Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Knit Simple Winter 2010 - Zip-Up Cardi by Lisa Buccellato

Zip-Up Cardi
Designed by Lisa Buccellato
Published in Knit Simple Winter 2010
Photo by Paul Amato 


Knit in 220 Superwash Sport (100% Merino Superwash wool - 136 yds/50 g) - 4-5 balls in #849 turquoise and 2-3 balls each in #845 blue and #1915 off-white



For Child's Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8



This adorable cardigan is adorable yet practical. Superwash sport combines softness with easy care (yes it is machine wash, tumble dry).  There are almost 50 colors to choose from to create your own color combination.


The Winter Issue of Knit Simple Hits Newsstands December 14! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Super Cupcake - Designed by Bonnie Marie Burns - Chic Knits

Super Cupcake
Designed by Bonnie Marie Burns - Chic Knits

Knit in Cascade 220 - 1 skein for hat and 2-3 for cowl

Stay warm in style!  A combination of various ribbings gets the fit for this delightful hat.  The directions include single and bi-colored hats and  both a regular and an infinity cowl.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Barista Mitts - New from Lisa Ellis Designs

Barista Mitts
Designed by Lisa Ellis
Available in Early December in your favorite yarn stores


Knit in 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 164 yds/50 g)


The Barista Mitts are knit out of one of our newest yarns - 220 Sport.  This lighter weight sibling of Cascade 220 is fabulous for color work, has great stitch definition,  and is currently available in 59 colors.  These mitts use 1 skein of yarn and have 3 cable charts to choose from.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Free Pattern - Thanksgiving Days Mitts by Twinknit

Thanksgiving Day Mitts
Designed by Twinknits
Published in Ravelry


Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g)


A quick, simple fingerless glove/wrist warmer pattern with waving cables. A good project for a first-time cabler or someone wanting to learn how to cable without a cable needle.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Patternfish - Cable T by Cheryl Beckerich

Cable T
Designed by Cheryl Beckerich
Published in Patternfish


Knit in Lana d'Oro (50% Alpaca/50% Wool - 219 yds/100 g)


"This sweater is worked from the top down in the round. No seams!" celebrates Beckerich. "It features an all over cable pattern, and also has a cable on the raglan line." The short-sleeved sweater (so perfect for layering) is in tremendous demand recently, and this beauty is a very classy take on it. The designer writes a neat and thorough pattern, with beautiful clear charts (both the raglan-seam cable and the body cable are charted separately). Terribly elegant sportswear.

Interweave Winter 2010 - Barclay Sweater by Katherine Vaughan

Barclay Sweater
Designed by Katherine Vaughan
Published in Interweave Knits Winter 2010 (Due on News stands on November 30, 2010)


Finished Size 34 (40, 44, 48, 52)" chest circumference.

Knit in Cascade Eco Duo (70% alpaca, 30% merino; 197 yd [180 m]/100 g): #1708 hazelnut (MC), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; #1707 latte (CC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins. 

Gauge 18 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Free Patterns - Lana d'Oro Arctic Set by Diane Zangl

Lana d'Oro Arctic Set
Designed by Diane Zangl
Published in Cascade Yarns website
Download Hat and Mittens Patterns



Knit in Lana D’Oro (50% superfine alpaca, 50% wool) 100 g/219 yds per hank: 2 hank each #1064 Denim Heather and #1086 Gray Heather




With cold weather bearing down on many of us, warm mittens and hats become very appealing projects and gifts.  Lana d'Oro is a wonderful yarn that combines the softness from alpaca with the behavior of wool.  
Fair Isle motifs go vertical in this winter set. The hat is shaped at the top by means of equally spaced decreases.  The hemmed brim adds extra warmth at the lower edge. Mittens are worked as a traditional Northern manner, with thumb gussets and a shaped top. Small checks decorate the palm; the hemmed cuff repeats the hat’s silhouette.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Pattern - ellekat Legwarmers - by j.erin knits

Ellekat Legwarmers
Designed by J Erin Knits

Knit in Rustic (79% Wool/21% Linen - 197 yds/100 g)

This is a great legwarmer pattern that goes from 6" to 20" calf circumference.  They were inspired by the author's daughter Elle (and the desire to have a mom and daughter set).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Greta - C2Knits

Greta
Designed by Cheri Christian - C2Knits


Knit in Pure Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca - 220 yds/100 g) 5-7 sks


sizes: 32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 44-49


Greta is a soft and drapey pleated pullover with a simple twist stitch cable at the bottom.

Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap by Karen Clements

Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap
Designed by Karen Clements
Published in Ravelry


Knit in Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 123 yds/250 g) - 3 skeins


This vest is fun and versatile.  It can be worn with a longer collar and shorter vest or with a shorter collar and longer vest.  Because the reverse stockinette is on the right side, the collar shows stockinette both ways that it can be worn.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ravelry - Fleurette by Faina Goberstein

Fleurette
Designed by Faina Goberstein 
Published in Ravelry


Knit in Venezia Worsted (70% Merino Wool/30% Silk)  - blue slouch version and Lana d'Oro (50% Alpaca/50% Wool) - Red Beanie Version


This beautiful hat is available in 2 versions - Slouch and Beanie.  Knit in the round, there is a 2 x 2 cabled rib that gives a snug, yet comfortable fit.  The primary pattern pattern resembles a  cabled flower and easily transitions into simpler cables that taper at the crown.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Patternfish - Holly Berry - by Janet Szabo

Holly Berry
Designed by Janet Szabo - Big Sky Knitting Designs
Published in Patternfish

Knit in Cascade 220 - shown in 8010 (Natural), 9430 (Highland Green) & 9404 (Ruby)

Janet designed this Christmas Stocking for herself - simple with some texture and a fabulous cable.  Her chosen colorway is classic, allowing the stitch details to really stand out.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Pattern - River Chullos - by Varian Brandon

River Chullos
Designed by Varian Brandon
Published on Cascade Yarns Website


Knit in 220 Sport - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 164 yds/50 g - currently availalbe in 59 colors


4002 (A) – Jet, 8401 (B) – Silver,  8885 (C) - Italian Plum, 7803 (D) - Cerise, 8886 (E) – Dark Purple, 8892 (F) – Teal, 8906 (G) - Aqua, 7818 (H) – Blue Velvet, 8905 (I) – Light Blue, 7824 (J) – Burnt Orange, 7825 (K) – Light Orange


All three of the River Chullos were designed using the same twelve colors of yarn. Each hat is knitted in the round starting at the bottom edge. An I-cord binding is added for dimension and to prevent the edges from curling. Motifs in the three patterns differ in complexity getting progressively more complicated from River Blossom to River Fire.
River Blossom

River Star
River Fire

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cast On Nov 2010-January 2011 - 220 Cable Vest - by Rowan O’Dougherty

220 Cable Vest
By Rowan O'Dougherty
Published in Cast ON Magazine - Nov 2010-Jan 2011

Knit in Cascade 220 - Shown in 2417

This is a beautiful vest with an interesting variety of cables that compliment the classic style.  It would make a lovely gift for someone special or yourself.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Knitter's Magazine - K100


Graphite Duo
Designed by Ann McCauley
Published in Knitter's Magazine - K100 (p 156 - 157)

Knit in Lana d'Oro - 50% Alpaca/50% Wool - shown in 1050 (Charcoal)
Skill Level: Intermediate

Redefine the gray flannel suit with cables. Mini-cables travel the length of the sheath and are accented with intricate cable and bobble medallions at the waist. Those same cables are accompanied with yet another cable for columns of texture in the jacket.

Celebration Tunic

Designed by Angela Juergens
Published in Knitter's Magazine - K100
(p 50 - 52)

Knit in  220 Superwash - 908 (A), 809 (B), 907 (C), 825 (D), 821 (E), 851 (F), 906 (G), 849 (H), 845 (I), 885 (J), and 803 (K)
Skill Level: Easy +

Create a knit that rivals the rainbow! Two strands of color work their way through simple garter stitch for a spectrum of color. Turned on their side, the stripes become vertical for a sleek cowl top with plenty of charm.

Knitter's Magazine is now available on Zinio and K100 is available as a free download.




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ravelry Projects knit in 220 Sport

220 Sport is a personal favorite from our line and currently available in 59 colors.  I was thrilled to see a variety of projects on Ravelry for this yarn and here are a few that caught my eye.
Queen of Hearts
Knit by SamanthasMomma
Designed by Mary Scott Huff
Shown in colors - 7803 (cerise), 9420 (como blue), 8012 (walnut heather), & 8686 (brown)


These mittens are gorgeous and beautifully done.




Golden Bear's School Spirit Hat
Knit by rphsews2


Shown in black  and gold


The hat was knit for her son in school colors and even included the mascot!  She used the bear chart from the Isbjorn hat.
198 Yards of Heaven

Knit by ninjuwat
Designed by Christy Verity


Shown in color 9451 (Lake Chelan Heather)


This gorgeous shawlette only required 1.5 skeins of yarn!
Renny
Knit by knittingnest
Designed by Rebecca Danger (originally Robbie the Radiant Robot)


Shown in pink and purple


Renny is touring the US in the Dangercrafts Forum Traveling Monster Swap!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Free Pattern - Simple Fair Isle Hat

Simple Fair Isle Hat
Designed by Shannon Dunbabin

Knit in 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 164 yds/50 g) - shown in 8401 (Silver) and 2450 (Mystic Purple)

This hat is comprised of 3 simple patterns and was my first attempt at Fair Isle.  The wool worked up beautifully and evenly.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wintersong - Designed by Barbara Gregory

Wintersong
Designed by Barbara Gregory
Published in Patternfish


Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yd/100g) - shown in 8886 (dark purple), 9421 (Turquoise), 9467 (Periwinkle), and 8885 (Plum)


"Straight from an enchanted forest, this lavishly patterned hood will keep out winter’s chill while it frames and flatters the face," says Gregory. "The one-size fit is kind to your hairstyle and makes it an ideal gift. The hood is knit flat and seamed, with mosaic patterns that never require stranding or carrying of yarn." This is really marvellous, a unique piece that suits everyone and is an admirable teaching ground. Every beautiful detail is explained in full, from how to achieve the bi-coloured face-framing brim to the delicacy of the buttonloops. 


Highlights from the Cascade Sheep's Visit East - Part 2 - Greetings from Mochimochi

Greetings from Mochimochi


Last Wednesday, the Cascade Sheep and I went to gallery hanahou (611 Broadway - Ste 730; New York, NY) to see the Greetings from Mochimochi exhibit before it closed.  We were both very excited to meet Anna Hrachovec - the creator of Mochimochi Land.  
All of the yarn for the show was donated by Cascade Yarns.  Cascade 128, Cascade 220, and Heritage were used for this installation.  It was great fun to see all of the imagination and creativity that went into all of the characters.  Everything was knitted by hand and was full of intricate details.