Fall is in the air! A full half of this week’s picks are beanies, which means temps are finally starting to drop enough (in this hemisphere at least) to start getting some use out of our finished knits.
The Peruvian Market Tote is made with a free crochet pattern designed to address the design flaws of amany crochet bags This teardrop-shaped tote is colorful and strong, made with a classic, durable, easy-to-care-for yarn.
Read and knit along with us! The Read Along Knit Along starts October 10. We’ll be reading The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock and knitting the free Other People’s Houses Shawl pattern.
Yay! New Halloween costume ideas are starting to be published on the blogs this week! Can you deal with the cuteness?
My newest pattern was released this week. Measuring in at one foot by 12 feet, the Plaid Super Scarf lives up to its name!
This wee lightning bolt makes a great baby toy, gift topper, key chain or holiday ornament. Knit in two pieces which are then stuffed and seamed together, it comes together in no time.
Fabric yarn doesn’t always make the best clothing due to its heaviness and potential for stretching, so for me, home and fashion accessories are where it’s at when it comes to working with this unusual yarn! This new pattern is a foldover clutch that is perfectly suited to fabric yarn.
In case this isn’t incredibly obvious by now, I love knitting shawls. I’m obsessed with playing with the geometry possibilities, the outfit possibilities, and the chance to show off some beautiful yarn on the canvas that is a big, flat piece of knitting. This new shawl pattern began as a wee experiment with making a shawl featuring increases along one side of the work every few rows, which forms a right triangle. I love the fact that the yarn over increases are hidden in this piece’s chain edge and the wide, diagonal ribs are formed by simply alternating groups of 6 knit and purl stitches, hence the name Sixth Degree Shawl. I hope you enjoy knitting this as much as I did!
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