February 28, 2014

Staff Creations: Allison’s Hooded Mecha Scarf

Don’t let this California rain get you down! Inspired by the amazing color range and dreamy drape of Mecha, Allison worked up a 3 skein hooded scarf.


Her scarf is large and in charge; it can be draped over the shoulders or wrapped around the neck for a toastier feel.


We are excited to offer this pattern for free for a limited time only with the purchase of the yarn to make it – three skeins of Mecha.  If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you’d like pattern S865 in the “special instructions” section at checkout.


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February 13, 2014

Staff Creations: Jules’ Hearts on Repeat Hat


Love is in the air, but a chill is in the air too!  Keep those ears warm this Valentine’s Day with a design from our very own Jules, Hearts on Repeat Hat.  We are giving away this pattern for free with the purchase of the yarn to make it — two skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran or comparable aran weight yarn (you’ll need at least 200 yards total).


This pattern is compatible with any aran weight yarn, but wooly fibers really show off the colorwork.  We hope to see more people wearing their hearts on their head!  If you’re shopping with us online, please mention that you’d like the pattern for “Hearts on Repeat Hat” in the special instructions section at checkout.

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January 31, 2014

Staff Creations: Jules’ Sweater



Can you believe this is the first pullover Jules has made? Following the pattern “Faith” from the Cathedral Booklet from Classic Elite Yarns, this two-colored Icelandic sweater works up in a flash on 10s.  Jules finished hers in just a week!

Her wool sensitivities in mind, Jules used Comfort Chunky in Raspberry Coulis color 5717 (5 skeins) and Dusk color 5713 (1 skein).  Faith works up well in a myriad of bulky weight yarn; browse our collection and see what strikes your fancy!  We’d love to see one worked up in Cascade 128 Superwash or Malabrigo Mecha.



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December 11, 2013

Staff Creations: Allison’s Lil Red Cowl

ASAP  cowl


Allison’s super quick and super fun Lil Red Cowl is a stunner in two skeins of A.S.A.P.  Worn with the hood either up or down, her cowl is a spunky accessory well suited for the ever-changing winter weather.  The pattern is available in print and digital download here.  Pick your own colors and get this cowl started today!


APAP Cowl 2

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November 14, 2013

Staff Creations: Allison’s L.1 Scarf

With the dreamy drape and wonderful softness of linen, how could we limit ourselves to just one color?  Allison worked up this scarf blending cool neutral colors with a pop of green.


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L.1 takes 6 skeins of Shibui Linen to make — 2 skeins for color A , 2 skeins for color B , and one skein each of C and D.  The range of color options ensures that you can build your perfect project.  Made of 100% linen, this scarf is lightweight enough that you can wear it even in warmer months.



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The pattern for L.1 is available for free online courtesy of Shibui Knits.

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