Gift Knit Suggestions in All Weights of Yarn!

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Here are gift knit ideas by yarn -weight! And through 11/30/22, enjoy 15% off these select knitting patterns with coupon code* GIFTKNIT 

Super Bulky and Bulky Gift Knits: #310 Eliza Cowl (Shop on Ravelry), #301 Waverly Cowl (Shop on Ravelry), #293 Morgan One-Skein Hat [shown above: bottom, right corner] (Shop on Ravelry), #291 Lyra Cowl (Shop on Ravelry), #338 Maren Bulky Cabled Beanie (Shop on Ravelry)

Aran-Weight Gift Knit: #276 Knitting is Beleafing Hat [shown above: top, left corner] (Shop on Ravelry),  #274 Rory Ribbed Hat (Shop on Ravelry).

Worsted-Weight Gift Knits: #337 Maren Cabled Beanie (Shop on Ravelry), #326 Aria Cowl Knit up in a brushed alpaca on Aran-Weight needles (Shop on Ravelry), #317 Sylvie Fingerless Gloves [shown above: top, right corner] (Shop on Ravelry), #285 Luna One-Ball Cowl [shown above: right, center] (Shop on Ravelry), #237 Dreamcatcher Hat (Shop on Ravelry), #225 The One Hat [shown above: bottom, left corner] (Shop on Ravelry)

DK-Weight Gift Knits: #270 Leaf Me Be Coffee Sleeve [shown above: left, center] (Shop on Ravelry), #210 Hillside Blooms Shawlette (Shop on Ravelry)

Lace and Fingering-Weight Gift Knits: #290 Hibiscus Coasters [shown above: center, near bottom] (Shop on Ravelry), #256 Adaline Shawl (Shop on Ravelry), #211 Chalice One-Ball Scarf [shown above, top, center] (Shop on Ravelry), #289 Mini Scarf (Shop on Ravelry)

* Coupon code expires 11/30/22, midnight PST. Must enter coupon code at checkout for 15% discount to apply. On Ravelry, click "use coupon code" in checkout cart. On SweaterBabe.com, click on "Coupon/Gift Certificate" in checkout cart. 15% only applies to the knitting patterns listed above.


Top 10 Bestselling SweaterBabe Knitting Patterns

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Here are the current 10 bestselling knitting patterns from SweaterBabe! And through Labor Day, enjoy 15% off all 10 with coupon code* LDAY15 

  1. Raven Camisole. [shown above: middle, right] A truly versatile little black camisole. Shop on Ravelry.
  2. Lilliana Cardigan. [shown above: bottom, left] An open lace cardigan is the perfect light layer. Shop on Ravelry.
  3. Vianne Cardigan. [shown above: top, left] Top-down, round yoke cardigan with lovely leaf lace details. Shop on Ravelry.
  4. Ivy Sweater. [shown above: bottom, right] Staggered lace makes for a gorgeous detail on this sweater top. Shop on Ravelry.
  5. Marion Cardigan. Cables and lace combine beautifully in this wear-with-everything cardigan. Shop on Ravelry.
  6. Mini Scarf. [shown above: middle, left] A perfect little accent scarf in a very pretty lace allows you to use up those gorgeous bits of fingering-weight in your stash. Shop on Ravelry.
  7. Amethyst Shawl. [shown above: top, right] The uniquely beautiful and multi-dimensional lace in this shawl design is fun to knit and gorgeous to wear. Shop on Ravelry.
  8. Eve Shrug. An updated and very flattering transition layer to knit now. Shop on Ravelry.
  9. Kimberlie Scarf. Textured diamond lace adorns this simple scarf/cowl. Shop on Ravelry.
  10. Olivia Cardigan. Delicate lace graces the upper front and back of this pretty little caridgan. Shop on Ravelry.

* Coupon code expires 9/5/22, midnight PST. Must enter coupon code at checkout for 15% discount to apply. On Ravelry, click "use coupon code" in checkout cart. On SweaterBabe.com, click on "Coupon/Gift Certificate" in checkout cart. 15% only applies to the 10 knitting patterns listed above.


Pattern Pick: Camille Eternity Scarf by SweaterBabe

Camille Eternity Scarf

Camille Eternity Scarf
by SweaterBabe

Simple techniques can sometimes produce the most stunning results! The lace pattern of this eternity scarf is a prime example, only using knit, purl, k2tog, and ssk to create a beautifully intricate-looking design.

Placing stitch markers to separate each 20-stitch repeat and keeping track of which of the 32 rounds you are on are easy ways to ensure success working this stitch pattern. You can follow the charted or written version, both of which are included in this pattern.

The eternity scarf is worked entirely in the round, with a few rounds of ribbing before and after the lace.

As you work each round, this deceptively complicated-looking lace stitch will emerge and impress all! Shown here in a vibrant yellow gold color with subtle green tones, but would look great in other solid-colored worsted-weight yarns with excellent stitch defintion.. . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: Ivy Sweater by SweaterBabe

Ivy Sweater

Ivy Sweater
by SweaterBabe

Simple silhouettes are ideal for allowing a design element to truly stand out. This versatile top is intentionally designed with clean lines so the visual focus is on the gorgeous lace that arcs from shoulder to shoulder.

The pretty lace section is actually comprised of a double eyelet lace panel that is repeated multiple times and staggered to create the curved effect.

Knit this sweater seamlessly from the bottom up in the round. At the armholes, stitches are added at either end for the slight extended sleeves, then the front is completed to the shoulders first, with a little bit of neckline shaping. The back is then knit to the top with some short row shaping to slope the shoulders. A 3-needle bind off joins both shoulders.

Finally, the wide, shaped neckline is finished off with ribbing.

Sample is knit in a lovely linen and alpaca blend that gives the sweater a delicate, rustic look. Easily substitute another soft fingering-weight that will allow the lace stitch definition to come through. The sweater is knit to a cropped length, but can be easily lengthened by knitting extra rounds before the armhole split. This sweater would work well as a vest too over a slim-sleeved shirt. Bodice lace is charted only.. . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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FREE Pattern Pick: Gossamer One-Ball Lace Scarf

Gossamer One-Ball Lace Scarf

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Gossamer One-Ball Lace Scarf
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 10/31/21. On Ravelry too.)

When a heavy scarf just won't do, grab this gossamer-weight lace scarf instead! The silk/kid mohair blend lace-weight yarn knit on size 9 needles creates a supremely soft scarf.

An open lace panel with gentle peaks along one long edge is contrasted with a bit of garter stitch for lots of textural interest.

This scarf is very light, yet has enough body to allow itself to be draped in many pretty ways.

Wrap it around your neck like a cowl and tuck in the ends, drape it around your neck with the ends drawn through the folded middle loop, or tie it askew with a loose knot – it will always add a nice touch of femininity to your outfit.

PLUS, it's knit from just one ball of yarn. . . making it an ideal gift knit or quick knit for yourself!. . . >

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Techniques for the Aria Cowl knitting pattern

The SweaterBabe Aria Cowl design is all about the elongated crossed stitches! They are not hard to do, but do need to be done with care. These two videos below will demonstrate the special techniques that make the Aria Cowl such a beauty!

This first video shows the triple yo's.

 

This video shows how on the next row you drop those triple yo's and crate elongated stitches that get crossed for the lovely end results.

 


Create the Ultimate Crafting Space for Kids

Especially this last year, we've all had to reconsider how to best use the space in our homes. For us, as a family of 5, this has been a fun exercise in maximizing the space and furniture that we already own in order to accommodate 2 WFH adults, 3 distance-learners, and lots of knitting, sewing, handlettering, clay crafting, puzzle-making, and more ongoing and newly rediscovered crafts and hobbies!

Redfin reached out to me recently for my tips on creating the ideal crafting spaces for kids.

Here's a link to their article:

How to Create the Ultimate Crafting Space for Kids

Check it out for great tips from me and other online crafters!

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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. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: One-Skein Lace Fingerless Gloves

One-Skein Lace Fingerless Gloves
One-Skein Lace Fingerless Gloves
by SweaterBabe

Fabulous fingerless gloves knit from only one ball of Andean Silk from Knitpicks, a wonderfully soft Alpaca, Silk, and Merino Wool blend yarn. The Vine Lace is easy to follow, creating a sophisticated and pretty look. A little bit of ribbing along the inner side of the gloves make them fit perfectly. A few decreases after the thumb opening is made ensures a great fit as well.

Quick to knit with no seams on double pointed needles. A great stash-busting knitting project as it only uses one skein and makes a terrific gift! . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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FREE Pattern Pick: Double Cabled Cowl

Double Cabled Cowl
FREE Pattern Pick: 
Double Cabled Cowl
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 12/23/20. On Ravelry too.)

Cowls are an easy and stylish alternative to scarves this season!

This one features a wonderfully easy double cable pattern to add lots of textural interest. It knits up quickly in the round (no seams!) and can be worn like a folded-over turtleneck or scrunched down for a cool, slouchy look.

A great quick gift knit using less than 3 hanks of Cadena yarn from Knit Picks!

The cable pattern really is easy, despite how it looks. . . great for the knitter wanting to try out cables for the first time! . . . >

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