Luscious infinity scarf for spring

Know you are all wondering if, indeed, spring will ever come. Perk up your spirits with an easy infinity scarf knitting pattern in a lovely spring colorway. I chose this scrumptious baby alpaca chunky by Cascade Yarns, 2 skeins from my yarn stash, color 634, which is a lovely lilac or lavender. It's a free pattern and although very easy, the knitted fabric is interesting on both sides.
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The pattern was designed by Jenny Withrow, and it's a great solution for a quick gift, which is my intention, a birthday gift for my granddaughter to wear with sweaters or a jean jacket.

For a similar bulky weight yarn, use a US 10 needle (6mm). Cast on 30 stitches.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: *P1, K2*

Repeat the two rows until you run out of yarn. Twist once for the infinity design and sew together. Finished width is about 8 inches. The infinity scarf can be widened by casting on multiples of 3. Finished circumference about 44 in (112 cm). Widths and finished circumferences will of course vary, depending on your yarn's gauge.

The designer suggests using a mattress stitch to sew the two ends of the scarf together. The only change I would have made in knitting this scarf pattern would be to add a crochet provisional cast on which enables a Kitchener stitch graft of stitches at the end.

But all in all, I think Charlotte FitzGerald will be very pleased and I thank Jenny for her pattern.

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New knit baby bonnet pattern - Criss Cross Applesauce

My new knit baby bonnet pattern just posted today. A traditional design for modern babies. Lovely and warm because of its quilted stitch pattern, knitting pattern is written in two size for newborns to 4 mos, 14-15 in., and 5 months - 9 months 15-16 inches. Criss Cross Applesauce is knitted from side to side using a US 6 (4.0mm) circular needle with i-cord ties and a feminine little ruffle. Download the three-page pattern now on Ravelry or Etsy. I used Louisa Harding Grace - Silk and Wool, which made this little bonnet the perfect soft and luxurious gift a brand new baby deserves.

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Knitting Paris Fort unites support for freedom of speech

At the request of many French knitters, Lisa McFetridge has again contributed another knitting design in support of freedom of speech. Her hat pattern, Paris Fort, like Boston Strong, joins Je Suis Charlie, and is free, but Lisa asked that you make a small donation, or whatever you can to Reporters without Borders, a French-based worldwide organization that supports journalism and free speech. For more information on Lisa's wonderful hat patterns for freedom of speech, please follow this link.

http://bit.ly/parisfortknittingpattern
courtesy Lis McFetridge, used with permission

Je Suis Charlie hat pattern made available for EU knitters

European Union (EU) knitters now have access to downloading the Je Suis Charlie hat knitting pattern via LoveKnitting.com. Please follow this link to purchase with 100% percent of the cost going to UNICEF less VAT.
It took me about two days to knit this one. The pattern is well-written for both skull cap and slouch hat styles with several options for top features. Happy knitting!

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Je Suis Charlie hat pattern by Boston Strong designer

In the wake of overwhelming tragedy of the terrorists strikes in Paris, Lisa McFetridge, knitting designer of the Boston Strong hats and scarves, has created the Je Suis Charlie cap pattern to honor the murdered journalists and defy all those who seek to stifle freedom of expression. The hat pattern is available now to the knitting community outside the EU, but due to VATMOSS, will be available shortly to EU knitters via Loveknitting.com. 100% of your donation goes to UNICEF.  Lisa has done beautiful hat designs for many special projects that in turn raise funds for charities around the world. Please find out more about her endeavors here and download the #JeSuisCharlie hat pattern.

photo used with permission, Lisa McFetridge 2015

Baby jacket reborn yet again

A good design becomes a great design with knitting collaboration. This analogy is so true of Debbie Bliss' "Ribbed Baby Jacket" a free baby sweater pattern. After Magic Pixie Knitter posted her knock-off pattern, knitnscribble chose to amend it once again. Here's my version of this generous sized quick knit baby sweater, 12-24 months.
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Please find all the details with oodles of photos and original and knock-off versions free pattern links here

Knit and crochet Halloween and Autumn

Halloween patterns - pumpkins that last forever! Knit and crochet fall decoration patterns include pumpkins, apples, scarecrows and cornstalks. Colorful Stitches blog posting yesterday was all about knitting them up to last for more than one Halloween, jack o'lanterns that won't rot! Knitted apples and real looking cornstalks are all from the genius of Bonnie Burton. 
Pdf patterns for three different sizes of pumpkins, and some that are striped like gourds, all very life-like. Cornstalks and harvest corn, a knitted bushel basket full of apples, and even one delicious looking apple core are included in this artistic display of Bonnie Burton's extraordinary talent.
Halloween decorations that last for years. Here are some more fun fall decorations you can knit or crochet.
Crochet pumpkin garland, use singles for coasters and potholders.

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