Yonca is our Sales Manager, and an excellent knitter and crocheter. That’s her, sporting the Lace Leaf Pullover that she modified from the free Lace Leaf Cardigan in Garden 10.
Yonca’s kids are off at college, and like many crafting parents, she’s sending them a couple of things to help keep them warm while they’re away. She gave her daughter a beautiful cardigan – the one we shared last week – and now her son gets his turn.
Kenan’s Hoodie is worked in pieces from the bottom up in Deluxe Worsted Tweed Superwash. It’s made in one of our newer colors, 915 Cloud Blue, which just straddles the line between blue and gray.
The design features a dropped shoulder and roomy hood for a casual look. Although we’re calling this a men’s sweater, there’s no reason it wouldn’t work for a woman as well.
We love hearing stories of all the knitted and crocheted “hugs” that people send to loved ones far away. They’re so satisfying to give and to receive.
We hope you stay warm and cozy this weekend, and that you’re able to reach out to someone you care about.
If ever there were weather that called for a big, comfy sweater in 100% bulky wool, this is it. Say hello to Penelope’s Cardigan.
Amy Gunderson designed this warm and relaxed hug using our Deluxe Bulky Superwash on US size 10 1/2 (6.4mm) needles. Knitted seamlessly from the top down, this raglan-sleeved long cardi is perfect for a night in.
We hope you bundle up snug and cozy this weekend, with a fun project in your lap and a warm mug by your side.
There’s a lot to love about this easy pullover. The way the stripes look in reverse stockinette, the comfy fit, the interest provided by two colors of self-shading yarn… we could go on.
This is a good, basic sweater pattern that goes fairly quickly on US size 10 (6mm) needles. Knit it in pieces, then seam. If you’ve been a little leery of trying a sweater, this would be a good one to start on.
The sweater uses Major in two colors – 126 Honeydew and 117 Graphite (shown). You could go wild with color combinations, or keep it grounded by sticking with monochrome 117 Graphite for one of your shades. There are a lot of possibilities here.
Ladies and gentlemen, the faint of heart may wish to look away from this next sentence, lest it chill you to your very soul!
We’re more than halfway to Christmas.
I know. I’m sorry you had to read that.
But better to face it now, while there’s still plenty of time to start on holiday projects than later, when it’s a mad rush.
Fortunately, we’ve got some charming projects in the works that would be great for gifts, like this week’s pattern, Which Way is Up. Sized from newborn to 4-year, it’s a Fair Isle cardigan that calls for machine washable Bella Cash, a fine merino/cashmere/nylon blend. Knit the cardi bottom up, join the raglan sleeves and body, and add the button band. Classic and cute.
This would be a good small project to tackle to get ahead of the game, or just to be ready when the next baby shower takes you by surprise.
We hope you enjoy this stylish and adorable pattern.
You may remember last Friday’s free pattern, the Kaye Cardigan. It took its inspiration from the mother of one of our LYS owners here in town. Well, we loved the way her cardigan turned out, and we thought it would make a great pullover. So, voila!
The Kaye Pullover is a nice warm-weather piece, with its openwork in Cotton True Sport (197yds/50g). Unlike the cardigan, the pullover has a picot neckline for an extra decorative touch. It keeps the same diamond patterning just above the cuffs and hem.
It’s such a great feeling to be able to customize a beloved design to make it work perfectly for you. We’re glad we were able to take inspiration from Kaye’s closet, and we’re delighted to be able to share it with you.
Today’s pattern takes its name from the lady who inspired it, Kaye. She’s the mother of Lyn, who owns a LYS just up the road from us, Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill, NC. Kaye had a cardigan that she just loved, and she wondered if we might come up with something similar. This is a family of knitters, after all, so it’s only natural that they’d want to take something special and customize it.
We were happy to oblige, and the Kaye Cardigan was born. We made this design in Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport, a great choice for the open laciness of the fabric. Then we added Garden 10 Metallic, because… bling! Held together, Cotton True Sport 108 Island Blue and the metallic 702-28 Turquoise were a dead-on match.
Kaye’s original cardigan had one button at neckline, but we added a full row. You could easily modify the pattern back to the original one-button design if you wished.
Next week we’ll dive back into Kaye’s closet, with another modification. Can’t wait!