Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Knit a Classic: the Anne Ruana

Learn a new skill: modular knitting. 

Like most knitters you probably have 3 or 4 projects going at once.  A mindless knit for watching TV, a portable project like socks for travel and a project that is a little more complex but still not to complicated so you can chat away at your knitting circle.  Than you have your "Classic Project," the one you've been working on and you're not worried about the finish date because the garment is beautiful and timeless.

Schaefer's Anne Ruana is that project!  It took 3 amazing knitwear artists, Esperanza Ducot, Laura Nelkin and Cheryl Schaefer to design this beautiful modular knit jacket and it's knit in one piece in 9 contrasting colorways.  You'll get pleasure knitting & wearing it.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ward Off the Chill in the Air with a Cowl

The versatile cowl is a great introduction to Fall! 
Chiagu's Vimioso
Are you feeling a chill in the air already?  Blink your eyes and Autumn will be here.  A cowl is the perfect transition garment, wrap it around your neck once or twice, wear it with short sleeves or long, a light weight sweater or even a simple tee, its just right for this early Fall weather.       

Army of Knitters' Citrine
On the Hudson by Sandra Singh

Fiber Dreams Lost Labyrinth
Visit Cowls, Hats, Gloves & Mittens to see even more Cowl projects.

Sublimity by Sivia Harding
Sieden Prairie by Sandra Singh
Follow the links after purchase to download each as a PDF.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dynamic Duo: Gardiner Yarn Works' Kid's Little Cable Hoodie & Dawn Brocco's Fulled Family Booties

This dynamic duo is perfect for keeping your favorite little boy or girl warm this Fall! 

Pair up Gardiner Yarn Works’ Kid’s Little Cable Hoodie with Dawn Brocco’s Fulled Family Booties

Both are the perfect projects for Malabrigo Merino Worsted, which is 10% Off! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Neve" a New Shawl Pattern by Seni Designs

An easily customizable shawl you'll wear again & again. 

Seni Designs' Neve is a crescent shaped shawl knit top-down. The main body is worked in stockinette stitch followed by a pretty lace edging based on the flower field motif.  It finishes with a lovely picot bind-off. 

Neve is also available as part of Seni Designs Ar Book which is a collection of 5 beautiful shawl projects!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vinings Socks: the perfect knit for these last days of Summer

Knit these socks in a bright color and you'll have sunshine all year long! 

Inspired mossy forest floors and dappled sunlight filtering through treetops Chrissy Gardiner designed the "toe up" Vinings with leaves and seeded rib panels. Knit in only 380 yards of your favorite Fingering Weight yarn you'll enjoy every minute of this project.

Chrissy is an expert sock designer with lots of "toe up" and "top down" patterns, see all of her Sock Designs.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

an Autumn Trip "To the Sea" with Lete's Knits

This Fall take your family for a walk on the beach in style. 

The To the Sea collection is inspired by Lete's Knits' everlasting love of the sea. Yellow sand, fresh breezes, shifting dunes and a lot of wonderful memories - all captured in these 3 cabled designs.

Shifting is a simple top-down pullover knit in sport weight yarn. Casual and elegant at the same time, perfect for a walk by the sea.

Dunes is its kiddy version. It makes a fantastic sweater for every child on a chilly summer day. The design is unisex (a pullover for boys and a tee for girls) and features a special shaping to accommodate for every child’s figure.

Sand Bank is the last design. It’s a slouchy featuring the same cable pattern. Squishy, soft and perfect for transitional seasons.

NOTE: Patterns may be purchased together or separately and will be emailed to you after purchase.

Monday, August 4, 2014

3 New Projects for Fall from Laura Aylor

Put some crisp, cool knitting on your needles... for the Cool Fall Days ahead.
Update your Fall/Winter wardrobe with these 3 new classic staples from Laura Aylor.  And visit Laura Aylor to see all of her designs.
Dunbar is a textured wrap knit in 2 contrasting worsted weight yarns. Size can easily be adjusted.

Sleepy Hollow
Knit from the top down using Barbara Walker’s simultaneous set-in sleeve method of seamless construction Sleepy Hollow features a cabled front, princess seam shaping & no-sew shawl collar.

Spiced Cocoa
Stockinette and reverse stockinette separated by a slanting line of twisted stitches add texture to Spiced Cocoa.