I’ve got another pretty cool collection for you guys!
This one is another collaboration with Knit Picks- but this one is a little more of a “choose your own adventure” than the usual patterns I make for you.
Introducing, Milestones and Memories!This book is a collection of colorwork charts (all the same size, and all super cute) that you can use to make memory blankets and cute themed pillows for everyone in your life.
Does your grandma love working in the kitchen? There’s a pillow for that!Does your cousin love the great outdoors? There are squares for that!Did someone you love just get married? Why not celebrate with a blanket?
I love the open-ended nature of this book. There are squares that would be perfect for anyone in your life! And, the blankets and pillows end up looking just adorable!
You guys! I can tell you about a fantastic new pattern!
I’m so excited… I can’t even express it.
So, last year I was part of a really cool Knit Picks collection called “Knits for Everybody,” where I wrote a sock pattern. It was a fun project- simple patterns for classic projects, sized for virtually every body- from babies up to great big adults.
Well, it’s back for round two!
Introducing: Knits for Everybody Two!And this time, I’ve contributed a very nice (if I say so myself) yoked cardigan pattern. I wear my cardigan all the time, and I even made a teeny one from sock yarn to give to my friends’ new baby (it’s even cuter than mine). The cardigan is written out for a huge range of sizes (that took so much math!), and it can be worked in fingering or worsted weight yarn, which makes it even more versatile. If you get the book, you also will get the pattern for this crazy cute V-neck sweater. (I’m tempted to make this guy for myself. I love a classic pullover.)And there’s a really cute pattern for gloves!Plus, a great top-down hat pattern with brim options- or even ear flaps!I’m so happy to be included in this collection- I think it will become an indispensable part of a lot of people’s knitting libraries.
Just a quick little post today, but it’s an exciting one. That is, if you get excited about new free patterns! (I know, right?! So many new patterns lately!)
Here’s a fun new pattern for a cute little berry-colored dishcloth! Introducing: the Mixed Berry Dishcloth!It’s a simple two-color stripe pattern, with some slipped-stitch detailing to make it a little more interesting.
Well, when it rains, it pours. I’ve got another new pattern for you today! And, better yet, this one’s free!
Introducing: The Gradient Scarf! (Yes, I know I’m not great at naming patterns.) It’s an asymmetrical triangular scarf, wider on one end (obviously, because it’s a triangle), and it’s knit in Knit Picks Stroll and Stroll Gradient.
Stroll Gradient is brand-new, and just lovely (I just received a couple skeins yesterday, and my fingers are itching to start kitting). It’s a super-soft merino sock yarn dyed in one long continuous gradient. (And, better yet, the colorways all have goofy names! “Kale Yeah!” is my favorite, but “Hula Girl” is the one we used for the example.)The Gradient Scarf is worked in the round, starting at the narrow end. Every few rounds, you increase a couple stitches, creating the gradually increasing triangle shape. Then, the wide end is closed up with Kitchener Stitch (my favorite), making a super-sleek, seamless scarf.I suppose you don’t have to work this scarf with gradient yarn- it would be lovely worked in all one color, or solid stripes- but there’s something very entertaining and super satisfying in watching your yarn change colors as you knit along.
Want to knit your own Gradient Scarf? Get the pattern here! And pick up a ball (or two) of Stroll Gradient here!
That’s right, boys and girls! It’s time for a new pattern!
It’s a lovely cotton tunic, with drop shoulders and bracelet-length sleeves, with just a touch of cabling. It’s a perfect spring sweater (if I say so myself).
It’s the Golden Gardens Pullover!Cute, right? And with tons of positive ease and super-soft cotton yarn, it’s crazy comfortable. I’m particularly proud of the one-stitch cable that runs from front hem to back, and up each arm. But wait! That’s not all!
My pullover is part of a lovely new spring-y collection from Knit Picks. Introducing: Flourish!
I’m not a big knit tee person, but this one is adorable. That lace/texture combo, and that lovely shade of pink. Too cute for words.
Whitwell Tee by Kate HeppellBut, I think this cardigan might be my favorite from the collection (other than mine, of course). It’s so light and feminine, and I love the way the lace wraps from the back of the sweater, all the way around the front.
Spring Thaw Cardigan by Kephren PritchettWant to win a free copy of Flourish? Comment below and tell me about your favorite part of spring (I love it when the cherry tree outside my studio window starts to bloom). I’ll hold a drawing next Friday!
The Rippling Diamonds Dishcloth is crazy simple- it’s literally only knits and purls. No slipped stitches, no yarn overs, no shaping of any kind. Its carefully charted pattern of knit and purl bumps make an interestingly-textured washcloth that’s fun (and easy!) to work up. (And, bonus! The pattern is totally reversible, so it looks just as cool from both sides!)Head over to Knit Picks’ website and download a free copy of the pattern. I’m really proud of it!
How does that old saying go? “A new year, a new pattern?” That sounds right… yeah.
Well, however that saying goes (and whether or not it’s actually a saying), I’ve got a new pattern for you!
It’s the middle of January, and it’s real cold, so what could be better than a super-squishy, extra warm, nice and thick hat-and-scarf combo?
Nothing. That’s what.
Introducing: the Gradient Scarf and Hat.This bad boy is made from worsted-weight merino, held TRIPLE, so you know it’s going to keep you warm. Both the hat and scarf are worked all over in broken rib, one of my favorite stitches. The fabric is soft, squishy and totally comfy. Plus, there’s a mean pompom on top of the hat. You gotta love a pompom. I mean, look at it:And, that’s not all! This pattern is one of eight in Knit Picks’ new book Quick and Cozy: Bulky Knit Accessories. Patterns like this adorable red cowl from the cover:And these gorgeous colorwork mittens:You can order a copy of the book here! Or, if you’re feeling lucky, comment below with your favorite thing to knit in January to be entered to win your very own copy of Quick and Cozy! (The winner will be announced next Wednesday!)
I’ve got an early Christmas Present for you! A super cute (if I say so myself) and super quick pattern for those last few people still waiting for gifts.
Two-Tone Mitts!These simple fingerless mitts are shockingly fast to knit up, really cute, and surprisingly flattering. The minimalist design means that they look just as good on men and women, young or old. Knit up a pair in your dad’s favorite team colors. Or make some for your niece’s new school. Or maybe you have an aunt who loves a particular shade of blue.These mitts are surprisingly thick and warm, knit with Knit Picks’ Swish, and they’re machine washable (important for gloves- or at least important for my gloves. I always manage to spill my coffee everywhere). But, if you don’t have Swish in your stash, any firm worsted or DK weight yarn should do the trick.
Want to knit up a pair for yourself? Grab the pattern for free here:
Last week, I told you about the kids I teach in my knitting class. They are all doing an amazing job, and they all like making different things. Some want to make tiny little projects they can finish in a day, some want to spend weeks working on a single item. Some only want to make garments for themselves, and some make garments for their stuffed animals.
But all kids love a new stuffed animal. (Or “stuffie” as my students say. Is that a regional thing? Or is it a generational thing. I never called them “stuffies” when I was a kid.”
So, I designed a pattern for two new stuffies, a bear and a bunny, that is easy enough for even an early beginner knitter. These two little guys are totally adorable (if I say so myself), and are made without any shaping, purling or other “complicated” knitting. If you can knit garter stitch, you can make yourself a new little friend. And, I’ve included step-by-step instructions, including pictures!But, I think my favorite part of this pair is their tiny little tails! (The bunny has a teeny pompom and the bear has an even tinier little nubbin. Adorable!)Are you a very beginning knitter looking to make something more fun than a potholder or a scarf? Do you have a kid itching to take up needles and yarn? Give these two a try!