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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.. . . >

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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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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. . . . >

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Pattern Pick: Chunky Pinwheel Cowl by SweaterBabe

Chunky Pinwheel Cowl
Chunky Pinwheel Cowl
by SweaterBabe

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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FREE Pattern Pick: Travelling Cables Blanket by SweaterBabe

Travelling Cables Blanket
FREE Pattern Pick: 
Travelling Cables Blanket
by SweaterBabe.com
(free ONLY until 12/25/18. On Ravelry too.)

An interesting stitch pattern that uses cable twists in a different sort of way makes for a satisfying project with great textural results!

As a baby blanket (4 sizes included!), this design is easily that special gift that a new Mom will go gaga over! As a full-sized throw/blanket, you'll elevate your home d├ęcor to a new level of chic.

Edges are knit in Moss st, with the curving cables and lace pattern featured as the all-over design. The pattern is simple to work with basic yarn overs and paired decreases. Intermittent cable crosses give this blanket its curved, eye-catching surface texture.. . . >

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Pattern Pick: Viveca Cardigan by SweaterBabe

 Viveca Cardigan
Viveca Cardigan
by SweaterBabe

A soft linen blend yarn is perfect for an easy-fitting cardigan that can be thrown over many outfits.

The pretty lace pattern is used for both the body and sleeves, giving the cardigan a gently scalloped bottom hem. Knit-in Stockinette stitch side panels shape the fronts. Their angled shapes allow the cardigan to drape nicely at the open front.

Ribbed front borders are knit in for easy knitting. The sleeves are picked up and knit down in the round or in rows.

Shoulders are seamed using a 3-needle bind off and the sides are seamed at finishing. This pattern would also work well in a merino wool blend for a multi-seasonal design. . . . >

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