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Pattern Release– Bailey Beret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have listened to our valued customers and agree that one can never have enough berets in a hat collection.  So to this we introduce Bailey– a textured beret with intertwining cables that meet at the top.  Like spokes to a wheel, these add dimension, symmetry, and structure to the piece.  If you love our Paris beret, you will even more likely to love Bailey.  Pattern is both written and charted.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Citron, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

76 yd (70 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter, cable needle, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference, 9″ deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, cable sts, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Bailey Beret pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.  As with all our patterns, the PDF will be manually (NOT automatically) emailed to you within 24 hours of PayPal notification.

 

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Drew Hat Pattern Release

Simple, embossed zigzag purled stitches against a sea of Stockinette Stitch give Drew its hip and edgy look.  Novice knitters will be delighted at how this hat makes for a quick knit project.  Moreover, Drew’s super slouchy, brimless style will, no doubt, make its wearer timeless– as though he or she has quaffed from the fountain of youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Pumpkin, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

80 yd (73 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 19” (48 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference and 12” (30 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, double decrease, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Drew Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

 

REMINDER:  Stitch marker give-away ends on March 30, 2012.  Enter comments here to win.

 

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Emerson Hat Pattern Release

Our chevron-love continues with this richly zigzag ribbed Emerson Hat.  Appropriately representing the organized chaos of  modern living, its ever-changing left-and-right-slanting cross-over stitches will never make this hat a boring project to knit.  Emerson’s slightly slouchy style is also a must-have addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Cobalt, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

60 yd (55 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, cross-over sts, ktbl, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Emerson Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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It Takes Two to Tango or Does It?

You can sail in a ship by yourself,
Take a nap or a nip by yourself.
You can get into debt on your own.
There are lots of things that you can do alone.
(But it)
Takes two to tango …
This year, not just two but the following groups of entities have been spotted doing the “Tango”:
If you have gotten the idea that the Tango I’m referring to is not a kind of dance, but a color, you are right!  It’s called “Tangerine Tango.”  Yes, tangerine as in
Tangerine Tango is 2012’s Pantone, a global authority on color, color of the year.  “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
It is a highly visible hue, from which heat and energy issue forth.  Over the past years, orange is increasingly gaining popularity among designers and consumers and is appealing to both men and women’s fashion.
Need to add a burst of energy and life to a dull and boring space?  It’s Tangerine Tango to the rescue!
As for me, modifying the hat pattern here by using alternating colors of Cobalt and Pumpkin with the latter as the main color, I came up with this hat.
Now, I can Tango.  Why don’t you? 🙂

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Showing Your True Colors

Last year, it was Turqua and Blue.

This year it’s Cherry Red and Soft Navy.

Who knows what its colors will be next year.  Who or what is it?  The above images will give you a hint.

It’s the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Program!  It has been a month since the Special Olympics State Winter games started and months before that, knitters and crocheters nationwide have been on a rush to send in their “works of heart” to the 39 participating programs.  To date, less than 10 states have met their goals.  Scarves have been reported as being transported from one state to which ever one is in immediate need of meeting their scarf quota.  One thing’s for sure– while there is a shortage of scarves for most of the states, there is no shortage of scarf patterns.  You can find them at the Scarves for Special Olympics website.  I have also provided free knit patterns which I have designed especially for this purpose.  Clicking on the photos above will each lead you to a different scarf pattern.  Just be sure to use Red Heart yarns in the 2012 colors which are Red Cherry and Soft Navy.  Get those scarves in before the deadlines! 🙂

If you want a different way to show support for the 2012 Special Olympics or have worked hard to send in your

“work of hearts” for this year’s Special Olympics Scarf Project and wish to reward yourself, the versatile and stylish Lombard Hat like the one shown in the photos above,  is the pattern you will be needing.  To keep with the theme, I’ve substituted Color A for Michael’s Cozy Wool in Red and Color B for Thick and Quick in Cobalt Blue– both of which are super bulky yarns.

These are only two projects you can adapt for this year’s Special Olympics, but whatever you decide to work on, you’ll never regret showing your true colors.

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NBCAM and a Free Pattern

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).  The year 2011 marks the 27th year of a tradition of awareness and education about breast cancer.  In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.  To show support for these brave souls, a number of Little Sweet Knittings Designs patterns can be adapted and knitted to suit them.  For instance, the Lombard Hat posted here can be knitted in two shades of pink (Wool-ease Thick and Quick’s Blossom as Color A and Raspberry as Color B) as shown below.

In the year 2010, our very first pattern offering was a bookmark called Mark for the Cure.  It features the awareness ribbon design, with an option to knit with or without beads, worked in lace and delicately accented with an organdy ribbon.  This pattern is available for purchase here.

Beaded and Unbeaded Bookmark

In 2011, the pattern created with NBCAM in mind is our newest pattern yet, and a free pattern at that, the Chevron Chemocap.  It was designed with a trendy color combination consisting of three colors of eyelash yarn and one of fingering weight.   It also makes a great stash-buster as indicated by the yarn requirements in the pattern which follows the photos below.

Chevron Chemocap or Cloche (Click on link for PDF copy of pattern)

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

YARN

Knitpick’s Palette Yarn in Cosmopolitan (about 80 yd) or any fingering weight yarn in fuschia; Lion Brand’s Fun Fur in Magenta as Color A (about 30 yd), in Soft Pink as Color B (about 20 yd), in Red as Color C (about 20 yd).

GAUGE

11 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 13 or any size to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES 

US 13 (9 mm).

NOTIONS 

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE 

18 in (46 cm) and stretches to 22 in (56 cm) in circumference.

PATTERN NOTES:

One strand of fingerweight yarn and one strand of fun fur are held together throughout work.  This project can also be used as a stash-buster.

Preparation Rounds:
Rd 1: K.
Rd 2: K.
Rd 3: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb; rep fr * to end. End of preparation.

Chevron Pattern: (multiple of 13 sts)
Rd 1: K.
Rd 2: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb; rep fr * to end.
Rds 3 to 4: Rep rds 1 to 2.
Rep rds 1 to 4 for pattern.

HAT PATTERN:

Step 1: Read “Pattern Notes” first.
Step 2: With A, co 52 sts.  Mark beg of rd.  Join end being careful not to twist sts.
Step 3: Work on preparation rds.
Step 4: K 2 rds.
Step 5: Still with A, start working rds 1 to 2 of Chevron Pattern.
Step 6: Then with B, work rds 1 to 4.

Step 7: With C, work rds 1 to 4.
Step 8: Then with A, work rds 1 to 4.
Steps 9 to 10: Rep steps 6 to 7.
Step 11: With A, work on rd 1.

Still with A, start dec:
Rd 1: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k3, k2tog, pm; rep fr * to end.
Rd 2: *K9, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 3: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
With B, continue with dec:
Rd 4: *K6, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 5: *K5, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 6: *K4, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 7: *K3, k2tog; rep fr * to end. (16 sts rem)
Break yarns.  Pull tails through loops tightly.  Weave in ends on WS.

ABBREVIATIONS:

st(s): stitch(es)
kfb: k1 front and back of st
sl1k2psso: slip 1 st onto R needle, k 2 sts together then pass slipped st over
rd(s): round(s)
co: cast on
rep: repeat/repeating
dec: decrease/decreasing
pm: place marker
k2tog: k 2 sts together
rem: remain/remaining

©2011 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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Lombard Hat Pattern Released

Named after the “crookedest” street in San Francisco, the Lombard Hat is accented by zigzag designs which are sought after by trendies from the fashion capitals of the world.  The pattern is worked on rows of two different colors separately although it can be adapted to include a much as five colors from your stash of super bulky weight yarns.  This hat is easily completed by intermediate knitters in a few hours to give as a present or kept as a stylish accessory.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Color A, 51 yd (47 m)

Color B, 20 yd (19 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, slipped sts, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Lombard Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Introducing Florian Pattern and How it Can Help Relief Efforts

Worked from the bottom up in a simple romantic, lace pattern, Florian is reminiscent of a hat that Shakespeare’s Juliet would wear as she walked the roads of Verona.  Just as her ardent love adorns her very being, Florian is accented by a red, knitted flower which is hand-sewn on the hat.  You can also wear the hat plainly, if so desired.  Florian is well suited for the enchanting, chilly spring nights when you step out to meet up with your very own “Romeo.”

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Hometown USA, Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Main Color: 59 yd (54 m)

Flower: 4 yd (3.5 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, yo, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, a little sewing.

In the wake of one of the strongest earthquakes in history, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Florian will go to charities aiding in the disaster relief efforts in Japan.  To purchase Florian Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

Donations toward the disaster relief efforts in Japan have ended.  Florian pattern price has been adjusted.

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