Monday, January 31, 2011

Lexi by C2Knits

Lexi
Designed by Cheri Christian - C2Knits


Knit in Lana d'Oro (50% Alpaca/50% Wool - 219 yds/100 g) - 5-8 skeins


Sizes - 32-51" chest


Lexi is a simple and comfy top-down moss stitch cardigan that is sure to become a favorite.  The pattern can be adjusted for buttons, a zipper or no closure for a more casual, open look. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coco the Canister Monster - by Rebecca Danger

Coco the Canister Monster
Designed by Rebecca Danger
Published in The Big Book of Knitted Monsters (published by Martingale)


Knit in Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 123 yds/250 g) - shown in 9465B - 1 skein


This adorable monster will knit up quickly on size US 13 needles.  One of 20 patterns in Rebecca Danger's book - The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, I think this is one monster you wouldn't mind lurking around.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mochimochi Land at VK Live

Mochimochi Land at VK Live


Anna Hrachovec put together a smaller version of her show that was on exhibit in New York this past fall at VK Live.  She added a giant Mochi girl sitting on top of the mountain (which caused all of the goats to fall down).  The exhibit is knit from Heritage, Cascade 220, and Cascade 128.  Both the exhibit and her book reflect her whimsical and creative designs.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Patternfish - Udderly Devine Bag - by Lucy Neatby

Udderly Devine Bag
Designed by Lucy Neatby
Published in Patternfish


Knit in Cascade 220 



"A lightly felted bag, worked in the round with two-colour stranded knitting in a Holstein Cow pattern," says Neatby. "Culminating in an udder with four teats set in using waste yarn.
"The strap is cast-on and then threaded through the bag loops (already incorporated in the top of the bag)."

In classic Neatby style, the bag is creative and witty. There are several options including yarn dispensing teats and veins for an authentic look.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winterscape - Designed by Janet Rehfeldt

Winterscape
Designed by Janet Rehfeldt
Published in Terrific Toe-Up Socks


Knit in Heritage (75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon - 437 yds/100 g) - shown in 5604 (MC) and 5618 (CC)


The inspiration for these socks came from winters spent in the midwest and the Sierra Mountains. Snowflakes and beaded snowdrops on the leg are combined with the snowdrifts on the foot to create a beautiful Winterscape.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Free Pattern - Elegrant Alpaca Fingerless Gloves by Cheryl Beckerich

Elegant Alpaca Fingerless Gloves
Designed by Cheryl Beckerich
Free Download on Cascade Yarns


Knit in Pure Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca - 220 yds/100 g) - 2 skeins - shown in color 3047


Everyone in the office wanted to wear these gorgeous fingerless gloves when they arrived.  Besides being absolutely beautiful, they warm and soft and feel wonderful on.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Knitty Winter 2011 - Shetlander by Linda Wilgus

Shetlander
Designed by Linda Wilgus
Published in Knitty - Winter 2011


Knit in Cascade 220 - shown in 8401 (Silver) & 8904 (Prune) - 1 skein each


Traditional Shetland knitting with a twist!  These fingerless mitts showcase two vertical Shetland color motifs and 2-colored ribbings on the edges.



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Knitty Winter 2011 - Constantine by Natalie Selles

Constantine
Designed by Natalie Selles
Published in Knitty - Winter 2011


Knit in Eco Wool (100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool - 478 yds/250 g) - 3-5 sks
Sizes - XS - 3X


A perfect addition to any wardrobe, this cape can be worn over various numbers of layers to reach the desired comfort level.  Knit in one piece from the shoulders down (which allows for easy customization), the belt adds the appearance of sleeves and a waist.

Friday, January 14, 2011

He Said She Said Cap & Cowl Set - by Chic Knits

He Said She Said Cap & Cowl Set
Designed by Bonnie Marie Burns - Chic Knits

Knit in Eco + (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 478 yds/250 g) - 1 skein - shown in 9459
Hat sizes - 21-22", 23-24"
Cowl - one size

Another modern classic from Chic Knits!  An urban-inspired swirl pattern is featured in this cap and cowl set that works equally well for her as it does for him.  One skein of Eco + easily makes this set that is knit in the round and works up quickly.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Adrienne Cardigan - by Joan McGowan-Michael (White Lies Designs)

Adrienne Cardigan
Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael - White Lies Designs


Knit in Sierra (80% Pima Cotton/20% Merino Wool - 191 yds/100 g)
Sizes - 35-52"


This pretty cardigan is shaped in the waist with deep ribbing that stops just short of it's dramatic front lace panels. 3/4 length sleeves feature a fitted shoulder, horizontal lace panels and a romantic flounce. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meanderlust by Linda Wilgus

Meanderlust
Designed by Linda Wilgus
Published in Simple Hip Knit Scarves by House of White Birches


Knit in Jewel (100% Hand-dyed Peruvian Highland Wool - 142 yds/100 g) - 1 skein - shown in 9263


This funky little neck warmer is a great one skein project!  The lace edging and honeycomb cable pattern take advantage of the unique qualities of Jewel's thick-thin texture.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pineapple Hearts Scarf - by Dawn Brocco

Pineapple Hearts Scarf
Designed by Dawn Brocco
Published in  Simple Hip Knit Scarves (14 Easy Everyday Knits) by Publishers House of White Birches. Kara Gott Warner- Editor 


Knit in Cloud 9 (50% Angora/50% Merino Wool - 109 yds/50 g) - 4 balls - shown in 143


Crossing cables are designed in a way to allow a variety of options for wearing this cozy scarf.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Patternfish - Baby Doll Cardigan by Lisa Ellis

Baby Doll Cardigan
Designed by Lisa Ellis
Published in Patternfish


Knit in Cascade 128 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 128 yds/100 g) - 4-7 sks (shown in 4010 - straw)
Sizes - XS - XL


Per Lisa, "this flattering baby doll... is knit from the top down.  Subtle ribbing is strategically placed throughout to enhance... with a feminine flair that flatters."   A cross-over closure is one of the variations on this pattern.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Knit Circus Winter 2010 - Winterside by Sarah Grieve

Winterside
Designed by Sarah Grieve
Published in Knit Circus - Winter 2010


Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g) - 6-11 skeins
Sizes - 32-40"


This is a fun-to-wear sweater. Made out of 100% wool, it’s nice and warm, making it perfect to be sitting & knitting or out & about in the snow.
It’s a quick knit because the sleeves and the tops of the sweater are knit in one piece and then grafted together. Then the stitches are picked up around the waist and a fair isle band is knitted following a chart. The band of stranded knitting is a great way to learn to knit stranded patterns because it’s not too hard! Then the rest of the bottom is knitted downwards.
There is a significant amount of yardage because of the changing colors. For size XL/40”, it is possible that 1 skein may be sufficient; but it is recommended to buy a second skein available as “insurance”.
The front is not worked as wide as back. Fit is enhanced by the stretch of knit fabric. When deciding what size to make, be sure to check your waist measurement.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Knit Circus Winter 2010 - Treccia - by Susanna IC

Treccia
Designed by Susanna IC
Published in Knit Circus - Winter 2010


Knit in Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca - 108 yds/100 g) - 7 skeins


Treccia (Italian, meaning ‘twist’, ‘plait’, ‘braid’) is inspired by the luxurious fur wraps of a bygone era. Because the unusual shape allows the shawl to stay put, Treccia can be worn simply draped without tying or pinning. The wrap is generously sized and worked in a snuggly alpaca yarn, so it will keep the cold away even on the frostiest winter day.

Treccia combines textured mock rib stitches with architectural cables resulting in a project with plenty of visual interest. It is knitted with chunky yarn starting at the top of a five-segment wedge that forms the center of the shawl. Stitches are then picked up on each side of the wedge to form the elongated ends that decrease in width along the bottom edges.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Knitscene Winter 2011 - Paperboy Cardigan by Debbie O'Neill

Paperboy Cardigan
Designed by Debbie O'Neill
Photographed by Joe Coca
Published in Knitscene Winter 2011 - Available on Newsstands January 25, 2011


Knit in Cascade 220 - color 2446 - 6-10 skeins
Sizes - 31-47" bust circumference


Adorable and flattering cardigan sports great cable details and shaping.  This sweater is sure to become a wardrobe staple.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Bitter End by Kayla Dyches

Bitter End
Designed by Kayla Dyches
Published on Ravelry - The Yarn Bearer


Knit in Eco Wool (100% Undyed Peruvian Highland wool - 478 yds/250 g) - 2-4 skeins
Sizes - 32-52" bust circumference


This beautiful long pullover with a fitted waist and cable down the front works well with either leggings or pants.  There is an optional hood and it could easily be knit as a man's sweater by omitting the shaping through the waist.