Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bella Hoodie by Cherie Christian - C2Knits

Bella Hoodie
Designed by Cherie Christian - C2Knits


Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g) - 5-8 skeins


Sizes 32 - 51" chest circumference


Bella is a versatile little hoodie for anytime, any season wear--choose a vest or long sleeves; cotton or wool to make Bella a great wardrobe addition. Add a zipper, choose a few buttons or wear her as a “no close” for the perfect little cardigan!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two Hour Toe Up Slippers by Amanda Lilley

Two Hour Toe Up Slippers
Designed by Amanda Lilley


Knit in 128 Superwash or Cascade 220 (held double) or 220 Superwash (held double)


The cute slippers are knit from the toe up using either one strand of chunky or 2 strands of light worsted.  One skein makes one pair of slippers.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Installment of Cool projects seen on Raverly

Cranberry Bliss Bar Cabled Beret (Cabled Beret by Ashely Elva - free pattern) was knit by knitcolic out of Cascade 220.  One skein made this beautiful, classic beret.
Seaport Capelet (Magnum Capelet #3 by Karen Clements) was knit by snowspirit in Magnum.  This cozy capelet is quick and easy - plus it is like wearing your own personal blanket!
Knittingquilter's Starry Mittens (Snowfall Mittens by Nichole Tavares - Free Pattern) were knit in Cascade 220 by knittingquilter.  These mittens are beautiful - reminiscent of an early snowfall.
Raw Honey (Honey Cowl - Madelinetosh) was knit in Eco Duo by KMary.  A simple slip stitch creates a warm, waffle-like fabric - a small decadence.
Little Girl Cardi (cardigan √† empi√®cement arrondi by citronille) was knit by MoMoCraCra out of 1 skein of Cascade 220.  This short sleeved cardigan is adorable and would be great for any little girl.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Patternfish - Common Ground by Elizabeth Smith

Designed by Elizabeth Smith
Published in Patternfish

Knit in Eco Wool - (100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool - 478 yds/250 g) - 2-4 skeins

Sizes - XS-4X (32 - 58.5" chest circumference)

Elizabeth wanted a "versatile long-sleeved cardigan" for her fall/winter wardrobe.  Not too heavy, not too light, not too plain, not too complicated, something just right - a sweater that would be functional, versatile, and a staple for the wardrobe.  


Common Ground is an open hooded cardigan sized from XS-4X that is knit seamlessly from the top-down. It is meant to be worn open, so it does not completely cover the chest. The yoke part is knit in garter stitch to give it some texture. Then the body incorporates a simple diamond eyelet stitch pattern that gives it that extra something special. A hood was included to really give it that autumnal feel, but since the hood is created by picking up stitches you could always forego adding it if you prefer.
  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Moulin Rouge by Lisa Ellis

Moulin Rouge
Designed by Lisa Ellis
Published in Warm Hands Warm  the Heart


Knit in Cloud 9 (50% Angora/50% Merino Wool -109 yds/50 g) - shown in 146 (Ruby) & 120 (Winter Night) - 1 ball each


These luxurious and stunning gauntlets will keep you warm and cozy.  This two skein project is worked from the cuff up.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Patternfish - Lily Cuffs - by Nichole Reese

Lily Cuffs
Designed by Nichole Reese - bluegirl knits
Publshed in Patternfish
& Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders


Knit in Heritage (75% Merino Superwash Wool/25% Nylon -437 yds/100 g) - shown in 5614 - 1 skein


These sock weight cuffs can be worn with the ruffle at your fingertips, your wrist, or with one facing each direction.  Since they are worked in a sock yarn, they are washable as well as lightweight and warm.  These cuffs also make adorable baby leggings.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vogue Winter 2010/2011 - Man's Cabled Turtleneck by Josh Bennet

Man's Cabled Turtleneck
Designed by Josh Bennett
Published in Vogue Knitting Winter 2010/2011
Photo by Rose Callahan
Available on Newsstands January 4, 2011


Knit in Pastaza (50% Llama/50% Wool)  - 11-14 sks - shown in color 004


Sizes - S - XL


Fabulous cables dress up a classic turtleneck!  Who says a man's sweater can't be fashionable as well as warm and practical?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vogue Winter 2010/11 - Cabled Topper by Michele Wang

Cabled Topper
Designed by Michele Wang

Photo by Rose Callahan
Available on newsstands January 4 2011

Knit in 128 Superwash (100% Merino Superwash Wool - 128 yds/100 g) - shown in color 1919 - Turtle - 6-10 skeins

Sizes: X-Small - 2X


Beautiful cables are combined with a simple shape in this top that is both versatile and flattering.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Interweave Crochet Winter 2010 - Riverstone Cardigan by Mandy Moore

Riverstone Cardigan
Designed by Mandy Moore
Published in Interweave Crochet - Winter 2010
Available on Newsstands on December 28, 2010


Crocheted in Cascade 220 and 220 Tweed - MC 4010 (3-7 sks); CC1 Tweed 7617 (1-3 sks); CC2 8509 (1-2 sks)


Sizes - 32-56"


Great lines and textures create a figure flattering cardigan that is sure to become a favorite.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free Pattern - O Christmas Tree Stocking by Susie Bonell

O Christmas Tree Stocking
Designed by Susie Bonell
Free Pattern on Cascade Yarns' website


Knit in Cascade 220 - 1 skein Ecru, 1 skein Dark Green, 1 yard of Dark Brown


This adorable stocking is knit in 2 pieces from the top down.  The tree is charted out and the ornaments and other decorations are sewn on afterwards.  Be as creative or as simple as you want!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Pattern - Zig Zag Mittens by Amanda Lilley

Zig Zag Mittens
Designed by Amanda Lilley
Free Pattern on Cascade Yarns


Knit in 220 Superwash Sport (100% Merino Superwash Wool - 136 yds/50 g) - 2 skeins


Treat yourself (or someone special) to a pair of mittens!  These lovely mittens have great texture and feel wonderful on your hands!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ravelry - So Cloche/Chemo Hat - by Debbie Ann & Susan Ann

So Cloche/Chemo Hat
Designed by Debbie Ann & Susan Ann
Published in Ravelry - Bellsisters Design Shop


Knit in Ultra Pima (100% Pima Cotton) and Fixation (98.3% Cotton/1.7% Elastic)


Sizes - S-L


Knit in the round from the bottom up, So Cloche is a simple, yet fashionable hat.  A 1/2 mitered square acts as an embellishment and the wave pattern is repeated around the back.  This hat fits snugly for comfort as well as warmth and would make a great chemo hat.




Saturday, December 11, 2010

Free Pattern - Petite Purls - Winter 2010 - Skadi by Erika Neitzke

Skadi
Designed  by Erika Neitzke
Published in Petite Purls - Winter 2010


Knit in Venezia Worsted (70% Merino Wool/30% Silk -218 yds/100 g) - shown in 8400 (charcoal) - 2-3 sks and 129 (lavender) - 1 sk


Sizes - 18 months - 4T


Skadi was named after the Norse goddess of skiing and winter.  This gorgeous sweater dress is comfortable and practical as well as adorable and feminine.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Free Pattern - Petite Purls - Winter 2010 - Snowflake by Jennifer Cirka

Snowflake
Designed by Jennifer Cirka -Jaybird Designs 
Published in Petite Purls - Winter 2010


Crocheted in Sierra (80% Pima Cotton/20% Wool - 191 yds/100 g) - shown in 434 (Blue) and 01 (White) - 1 skein each


Size - Baby - Child (14-19" circumference)


Jennifer was inspired by a fleece hat that her daughter received as a gift.  This inspiration resulted in a simple, yet adorable crocheted hat that is reminiscent of a gift waiting to be opened.  


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Pattern - 1 Hour Hat by Allison Blevins

1 Hour Hat
Designed by Allison Blevins
Published in Tangle

Knit in Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 123 yds/250 g) - requires approximately 60 yds

Combine 60 yards of super bulky yarn, size 35 needles, and an hour to get a quick hat that is a great gift.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pennant Skirt - Designed by Elanor Lynn

Pennant Skirt
Designed by Elanor Lynn
Published in Modern Knits, Vintage Style: Classic Designs from the Golden Age of Knitting


Knit in Cascade 220 - shown in 4002 - 5-8 sks
Sizes - XS - L


A modern take on the classic simple pencil skirt.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Creative Knitting - January 2011 - French Cuff Cardigan by Julie Farmer

French Cuff Cardigan
Designed by Julie Farmer
Published in Creative Knitting - January 2011

Knit in Cash Vero (55% Merino Wool/33% Microfiber Acrylic/12% Cashmere - 98 yds/50 g)
Shown in Color 11 (Soft Pink) - 11-16 balls
Finished Measurements: 
Chest: 35 -51" 
Length: 21.5-25.5"



This beautiful cardigan can be dressed up or down.  Both flattering and simple, this luscious garment is sure to become a favorite.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ravelry - Simple Earflap Hat - by Cheryl Beckerich

Simple Earflap Hat
Designed by Cheryl Beckerich

Knit in 220 Superwash (100% Superwash wool) - 1 skein

Written for Baby through Adult sizes.

Cheryl's December 2010 Hat of the Month!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Umaro - Designed by Jared Flood

Umaro
Designed by Jared Flood


Knit in Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 87 yds/100 g) - 48 x 57" after blocking


This luxurious throw combines cables, lace, and knit-purl patterning into a fabrics motif.  The Lana Grande is super bulky and knits up quickly into a beautiful blanket.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Patternfish - Basel by Woolly Wormhead

Basel
Designed by Woolly Wormhead
Published in Patternfish

Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g) - 1 skein


Sizes - 16-23" (Toddler through Large Adult)

Basel is a beanie wi
th an interesting sweeping, spiral like texture. The lines of stitches adorning this Hat come out from the brim, up into the body, and gently merge into the crown, keeping the spiral pattern continuous throughout the Hat.