Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Celtic cable teapot cosy pattern for cozy teatimes

There's nothing better than a hot cuppa' anytime. For first thing in the morning, at elevenses, and always at three in the afternoon, here's a classic teapot cosy pattern that will brighten every teatime, a St. Patrick's Day celebration with it's Celtic Irish cables knit all the way around, or knits up a great house gift for your favorite tea-lover.

Cozy up with your knitting, some scones or cakes, enjoy this free pattern from an ancient pamphlet handed down long ago without a cover.  The teapot cozy fits a 5-6 cup teapot and can be lined as well.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A new fish hat pattern for Phish fans

The famous fish hat knitting pattern has been rewritten by J.G. Miller and just posted as a free pattern download, July 2016. The original, an immediate success with Phish fans and avid fishermen alike, has some new techniques and a livelier finished look than the first dead fish hat pattern.

Miller has turned the tail around and used short rows for a vertical finish with fins that stand out, just like a swimming fish. Fans of the Burlington, Vermont-based music group, Phish, went crazy over the first "alive or dead fish hat" and I am sure they will be very pleased to know the fish hat pattern is this time "alive and well."

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Crochet bridal shawl free pattern creates everlasting wedding memory

How extraordinary it would be to knit or crochet a bridal shawl for that special bride on her wedding day. This shawl pattern called "Spring Blooms" is crocheted and the free pattern is offered by Red Heart. It's just stunning on this happy bride, and would look equally beautiful in color for her bridesmaids at a chilly fall or spring wedding. A free pattern download is available in English or Spanish. Follow the links below.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Weaving Wellness supports moms of sick children at Hasbro

Weaving Wellness has arrived in Newport, Rhode Island via a New Jersey resident and hardworking charity caregiver, MaryJanine L. "Stay Strong" totes are being put together for moms of sick children at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence. Knitters and crocheters are being asked to provide prayer shawls for those caregivers of Hasbro's patients. Please read on to find out how you can help RI's sick children and their moms in this charity knitting and crochet project.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Slouchy hat patterns, knit or crochet, free and easy

LuluknitsNYC on EtsySlouchy hats are popular because they are easy to wear, very comfortable; make quick knitting and crochet projects with these free slouchy hat patterns. This hat pattern design is by Lea Kobasyashi, LuLu’s Handknits NYC, who has some sweet hand knit slouchy hats for sale on Etsy as well. Check out Lea's handiwork at the link below. For her free hat pattern, please read on. It's available in German and Italian as well as English.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stunning shawl patterns for the ages

German knitter, Ute Nawratil, has recently designed two shawl patterns whose FO's are certain to be cherished as works of art. One, she says is quite easy, knit with flowers and the butterfly stitch; the other, a mass of colorful triangles, designed specifically for short gradient yarns like Schoppel-woole Zauberball sock yarn. She's used about three balls of yarn to create her "Linientreu," knitting from the top-down, using short rows, no sewing up needed.

Stunning, to say the least, the finished shawl pictured here is by Wollbine on Ravelry.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Baby knitting patterns to 5T with 3 skeins or less

3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits, is a new knitting pattern book you will turn to time and time again for charming baby patterns that won't break the bank to knit. With a generous size range up to 5T, there are twenty-three knitting patterns for boys and girls: sweaters, blanket patterns, toys, and hats. This brand new knitting magazine collection is so well laid out, with bright and shiny photos, stitch guides, easy to read and understand schematics and charts, clear enough even for the newest knitter. For mothers, it promises to be the one and only baby patterns book you will need until your child grows out of size 5T. For cherished baby gifts, there are so many wonderful choices as your girl or boy grows into toddler sizes.
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