Category Archives: Patterns

Last Chance for June Monthly Yarn Sale – The Big Cozy!

June is coming to a close (what, already?!?) which means you only have a couple more days to save 20% on The Big Cozy, our super soft, super bulky yarn! The Big Cozy is a perfect yarn for quick projects - I love to use it for a break from fiddly projects or when I just want to zone out watching a tv show or two. And with a blend of superfine alpaca and highland wool, it's a delight to work with as well! Just grab a pair of supersized needles or hooks and a skein or two and you'll have a completed project in no time.

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Joyful Lace

The flowers are blooming and the days are getting warmer which means it must be time to break out the lace knitting! Lightweight, versatile and oh-so-classic, lace shawls are the perfect accessory to knit and wear. Our new Joyful Lace Pattern Collection is an exquisite compilation of 15 lace designs, just the thing to inspire you to dip into your lace yarns. We'll take a deeper look at three of my favorite patterns from this collection, including the shawl in our brand new Luminance Yarn!

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Summer Knitting Projects

Fabulous knit and crochet projects for summer fun! I think it's safe to say that summer has arrived! Now that our sweaters have been packed away and we're enjoying the sunshine, it's time to pull out your summer knitting projects. Here are a few fabulous projects I'm hoping to cast on soon. Summer Knitting Projects: Oyster Bay Tank I just love this Oyster Bay tank top! It's knit in our fabulous lightweight linen Lindy Chain, which gives it an amazing drape and sheen. The simple diamond pattern along the sides make the perfect accent to this summer top. Designed by Kathryn Folkerth.

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Monthly Yarn Sale – Great Patterns in The Big Cozy!

Aptly named, The Big Cozy is the perfect yarn for super-soft, fabulously quick projects! We're featuring The Big Cozy at 20% off for our monthly yarn sale in June, making this the perfect time to grab a ball or two for your next project. Need some inspiration? Read on for some lovely patterns in this must-have yarn!

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Monthly Yarn Sale: Great Patterns in Swish

Swish is the superwash of knitters’ dreams!  Just the ticket for children’s clothes, afghans, charity knitting and gift knitting, there's no need to worry about the care your knitting will receive since this yarn can be machine washed and will come out even softer than before. Swish also happens to be on sale this month as part of our Monthly Yarn Sale. Save 20% this month on all in stock Swish colors and weights! This super versatile yarn is great in cables, colorwork and even heavier-weight lace projects. Take a peek at some of our bestselling patterns below for some extra inspiration and maybe, just maybe you'll find yourself with a few balls of this magical yarn in your cart!

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Three Patterns for the Weekend from Take It Easy

Embrace comfort knitting with the six tops in our new collection, Take it Easy! These patterns are perfect for weekend brunches, backyard gatherings, getting tea with a friend, or anytime you want a sophisticated look with minimal fuss. Touches of lace, cables, and delicate mesh keep the knitting interesting while shorter sleeves mean you'll be able to finish these garments in no time. In the spirit of "springier" weather, I thought I'd share three of my favorite patterns from our fabulous new collection!

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Around here, many of us are taking part in various activities around in our area and we hope you will be doing the same. But reducing our impact on the environment happens year round  - and we have a few projects that can help! First of all - dishcloths! Using dishcloths rather than disposable products creates less waste for our landfills.  We have over 100 free patterns, in both knit and crochet for you to enjoy - including one with a nifty recycle symbol - The Three R's Dishcloth!

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Staff Project Roundup!

It's spring, and our knitting needles are busily working through piles of yarn and mountains of unfinished objects! Now is the time to clear your queue and get ready to change up what's on your needles, just as the weather is shifting from the chill of winter to the first warm promises of spring. Curious about what we've been up to outside of the office? Here's a roundup of our  most recent staff projects, including a project in our newest yarn, Paragon!

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Aura is here!

Just in time for sunnier forecasts, Aura is our 2016 spring pattern collection! These sixteen patterns are perfect for layering and feature sweet lace details in a soft pastel palette. Every year we keep things fresh by focusing on a different aspect of the perfect spring wardrobe. This year we wanted to feature flattering silhouettes while making sure to include some unexpected detail, for added interest (both while knitting and wearing!). I absolutely loved spending the day at Cistus Nursery with our lovely models in these super versatile garments, so I thought I would take a moment to share my absolute favorites from Aura with you!

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6 Ways to Wear the Colorblock Collection

Spring is nearly here and after a long, grey winter - we're looking forward to adding bright and bold pops of color into our knitting. Our new Colorblock collection checks off every color craving that we have with fun, wearable patterns that can be as colorful as you choose! We’ve chosen three patterns from our new Colorblock collection and styled each two different ways. Let’s get started with a colorful top that is made for the transitional weather of spring, the Unblocked Tunic! Unblocked Tunic by Katy Banks BRIGHTLY BALANCED: Neon green is totally wearable, we promise! Pair a bold color like neon green with a dark, classic shade like navy to create a bold but balanced outfit.

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