Friday, November 21, 2014

Introducing Seni Designs' D'oiro +25% Off Kauni Effektgarn

Another new shawl from Seni Designs, D'oiro!  It’s a semi-circular shawl knit top-down, the main section is worked in a half linen stitch alternated with eyelets and a neat chain makes the transition to the lace section ending with a lovely picot bind-off.  

Knit in 474-596 yards of a DK weight yarn it would look beatuiful in a solid, 2 contrasting colorways or the long stripes of Kauni Effektgarn.

Follow the links after purchase to download D'oiro and visit Seni Designs to see her entire collection.


Knit in a DK weight yarn the long stripes of Kauni Effektgarn would be perfect for D'oiro's lacy texture and you only need one skein!  Effektgarn is on sale for 25% off.

Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 is an amazing self striping yarn painted in long, vibrant color repeats which give your finished garments and accessories beautiful, long stripes of color.  Crafted of 100% wool this sport weight yarn can be knit and felted with equally stunning results.  Let your imagination flow with projects for shawls, cardigans and pullovers, handbags and more. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Love 'em with Head to Toe Hand Knits: Menswear Inspired Pieces

This holiday gift knitting season love ‘em (and keep them warm) with Head to Toe knits! In this installment we give a nod to menswear inspired garments with a feminine touch with this very special fox stole & fedora combo. 

Both patterns are available as instant PDF downloads, just follow the links after purchase. 

Mr Fox


Tiny Owl Knits' Mr Fox is a cheeky little guy and perfect for the young and young at heart!  The pattern includes a mini fox too, thus the name, Mr Fox Stole my Heart & Mini Fox

Felted Fedoras


Kristi Holaas' Felted Fedoras look great on everyone!  Knit yours in a solid or mix two colors together.  Knit in the round with doubled worsted weight such as Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted, Malabrigo Merino Worsted or Cascade 220 Wool.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Love 'em with Head to Toe Knits: Socks

Keep 'em warm with Head to Toe Knits: Socks 

This holiday gift knitting season love ‘em (and keep them warm) with Head to Toe knits! This installment of project ideas features 2 cuff down Socks!  Introducing 2 new designs from RosyPosy the Diamond Deco above and Think SpringBoth knit up beautifully in 1 skein of Schaefer Anne which is 50% OFF!

Think Spring!

Dreaming of warmer days already?  The Think Spring Socks! will see you through the coldest of days.

A luxurious yarn Schaefer's Anne is perfect shawls and wraps and SOCKS!  This amazingly beautiful yarn is crafted of 60% merino wool superwash, 25% mohair and a 15% touch of nylon giving it a sweet sheen and loads of durability.  Incredibly soft Anne is put up in generous 560 yards skeins and one skein is all you need for these three socks patterns.  Now 50% Off.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thurlby Lane KAL - Update!

And we're off!  Great strides are being made in our Thurlby Lane Beanie KAL, we've had one finisher and lots of starters, but there is still plenty of time to join and knit one for yourself and a loved one.  

As you can see I cast on, in my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted in Blue Gray and I'm really enjoying this pattern. Its super easy and its going to be a fast knit.  

And our first finisher is in!  This is Kristina, aka Wanderlustknits, and she's the first to complete her Thurlby.  She's officially entered in the Kit and Pattern giveaway.  Congrats Kristina, your beanie is adorable and I love the color you went with.

Want to join us or get this pattern for your library?  Read on...The warm and versatile, slouchy beanie Thurlby Lane is the complimentary hat to designer Heather Dixon's Foxhill Wood CardiThurlby Lane is knit in an easy to memorize Half Fisherman’s Rib stitch which creates a warm fabric with excellent elasticity – perfect for this very wearable hat.

To Fit Head Circumference: 19 ½ - 23”/48 - 58.5cm Finished Circumference: 22”/56cm Finished Height: 11”/28cm
Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino), 3.5oz/100g, 210yd/192m 1 Skein of #35 Frank Ochre. Tools 1 US 7/4.5mm 24”/60cm or longer circular needle 1 US 9/5.5mm 24”/60cm or longer circular needle 1 Stitch Marker & Tapestry/Darning Needle Gauge 21 stitches x 32 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Half Fisherman’s Rib in the round and US 9/5.5mm knitting needles Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Head to Toe Knits: a Hat

Show 'em just how much you love them with these head to toe knitting ideas... 

Gansey Patterned Hat
This holiday love ‘em (and keep them warm) with Head to Toe knits! This is the first installment of my “head to toe” knitting project ideas…first up a very special hat, Catherine Devine’s Gansey Patterned Hat.

Searching for a simple, yet stylish hat to take you through the winter?  Knit up Catherine Devine's Gansey Patterned Hat, its knit from the top down with increases and finishes with a decorative gansey stitch border.  Knits up fast in only 280 yards of worsted weight yarn. 

Sizes: XSmall (Small, Medium, Large)Head Circumference: 16" up to 18" (18" up to 20", 20" up to 22", 22" up to 24")
Yarn: 280 yards Worsted Weight, shown in 1 skein Schaefer Lola (280 yds/113 grms)
Needles: size US 3 (3.25) set of 5 double points and size US 8 (5mm) for the bind off
Gauge: 22 sts/32 rows = 4" in st st

This pattern is sold as an instant PDF download, just follow the links after purchse!

Stay tuned for more project ideas!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Modern Geometry: Introducing Sivia Harding's Incognito

A classic shape, a classic design, add Hardings' cowl to your wardrobe!
Classic black and white works its best angles in the graphic shape and print of Sivia Harding's Incognito.  

Follow the links after purchase to download this PDF and visit Sivia Harding to see all of her work!

Friday, November 7, 2014

This November keep it simple with a pair of Hand Knit Slippers: Part II

A pair of slippers is a quick knit that makes a very thoughtful gift

Ballerina Slippers
The response to my November Newsletter was fantastic!  Thank you for all your positive comments about slipper knitting.  I thought you'd enjoy a few more project ideas.  These are Gardiner Yarn Works' Ballerina Slippers, they're sized for women and children and knit in one skein of Cascade 220 Superwash (which is On Sale).  All of these patterns are sold as instant PDF Downloads, follow the links after purchase.

Another pair of warm and cozy slippers, great for men and women, are Mindie Tallack's Duffers.  Also available in child sizes as Little Duffers and knit in one skein of Cascade 220 Wool which is on sale.

Little Duffers
Toasty Toes

Everyone loved Tiny Owl Knits' Moonkoosa boots and you'll adore Dawn Brocco's Toasty Toes.  Want more project ideas?  Visit Socks, Boots and Slippers.