Category Archives: Patterns

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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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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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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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