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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Knitting a cowl pattern to suit your every whim


photo Gretchen Tracy
Adjusting a knitting pattern to suit your tastes and yarn at hand is simply done, especially with an easily adaptable pattern.
This free cowl pattern by Gretchen Tracy, uses a US 8 (6mm) circular needle, 2 skeins of DK yarn or about 218 yds (200 meters). Gretchen has used a silk yarn for knitting her Ridge and Furrow cowl prototype pictured here.


Monday, April 24, 2017

No fuss summer knitting - two free patterns

A free shawl pattern and a free scarf pattern, suitable for a man, both perfect for summer warm weather knitting, both interesting no-brainers.  No oxymorons here, it's true: interesting patterns you don't have to think about. So whilst sitting at the beach, talking to friends and family, you can still keep knitting without losing your place in the pattern.

Both of these projects are extremely portable and won't take up much room in your travel bag. Don't stop knitting and get ahead on your gift list!




Friday, April 7, 2017

Free knitting patterns spring forward from unlikely sources

Rowan photo
Spring and Easter knitting patterns may include bunnies, chicks, and eggs for baskets, cheerful shawls and baby sweaters, too. These free patterns should keep you knitting for a while longer this Spring.

Martin Storey is a "storied" designer and many of his knitting patterns are posted for free. They range from small toys, home decor, child to adult-sized sweaters and jumpers.

Try this clever Easter bunny pattern, fast and ever sweet - Rebecca Danger's "Bunny Nuggets."


Read on for the links.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's a Magic Spring for Shawls!

On the Spice Market - Melanie Berg
Every season has its knitting pattern favorites. New patterns for shawls and baby sweaters are often posted and knitted in spring. And this year is no exception. Recently, I have been knitting a second "On the Spice Market" by Melanie Berg, which was all the rage last spring. I just finished her "Sunwalker" shawl pattern after many months of moving house, yarn stash and all. Katerina Bobkova's new "Magic Spring Shawl" is my next challenge, it's a free pattern, great for beginners and a terrific stash-buster.

Magic Spring Shawl pattern by Katerina Bobkova


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Easy free sock pattern

Last week, in my pledge to use up the yarn stash, I started knitting more socks using a favorite sock pattern and US 4 (3.5mm) dpns or two circulars, whatever is your pleasure. I use the smaller stitch count of 64 sts. to knit these.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Brain hat patterns for Science March

Knitters and crocheters are getting ready for another march, and like the Women's March, there is a hat to knit or crochet. The Science March is to be held on Earth Day in Washington, DC, April 22, 2017.

The March for Science celebrates "science not silence" and will be duplicated in over 30 cities across the nation and around the world. A diverse gathering of scientists and science enthusiasts: students, teachers, families, and friends, all with a passion for discovery, opinion, and curiosity will march and then hold a teach-in on the National Mall. Studio Knits has prepared several videos with brain hat patterns for the base hat and i-cord brains tacked on the outside. And a brain hat to crochet as well.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Garter Rib baby blanket

Adam's Rib by Buffoo
Baby blankets make wonderful gifts. The "garter rib" baby blanket is a free pattern posted by Orange Flower Yarn. This one in the photo is called "Adam's Rib" and gorgeous, knit with five skeins of Sublime merino wool in DK weight on a US 6 (4mm) needle.

Looks like a simple pattern and television (football) worthy. So pick up some yarn for the Super Bowl this weekend. Knitnscribble has posted several easy blanket patterns to crochet or knit.



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