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Take Cover! Rock your Summer looks into Fall!

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As Summer becomes Fall, I'm always reluctant to relegate my pretty summer outfits to the back of the closet. That's why I love a great shrug or lacy cardigan. It gives me just a little more time to wear my pretty summer tops, maxis, and sundresses.

Shown above [Left to right, top to bottom]:

1) #213 Kimono Cropped Cardi. Knits up quickly in a chunky cotton yarn. On Ravelry.

2) #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette (just released!). One ball only (for 2 smaller sizes) in a seamless, flattering knit! On Ravelry.

3) #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. Gorgeous all-over lace is a beautiful accent to your summer dresses. On Ravelry.

4) Back view of the #214 Shawl-Collared Shrugette.

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Go Big or [Just] Go Knit!

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Knitting season is really here! Despite the 90+ degree weather we're having this week in Southern California, I've got bigger knitting projects on my mind and "to-knit" list!

Here are some BIG projects to challenge and occupy you with gorgeous texture and patterning. Your knitting hours will be rewarded with statement pieces for you to wear or showcase proudly in your home!

From left to right, top to bottom:

  1. #182 Noe Valley Sweater. My go-to layer on chilly fall mornings. On Ravelry.
  2. #191 Tabitha Cocoon Cardigan. On Ravelry.
  3. #218 Pendants Blanket (baby, lap, or throw sizes!). On Ravelry.
  4. #201 Off-Kilter Lace Poncho. On Ravelry.
  5. #206 Floral Top-Down Cape. On Ravelry.
  6. #218H Hamachi Cardigan (it starts with the baby-sized Pendants Blanket, then gets converted into this amazing cardigan!). On Ravelry.
  7. #189 Travelling Cables Blanket (4 sizes included). On Ravelry.
  8. #205 Two-Way Wrap Cardigan (multiple textures combine for a very wearable and modern shape). On Ravelry.

Not ready for the BIG project? I've ALWAYS got the One and Two-Ball Projects to keep your knitting bag full!

 

 


The MUST-HAVE Two-Way Layer for Spring and Summer!

UPDATE - this patten is now available. #212 Azure Thing Cardigan. Happy knitting!

Fresh off my knitting needles is this versatile, chunky cotton, lace knit topper!

I love that it was a quick knit on big needles. And the vibrant blue is just stunning!

Even better, I love to wear it two totally different ways! Right side up (first and last photo), it's a vest/short-sleeve open cardi. Then, flip it over (second photo) and it's a so-of-the-moment shrug! Either way lets the open lace stitch stand out. I'm gonna be wearing this a lot!

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Think I should wear this to Vogue Knitting Live? I'll be there - Pasadena, CA on the 18th!

 

WOW - thanks for all the lovely comments! YIKES - this pattern is quite literally just off my needles. I finished it last week and have worn it a lot already! I'll write it up as fast as possible!! It will most likely be a May release. 


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Eye Candy Pattern Preview and Enter to Win a Copy

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From top to bottom:

1) To be named, asymmetrical lace poncho. Bring it! Whether it's a layer over your skinny jeans and tall boots for a run to the grocery, or it tops off a long, lean dress - this poncho is a head-turner that will showcase your knitting skills as well as your fabulous fashion sense!

2) Cables, cables, cables. Always love them, especially when they are presented in a unique, bold, yet understated way. This wide, beautifully cabled, stole is a must-knit and must-have in a cashmere blend yarn.

3) Another view of the poncho. Fringe is in!

4) and 5) A transitional tank in a most gorgeous hand-painted colorway. Angled hem creates a beautiful drape. Gently curved front and back neckline is ultra flattering and the perfect compliment to your favorite statement necklace or pendant.

ALL of these patterns coming soon! [3/26/15 UPDATE: Shop the #201 Off-Kilter Poncho, the #202 Truffles Stole, and the #203 Falling with Grace Tank!]

ENTER TO WIN a copy of your TWO choices (of the above) as soon as they get released!

HOW TO ENTER:

1) PIN any or all of the above images (or any knitting pattern from my SweaterBabe.com site or my from my patterns on Ravelry) to one of your Pinterest Boards. The words "SweaterBabe Knitting Pattern" must be in your Pin description. THEN, enter the Pin's url here as a comment (example: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181129216239054823/).

2) If you are not on Pinterest, post a comment here telling us which knitting pattern you'd love to get your hands (and needles) on! 

All entries must be before 9pm PST, December 10th, 2014.

Then, I'll randomly choose 3 winners from all entries. Each winner can choose TWO of the above patterns to win.

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Winners will be announced here on this blog post AND in my knitting email newsletter.

Additionally, I will email winners directly, so please be SURE to include your correct email on the comment posting form. 

To be sure you don't miss my winner announcement, please sign up for my knitting email newsletter here

Winners will be emailed or gifted the TWO pdf patterns they choose (from above) as soon as the pattern is released. If they wish to substitute a different individual pattern from my collection, that is ok too.

WINNERS! Lindsay N., Darlene Demell, and Carol Nunn. Congrats and thanks for entering!

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What to Knit for Mom Now!?

What to Knit for Mom? Check out the current Top-Selling Knitting Patterns:  

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Here are the HOTTEST SweaterBabe.com knitting patterns right now!

(left to right, top row, then bottom row):

1) #189 Travelling Cables Blanket* -- A recent release! Fabulous for any new Mom (baby blanket sizes) or for Mom (throw size, also included!).

2) #188 Open Hearts Shawlette -- Pretty hearts linked against an open lace background. What says "I love you, Mom" more than that?!

3) #182 Noe Valley Sweater -- The perfect sweater to keep Mom warm.

4) #153 Simply SweaterBabe Top-Down Cardigan -- Top-down, cashmere blend, long, flattering length!

5) #181 Sapphire Lace Shawl -- Lovely lace, versatile shawl shape.

6) #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan -- HUGE, all-time bestseller for the ultra-feminine Mom.

7) #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap (Top-Down) Cardigan -- For the super stylish Mom.

8) #159 Ultimate Chunky Cables and Ribs Scarf -- Beautiful scarf for a modern, yet classic Mom!

9) #141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Cardigan -- Beaded, lacy coverup for the Mom that likes to dress up a bit.

10) #190 Kinsley Chunky Scarf -- Modern and bold, for a Mom that is the same!

  

[This pattern is the April pattern download for members of the $7.99/month SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club (please note that this is NOT the same as being on my free email list). 
 
Not a member? Join by the end of April 2014 to get this pattern right away as part of your membership!]
 
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Short on Time? SweaterBabe has MANY quick one and two-ball projects Mom (and you) will love!  


Preview of Upcoming Patterns and Giveaway

Elegant lace, mixed textures, eye-catching silhouettes, & then some! Here are THREE upcoming patterns for you to preview and then ENTER to win a copy!Tabitha_Cardigan5_500

Here's a sneak peek at two upcoming patterns that are just off my needles. Guess I was in a beige/camel color mood!

Up first is my new love. It's a cocoon-style cardigan featuring a gorgeous open lace panel in the back. Ribbed dolman sleeves provide a tailored contrast. Then, a striking banana leaf panel is featured in both the shaped shawl collar and optional sleeve cuffs.

This is a special, elegant piece that is wonderful to knit and very striking to wear.

Fave/Queue this project on Ravelry or  .

Coming soon!

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Below, is a little cardigan with a pretty diamond lace pattern stitch. The wide back panel is then divided in half as front panels. A slimming fit allows this to work beautifully with summer dresses and tops, or at work, under a suit jacket.

Plus, it's a seamless, top-down design, so the sleeve length is easily asjusted.  

Fave/Queue this project on Ravelry or .   The #175 Diamonds and Lace Top-Down Cardigan is available NOW!

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And lastly, is a new blanket design with lovely texture! [NOW Available for Purchase]

This pattern includes 4 sizes, from the Baby Blanket size (shown here) to a Throw size.

What's special about this blanket is the cool combination of Cables and Lace. This stitch pattern is a unique combination of cabling that makes it look like the cables are floating and traveling on top of the lace panels. I call it the #189 Travelling Cables Blanket.

This knitting pattern is NOW available and is a great project for texture-lovers, like me!
Fave/Queue this pattern on Ravelry or .

(Don't wish to wait? This is an April pattern download for members of the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club. Details on joining the $7.99/month club are here.) Curves_Lace_Blanket1

AND THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

I'll choose 5 winners to win a copy of one of these patterns (their choice of which pattern).

TO ENTER:

1) Make any pattern purchase from SweaterBabe.com from now until 4/30/14, 9pm PST. Each purchase counts, so multiple orders are welcome. Sorry, but free pattern downloads do not count as an entry.

2) Post a comment on this blog post telling us which pattern you would chose and why and Pin one of the patterns above (use any of the PinIt buttons). Comments and pins must be entered by 9pm PST, 4/30/14. One comment per person please. 

Shortly after 4/30/14 I will contact the 5 randomly chosen winners and ask you to chose which pdf pattern you'd like for your win!

*** May 8, 2013 Winner Announcement! ***

The winners are:
Tammy Blondon, who commented here on 4/15/14.
Becky, who commented here on 4/5/14.
Susan B., who made a pattern purchase on 4/19/14.
Carla R., who made a pattern purchase on 4/5/14.
Susan S., who made a purchase on 4/11/14.

Congrats! You've all been emailed and can let me know which of these 3 patterns you choose to be your prize.

The #189 Travelling Cables Blanket pattern is available now.

The #175 Diamonds and Lace Top-Down Cardigan (just released!).

The #191 Tabitha Cardigan will be available late May or early June.


What's HOT to knit now!

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Here are the HOTTEST SweaterBabe.com knitting patterns right now!

(left to right, top row, then bottom row):

1) #182 Noe Valley Sweater* -- Just released, but an instant top-seller!

2) #187 Vivienne Shawlette* -- A QUICK knit with big needles for stunning results!

3) #179 Stolen Hearts Poncho -- What girls want! Sizes 2-16 included.

4) #180 Posh One-Ball Cowl -- One ball, one weekend!

5) #164 Night and Day Eternity Scarf -- Big on texture and style!

6) #123 Sophisticated Boho Eternity Scarf -- HUGE bestseller and a great transitional scarf.

7) #105 Slouchy 2-way Cabled Hat -- Stylish cables and a design that allows this hat to be worn 2 different ways.

8) #153 Simply SweaterBabe Top-Down Cardigan -- Classic, but modern with a very slimming fit! 

[These 2 patterns are the February pattern downloads for members of the$7.99/month SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club (please note that this is NOT the same as being on my free email list). 
 
Not a member? Join by the end of February 2014 to get these 2 patterns right away as part of your membership!]
 
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Happy Holidays from SweaterBabe.com (and a coupon!)

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Hope you are enjoying some well-earned time off with loved ones. I know I enjoy this time to catch up on everything, as well as some knitting!

Enjoy a special holiday coupon of 25% off all knitting and crochet patterns at http://www.SweaterBabe.com.

Time to treat yourself!

Be sure to use the 25% off coupon code below on any pattern purchase before midnight PST, December 31, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some recent pattern releases to consider:

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Knitwear Trend: Texture!!

Trend_Textured_A600If you follow any of the fashion blogs, you'll hear that a big trend in knitwear this season is TEXTURE!

Here is a selection of knitting patterns from SweaterBabe for you, so you can easily stay on trend with your knitting!

Whether you love cable knitting, cables combined with lace, or cables and some knit/purl textures, you're in luck with these options!

[Left, top to bottom:]

1) #178 Rose Cabled Circular Scarf. Lovely in this striking rose color, but would be very handsome in a sophisticated grey or blue.

2) #161 Chunky Cabled Cowl. An incredibly FAST knit on size 13 needles and in the round!

3) #174 Simpatico Alpaca Stole (or Scarf). Two patterns in one, both with gorgeous cables that wave and travel lengthwise with a leaf lace pattern in perfect harmony.

[Right, top to bottom]:

1) #164 Night and Day Eternity Scarf. Two modern textures combine beautifully to envelope your neck in warmth and style!

2) #125 Luxe Infinity Scarf. Curving, scalloped columns interspersed with garter stitch make for a fabulously interting knitting project and finished scarf.

3) #134 Slouchy Trellis Cabled Hat. Bold intertwining cables and bobbles combine for a very stunning hat. 

Like these? Want to see more?

SHOP all SweaterBabe.com Knitting Patterns.