March 28, 2014

Friday Pattern Friday: Tangier Cowl

To welcome Cascade’s new self-striping yarn Tangier to our web store, we couldn’t help but feature this free cowl pattern on this week’s Free Pattern Friday.

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Since Tangier blends lightweight silk with cotton and rayon, it is the perfect go-to yarn for your Spring and Summer accessories.  This subtly striping cowl will double as a capelet during chilly evenings out.

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Happy knitting!


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March 14, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Flutterby Blankets

Staff and customers alike have fallen in love with James C. Brett’s new yarn Flutterby Chunky.  Not only is it a great machine washable option for babies, it’ll be one of the softest, cuddliest yarns you’ve ever worked with.

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The blankets above take only two (yes, TWO!) skeins of this snuggly soft yarn.  It’s available in almost a dozen adorable shades, so pick out your favorite and give it a go!  If you’re ordering online with us, please be sure to request free pattern JB173 in the Special Instructions section at check out.


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March 7, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Pure Worsted Home Decor

It seems we are always knitting for our loved ones.  We feel the urge to adorn newborns with handknit caps, dress our friends in cozy scarves and occasionally treat ourselves to a new cardigan or pullover.  On this “Free Pattern Friday”, we thought it would be fun to feature some ideas for a part of our lives often forgotten: our homes!

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(Created for the 2006 London Architecture Biennale)

There are so many unexpected ways to add a knitted touch to your home (aside from your everyday afghan).  You can make some felted bowls using a bulky weight wool like Lamb’s Pride Bulky to store loose change and keys in your entryway.  You can practice your crochet skills by whipping up simple cotton coasters.  You could even create an heirloom table runner using any of our fantastic linen yarns.

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If you’re not sure where to begin, why not check out Rowan’s latest online home decor collection?  This free download includes almost a dozen inspiring patterns using their new machine washable yarn Pure Wool Worsted. We love these cheerful knit pillow covers!

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What will you knit to dress up your living quarters this season?  Share it with us on Facebook or Ravelry – we’d love to see what you come up with.


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November 13, 2013

Cascade 128 Superwash and ImagiKnit Lustro Cowl

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A simple seed stitch brings out the best of the beads in this quick to knit, wonderful to wear cowl.

 

MATERIALS:

16” circular #11 needles

1 sk Cascade 128 Superwash

1 sk ImagiKnit Lustro

Darning needle

Scissors

Ring Marker

 

GLOSSARY:

sk skein(s)

CO cast on

st(s) stitch(es)

BO bind off

K knit

Rep repeat

PM place marker

Rnd(s) round

St st stockinette stitch (k all rnds)

P purl

 

GAUGE:

12 sts/4 inches in pattern and in st st or 3 sts/inch in pattern and st st

INSTRUCTIONS:

CO 69 sts with one strand of each yarn. PM and connect making sure not to twist. Hold both yarns

together throughout project.

Rounds 1: * K1, P1* K1

Rounds 2: *P1, K1* P1

Rep rnds 1-2 until desired length.

BO in pattern.

Weave in ends.

 

Wear proudly!

 

To get this pattern in store, ask for S864.


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Go Giants! Cowl

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Show off your love of the Giants with this quick and easy knit, or swap in new colors to support another team.

 

MATERIALS:

16” circular #11 needles

1 sk Misti Alpaca Chunky

1 sk ImagiKnit Lustro

Darning needle

Scissors

Ring Marker

 

GLOSSARY:

sk skein(s)

CO cast on

st(s) stitch(es)

BO bind off

K knit

Rep repeat

PM place marker

Rnd(s) round

St st stockinette stitch (k all rnds)

P purl

 

GAUGE:

13 sts/4 inches in pattern and in st st or 3.25 sts/inch in pattern and st st

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

CO 61 sts with one strand of each yarn. PM and connect making sure not to twist. Hold both yarns

together throughout project.

Rounds 1 and 3: * K1, P1* K1

Rounds 2 and 4: *P1, K1* P1

Work in st st until desired length, leaving enough yarn for last 4 rnds and BO.

Rep rnds 1-4 once.

BO in pattern.

Weave in ends.  Block into funnel shape if desired.

 

Wear proudly!

 

To get this pattern in store, ask for S863.


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