Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Free Lace Shawl Pattern: Stars in the twilight

You'll make a stunning entrance from Winter into Spring with this lovely lace shawl!  Designer Kalliopi Aronis created Stars in the twilight to be knit in only 400 yards of a fingering weight yarn and 1 skein of Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering in Twilight Sky is the perfect yarn in the perfect colorway!  The pattern is free from knitty and it gets even better, Fate Fingering is now 50% Off!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

NEW the Pennant keyhole scarf by Laura Aylor

A fun wrap you can enjoy wearing in many different ways. 

Make a smooth transition from Winter to Spring with this versatile little wrap.  A classic triangle keyhole scarf by designer Laura Aylor wear Pennant draped over your shoulders, wrapped twice around your neck or play with the four keyhole openings for even more looks.  Shown in a Sport weight you can easily play with gauge to get the look and texture you want!

Love Laura Aylor's classic looks, check out all her Designs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

This Valentine Day say "I Love You" with a Hand Knit

Something soft for their neck or warm for their shoulders or toes show your loved ones just how much you care with a beautiful hand knit. And remember you're special too! 

Sivia Harding's Beaded Drawstring Purse
Lilaque by Fiber Dreams
Dreamy Valentine by Ambah O'Brien
Gardiner Yarn Works' True Love Socks
and Sweet Valentine also by Ambah O'Brien

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Update Your Winter Wardrobe: the Reversible Lace Scarf

Pattern FREE with yarn purchase! 

Drape a lace scarf around your neck and your same old, same old winter coat is new again! Designer Anne Davenport created the Reversible Lace Scarf with just that, a reversible stitch pattern that looks perfect no matter which way you this scarf.  Knit in 800-900 yards of a lace weight yarn this pattern is FREE with a yarn purchase and I suggest my Sandrasingh Lace, or The Alpaca Yarn Company's Suri Elegance or even Malabrigo's Lace Baby Merino. All 3 are On Sale and with all the color options available you'll find one or two that will compliment your eyes and your winter coat.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

FREE Hat Pattern - Knotty but nice

1 skein of Cascade 220 Superwash is all you need! 

Keep warm during the snowstorms raging nationwide with the free Knotty but nice unisex hat!  Designer Natalie Larson created Knotty but nice to be knit in only 1 skein of Cascade 220 Superwash and the pattern is free from knitty. It gets even better Cascade 220 Superwash, and 220 Wool, are both 30% Off!   

Friday, January 22, 2016

Update Your Wardrobe: the Point of Libra Cowl

A hand knit cowl is a fast & fun way to update your look. 

Breathe new life into your favorite sweater, blouse or Tee by simply layering on hand knit cowl. Play with your most flattering color with Laura Aylor's new Point of Libra cowl, knit in 6 different shades you'll enjoy knitting and wearing this garter stitch project. 

Or go for a flowing cowl in a solid colorway with a sweet lace design. Fiber Dream's Lisca is also knit in garter stitch and will look beautiful in a color that matches your eyes. 

Perhaps you prefer longer cowl which can be worn full length or wrapped around your neck.  Chiagu's Chamomile is worked in a stitch that is reversible, smart for when you do decide to wrap it!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Update Your Winter Wardrobe:Part II Hand Knit Cowls

Breathe new life into your favorite sweater, blouse or Tee by simply layering on hand knit cowl. Since a cowl is worn near your face color is extremely important, use a shade that flatters your skin tone and of course your eyes.  

Shape is the next important consideration.  Do you need a cowl that will sit close to you neck for extra warmth?  Or do you prefer a versatile long cowl that can be worn full length or doubled up for a different look?  Maybe you love the look of a flowing style that covers your neck but also sits dramatically on your shoulders.  Enjoy all the stages -- pursuing the project, the actual knit and of course the compliments you'll receive when finished!

Knit in a bulky yarn French Press Knits' Montebello cowl is a quick knit perfect for advanced beginners but interesting enough for every level knitter.
Gardiner Yarn Works Gordian Twist Neckwarmer is “fauxbius” and features a 360- degree twist in your knitting (a true moebius is only 180 degrees) that doesn’t require any special cast-on but is perfect for holding a special snuggly yarn close to your neck.
The lovely beaded Misty Soft Infinity Tube Scarf/Cowl by HeartStrings is knitted and finished as a continuous loop with no edges and no wrong side showing.
Cocoon Me by RosyPosy Designs is a set of wonderfully textured cowl using a cocoon stitch that looks interesting on both sides and is especially snuggly worked in a single-ply merino yarn.  The pattern also includes instructions for a shawlette.
Ilga Leja's Tundra cowl both warms and adorns the shoulders, neck, and head. Worked from the bottom up, it can be adjusted in length. Work it as a simple rolled neck cowl. Or knit the neck and
head portion to an extreme length.
Play with short rows with
Jane Thornley's Once Upon a Cowl
Wear it around your shoulders or pull it over your
head as an impromptu hood.