Thursday, April 17, 2014

the Mezzaluna Collection by Sivia Harding

6 amazing beaded shawls for your knitting pleasure. 

Sivia Harding's Mezzaluna Collection features 6 beautiful shawls, all embellished with beads.  Each design is an intriguing knit exploring aspects of the crescent shape and each one is worked from a different direction with its own unique loveliness.

You can purchase each pattern for $7.50 per or the entire Collection for only $32, you'll save $13.  Click here see individual patterns.

Either way these patterns are set up to be instant downloads, just follow the links after purchase.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Knit the First Robin of Spring

This Spring Discover Colorwork. 

Sweet Robin Wrist-ees
Have you seen Mr. Robin Redbreast yet?  No need to wait, go ahead and knit your own symbol of Spring the Sweet Robin Wrist-ees by Tiny Owl Knits!

Discover more of Tiny Owl Knits'work!

And if you're still in need of an Easter Gift TOK's Hopsalots are perfect!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spotlight Yarn Sale: 25% OFF Malabrigo Silky Merino

SAVE 25% Off on Malabrigo Silky Merino, the perfect yarn for your Spring Knits. 

Knotty Scarflet by Sivia Harding
Wrap yourself in the luxury of Silky Merino by Malabrigo, this shimmery DK weight yarn is crafted of a blend of 50/50 silk & baby merino wool and hand dyed in beautiful subtle variations in color.  It's just right for spring and summer tops, shawls and scarves!  

And one skein is all you need for Sivia Harding's beaded Knotty Scarflet.

Knotty Scarflet is an instant PDF download after purchase, just follow the links.  And visit Sivia Harding to see all her beautiful designs.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Knit or Crochet an Easter Parade!

Along with the jelly beans put a few of these goodies in their Easter Baskets!
Daylily by Purl Bumps
Easter Baskets will overflow with these special hand knit treats.  Nothing is better, or better for you, than a hand crocheted bunny and for those a little more mature on the Easter Bunny's list I have these lovely ideas!

Noni's Sheep Bags
Three Confections also by Noni
Cherry Blossoms by Sivia Harding
Len the Bunny in the Easter Egg
by Freshstitches

and also by Freshstitches
Sonny the Bunny

Happy Easter from my family to yours!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Head to Toe Kid's Knit Accessories 24 Projects by Katya Frankel

24 kid friendly projects, a great resource for your pattern library. 

Knitting a hat or a pair of mittens for a beloved child could hardly be more satisfying: the project is finished quickly, the small amounts of yarn that are needed make for great stash-busting – and in the end, you’ve kept a sweet person warm during her grand adventures outdoors.  In this charming eBook Head to Toe Kid's Knit Accessories Katya Frankel shows just how perfectly she understands kids’ tastes. 

Whether you are knitting for girls or boys or both, you will find plenty of great-looking, quick-to-knit, easy-to-wear projects to keep your small people cozy, 24 projects in all.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Take a cue from the birds and feather your nest...

Feather Soft Scarf
Take a flight of fantasy as you knit HeartStrings' Feather Soft Scarf. The stitch pattern is nicely engaging, yet repeatable enough to let the mind relax while the fingers click the needles. Finish with an easy finger blocking to accentuate the gentle curves along the edges. Then enjoy wearing the soft feather of a scarf YOU made.  Pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Finished Size:  8" by 68" (20.32 cm by 172.72 cm) after light finger blocking; guidance for adjusting the size is included in the pattern instructions
Yarn: 325 yards (300 m) fingering weight, shown in Mountain Colors Louisa
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: 21.5 stitches and 19.5 rows = 4 inches in blocked lace stitch pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sunday, April 6, 2014

the beautiful Kalimna shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Wear as a scarf or drape on your shoulders this crescent shaped wrap is versatile & charming. 

Kalimna is the Australian Aboriginal word for beautiful, which is exactly how you'll feel with O'Brien's Kalimna shawl gracing your shoulders.  The long crescent shape features a delicate lace edging with a garter stitch body that is simple to knit.   With two sizes you only need 463-876 yards of a Fingering Weight yarn and Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering in Twilight Sky or Madetosh Tosh Sock in Mare would be lovely.

Follow the links after purchase to download this beautiful wrap and visit Ambah O'Brien to see all her designs.