Category Archives: Independent Designer Partnership

Sheep Scrubby Dishcloth

A few months back, several of us made our own dishcloths from a pattern template that Kerin created. We wanted to celebrate the release of Dishie - plus we thought it would be really fun. And it was! We kept them really easy - just knits & purls - and they seemed to be popular with a lot of our customers. Kim went a bit more complex with hers but still wanted to put it out as a free pattern. And now it's ready! It's her Sheep Scrubby Dishcloth!

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Decisions, Decisions

I recently finished a new cardigan (and I should get pictures one of these days, it's my favorite!) but now I want to make another one.  Maybe it's been the cooler weather we've had out here this spring, but I've been grabbing one of my knitted cardigans every morning to throw on to go to work - and of course I need some new ones to add to my rotation, especially some lighter weight ones. So I'm debating between a couple I've had my eye on recently. Jennifer Thompson's Star Gazing Cardigan has been on my list forever - I love the lace detail and the overlapping fronts.  It would be my first fingering weight cardigan. (eek!)

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Mary’s Summer Bag

I try to live green all year round (not just for Earth Day!).  Living in Portland OR makes it pretty easy - we have great public transportation & bike routes, recycling (and now composting) is a way of life, and most of our grocery stores & restaurants stock organic foods.  And the city of Portland recently banned plastic bags at major grocers and big-box stores.  So it's not unusual to see folks carrying their own bags. Our very own Kim designed this week's Freebie Friday - the very cute Mary's Summer Bag, perfect for bringing to the grocery store & farmers markets!

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Custom Kits!

Did you see our newest program in the April catalog?  We are very excited to introduce Custom Kits! Like the look of Snowden Becker's Cecily Twinset? Well, now you'll be able to create your very own Cecily kit and save 15% on the cost of Stroll Tonal to make it! Or we have 5 other gorgeous IDP patterns to choose from.

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A Springtime Beret

With the weather finally getting warmer (er, minus the crazy snowstorm that I found myself driving in last week), my mind has been turning to some lightweight projects.  I decided it was time to make myself a nice little hat out of one our new Chroma colors  

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A Nerdy Contest

Contest is over!  We'll draw a winner on 3/12! I have been so happy the past few weeks - one of my favorite designers, Toni Carr, released her new book - Knits for Nerds! I've known about this book for awhile & have been so very excited.  See, I'm a nerd so this hits me right at the sweet spot.

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Cozy Fire Case

Several of us in the office have eReaders and lament when they get scratched or banged up from putting them in our bags.  If that's the case with you, check out our Freebie Friday pattern this week! This is Cozy Fire - a new pattern by Danna Rachel Cauthern!  Designed to use on your Kindle Fire or Kindle 2 or 3, this cute little case will keep your eReader nice & safe!

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Slavic Star Hand Bag

Are you as happy as I am it's Friday?  Well this week's Freebie Friday pattern is a great pattern by Nadya Stalling - her Slavic Star Hand Bag

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Comfy Fingerless Mittens

Need a new project?  Check out our Freebie Friday pattern this week - a pair of cute fingerless mitts! These are Helen Duffy's Fingerless Mitts.  I just love the little cable up the side.

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