a pretty diamond lace to make this cowl (which can also knit up as a scarf!) a must-knit. Shop on Ravelry.

2. Laguna Ribbed Scarf [bottom right in photo]. A ribbed scarf knit up in a precious yarn is an instant classic. This one steps it up a few notches by combining three eye-catching colors with a uniquely pleasing ribbed pattern. Shop on Ravelry.

3. Adaline Shawl [bottom left in photo]. Here's a timeless and lovely shawl design. Knit from the top down, it begins with a simple Garter stitch section, which showcases the beauty of your yarn. Increases along the center line and at each edge create pretty eyelet accents and a block of nice and easy knitting. Knit to size shown, it only takes one hank! Shop on Ravelry.

4. Gossamer One-Ball Scarf [top right in photo]. Knit this supremely soft scarf featuring an open lace panel with gentle peaks along one long edge, contrasted with a bit of garter stitch. Plus, it only takes one ball of yarn! Shop on Ravelry.

5. Leaf Me Be Coffee Sleeve. Knit up one of these useful and pretty little coffee sleeves in just a few hours with very little yarn. The leaf design is charted and written out and mostly consists of simple 2-stitch cable twists. Shop on Ravelry.

6. Noe Valley. Lots of delicious cable work to keep the knitting interesting and to add tons of textural interest to the front and back of this sweater. The sloped shoulders and poncho shaping give it a very urban feel add to its cozy chic quality. Shop on Ravelry.

7. Viveca Cardigan. A soft linen blend yarn is perfect for an easy-fitting cardigan that can be thrown over many outfits. Shop on Ravelry

8. Chalice One-Ball Scarf. Pure silky softness glides through your fingers as you knit this one-ball beauty! A very pretty lace pattern, using only 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. Shop on Ravelry.

9. SweaterBabe's 3 Best Blankets eBook. 3 of SweaterBabe.com's best-selling blanket patterns, all collected in one great eBook AND with extended sizes!! Shop on Ravelry.

8. Wild Iris Blanket. I love this very special lace pattern for its complex-looking results. But, no worries, it's just worked with simple decreases and yarnovers. The end result is an incredibly lovely floral lace design that appears to morph into itself depending on how you look at it! It's a truly beautiful fabric that lends itself nicely to a blanket of any size. Shop on Ravelry.

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Product Pick: Pearl Shawl Pin by Crafty Flutterby Creations

Pearl Shawl Pin
Pearl Shawl Pin

by Crafty Flutterby Creations

Add an elegant finishing touch to handmade shawls, cowls, cardigans, scarves, hats, etc. This lightweight pin slides easily between yarn strands and is sure to be complimented on wherever you wear it. Whether you are looking to treat yourself or buy a gift this classic pin goes with everything!  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Leaf Me Be by SweaterBabe

Leaf Me Be
Leaf Me Be
by SweaterBabe

Whether it's tea or coffee that you enjoy drinking while relaxing with friends or knitting, you need one of these hand-knit coffee sleeves!

Knit up one of these useful and pretty little coffee sleeves in just a few hours with very little yarn. The leaf design is charted and written out and mostly consists of simple 2-stitch cable twists.

This is a quick and seamless project when knit on small circular needles. Double-pointed needles would work too, but circulars are definitely recommended.

Great for stash-busting too, as you only need 35 yards of a dk or light worsted-weight yarn. Perfect as last minute thank you gifts for your favorite teacher, girlfriend, host, babysitter, etc. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Chunky Pinwheel Cowl by SweaterBabe

Chunky Pinwheel Cowl
Chunky Pinwheel Cowl
by SweaterBabe

Chunky cowls stand up well against a cold wind. This one has a striking pinwheel design that is worked with just knits, purls, and simple twisted stitches. Choose a yarn like the one shown here with excellent stitch definition and a vibrant color.

Worked in one piece from the bottom up on a large circular needle, this is a quick, seamless knit that makes for an awesome weekend project!

A great gift for the males and females on your list too. Looks fabulous folded in like a turtleneck or just scrunched down. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Travelling Cables Blanket by SweaterBabe

Travelling Cables Blanket
FREE Pattern Pick: 
Travelling Cables Blanket
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 12/25/18. On Ravelry too.)

An interesting stitch pattern that uses cable twists in a different sort of way makes for a satisfying project with great textural results!

As a baby blanket (4 sizes included!), this design is easily that special gift that a new Mom will go gaga over! As a full-sized throw/blanket, you'll elevate your home d├ęcor to a new level of chic.

Edges are knit in Moss st, with the curving cables and lace pattern featured as the all-over design. The pattern is simple to work with basic yarn overs and paired decreases. Intermittent cable crosses give this blanket its curved, eye-catching surface texture.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Viveca Cardigan by SweaterBabe

 Viveca Cardigan
Viveca Cardigan
by SweaterBabe

A soft linen blend yarn is perfect for an easy-fitting cardigan that can be thrown over many outfits.

The pretty lace pattern is used for both the body and sleeves, giving the cardigan a gently scalloped bottom hem. Knit-in Stockinette stitch side panels shape the fronts. Their angled shapes allow the cardigan to drape nicely at the open front.

Ribbed front borders are knit in for easy knitting. The sleeves are picked up and knit down in the round or in rows.

Shoulders are seamed using a 3-needle bind off and the sides are seamed at finishing. This pattern would also work well in a merino wool blend for a multi-seasonal design. . . . >

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