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Monday, January 2, 2017

Quick pussy hat pattern - knitting for Women's March

Here is a quick free knitting pattern for the pink #pussyhat to be worn by many women marching at the time of the Washington inauguration. Pink yarn in my stash is ordinarily DK or sport weight for baby sweaters, so I used two balls of yarn to quickly knit this soft and squishy hat on a 10.5 (6.5mm) needle for January 2017 #womensmarch.




Friday, September 9, 2016

New urban knits for fall 2016

New knitting patterns for fall 2016 abound in Kyle Kunnecke's new Urban Knit Collection, which includes timeless classic designs for cardigans, pullovers, and accessories for both men and women.

This 160-page hard paper knitting book was inspired by Kyle's observation that key motifs of construction, used in 20th century architecture can be applied just like the main elements used in building a knitting pattern. "Big city style meets classic design" for modern knitters.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Softest winter hat in all sizes free

photo courtesy PurlSoho
Here is the warmest, softest winter hat pattern in every size you will knit all season. Knitting a free hat pattern with Purl Soho's new 75/25 merino and cashmere, 219 yds per skein, how can you go wrong? Sizes range from baby to adult, knit on a US 7 (4.5cm) needle in brioche stitch, so has to be soft and fluffy. Hat pattern sizes: Baby to kid small, kid large, and adult medium and large.

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.




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