Category Archives: free patterns

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Ugly Sweaters have come to Knit Picks!

The Ugly Sweater seems to be the rage these days and Knit Picks was up for the challenge! Let me introduce you to The Best of the Worst Ugly Sweaters 2014, a free eBook pattern download, now available just in time to be the hit at your next holiday party!  All the sweater patterns use Wool of the Andes Worsted. (some of the optional items use Wool of the Andes Sport and Palette.)

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Free Dishcloth Pattern: Woven Lines

I'm particularly excited about the free dishcloth pattern this week!  I was thinking about a scarf pattern I did several years ago, a two color striped scarf where each color was 1 row - to achieve this, you slid the project back & forth on circular needles to pick up the working yarn. I started playing around with some Dishie one day, trying to recreate it (I can't find the pattern anywhere, though this one is similar), playing with different stitch patterns, and I really loved how it looked in seed stitch.  So here's the Woven Lines Dishcloth!

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Some Pig Dishcloth

I had so much fun making Bear With Me that I knew I had to come up with another animal dishcloth. After some sketching and experimentation, I settled on an adorable pig.

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Paige Family Dishcloth Pattern

Growing up, both my mom & my grandma were always knitting and crocheting - they had learned both so they didn't feel any need to keep projects to one or the other.  When I first got interested in yarn crafts, my mom showed me how to make the dishcloths she and my grandmother always made.  Of course I tried it and even though my newbie misshapen pieces were not works of art, I enjoyed making them and used them for years.  So I thought I'd share the pattern with everyone doing the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths!

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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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Little Projects

I always try to keep a small project on my hooks or needles as a sort of crafty "palate cleanser" while I'm working on intense, long-term projects. I've noticed that it helps to keep me motivated and excited about those big pieces if I can take a mini break and finish something else quickly. My newest favorite mini knit is Purl Soho's free Garter Flap Hat (teeny tiny baby sized).

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