August 1, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Big Ribbon Beach Tote

Happy August 1st!  There are still plenty of weekends left before Labor Day to get the family out to the beach.  Don’t forget your beach bag!

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This free pattern from Katia will help you whip up a fabulous and sturdy bag to bring along your next trip to the sea.  It will be the perfect home for your sunscreen, snacks and favorite book.

Grab a size L hook and two balls total of Big Ribbon and your new travel companion will be ready before you know it.  You can also browse our selection of RibbonXL if you’re looking for a wider color palette.  The pattern can be downloaded (free of charge) right here.

Happy hooking!


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Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Lange

Lange is a loose-fitting pullover with an updated (curved) silhouette. The stitch detail at the raglan line is vintage-inspired.

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Worked with a single strand of lace yarn, the stockinette fabric feels as light as air.  If you haven’t tried Shibui Pebble yet, you are missing out!

SIZES
35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)” finished bust circumference

YARN
Shibui Pebble
6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins
1185 (1330, 1530, 1645, 1815, 1965) yards

Sample shown in color Brass

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FINISHED GAUGE
25 stitches and 38 rounds = 4” in circular stockinette stitch

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NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
24” circular needle and DPNs
3.5 mm / US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
One each 16” and 24” circular needles and DPNs, one size smaller than Needle A
3.25 mm / US 3


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