Category Archives: Patterns

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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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6 Ways to Wear the Celtic Journey Collection

Are your needles craving textured stitches and captivating cables? Our new collection, Celtic Journey, is filled with wonderful patterns that transition from cool winter months into the fickle months of spring - plus, those cables! We simply can't resist casting on a new project right away. We've chosen three patterns from our new Celtic Journey collection and styled each two different ways. Let's get started with a timeless classic: the cabled sweater. Barra Sweater by Patricia Duncan PRETTY IN PLAID: Casual Friday at work never looked so good! Don't be afraid of mixing texture with prints - try pairing this classic cabled sweater with a plaid skirt or pants for casual cool ensemble.

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A Celebration of Stroll!

This month we're celebrating our love for Stroll with a 20% off sale all month! Stroll is our most wide-ranging yarn with six families to choose from so you can find the perfect yarn for each project. For traditional knits, reach for a ball of Stroll Tweed or grab a hank of Stroll Hand Painted for something bright and cheerful! If you're looking for some pattern inspiration during the sale, here are three of my favorite knits in Stroll to get you started!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Well folks, we made it! Welcome to our very last installment in our free pattern series: Twelve Weeks of Gifting. The grand finale and proverbial icing on the cake is our very favorite, ever popular Dish Towel Set pattern! So simple and wonderfully giftable, this is a great pattern for any knitter. I love seeing these projects knit up, tied with a pretty ribbon and gifted with a piece of handmade soap for a perfect mother's gift, birthday or baby shower gift. Plus, this pattern calls for Dishie, a super-rugged cotton yarn perfect for cleaning up tough messes or super exfoliation! Make sure to pop over and pick up your copy of the Dish Towel Set through Tuesday and get crafting in the last few days before Christmas.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Lampwork Hat + Mitts

Welcome to the ninth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the Lampwork Hat and Mittens pattern, the perfect coordinating accessories. The hats are worked with Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn but they would be equally wonderful (and giftable!) in Swish Worsted! The fingerless mitts are worked in the lighter weight Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn, and are great to wear on their own, or layered over a pair of full-fingered mittens.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

We're officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we're offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern - available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it's normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight. My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions - there's really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy! This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways - Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we're on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: The Impressionist Afghan

For the fifth week of our Twelve Weeks of Gifting, where we bring you free patterns available for one week only, we're offering up the Impressionist Afghan pattern! Knit up in a gradient of Stroll Tweed colors held double, this blanket has wonderful drape, and is the perfect size for staying cozy on the couch. The pattern features simple garter stitch for the body and a lovely leaf motif for the border, a perfect project to keep you company while you work through your favorite movies this fall! The Impressionist Afghan is free through next Tuesday, so grab a copy and check back next Wednesday for the sixth pattern in our series!

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Heritage: a collection of 8 classic knits for men

Autumn is just around the corner, literally! The first day of Fall is tomorrow, September 23, and which instantly puts me into full "sweater weather" mode. We recently released our first men's collection, Heritage, which is filled with 8 handsome knitting patterns that range from sweaters to cardigans, vests and a few accessories. Whether you're a man that knits or you just want to knit a timeless classic for the man in your life, Heritage is your one-stop inspiration this season. We've styled the each of the 8 knits found in Heritage, go ahead and take a peek!

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