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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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July 15, 2019

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

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Chinese Checkers

June 25, 2019

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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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Spring Roll – Free Pattern

February 16, 2018

Spring Roll is knit on the bias from end to end and has bands of stockinette, reverse stockinette and eyelet stitches. Length is adjustable. Sample scarf knit with Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in Paprika 3771. Blocking required.

Spring Roll Cotton Scarf

Spring Roll Cotton Scarf

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Materials

4.00mm / US 6 needles / UK 8
600 meters / 660 yards DK weight yarn
4 stitch markers

 Gauge
20 stitches in stockinette stitch = 4 inches

Measurements
Approximate, after blocking:
13 inches wide x 80 inches long

Download pattern here.

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Inchworm – Free Pattern

January 27, 2018

Inchworm uses an assortment of fingering weight yarns to create a tubular, colorwork scarf. You will knit in the round using stockinette, and rib stitches. Follow the sample scarf color sequence or use your own color combination. Length is adjustable. Enjoy!

Inchworm

Inchworm

Inchworm

Inchworm

Materials

1354 yards / 1250 meters fingering weight yarn in various colors and lengths from 15 to 60 yards. Sample scarf knit with Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply fingering weight yarns.

3.50 mm / US 4.0 / UK 9.50 circular needles 24 inch

4.00 mm / US 6.0 / UK 8.00 circular needles 24 inch

1 stitch marker

Measurements (approximate, after blocking)

Circumference: 17.5 inches

Length: 79 inches

Download Inchworm pattern here or click here to see Inchworm projects on Ravelry.

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Cold Snap Beanie Fingering Weight – Free Pattern

January 15, 2018

Cold Snap Fingering Weight is the same design as the DK weight beanie, but is designed for fingering weight yarns. This beanie is knit in the round using 2×2 rib and stockinette stitches. You will need 220 to 320 yards / 201 to 292 meters fingering weight yarn. Pictured hat is size 2, knit with Miss Babs Woodbury Merino/Tussah Silk in White Peppercorn. Enjoy!

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Cold Snap Fingering Weight Beanie

Click here to download pattern: ColdSnapFingeringWeight

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