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Free Pattern Friday – Leaf by Leaf Triangular Shawl

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

Leaf By Leaf Shawl in Soft Payette

I know, I know.  I’m squealing too.

This is the Leaf by Leaf Triangular Shawl in Soft Payette.  Formerly available only as part of a printed pattern collection, today we release it “into the wild” as a free pattern.

Sequined Soft Payette (224yds/100g) adds the perfect amount of sparkle to this gorgeous lace shawl, which knits up quickly on US Size 9 (5.5mm)needles.  I like the model shown in 158-02 Pearl, but am leaning toward 158-16 Lapis for my own.  Those blue sequins on blue yarn are just my style.

Have fun making this shawl your own.  Happy knitting!

Free Pattern Friday – Amphoras Tank

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

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Today, we present the Amphoras Tank in Cotton Gold.  If ever there were a perfect marriage of pattern and yarn, this is it.

Cotton Gold is a thread of cotton with some extra sparkle.  A strand of metallic glitter is wound around the cotton, and the whole affair is generously strung with glittering sequins.  You don’t have to imagine what this does for a lace pattern, you can see.  It dazzles.  This is another yarn that we love so much that we are expanding the color palette.  You can see sneak peeks of the silver, purple, and blue on our website.

The Amphoras Tank is a very stretchy top designed to fit with up to 4″ of negative ease.  The yarn is held doubled throughout.  The Amphoras Lace repeat is written and charted – follow whichever is most comfortable for you.

We hope you enjoy this bit of glitter in your day!

Sunday Swatch – Poems Socks

Today’s Sunday Swatch is in Poems Socks.

Poems SocksYou’ll have to forgive the beat-up appearance of the ball.  This one’s been in my personal stash for a while, pressed into service for testing out quite a few stitch patterns.  Today it’s being used in the Crocus Scarf originally from Interweave Crochet Magazine, Spring 2007.  I’m happy to see that they’ve re-published it and it’s now free with registration on the Crochet Me site.  I’m always up for a good free pattern.

I used it here in a lengthwise scarf to show the advantage of Poems Socks’ gradual color shifts over long distances.  It’s easy to achieve sweeping bands of color organically without having to change yarns.  And since there are 459 yards per ball of Poems Socks, I’m done with the scarf (minus blocking) and still have half a ball left.  It’s a pretty pattern – maybe I should just keep going and see how far one ball can go!

 

Free Pattern Friday – Dynamo Dolman

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

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Today, the aptly named Dynamo Dolman in Uptown DK!

Like all members of the Uptown family, Uptown DK is 100% anti-pilling acrylic and incredibly soft.  In fact, I toyed with the idea of doing my Don’t Be A Square Afghan in either this or Uptown Baby Sport and turning the afghan into a baby blanket.  Uptown’s softness and machine washability makes this a great yarn for gifts.

And man, is that 136 Neon Yellow vibrant!  Neons are still a big fashion trend, and with warm weather coming up they’re going to be even more appropriate.  As we shake off the grip of winter, this lacy top is perfect for the move into summer.

How about you?  What’s your favorite kind of project to work on when the weather starts to turn?

 

Free Pattern Friday – Starglow Ski Cap

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

Starglow Ski Cap in Little Bird

Today, we share the Starglow Ski Cap in Little Bird.  Little Bird is a smooth and soft 100% acrylic perfect for kid designs like this Fair Isle hat.  We love the border around the brim that coordinates with the tassels!

This free pattern is one we’ve waited a little while to share.  The one color of Little Bird we had not yet received from our mill was gray.  Yesterday, we received it (and a lot of other goodies).  For this pattern, the lack of one color could be a problem, but it’s also an opportunity for reflection.

Often when we see a pattern made up, we only want it in the color shown.  And that’s fine – sometimes, we just fall in love with something exactly as it is.  But sometimes, it’s healthy to stretch our imaginations and see it in other ways.  What would you do to make this pattern your own?

Free Pattern Friday – Color Pooling Argyle Scarf

It’s Free Pattern Friday Part Two!

Pooling Colors Scarf in Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes

More crochet goodness!  This is the Color Pooling Argyle Scarf in Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes.

Pooling Colors Scarf closeupSpirit Stripes is dyed in team colors, so you can craft a piece for game day that will show everyone who you’re rooting for.  Alice Gossette and Kat Koeller came up with this ingenious technique of using half double crochet and clever color placement to get the yarn to pool just so.  The result: argyle diamonds!

Who do you root for?  Frankly, I always hope for a nailbiter that goes into overtime – as long as I’ve brought my yarn along.

Free Pattern Friday – Rambling Crochet Cowl

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

Rambling Cowl in Classic Shades Frenzy

Today, we share the Rambling Crochet Cowl.  Just two balls of bulky Classic Shades Frenzy on a 6.5mm hook means that this works up in a flash.  We love the texture that the double crochet clusters provide, and the way the cowl looks wrapped up snug or hanging freely.

Rambling Cowl in Classic Shades Frenzy unwrapped

We’re really feeling the crochet love today, so let’s make it a two-fer.  Check back in later today for another free pattern!