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Baskin pattern by Rhiannon McCulloch

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© Theatre Of Yarns

I’m in love with this pattern by Rhiannon McCulloch and after browsing through her designs- it’s not the only thing I was drooling over…
“The shawlette is an elongated crescent shape and knit from the top down, starting with 3 stitches and ending with just over 300. Zig zags grow in size as they reach the hem and are tipped with a triple picot bind off. It’s knit with a single skein of Superstar, so if you wanted to try out this delicious yarn, it could be a good project for you.

Get the free pattern here!

And don’t forget to show this design some love on Ravelry!

December 2016

Fingering (14 wpi) ?

20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Rays pattern (after blocking)

416 yards (380 m)

one size

 

Beginner Knitted Headband by Chandi Agee

© Chandi Agee

© Chandi Agee

Easy garter stitch headband, created in 2 pieces (the long headband and the part covering the seam).

Download the free pattern here!

And don’t forget to show this designer some love- add Chandi Agee to your favorites on Ravelry!

Yarn weight

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge

14 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
Needle size

US 9 – 5.5 mm
Yardage

220 yards (201 m)
Sizes available

variable

Sideways Braid Beanie by Katrine Hammer

Sideways Braid Beanie

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© Katrine Hammer

Cute and soft beanie, knitted sideways with one beautiful
cable wrapping your head.
Knitted in malabrigo arroyo, 100 % merino wool.
Light, but still warm – and no itching :)
I recommend knitting a test swatch to get the specified gauge.
Increase needle size if gauge is too tight.

Published

December 2016
Suggested yarn

Yarn weight

Sport (12 wpi) ?
Gauge

18 stitches = 4 inches
Needle size

US 2 – 2.75 mm
US 2½ – 3.0 mm
US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage

290 – 330 yards (265 – 302 m)

Anna Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Free Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

I stepped outside to play with my dog in the snow last week, and snapped a few pics of my latest design: The Anna Hat. The next day, the snow melted in the 50 degree heat, so I’m glad I did! And hey- I’m definitely not complaining. I stepped outside yesterday in a t-shirt and jeans, admiring what looked like a beautiful spring day in February.

Cabled hat free knitting pattern

I’m sure we’ll get our fair share of snow this year, but winter’s mercy seems to be upon us Ohioans this year. Since we’re heading to Belize in April for my wedding, and we missed last winter all together because we were in Belize, I have to say I feel like mother nature has been really good to me!

I am happy to be back in the States again (not many yarn stores in the tropics. None at all actually.) but I can’t wait to head back to Belize in April, walk down the sandy beach, and marry the love of my life! Hopefully before then, we’ll get one more beautiful snowy day that I can wear my new hat, but if not… eh, there’s always next year!

Follow along below for the free pattern to make your own Anna Hat!

Description

The Anna hat features a warm fold up brim, and a beautiful cable motif that is easy to knit. It is worked in the round with worsted weight yarn. This has been by far one of my favorite hats to knit. Hats are my favorite thing to knit. I haven’t done a cable pattern in a while- and knitting this hat re-ignited my love for cabling!

What You Need

Yarn: 120 yards Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Colorways shown: Dusty Rose & Mustard

Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 16 inch (40cm) circular knitting needles and Double Pointed Needles

Stitch Marker

Yarn Needle

Gauge:

20 sts. & 22 rows = 4” in cable pattern

Pattern Notes:

When pattern becomes difficult to knit on circular needles during decrease rounds, switch to DPN’s. The pattern is meant to fit snugly on your head. If you need to wet block at the end, instructions are given.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

K – Knit

P – Purl

C6F: Cable 6 Front (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)

C6B: Cable 6 Back (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)

C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip next 2 sts. onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle.)

ssk – slip slip knit

ssp – slip slip purl

Begin Pattern:

Co 80 sts. onto circular needles, join in the round, pm

Brim:

*K2, P2

Repeat until brim measures 3”

Hat body

Rounds 1, 5, 9, 21, 25, 29 and all even rounds: *K12, P2, K4, P2 around

Rounds 3, 7, 23, 27, 39:

*K12, P2, C4B, P2

Rounds 11, 15, 19, 31, 35:

*K3, C6F, K3, P2, C4B, P2

Rounds 13, 17, 33, 37:

*[C6B] twice, P2, K4, P2

Begin decrease rounds:

Decrease Rounds:

  1. *[K2, ssk] 3 times, P2, ssk, K2, ssp
  2. *K9, P2, K3, P1
  3. *[K1, ssk] 3 times, P1, ssp, K1, ssp
  4. *K6, P2, K1, P1
  5. *[ssk] 3 times, ssp, ssk
  6. *K3, P1, K1
  7. *ssk

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Wet block if necessary. If your hat needs to be stretched a little, wet it and squeeze remaining water out with a towel. Do not wring out. Place on blocking board or foam board, stretch to desired size and place pins to hold in place. Hat will also stretch a little bit with wear.

Happy Knitting!

FREE knitting pattern: Cabled Beanie

 

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan scarf free infinity scarf knitting pattern

I’ve been having a lot of fun with super bulky yarn lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a huge scarf without spending $100 on yarn. So I bought myself a pair of size 50 (25mm) knitting needles and got to work! I realized that if I held 2 strands of super-bulky yarn together, I could achieve the same effect as those beautiful Loopy Mango chunky knits.

Free super chunky infinity scarf knitting pattern

I would love to get me some Loopy Mango yarn, don’t get me wrong. But after the holidays I decided that it wasn’t the right time to splurge. So for my first project, I used 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick held together. It was a great substitute, though I have a feeling I’ll be trying out some more luxurious yarns on these huge needles soon.

You can order the needles on Amazon, and have them at your door in 2 days, which gives you enough time to finish whatever’s currently on your needles, and start this amazingly huge scarf! The cost of yarn for me was only about $16. A pretty good deal I think! You can grab your yarn on Amazon too, and some colors are really cheap ($3.99 for some colorways that qualify as an “add on” item). So are you ready to begin? Cause I’m already knitting this baby in gray!

You can head over to Ravelry to download the pattern, or follow along here!

What you Need:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick 212 yards (2 skeins)

Us Size 50 (25mm) Knitting Needles

Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and sewing seams

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.

Gauge:

4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

Co: Cast on

K – Knit

P – Purl

Bo: Bind off

Begin Pattern:

With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 16 stitches. Knit the stitches that are cast on together as 1 stitch, holding the 2 strands together throughout the pattern.

Row 1: Knit all sts.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

When your scarf reaches 52 inches long, Bo. Using yarn needle, fold scarf in half and sew seam together.

Enjoy!

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Free knitting pattern for super chunky infinity scarf using giant knitting needles

Free scarf pattern

 

Shop Crush: Home Decor from Terrain

The best home decor roundup

Lately I’ve been into discovering cool new things on the internet. Ok, well not so much lately, but more like since I discovered the internet in ’94. It’s bad- I could spend all day online looking at neat things you guys. I’ve been crushing on a lot of shops that I’ve discovered, that I bet you never knew existed. So I decided to bring you a new series on the blog called Shop Crush.

I’ll be discovering new shops that I’ve never heard of before, and bringing you a curated list of all the fun things I find (if you don’t have all day to spend online looking at pretty things, this will be your go-to list of coolness!)

This week’s shop crush is Terrain. Oh-my-gosh you guys. I’ve never seen so much cool stuff come from one website, since maybe Anthropologie.

Here are some things from Terrain that I’ve been swooning over.

The most amazing home decor

Left Petrified Wood Serving Trays / Top Right Twig Flatware / Bottom Right Wicker Bar Cart

Forest Glade Chandelier

Forest Glade Chandelier

Wildflower series rectangle platter

Wildflower Series Rectangle Platter

Amazing home decor finds

Top Left Brass Molding Specimen Frame / Top Right Asparagus Condiment Spoons

Bottom Left Blackberry Absinthe Tumbler Candle / Bottom Right Ruffled Marble Bowl

7 Gift Ideas for February Birthdays

The birthstone of February is Amethyst. A beautiful, deep purple gemstone that lends the inspiration for this month’s gift guide!

For the knitter in your life: How about some yarn to match her birthstone?!

Luxury yarn

ARTYARNS ENSEMBLE 4 YARN

For the jewel collector.

Amethyst earrings February birthstone gift idea

 

IAM BY ILEANA MAKRI RAINING BELLS AMETHYST, GREY DIAMOND & WHITE PEARL EARRINGS

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

For the homebody. She loves adding new accents to her home, and she’ll love these amethyst themed looks!

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

For the style queen. She’s always sporting the latest look, and won’t settle for anything last season.

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

 

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat Free Knitting Pattern

FREE hat knitting pattern. "Flurries" by Margo Snyder margoknits.com

Well that white Christmas I was dreaming about finally came… Mid January. I have to say I think the snow is really pretty, and since I haven’t seen it in two years, I don’t mind it a bit. Today’s knitting pattern is a simple one with a lot of personality. And I rightly named it the “Flurries Hat” because the white stitches remind me of the flurries outside of my window right now. You are welcome to knit the pattern right here on my blog, or head over to Ravelry to download it! I want to see your FO’s so don’t forget to post your projects on Ravelry!

What You Need:

Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Main Color: Approx. 50 yds.

Contrasting Color: Approx. 20 yds.

Needles:

US 13 (9mm) 16” (40cm)circular knitting needles

US 13 DPN’s (double pointed needles)

Notions:

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Gauge:

12 sts. & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

MC – Main Color

CC- Contrasting Color

K – Knit

P – Purl

ssk – slip slip knit

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, do not cut yarn. Carry yarn along as you knit.

Begin Pattern:

Co 48 sts, join in the round, pm

Brim:

K2, P2 around

Repeat until brim measures 2.5”

Hat body

1. *With MC, k3, with Cc, k1 rep. from * around

Rounds 2,3,5,6 With MC K around

4. *With MC, k1, with CC, k1, with MC, k2, rep. from * around

Repeat rounds 1-6, 1 more time

Repeat round 1-4, then begin decrease rounds. Switch to DPN’s when decreasing becomes difficult on circular needles.

Decrease rounds

  1. K 4, ssk around
  2. K around
  3. K3, ssk around
  4. K around
  5. K 2, ssk around
  6. K around
  7. K1, ssk around
  8. K around
  9. Ssk around

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Free bulky hat knitting pattern www.margoknits.com

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

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Or in this case, alpaca! I knitted up this asymmetrical cowl in an evening of T.V. watching, and man do I love it. The free pattern is a really simple one, and I modified it a little bit by using K1 P1 ribbing instead of Garter stitch. Some nights making up an entire pattern on my own takes too much brain power, so I like to let another designer do the thinking for me.

I grabbed this awesome pattern by Susan Chang on Ravelry, and it only took a couple hours. I wasn’t watching the clock but I’m pretty sure by the end of 2 episodes of The Walking Dead I was done.

All you need to make this cowl is some super bulky yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Effortless Superbulky, which is a nice Alpaca Acrylic blend that you can find at Hobby Lobby), some size US13 (9.0mm) knitting needles, and a yarn needle for weaving ends and sewing the asymmetrical seam. This pattern didn’t even use up the entire skein. In fact I could probably get another one out of it!


Check out the pattern here on Ravelry, and to make my modified version simply work in K1, P1 ribbing and always slip the last 1st st. of the row. I also seamed it a bit differently, more in the middle as you can see in the last photo.

 

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Free Striped Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free knitting pattern! Striped pom pom beanie

Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I’ve had these colors stiting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldn’t it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors? Then I realize that I needed something to put the pom pom on top of- so the striped pom pom beanie came to be!

To make your own striped pom pom beanie, you will need to know:

How to knit in the round on circular needles

How to knit in the round on double pointed needles

How to decrease (Knit 2 together)

How to Knit & Purl

How to change colors (instructions and tutorial link provided below)

Yarn

Needle Size

 

Worsted weight:Main Color (MC): Gray 100 yards
Contrasting Color 1 Pink (CC1): 50 yards
Contrasting Color 2 Yellow (CC2): 50 yards
Us Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) DPN’s (5)
Stitch Marker
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Pom pom maker (optional)

 

Gauge: 16 sts. & 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

sl1: Slip 1 (for this pattern we will always be slipping 1 purlwise)

K2tog: Knit 2 together

pm : place marker

MC: Main Color (My main color for this pattern is gray)

CC1: Contrasting Color 1(My CC1 is pink)

CC2: Contrasting Color 2 (My CC2 is yellow)

st : stitch

DPN: Double pointed needles

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, don’t cut yarn. Carry yarn up as you work. In order to create joggless stripes, we slip the first st. purlwise on the second row of the color change. Here’s a great tutorial on creating joggless stripes in the round!

Begin Pattern:

With size 7 needles, cast on 96 sts. Join in the round and pm.

Brim:

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4”

Hat Body

  1. Switch to size 8 needles. With MC K 6 rounds
  2. With CC1, K to end of round
  3. Sl 1st st. purlwise, K to end of round
  4. With MC k to end of round
  5. Sl 1st st purlwise, K to end of round
  6. With CC2 K to end of round
  7. Sl 1st st. as if to purl, K to end of round
  8. With MC, K to end of round
  9. Sl 1 st. purlwise, K to end of round
  10. K to end of round

Rep. round 10 6 more times

Rep. rounds 2-7 1 more time.

Switch to MC and begin dec. rounds. Switch to DPN’s when sts. become difficult to knit on circular needles.

Decrease Rounds:

  1. K6, K2tog, (84sts.)
  2. sl 1st st pulrlwise, K to end of round
  3. K5, K2tog (72 sts.)
  4. K
  5. K4, K2tog (60 sts.)
  6. K
  7. K3, K2tog (48 sts.)
  8. K
  9. K2, K2tog (36 sts.)
    20. K
  10. K1, K2tog (24 sts.)
  11. K2 tog (12 sts.)

Thread yarn through remaining sts, removing them from the DPN’s, and pull tight to secure top. Make pom pom, and sew to top of beanie. Enjoy!

Thank you for knitting with me! I hope this pattern brought you hours of knitting fun. As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

Free striped beanie knitting pattern!

 

FREE knitting pattern! Make this adorable striped beanine