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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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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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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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