Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Make 2010 Your Year to Knit Hats, Scarves and Gloves

HTML clipboard The frosty temperatures bring you a blizzard of new slouchy, lacey and cabled hat, scarf and glove designs from your favorite knitwear designers. Try knitting or crocheting one of these new designs by Woolly Wormhead, Fickleknitter, Lisa Ellis Designs, Katya Frankel, Through The Loops, VADIS Designs, Gardiner Yarn Works, Knotsewcute and Freshstitches for yourself!
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The Slouch
Woolly Wormhead's designs are always cutting edge and warm, she's captured both this season with her slouchy beret & beanie styles. Everglade is lacey and can be worn in 2 different fashions - fold the brim for extra warmth or leave the brim long and pushed back for the slouchy look.

The Mayrose beret is knit in the classic Feather & Fan lace pattern and is shaped so that the pattern graduates towards the crown effortlessly, creating a timeless design.

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Woolly's Alveare is modern, yet casual with a little slouch in the back, the wide vertical rib on the brim complements the horizontal rib of the body. While her simple yet subtle Star Beanie is fitted and features a classic texture stitch.

Fickleknitter brings us the slouch look too with her new Slouchee, knit in the round it uses an unusual lace cast on technique and the lace pattern is worked in every round.

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Classic cables are always right for every occasion and if you've not tried them before, small and quick hat, scarf and mitten projects are perfect for learning. Winter Cables Hat & Scarf
, by Lisa Ellis Designs, feature simple large & small cables that are a pleasure to knit, instructions are both written and charted.

Katya Frankel's Romy and Fearne are both cabled berets, but with very different looks. Fearne is fitted in the front with a touch of slouch in the back while Romy is knit in the round from the bottom up with a more classic beret shape.

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Through The Loops' Wood Hollow Hat and Mittens work up quickly. The cables may look complicated, but there's only a simple 8 row repeat, which is easily memorized.

Stay Extra Warm With Earflaps
On cold days in the windy city you'll be happy you're wearing VADIS Designs' urban Striped Earflap Hat. And keep your ears (and head) toasty warm when you hit the slopes (or bus stop) with Gardiner Yarn Works' new top-down earflap hat, Mt Hood.

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Earflap hats are perfect for defeating February's gusty winds, take a look at these designs for even more inspiration. Schaefer's Chullo, which includes a matching scarf, Woolly Wormheads' My Deer Stalker and Lisa Ellis Designs' Andean, Twined Ski Hat, Malabrigo Sampler and Happy Hallotwining.

Also new from Gardiner Yarn Works, the Oak St Fingerless Gloves, they'll keep your hands warm but fingertips free, allowing you to knit or perform any activity requiring a precision touch.

Crocheted Lovelies
Crocheters will adore these three new designs from Knotsewcute. The
stylish Classic Cables Ladies Tam & Scarf set has a beautiful detailed crochet pattern that is clear and easy to understand. And that special little girl in your life will look like a Victorian princess in the Girl's Button & Cable Tam!

While Knotsewcutes' Basket and Bows Scarf looks knit, its really crocheted, the body takes on a weaved look, while the edgings look like bows; thus the name.

HTML clipboard And for a touch whimsy crochet Freshstitches' Koala Hat, its the closest you'll ever come to being a koala bear and this adorable pattern is sized for children and adults.
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Yarn Sales
These yarns are ideal for creating warm and beautiful hats and are all On Sale!

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Malabrigo Merino Worsted Cascade Superwash 220 Cascade 220 Wool Karabella Aurora 8, 4 & Bulky

For your shopping convenience I've grouped all my Hat, Mitten, Glove, & Scarf patterns in one section for you.

Thank you for taking a moment to share my news about these new and exciting patterns and yarn sales. I hope you've found at least one or two projects you're eager to create.

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