August 8, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Baby Baseball Jacket

Both baseball and baby shower season is upon us, so why not knit something that the “coaches to be” will adore?


This adorable baseball jacket pattern was originally released in Debbie Bliss’s Baby Cashmerino Book (Volume 4), but it is now available for free from Knitting Fever!


You can knit this jacket using the colors shown or customize it to celebrate the parents’ favorite team!  We are pretty partial to orange, black and white (go Giants!) but we’ll of course help you create your own combo.

You can download a free copy of the pattern here and view the many colors of Baby Cashmerino that are available by clicking here.  Happy Friday!

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August 4, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Encadre Cowl

Designed with a minimal aesthetic and finished to be fully reversible (neatly hiding all the messy stranded bits!), Encadre will hug your neck in a lofty cocoon of irresistible softness.


You’ll need 645 yards of color A and 200 yards of color B. Sample knit in Jade Sapphire’s Mongolian Cashmere 2-Ply.


26 stitches and 40 rounds over 4”/10cm square in circular stockinette stitch, blocked

24” circular needle
3.25 mm (US size 3) or size needed to obtain gauge


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August 3, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Hart

With its subtle lace panel and softly draped neckline, this cardigan is total femininity. Hart plays equally well with jeans, shorts or a soft silk skirt.


36¾ (40½, 44¼, 48¼, 52, 55¾)” finished bust circumference
Model wearing size 40½” with +6½” ease


Shibui Pebble
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins
1435 (1575, 1765, 1925, 2115, 2295) yards
Sample shown in color Chestnut


25 stitches and 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
24″ circular needle
3.5mm / US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Needle A
3.25 mm / US 3

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August 2, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show: Leigh

With its cap sleeves, flattering neckline and easy, swingy dolman shape, Leigh is one top you can wear any time and for any occasion—and then some.


39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59)” finished bust circumference
Intended to fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)”


Shibui Pebble
8 (9, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins, with yarn held double
1790 (1990, 2245, 2475, 2755, 3000) yards
Sample shown in color Tar

NOTE: Garment can be worked in heavier (fingering or sport weight) yarn, held single, with half the amount of yardage.


22 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, with yarn held double

One 24” circular needle
4 mm / US 6 or size needed to obtain gauge listed

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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!


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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