There’s actually not much hidden about today’s pattern. There is, however, a lot to treasure. This poncho uses self-striping Major, which comes in ginormous 200g balls. Here’s a picture – Amy Gunderson for scale.
This yarn is a favorite because it’s easy to get a substantial project out of very few balls. Today’s design, for instance, calls for just three.
On size 10½ (6.5mm) needles, make two rectangles, then seam at the shoulders. Pick up and knit around for the ribbed collar, and you’re done. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and doesn’t require a cable needle.
This is a great transitional piece for the cool weather that’s coming up. (Cool weather is coming up, right? Because here in the South, we’re very ready.)
This vest is worked traditionally, from the hem up in pieces. The Lovely Lace pattern lives up to its name – simple, but pretty. It’s written and charted, and the pattern contains a schematic.
We’re big fans of Bella Cash here, as you may have gathered from recent Free Pattern Fridays like the Dulcet Wrap. The yarn is a lightweight fine merino/nylon/cashmere blend that’s pleasant to work with and looks beautiful knitted or crocheted up.
We hope you enjoy this free pattern. Have a great weekend, and happy knitting!
It’s summertime, but that’s no reason to skip the pretty accessories! This scarf calls for two balls of Nazli Gelin Garden 10 mercerized cotton, using one of the variegated shades in that yarn. The colors in this cotton are rich and saturated.
The body of this shallow shaped scarf is knitted at the same time as its border. As with all stockinette, this scarf will curl some, allowing bits of the lace to peek through depending on how you wear it.
This is a lovely lightweight piece that won’t sit heavy on your lap as you work it.
Just looking at this top makes me happy. It’s a charming design in our Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport, a 100% Pima cotton that’s quite pleasant to work with. It’s the kind of basic top that would look great with jeans or a skirt, plus maybe a little silver jewelry. The lace detail at the top, which is charted and written, keeps it from being too plain.
Work it from the hem up in two pieces, then join together. We call for a US Size 4 (3.5mm) needle for the body, but of course use whatever will get you gauge – 6 stitches per inch in this case. It makes a lightweight cotton fabric that’s perfect for summer.
We couldn’t stop with just one Bella Cash pattern this week. The Dulcet Wrap is over six feet long, with a drapey fabric on size 5 needles. Bella Cash merino/cashmere/nylon gives it a lovely wispiness.
In order to knit the single stripes of the body, you’ll want circular needles. Knit a row in one color, then slide your stitches back to the end of the needle and knit a row in the second color. It gives a lovely effect. The wide mesh lace is a 4-row repeat. End it with Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for a nice elastic edge.
We hope you enjoy this charming, fine-weight shawl pattern.