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Free Baby Hats Pattern

When I posted this picture on facebook, I got a lot of requests for the pattern, so here it is:

Basic Baby Hats is a free PDF pattern. It includes instructions for most of the hats shown here, knit in Euro Baby Babe, and a basic hat knit in any DK weight yarn, such as Babe Stripes or Babe Jazz. One ball will make 3 hats.

16 Dec 2016

Wendy Pattern 5942Looking for a new project?  Several patterns featuring Wendy yarns are now available FREE with a yarn pac purchase, while supplies last.

Patterns include guernsey sweaters like the one shown here, knit in Guernsey 5-Ply; children's & adults' aran sweaters; adult hats & scarves; and aran throws & cushions.


25 Nov 2015

Some recent patterns:

Colorblend Cloche in Dark Brown Colorway Cover of Noro Magazine #7
Colorblend Cloche

Knit in Jamieson Spindrift. I have all colors in stock for most of the colorways given in the pattern.

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Noro Magazine #7

The new Noro magazine has lots of hats, other winter accessories, sweaters & afghans to knit or crochet in Noro yarns. 31 designs in all.

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Man's sweater from Dale Book 315 Girl's sweater from Dale Book 316
Dale Book 315

This is the Norwegian Cross-Country Ski Team sweater for 2015-16. Book includes sweaters & accessories for infants, children and adults.

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Dale Book 316

This is the Norwegian Alpine Ski Team sweater for 2015-16. Book is only available as a digital download (PDF) and includes sweater & accessories for infants, children and adults.

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15 Oct 2015

Arya from Noro Game of Hues, knit in ShinroyokuGame of Hues is another new Noro pattern book, with 12 designs by Claudia Wersing. Some of the garments, like the Arya cabled pullover shown here, are knit in new Shinroyoku. Other garments are knit in last year's fall yarns, Janome and Hanabatake.


10 Oct 2015

Lilja coat from Lopi Pattern Book 34 Lopi Pattern Book 34 arrived earlier this year, and now most of the colors used in the book have arrived also. There are 25 designs altogether, 11 in the weight of Lopi I carry — including the Lilja coat shown here.


8 Oct 2015

The new Noro yarns for fall are A La Mode and Shinroyoku.

Y-1031 in A La Mode from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2 Y-1022 in A La Mode from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2 Y-1020 in Shinroyoku from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2

A La Mode is a yarn in solid colors, knit at 4 - 4.5 sts/inch. While supplies last, get a free copy of World of Nature A-W 14-15 with your A La Mode purchase! 65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% nylon.  $10.00/50gm, 109yd skein.

Shinroyoku is a 70% wool, 30% silk aran weight yarn. If you like more subtle shadings in Noro yarns, this one is great. Some of the colors will make great men's sweaters! $20.00/100gm, 198yd skein.

The two sweaters above in A La Mode and one in Shinroyoku are from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2. This new pattern book includes 12 designs altogether, mostly written for smaller sizes, but with simple enough shapes to enlarge if you need to.

28 Aug 2015

Euro Baby Book 120. Jenny Watson's KaleidoscopeI have been attempting to offer some exciting new acrylic lines to go along with all my wool lines. Kaleidoscope is a new chunky acrylic yarn in the Euro Baby line. 100% acrylic, knit on size 9-11 US needles, and packaged in large, reasonably priced skeins. $10.00/200gm, 203yd skein.

The supporting pattern book is also in stock, featuring 14 garments and accessories designed by Jenny Watson for women & children.


26 Aug 2015

Gallium Knee SocksAnother new yarn for fall is Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine. This is a fingering weight version of Herriot, 75% baby alpaca for softness & 25% nylon for strength. $22.00/100gm, 461yd skein.

Six new patterns for Herriot Fine are now in stock, including the Gallium Knee Socks shown here. Most of the patterns feature open work or lace details. The patterns also include women's cardigans, colorwork tam & mittens, a smoke ring, and a shawl.


25 Aug 2015

Peace Sweater front viewDaleGarn has just released the Peace Sweater as a free download on Ravelry or DaleGarn North America for a limited time. This was originally a ready-to-wear design and features a fitted waist, stand up collar, front-placket zipper, and buttoned cuffs.

The Peace Sweater is knit in 2 colors of Baby Ull. The version here is shown in #0017 & 3841.Peace Sweater back view Several alternative colorways are suggested in the pattern. Yarn for all these colorways is currently in stock.

Finished sizes: 34.5", 37", 39.75", 42", 44.5"
use 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 balls MC
and 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 balls CC
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