Friday, March 27, 2015

40% Off Cascade 220 and 220 Superwash

Stock Up with this awesome 40% Off Sale!  Worsted weight Cascade 220 Wool and 220 Superwash are two of the greatest workhorse yarns in the industry.  Pictured is Gardiner Yarn Works' adorable hat pattern Frequency, it includes sizes for your whole family and one skein of 220 Wool is all you need for the men's size. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

the Silver and Gold shawls by RosyPosy Designs

1 eBook, 2 delightful projects! 

RosyPosy Designs' Silver and Gold eBook is a collection of two crescent shawlettes that are perfect for Spring & Summer evenings.  Both designs are worked in a fingering weight yarn from the top down and feature rapid increasing at each edge allowing you to choose your final size as you knit!  

Crocus is airy with a stockinette body and delicate yet simple lace border that resembles its namesake flower.  While Sunflower features a floral mesh body and ridged border that gives a vintage feel.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Aegis Cowl & Cuffs by Sivia Harding

Harding's Aegis Cowl, with matching Cuffs, is a charming cable-y addition your cowl repertoire. It is a quick, super wearable garment topper featuring an intensely cabled front section ornamented with beads that are strung onto the yarn before you cast on. Its knit in 371 - 494 yards of a worsted weight yarn and Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted is perfect. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

the New Falling Cherries shawl by RosyPosy Designs

Sweet Falling Cherries finds it's roots in Art Nouveau themes of nature and organic movement. Textured “cherries” cascade downward to spreading leaves, accompanied by bold columns with a simple eyelet pattern. 

Knit top-down in 700 to 1000 yards of a cozy Sport weight yarn Falling Cherries would look beautiful in a solid such as Tatmi in Silky Merino or Chocolate in Honor.  Or you could be daring and knit it in a self striping colorway of Kauni Effektgarn, EH or ED would be stunning.  The pattern includes 2 sizes and is charted with written instructions.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vinterbar Cowl Kit Giveaway!

WIN Laura Patterson's very special cowl pattern Vinterbar and 2 skeins of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted (winner chooses colorways). 

The talented knitwear designer Laura Patterson is the artist behind Fiber Dreams.  This is her 4th time hosting a blog giveaway!  Thank you Laura for your generosity and for sharing your beautiful work with us.  

Laura shares the story behind her Vinterbar cowl..."According to my tech editor the romance text I first wrote for this pattern needed a “sleek Swedish guy to give it new life.” That got my brain reeling, but not with anything that is printable. Whew. Moving on… I’m a life-long book collector. In addition to piles of books of knitting, fiction, art, counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, gardening, as well as a fair number of other things, I have always been attracted to stitch dictionaries, and little books of patterns on a given theme. All three motifs in this design came from a slim little volume of Swedish colorwork designs that I’ve had so long that I no longer have a clue where or when I came across it. Once I had these lovely motifs working together, I needed a name for my design. I thought that something Swedish would be appropriate. A dear friend of mine happens to have grown up in Sweden, so I went to her for inspiration. Without my telling her, she thought the main motif looked like berries, and so suggested Vinterbär, which is Swedish for winter berries. Perfect!" 

Vinterbar is worked in the round, features folded hems, and three different colorwork motifs.

Finished sizes (circumference x height): 25.5 x 8.5", 65 x 21.5 cm
Yarn: worsted weight; 125 yards MC, and 175 yards CC.  1 skein of 2 contrasting colorways of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted will work beautifully.
Gauge: 20 stitches and 27 rows = 4" in stitch pattern in the round
Skills: k2tog, two-color knitting in the round, provisional cast on. Notions: 1 stitch marker required, smooth waste yarn of same or slightly finer thickness, in a contrasting color for provisional cast on, yarn needle. Stitch patterns: Charted. Difficulty: Intermediate.

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your name and check this blog, Facebook, Twitter and my Ravelry group on March 31st to see if you have won.

The Winner will be announced Tuesday March 31st. 
1. Tell us which Fiber Dreams' design you like the best and why.
2. Tell us which colorways of my 1 Ply Merino Worsted you would knit this cowl.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

4 Easter Projects: Sweet Dresses for Little Girls

Start your Easter knitting today. 

Technicolor Tee Dress
One of these darling knit dresses, and of course an Easter Bonnet, and your favorite little girl is ready for her Easter Parade! Every girl needs a new Spring dress and has lots of adorable options.  The fun little dress above is new from Laura Aylor, Techicolor Tee Dress, play with contrasting colorways or knit in a solid.  All 4 of these patterns include multiple sizes.

Sweet Lauri by Lily Go is an easy knit project with some crochet finishes. 

Toddler Summer Jumper
Cute & comfortable Cindy Spence's Toddler Summer Jumper includes a playful flower detail on the waistline.  

And if the weather is still a bit cool in April Noni's Dancing Princess Coat is the perfect matching overcoat for any dress.  

Need more project ideas, visit Children.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

50% Off Schaefer Anne & 5 FREE Schaefer Patterns!

This is very special Sale!  Schaefer's fingering weight yarn Anne is now 50% Off and if you purchase a skein you'll receive 5 Free Schaefer Patterns of your choice, a $25 value!  Just write the name of the patterns in the Comments Box when you check out.  
Pictured are the Honeycomb socks, designer Chris Carroll created the texture to showcase the nuances in Anne's lovely hand painted colorways.