Category Archives: Independent Designer Partnership

Sweet Spring Projects by Independent Designers

Spring is most definitely in the air! It's time to put away our sweaters and chunky scarves and bring out our lighter wardrobes. For all of us fiber lovers, that means it's time for a fun new spring yarn project! Or two... or three... Let's start with this fabulous Mesa Wrap, designed by Chelsea Berkompas. It's a light and airy summer wrap with sections of mesh lace and a distinct striping pattern shaped by simple short rows. Knit in Lindy Chain, this wrap has a wonderful drape and sheen.

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5 Questions with Hilary Smith Callis

Have you seen The Sweater Book? It's a unique set of patterns with interchangeable parts, so you can knit a sweater customized just the way you want! The book is authored by Hilary Smith Callis, a great designer, and interesting person! If you'd like to find out a bit more about her, and the book, click through to read 5 fun answers to questions we wanted to know!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Pinwheel Dishcloth

I love interesting construction on small projects like dishcloths - it's a fun way to practice something new, without a big commitment. And Allison Griffith's new free dishcloth pattern fits that bill - check out the Pinwheel Dishcloth.

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IDP Pattern Round-Up: Hats!

I am a hat fiend - I constantly have a hat on my needles or hook, no matter the weather. And with it getting warmer out, hats are a perfect project - small, portable and quick - and when the cooler weather comes along, you'll be all set with keeping your noggin warm! We've had some really fun new IDP hat patterns recently and I thought I'd highlight a few. First of all, I immediately cast on Stana Sortor's newest pattern, Bicycle Hat.

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Free knitting pattern – Penguin Ornament

Have you started any winter holiday crafting?  We have a cute new free pattern to get you started! Designer Emily Kintigh's adorable Penguin Ornament is perfect for any household at anytime of the year but fantastic when you are decorating your home for the winter months.

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Free Patterns Galore!

You may have noticed, in addition to our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths series, we've been releasing a lot of free patterns from outside designers lately! So many cute patterns too - we themed the recent ones around good gifts for children and babies.  We're constantly searching for great free kids patterns, in both knit and crochet, so we're so excited to have so many lovely patterns on the site now.

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From the desk of…Simone Kereit

Say "Hello!" to Simone Kereit - a designer from our fall pattern collection Burnished and this week's contributor to our "From the desk of..." series. Let's get to know what inspires Simone and learn more about her design process!  

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