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FREE Pattern Pick: Sapphire Lace Shawl by SweaterBabe

Sapphire Lace Shawl
FREE Pattern Pick: 
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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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. . . . >

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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. . . . >

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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: 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: 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

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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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