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Pattern Pick: Buttermilk Toque by Isabetty Knits

Buttermilk Toque
Buttermilk Toque

by Isabetty Knits

The Buttermilk Toque is a worsted-weight hat packed with small but mighty cables and a generous helping of seed stitch for maximum texture and squishiness. Each row of the pattern repeat is easy to memorize, giving you a visually complex surface texture with that’s a breeze to knit. This hat is perfect for anyone who is an unabashed lover of 2x2 cables, who can't get enough of seed stitch, and who is left breathless at the thought of combining the two. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Hillside Blooms Shawlette by SweaterBabe

Hillside Blooms Shawlette
Hillside Blooms Shawlette
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. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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Pattern Pick: Santorini by SweaterBabe

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Santorini Shawl
by SweaterBabe

A striking mix of textures and color will surely transform any outfit! This slanted rectangular shawl delivers all that and allows you to effortlessly combine your favorite three colors.

The colors are artfully combined with varying stretches of Garter stitch and two different lace stitch patterns. One is a pretty leaf lace and the other is a more open, trellis lace. Both are charted and written.

Separating out the pretty lace sections are easier Garter stitch segments to blend the colors in throughout the length of the shawl and provide subtle textural contrast.

The slanted rectangular shape is easily created. The shawl is knit to a generous width and length so it can wrap effortlessly around your neck and shoulders with lots of color and texture impact. . . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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FREE Pattern Pick: Chunky Pinwheel Cowl by SweaterBabe

#158 Chunky Pinwheel Cowl

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Chunky Pinwheel Cowl
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 11/30/19. On Ravelry too.)

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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Pattern Pick: The Great British Baking Shawl by Lyrical Knits

The Great British Baking Shawl

The Great British Baking Shawl

by Lyrical Knits

An homage to The Great British Baking Show, this Mystery Knit-A-Long is oven-fresh, campy, and lots of fun! We’ll pop on our Wellies, pull out our needles, and enjoy knitting a shawl with many layers and no soggy bottom. Everyone will be welcome to share favorite recipes, too, so we’ll all have plenty of new ideas for the holiday baking season.

It's written for a shawl from either 12 mini-skeins or 4 full-size skeins of sock yarn (so you can stash-bust)! The 1st clue release on Oct. 29th.  . . . >

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Pattern Pick: A Good Scarf by Barbara Benson Designs

A Good Scarf

A Good Scarf

by Barbara Benson Designs

Sometimes you want something easy to knit. A pattern that’s fast to memorize; that you can pick up and put down without fear of losing your place. Believe it or not, designing something that checks all these boxes while at the same time yielding something that is visually enticing is a significant challenge. But I think I managed it with this scarf. It’s one row. Seriously. Once you get that one row down you are good to go. And somehow this one row produces a scarf that is completely reversible! . . . >

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Product Pick: Celtic Tree Cork Shawl Cuff by Crafty Flutterby Creations

Celtic Tree Cork Shawl Cuff
Celtic Tree Cork Shawl Cuff

by Crafty Flutterby Creations

Charmed Shawl Cuffs are an environmentally friendly and stylishly functional take on this season’s hottest trend. Each cuff is handcrafted with cork fabric, a renewable fair trade resource and a great vegan alternative to leather. This cuff is finished off with a timeless Celtic Tree of Life charm. Each piece has a unique pattern of natural cork bark color with silver peaking through to catch the light. Accentuate your favorite shawls and scarves, or simply wear it on your wrist!  . . >

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Pattern Pick: Kiana Vest by SweaterBabe

Kiana Vest

Kiana Girl's Vest
by SweaterBabe

My girls always need a layer for the morning chill as we head to school. And what better way to arrive to school in style than with this lovely cabled vest!

A beautiful center panel features a medallion-shaped double cable that frames a single lace leaf motif. This pattern-stitch combination is all you need to embellish this vest, along with the required details, like neat ribbed edges, handy pockets, and a nicely squared neckline.

The vest is worked in two pieces with knit-in pockets. Ribbing at the neckline and pocket tops are knit-in. Ribbing at the armholes is picked up and knit at finishing. Side, pocket, and shoulder seams only.

A heathered wool gives a slight rustic feel and great wearability to this vest. She'll slip it on over any long-sleeved top and be good to go! Girl's sizes 6 through 12. . . . >

Women's version sold separately – perfect for Mom!

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FREE Pattern Pick: Prosecco by SweaterBabe

Prosecco
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Prosecco
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 10/30/19. On Ravelry too.)

Prosecco is a lovely, sparkly white wine that can add a festive touch to a gathering of friends and family. This infinity scarf is my knit version!

Knit up in a creamy cashmere-blend yarn, this infinity scarf will add a gorgeous finish to any outfit! Two textures – an open lace with suspended bubbles and a simple (yet different) tailored rib – combine in blocks and in alternating bands to keep this project interesting to knit and wear.

The scarf starts off with a long stretch of the easy-to-work Sailor's Rib, then transitions into alternating bands of the Bubble Lace and Sailor's Rib. It then finishes with a long stretch of the Bubble Lace before its ends are joined to form the infinity loop. This order of pattern stitches will give you a chance to learn the more advanced Bubble Lace in spurts before you work the bigger block of it! It also allows you to highlight whichever pattern you've in the mood for depending on how you wrap and wear this around your neck.

The scarf is shown in a slightly shorter length to fit more snugly around the neck for warmth. Extend the length easily with more rows of the Bubble Lace if you prefer an infinity scarf that hangs down a bit more. This is my new favorite infinity scarf for it's supreme softness, wear-with-everything color, and lovely mixed textures. It will fast become yours! . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Trip Nines by Scout Knits

Trip Nines
Trip Nines

by Scout Knits

Color motifs intrigue me, especially plaid and playful mixes of stripes and shapes. This pattern set draws on both - as well as my passion for glove knitting.

Patterns for both mitt styles are included, along with a tutorial for finishing thumbs without gaps. . . . >

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