Pattern Pick: Mini Scarf by SweaterBabe

Mini Scarf

Mini Scarf
by SweaterBabe

Accent scarves are perfect little accessories to add a bit of color and soft texture to your everyday outfit. So why not knit some pretty little lace ones that are just as versatile as your silk ones AND allow you to use up those gorgeous leftover bits from your yarn stash?!

Well, here you have just the design that will let you do that! This mini scarf pattern features a very pretty, all-over leaf lace stitch. The ends are elegantly tapered and the middle section is thinner to eliminate any bulkiness when worn around the neck or tied around your head or purse strap.

Each mini scarf works up beautifully using small amounts of fingering-weight yarn. By changing the lace repeats worked in the middle section, you can adjust the length based on the intended use and how much yardage you have on hand. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Quinn by SweaterBabe

Quinn
FREE Pattern Pick: 
Quinn
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 2/27/20. On Ravelry too.)

A great cabled hat pattern that’s versatile and quick is a no-brainer. You can knit it over and over again as a great gift item. This one is unisex and an interesting cable knit as well!

It started with a non-traditional cable design. The unexpected cable twists give this hat a modern appeal. Knit it up in a soft alpaca blend, as shown, for a luxe result.

Hat is knit from the bottom up entirely in the round. Decreases at the crown follow the general spirit of the cable and finish with a pleasing design at the top.

This hat pattern is an easy stash-buster, requiring just 150 yards of a soft worsted-weight yarn that meets the gauge.

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TV Knitting - Binge Watch and Get Your Knitting Done!

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It's Super Bowl weekend tomorrow! So here's some ideas on what to knit when you're watching TV for hours, whether you're binge watching your fave Netflix or Amazon Prime series, or enjoying a big game.  And through the weekend, enjoy 15% off any purchase of $8 or more with BIGGAME entered at checkout.

  1. Luna One-Ball Cowl. [shown above: left] Here's a simple cowl that is worked in the round in Garter stitch from the bottom up. A few decrease rounds taper the cowl just slightly for a lovely fit. A great beginner-level project. Also on Ravelry.
  2. Karrisa Shawl. [top right] A simple diagonal rib is worked for rows and rows in this angled shawl. The stitch pattern is charted and written and is easily memorized for the first few segments of the shawl (the final lace section requires a little more attention). Also on Ravelry.
  3. Twisted Lattice Shawl. [middle right] While the twisted lattice border is a little more involved, this shawl starts with a big section of Stockinette stitch with increases to create the triangular shape - a great, repetitive section to knit in front of a TV. Also on Ravelry
  4. Worsted-Weight Striped Scarf. [bottom right] This beginner scarf is all Garter stitch, i.e. knitting every row, but with some easy striping for visual interest. Part of a 3-pattern eBook of beginner-level projects. Also on Ravelry

These 2 shawls that start out with big stretches of Garter stitch (before lace or other stitch patterns kick in): Linen and Lace Shawl, Adaline Shawl 

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Cowls for Every Season and Reason!

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It's almost always cowl season! Especially when there are so many different cowl knitting patterns to choose from! Whether you need a quick knit chunky one for the colder temps or as a gift, a delicate lace number as a pretty accessory that's easy to carry with you, or anything in between - SweaterBabe has lots of great options!

Checkout the ones featured above or view all SweaterBabe Cowl, Scarf, & Shawl Knitting Patterns.
[from top, left; then, clockwise]

  1. NEW! The Analia Cowl. Delicate lace and intertwining cable panels combine to make this super soft and lightweight cowl. So great as a travel accessory! Also on Ravelry.
  2. Luxe Infinity Scarf. 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 definitions. Also on Ravelry.
  3. Tiered Eternity Scarf. This eternity scarf is a lovely mix of two gorgeous textures, a leaf lace and a simple textured stitch, that combine effortlessly into an easy-to-wear accessory. Also on Ravelry.
  4. Double Cabled Cowl. This cowl 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. Maybe it's time to try out cables? Also on Ravelry
  5. Lyra Cowl. A chunky cowl ideal for quick knitting on size 13 needles and bold texture! This one starts with a simple, seed stitch border, then transitions into the main lace pattern. Also on Ravelry.
  6. Luna One-Ball Cowl. New to knitting or just want to knit up a simple project? This beginner-level cowl may be just the ticket! It's knit in the round with just a little bit of simple shaping for a great fit. Also on Ravelry.

Which cowl will you knit next?

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SweaterBabe's Top 10 Patterns of 2019!

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Happy New Year! To help you kick off 2020 and a whole new year of great knitting, here are the Top 10 SweaterBabe patterns from 2019! And through 1/10/20, enjoy 20% off these Top 10 with coupon code TOP102019 entered at checkout.

  1. Maelynn Cardigan. [shown above: top, left] Knit this update to your everday cardigan! Fun, all-over cables for the front and back with ribbed detailing and pockets. Also on Ravelry.
  2. Noe Valley. This sweater features lots of delicious cable work to keep the knitting interesting and to add tons of textural interest. Also on Ravelry.
  3. Mini Scarf. [shown above: bottom, left] A cute leaf lace mini scarf for tying around your neck, as a hair ribbon, or as an accent scarf for your purse! Great way to use up those leftover fingering -weight yarns for gifts! Also on Ravelry.
  4. Hadley Cabled Sweater. [shown above: bottom, right] A modern and feminine take on the cabled sweater! Top-down, with a wide, lovely cable panel running down the front and back. Slightly belled sleeves (but you can also work straight, if you prefer). Also on Ravelry
  5. Sanotorini. [shown above: top, right] A striking mix of textures and colors to wear as a draped scarf or shawl. Also on Ravelry.
  6. Hibiscus Coasters. Pretty, leaf-shaped coasters to adorn your coffee table. Also, a perfect project for those leftover fingering-weight yarns. Also on Ravelry.
  7. Chalice One-Ball Scarf. A perennial favorite! Just one ball of a supremely soft mohair and silk lace-weight yarn knits up beuatifully into this gorgeous and gossamer scarf. Also on Ravelry.
  8. Laguna Ribbed Scarf. A striking, ribbed scarf that combines three colors with a uniquely pleasing ribbed pattern. Also on Ravelry.
  9. Knitting is Beleafing Hat. Knit from the bottom up with a textured leaf design. Also on Ravelry.
  10. Twisted Lattice Shawl. A generously-sized triangular shawl that is like the ultimate portable blanket. Gorgeous twisted lattice border. Also on Ravelry.

Here's to a wonderful year full of knitting, good health, and happiness!

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Pattern Pick: Tiered Eternity Scarf by SweaterBabe

Tiered Eternity Scarf
Tiered Eternity Scarf
by SweaterBabe

I love that knitting can create such gorgeous textures. And when I can find multiple textures that combine so effortlessly, it’s a great thing!

This eternity scarf’s generous width allows you to experience knitting three different textured stitch patterns that will then display beautifully when worn.

It starts with a Leaf lace panel that you work from end to end. Stitches are picked up along one of the long edges to work a very simple textured stitch as the middle layer. A few rows of Seed stitch as the top layer combats any curling and gives the scarf a neat finish.

Worked up in a soft (yet sturdy!) alpaca and wool blend in a neutral color, this scarf is sure to be a fabulous, timeless, wear-with-everything accessory. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Big Cable Stole by SweaterBabe

Big Cable Stole
Big Cable Stole
by SweaterBabe

A big, bold, all-over cable pattern is truly eye-catching in this fabulously soft and warm stole.

Intricately intertwined cables are worked over the full length and width of this stole, with a simple Garter stitch border. Works up surprisingly quickly due to the Aran-weight yarn (in this case, 2 strands of thinner yarn held together throughout – one 100% alpaca and the other an alpaca and silk blend) and bulky needle size.

The cable is charted and written out, so you can follow your preference. Simple cable techniques are used and explained in the instructions. Length can easily be extended by working additional repeats of the cable pattern.

This is a cable-lover’s dream to knit and to wear as a stole or super warm and luxurious scarf. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Easy Cabled One-Ball Boot Cuffs by SweaterBabe

Easy Cabled One-Ball Boot Cuffs

Easy Cabled One-Ball Boot Cuffs
by SweaterBabe

Nifty little boot cuffs add a flash of style and warmth while embellishing your fabulous boots and booties! So easy to knit and a cinch to wear! These use just one ball of a lovely Peruvian Highland Wool yarn from Elann.com. Work them in the round in a fun color to jazz up your look. . . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Sapphire Lace Shawl by SweaterBabe

Sapphire Lace Shawl
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Sapphire Lace Shawl
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 12/30/19. On Ravelry too.)

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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One and Two-Skein knitting patterns

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