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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.

The sleeves are then knit in the round and tapered to the wrists, with long ribbed cuffs. The remaining ribbed borders and V-neckline border are then picked up and knit to finish.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Kimberlie Scarf by SweaterBabe

Kimberlie Scarf
Kimberlie Scarf
by SweaterBabe

Textured diamond shapes bordered by eyelets comprise the overall stitch pattern in this beautiful infinity scarf.

It's knit from end to end, so you can sew the ends together to create the infinity scarf, or leave as is for a traditional scarf.

Either way, you'll have a gorgeous neck warmer with naturally finished edges. The Moss stitch diamonds are reversible (the same texture on both sides of the fabric) and allow the scarf to lay flat, with no curling at the edges.

The sample is knit in a lovely cashmere blend for the perfect balance of softness and stitch definition. Diamond lattice pattern is both charted and written.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Knitting is Beleafing Hat by SweaterBabe

Knitting is Beleafing HatKnitting is Beleafing Hat
by SweaterBabe

"Knitting is beleafing!" with this beautiful hat. As you knit this hat from the bottom up in the round, you'll see how the small and larger leaves evolve from simple 2-stitch cable crosses.

The 2-stitch cable crosses can be done with a cable needle, or by knitting them as twisted sts. These techniques are explained in the instructions.

Taller 5-leaf stems are alternated with shorter 3-leaf stems for an all over, beautifully textured hat.

The ribbed band ensures the nice fit and transitions into the leaf design perfectly.

Optional fluffy pompom can be added for a fun finish. Shown in an Aran weight yarn on size 10 needles. Leaf design is both charted and written.. . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Kiki Fingerless Gloves by SweaterBabe

Kiki Fingerless Gloves

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Kiki Fingerless Gloves
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 7/30/19. On Ravelry too.)

I've never been a huge fan of mittens or gloves, but fingerless versions IMHO are way more useful!

Even more so if it gives me an opportunity to knit up something quick and satisfying.

This pair features a beautiful, lacy leaf motif framed by an elegant double cable. Some ribbing on the undersides and some shaping up top allows them to fit your hands and wrists nicely.

Longish length keeps your wrists warm and can be tucked under your coat sleeves. And yet, these fingerless gloves only take one ball of yarn to knit up!

A bargain knit in terms of money and time – woohoo!. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Open Hearts Shawlette by SweaterBabe

Open Hearts Shawlette
Open Hearts Shawlette
by SweaterBabe

A gorgeous heart lace edging is the centerpiece of this pretty shawlette. Stockinette Stitch hearts are linked to each other along the long curving length of this shawlette and are framed with double yarn overs.

Stitches are then picked up and knit along one long edge and worked in Garter stitch short rows to create a gently curved shape and provide a nice contrast in textures.

This shawlette is long enough to drape over your shoulders or wrap loosely around your neck.

It's knit in a merino and silk blend, with wonderful stitch definition and a glorious luster that makes this a perfect accessory for any occasion.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Linen and Lace Shawl by SweaterBabe

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Linen and Lace Shawl
by SweaterBabe

A lovely linen blend yarn, like the one used here, begs to be knit up in multiple complimentary textures. And with a design that allows you to blend three colors together, this shawl becomes a very versatile pattern.

Choose understated, neutral colors, as shown, with a pretty pop of lilac OR go bold with your color choices. It's up to you!

Relaxing stretches of Garter stitch alternate with easy striped Garter stitch and sections of pretty lace.

The lace is a 12-row repeat that is charted and written. It opens up beautifully after a good blocking.

The generous length and slanted shape of the shawl allows it to be draped nicely as a scarf or creatively wrapped to suit your style.

The slanted shape is easily created throughout with an increase at the beginning and a decrease at the end of every right-side row.. . . >

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FREE Pattern Pick: Chalice One-Ball Scarf by SweaterBabe

Chalice One-Ball Scarf

FREE Pattern Pick: 
Chalice One-Ball Scarf
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 5/30/19. On Ravelry too.)

Pure silky softness glides through your fingers as you knit this one-ball beauty!

A very pretty lace pattern that only uses 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.

A few stitches in Garter stitch along both edges give them a subtle and neat finish.

Knit this highly-giftable scarf in any of the many kid mohair/silk blends of lace-weight yarns (see materials section for yarn options). An amazing stash-buster!.. . . >

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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.. . . >

Available on Ravelry too.

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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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