Monday, October 26, 2015

Gift Knitting Count Down!

There is plenty of time for you to knit some holiday magic.

Christmas is only 60 days away and Hanukkah begins in 41 days! If you've started your Holiday Gift Knitting - congrats!  If not, relax you still have time to select projects and plan your knitting.  Who's on your gift list this year?  These projects have something for everyone.    

The Classic Cabled Crew was inspired by the desire to create a comfy sweater that one could dress up or down, but always feel at home in and it will be much loved by the lucky recipient.  

Nelkin Designs' clever3fer is a Hat, Cowl & Fingerless mitt set!

Sivia Hardings' Journey Cable Socks are sized for baby and women's medium & large.

A key layering piece the classic Sartor Vest will become a staple in your man's (or your father, grandfather, uncle or son's) wardrobe.

A little lace goes a long way telling someone just how much you care.  RosyPosy's Stucco is as beautiful as it is warm! 

Cast on tonight and you'll finish a lacy garment in time to put it under the tree, visit Lace Projects for even more ideas!

The Beetle Hoodie by Lete's Knits would look sweet on a boy or girl. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tasty Treats eBook: 3 Cabled Hats by RosyPosy

3 classic hat designs that let you play with Cables & Lace.

The moment one of these hats is off your needles you'll be wearing it! The Tasty Twists eBook by RosyPosy Designs is a collection of 3 scrumptiously cabled hats specially designed to be knit in 200 yards or less of a worsted weight yarn and 1 skein of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted is all you need! 

Simply adore RosyPosy's knitwear designs? See them all at RosyPosy Designs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Glace Bay by Laura Aylor

Laura Aylor shares the story of her new Glace Bay shawl..."I could only be somewhat sure she was real—the lady at the bayside, her feet hanging from the wharf to the frigid north Atlantic water.

The pattern of her shawl dipped and cut across itself like a cold-sea current laid close to her shoulders. Or maybe it cut to and fro like cracks in ice that spread and warm as often as they close. I could almost hear it skipping from the wharf to the water, singing."

The center portion of this long, shallow shawl is knit from the top down using the Jacquard stitch from Barbara Walker’s second treasury of knitting patterns. It is a simple combination of stockinette and slipped stitches. The ribbed ruffle is knit on after picking up stitches around the sides.

Glace Bay is knit in a worsted weight yarn, making it an especially warm and cozy shawl.  3 skeins of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted would work beautifully and this yarn is now On Sale for only $7.99 a skein!

Size: one approximately 60" across by 15" deep
Yarn: 560 yards worsted
Gauge: 20 sts = 4" in Jacquard stitch
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Skills required: Long-tail cast-on, Decreasing, Picking up stitches and Increasing

Friday, October 2, 2015

1 Skein Project: Grey Islands Fingerless Mitts

This quick, 1 skein project will become your "Go To" for Gift Knitting!

Laura Aylor's timeless & classic Grey Islands are a simple pair of garter rib fingerless mitts with thumb gussets.  Both mitts are the same – no right and left, how easy is that?!  Knit several pairs, in multiple colors, to have on hand during the holiday season, they'll be appreciated by everyone on your gift list.  Knit in only 110 yards of Cascade 220 you can knit two pairs with only 1 skein!  Both 220 Wool and 220 Superwash are now only $6.99 a skein.   

Find out why Laura Aylor fans love the modern, clean lines of her designs for women, children and home decor. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WIP KAL or CAL: Crisp Autumn Knits 2015

Our "Lazy Days of Summer WIP KAL or CAL" was a huge success with 14 finished WIP!  Congrats to everyone who participated for all of their hard work.
Melody and I have just kicked off our Fall edition and would like for you to stop by my Ravelry group and join our new WIP KAL or CAL: Crisp Autumn Knits.
It started on Wednesday Sept. 23rd and it will end on the 1st day of Winter, Tuesday, December 22.
Everyone is welcome and you just need one WIP that you begun before Sept. 23rd.
This KAL is ideal to get your Xmas knitting in gear!

Friday, September 11, 2015

the new See You in September shawl by RosyPosy Designs

Who doesn’t love fall knitting? Kick it off with RosyPosy Designs' new See You In September shawl  This shallow triangular shawl is worked from the top down in a lovely graphic leaf pattern in a fingering weight yarn. The size is easily adjusted to suit your taste. 

Enjoy all patterns by RosyPosy Designs

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2015: 6 Back to School Knits

Back to School is a rite of passage, moving from one grade to the next, recording inches grown, this year send them in style! 

 RosyPosy Designs' new Rhodes pullover is perfect for your high school or college freshman!


Kid's Warmies
This set is sized for kids 18 months to 8 years and would be fun in a variegated or school colors.

Sized for Women & Children Tiny Owl Knits' fringed boots are perfect for lounging at slumber parties and in dorm rooms.

Keep them extra warm, Ambah O'Brien's geometric pattern set includes a cowl, headband & hat.

Kid's Stripey Raglan
Your little one will love showing their school spirit when you knit this Gardiner Yarn Works' pullover in their school colors.

Men's Stripey Raglan
This Gardiner Yarn Works' pattern includes 10 sizes XS to 6XL perfect for your high school & college bound men!