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Streusel

October 12, 2019

New release discount of 15% is reflected in the list price. No coupon needed. Discount ends October 14, 2019.

Streusel is a lovely asymmetrical short poncho knit in the round from the top down using stockinette and garter stitch. Bottom slits on both sides allow for ease of arm movement. Shoulder width, length, and general fit is adjustable. Try on as you knit for a customized fit. You will need a minimum of 1,350 meters Zauberwiese Merino 530 lace weight yarn. Pictured poncho is size 2 shown on US size 12 dressform. Enjoy!

Materials
1,350 to 1,750 meters Zauberwiese Merino 530 lace weight yarn (shown in Rosengarten)
2.50mm and 3.00mm circular needles (or needles to obtain gauge)

Measurements and suggested sizing
Size 1: 22 inch cowl, for bust measurement up to 36 inches
Size 2: 24 inch cowl, for bust measurement up to 40 inches
Size 3: 26 inch cowl, for bust measurement up to 44 inches
Size 4: 28 inch cowl, for bust measurement up to 48 inches
Size 5: 28 inch cowl, for bust measurement over 48 inches
Note: to customize fit, you will need to try on your poncho twice

Pattern Information
Number of pages: 4
Language(s): English
Instructions: Written
Photos: 2
Schematic: 1


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Cupid

September 25, 2019
Cupid Cowl

Cupid Cowl

Cupid Cowl

Play Cupid and bring together two contrasting or complementary skeins of fingering weight yarn to knit up a squishy, striped cowl. Using Garter stitch, you will knit from back seam to back seam. Increases and decreases are used to create a bias, fabric that will be seamed after knitting. Pictured cowl is knit with Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in Old Gold and Gibson Girl. Enjoy!

Materials
Size 1: 2 x 300 yards fingering weight yarn
Size 2: 2 x 350 yards fingering weight yarn
Size 3: 2 x 400 yards fingering weight yarn
3.00mm / US 2.5 / UK 11 needles (or needles to obtain gauge)

Measurements (after blocking)
Size 1: 22 inch circumference, 18 inch height
Size 2: 24 inch circumference, 20 inch height
Size 3: 26 inch circumference, 22 inch height

Pattern Information
Number of pages: 4
Language(s): English
Instructions: Written
Photos: 2
Schematic: 1

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Feeling Groovy

August 22, 2019
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Feeling Groovy

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Feeling Groovy

New design release discount of 20% is reflected in list price. No coupon code needed. Discount ends August 30, 2019.

Feeling Groovy is knit back and forth, in stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch. You will start knitting at the top corner of one back seam and end up at the bottom corner of the other back seam. Increases and decreases are used to create a bias fabric that will be seamed after knitting. Blocking and gauge swatching required. Pictured cowl is knit with Miss Babs Yowza DK weight yarn in Fig and shown on US size 12 dressform. Enjoy!

Materials
530 yards DK weight yarn
4.00mm / US 6 / UK 8 knitting needles (or needles to obtain gauge)

Measurements (after blocking)
Size 1: 25.00 inch circumference, 22.00 inch height

Pattern Information
Number of pages: 5
Language(s): English
Instructions: Written
Photos: 2
Schematic: 1

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Allsorts

August 5, 2019
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Allsorts

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Allsorts

Pattern price includes a 25% new pattern release discount. No coupon code needed. Discount ends August 10, 2019.

Allsorts Cowl is knit back and forth and in the round in ribbing. Deep yoke is worked back and forth to create an opening that can worn on left or right shoulder. Main part of cowl is worked in the round. Follow the sample color scheme or use up your DK leftovers for a colorful cowl! Sample is size 1 shown on US size 12 dressform. Instructions are included for sizing adjustments.

Materials
515(560)(600) yards DK weight yarn
Sample cowl (Size 1) knit with Miss Babs Yowza in the following colors:
172 yards each of Moonscape, Floyd, and White Pepper
3.50mm / US 4 / UK 9.50 circular knitting needles, 24 inch
3.50mm / US 4 / UK 9.50 double pointed needle or cable needle
1 Stitch marker

Pattern Information
Number of pages: 4
Language(s): English
Instructions: Written
Photos: 2
Schematic: 1

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Summer Sale!

July 15, 2019

Summer sale on my patterns! Please use coupon code “summer 15”. Sale ends July 31, 2019.

Patterns here.

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Chinese Checkers

June 25, 2019

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New Release discount of 25% is reflected in the list price. No coupon needed.

Chinese Checkers is a whimsical parallelogram scarf, knit from end to end using DK or worsted weight yarn. This design is bias knit in garter stitch. Different sized pom poms are attached after scarf is complete. There is a large section in the main color followed by sections of other colors. Yarn colors used in sample scarf are given, but you can dream up your own fun and whimsical combination! Enjoy this fun stash buster design!

Materials

4.00mm / US 6 needles / UK 8

Color 1: 200 meters Cascade 220 in 2425 Provence (dark burnt orange)

Color 2: 50 meters Cascade Spuntaneous Worsted in 05 Cabernet (dark burgundy)

Color 3: 100 meters Istex Lettlopi in 1412 Pink Heather (medium pink heather)

Color 4: 80 meters Cascade 220 in 2441 River Rock (pale beige)

Color 5: 50 meters Cascade 220 in 9451 Lake Chelan Heather (medium teal heather)

Color 6: 100 meters Cascade 220 in 7807 Regal (dark purple)

Color 7: 10 meters Istex Lettlopi Chocolate Heather 0867 (dark brown)

Color 8: 5 meters Cascade 220 in 4010 Straw (Dijon mustard yellow)

 Gauge
22 stitches and 40 rows in garter stitch = 4 inches

Measurements
Approximate, after blocking:
6 inches wide x 68 inches long

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Working With Linen

April 21, 2019
Linen Yarns

Linen Yarns

I’ve recently knit a few sleeveless summer tees with linen yarn. Working with linen is nice during the warmer months and you end up with a beautiful garment with lots of drape! Some shy away from working with linen due to it’s coarse texture and tendency to skew. I do the following before using the yarn.

1. Add extra ties to the skeins. Tie the skeins tightly every 5 or 6 inches to prevent tangling.

2. Wash skeins in warm soapy water. I’m not afraid to work the yarn as linen gets stronger when wet. Let it sit for half an hour or so.

3. Rinse well. If you are using a dark colour, you may see some bleeding. Using warm water, rinse until soap is gone and water runs clear. Finish with a cold water rinse. Wring and hang up each skein. Allow to dry.

4. Wind each skein twice. I use a swift and ball winder. Wind normally the first time. For the second time, start with the opposite end of the yarn.

I find that taking these steps softens the yarn a bit, making it nicer to work with. Also, there is almost no skewing even when working in the round!

I like to use the yarn from the outside in. I’ve tried knitting from the centre, but towards the end of the ball, it collapsed and tangled.

Yarns shown above: Louet Euroflax in Teal. Espace Tricot Petit Lin in Clock Tower, Madame Outremont, Cinq a Sept, Rougemont.

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