Category Archives: favorite patterns

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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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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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Split Back Tank Free Pattern

Heeelloooo, spring! Time to wrap up those wooly winter projects and delve in to your stash of cool cotton yarns. What's that? Don't have a project?! Well, our new Split Back Tank free pattern might be just what you're looking for. Allison Griffith has done it again with this stunning, drapey tank in Lindy Chain.

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3 Great Patterns from the New Colorblock Collection

Have you seen our newest book, The Colorblock Collection? With a great range of garments (including several sleeveless tops) and cheerful colors it's the perfect collection to welcome the first hint of warm spring weather! Here are my three favorite patterns from the collection (awww... who am I kidding!? They're all great!).

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Pompom Quarterly Love!

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Pompom Quarterly! I've been an avid follower since the first issue in 2012 and always look forward to the next installment. I'm so happy that we're able to carry all of the eBook versions of their publications and have some of the more recent physical copies too! In case you're new to Pompom Quarterly I thought I would share my very favorite three editions.

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Hawthorne is on Sale! Plus a Pattern Roundup

Hooray! Hawthorne, my favorite yarn, is on sale for 20% off for the month of September. With a high twist for durability, this yarn is wonderfully sturdy and unquestionably colorful, perfect for socks, shawls and even tops! In celebration of the sale, I've rounded up some of my favorite patterns that I think would be amazing in Hawthorne!

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Twist & Tweed Pattern Highlights

One of my favorite things about styling the garments for each of our exclusive pattern collections is that I get to see each project on our models in person. Amy, our photographer and I fall in love with each garment as we spend time photographing and scrutinizing each one for details and hidden features to capture. Below are three of my favorites from our newest fall collection: Twist & Tweed!

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Summer Yarn Sale: Wool of the Andes Edition

Our summer yarn sale has all kinds of amazing deals just waiting to be found - but the most irresistible by far is Wool of the Andes Worsted! Over half of the 100 colors are on sale up - up to 30% off, which means you can nab some colors at only $1.88/50g ball. Very, very tempting indeed! And a good yarn sale just wouldn't be complete without a few patterns to pair with the new additions to your yarn stash. Wool of the Andes is such an amazing, versatile yarn and it's perfect for everything from hats and toys to garments and home decor. Here are a few of my top picks for this wooly wonder! 1. Hats Taking just a couple balls of yarn, Wool of the Andes is my go-to option for hand knit hats. Here are a few of my favorite go-to hat patterns - everything from simply ribbed hats to colorwork and cables, a little something for every kind of knitting mood that you might find yourself in. Ribbed Watch Cap

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Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl – Color Ideas

To accompany our new and expanded selection of Alpaca Cloud lace yarns, we've update of our all-time favorite lace designs - the Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl! This colorful shawl is knit with 2 strands of yarn held double throughout, in different combinations, to produce graduated color changes. Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl Pattern And with over 60 colors of Alpaca Cloud to choose from, you can get as bright and bold or soft and subtle as you want. And to kick start your creativity, we've put together 6 color palettes that would be stunning for this dreamy shawl. Nothing says summer quite like the gradient of a tropical sunset - get transported to island time whenever you please with this glowing color combo.

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Favorite Projects for Swish!

Oh Swish, I could write poems about how wonderful this yarn feels and knits up. Perfect for sweaters where you need extra next-to-skin softness without compromising on durability and (don't forget) it's machine washable which scores this yarn major points in my book. Bonus, both Swish Worsted AND Swish DK have select colors on sale during our big Summer Yarn Sale! Make sure to stop by to see the full range (and peruse the other goodies too!). For a dash of inspiration, here is a round up of some of our very favorite patterns in Swish to get both your hooks and needles busy.

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