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Snowflake Beaded Bookmark Knit Pattern

 

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December is Read a New Book Month (and no, I did not make that one up) which is perfect for when the weather is chilly outside and great for staying indoors and for curling up with a good book.  For this reason, I have designed a knitted bookmark which is the third bookmark that’s been featured in this blog.  It makes for a quick project and a thoughtful gift for that beloved bookworm to put to good use.  Its palette is light-colored to mimic the frost that blankets the outdoors during winter.  I chose a snowflake pattern in which there are no two alike in nature representing how unique each and everyone of us are.

 

DIFFICULTY 

Intermediate

YARN  SUGGESTIONS

Coats and Clark’s Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread #10 (Bridal Blue) or other equivalent cotton thread.

NEEDLES 

Size 1 (2.25mm)– I use a couple from a set of dpn;  

NOTIONS 

Size 12 (1.00mm) steel crochet hook (or any size that would fit through bead hole)

Size 2 (2.20mm) steel hook (for inserting cord)

6/0 Czech glass E-beads (White Pearl)

sewing needle

2 pencils

FINISHED SIZE 

5 1/4” x 3 1/4” (13.3cm x 8.3cm), without cord

SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES NEEDED

Knit, purl, m1 (method is described in the pattern, knitting with beads (method is described in the pattern) and making a cord (method is described in the pattern)

 

To purchase Snowflake Bookmark Pattern in PDF click here or go to Shop page.

 

 

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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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Fans of Giants, Celebrate with 2012 Super Bowl Champions!

It’s been 4 years since the NY Giants had their first Parade of Champions along the streets of Manhattan and the crowd of fans shows no signs of thinning out.   As far as these 500,000 to 1M are concerned, blue and red are the colors of the day, if not the year, representing the 2012 Super Bowl Champs.

 

Coincidentally, these are the 2012 Scarves of Special Olympics program colors which I blogged about here, featuring an EKS Day Scarf free pattern and another Shriver Scarf free pattern which can be adapted to blue and red.

 

 

For hat lovers, what celebration is complete without a Lombard Hat (shown below) to match:

 

 

This hat is a quick knit in super bulky yarns with Color A in Michael’s Red Cozy Wool and Color B in Thick and Quick’s Cobalt, of which colors you can reverse to make the predominant color blue, the winning color.

So why does everyone love a winner?  Because “History is written by the winners,” says Alex Haley.

Who knows who the next year’s winner will be, but for millions today it’s “Go Giants!”

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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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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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Hunter Hat and a Free* Pattern Offer

When you find yourself constantly in search of something while relying on your environment to sustain you even if that environment consists of fortified protein shakes, iPad, and a GPS, let Hunter define your mood.  Hunter features an adjustable brim which suggests that although you make use of what’s around you, you are still the master of your destiny.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

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:

74 yd (68 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; a set of 2” (5 cm) D-rings by Dritz; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

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

I am offering the Hunter Hat pattern FREE*, for a limited time, *with the purchase of two or more patterns from our shop.  Free* pattern offer expires 03/11/11.

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Montana Hat and a Special Limited Time Offer

When the land lubber in you longs to escape to the mountains where a log cabin hideout awaits, let this two-toned Montana Hat take you there with reckless abandonment.  Ribbing throughout the dark lower half forms repeating congruent angles at the lighter part of the hat suggesting snow-capped peaks where the air is fresh and crisp.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

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= 31 yd (28 m)

Color B= 22 yd (20 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 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.  8″ (20 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Montana Hat pattern is available at a special offer price of $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  This offer expires on March 4, 2011.  To purchase Montana Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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