Monday, March 28, 2011

Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2011 - Hooded Pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick

Hooded Pullover
Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick
Published in Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2011
Available on Newsstands April 6!


Knit in Pima Tencel - 13-20 sks color #0030 (ecru) and 2-3 sks #6269 (navy)


Available in sizes Small - 3X


Comfy and stylish - this hooded pullover is the perfect spring/summer wardrobe staple.  The edgings are finished with a skinny rib and the navy bands are worked in a picked-up garter stitch.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bonnet Love by Larissa Brown

Bonnet Love
Designs By Larissa Brown
Photography by Lynette Fitzpatrick


Available for sale on March 26 on Stitch Marker

The bonnets are all knit in Sierra (80% Pima Cotton/20% Merino Wool -191 yds/100 g)
Bonnet Love is an e-book for knitters, featuring five baby and child bonnet patterns for girls and boys. Choose one to knit, or design-it-yourself with a template provided to lead you through creating your own unique pattern. Either way, Bonnet Love will spark your creativity and inspire adorable, impressive gifts. The book includes an "anatomy of a bonnet" template, five written patterns for worsted weight yarn, 20 gorgeous color photos, and a bonus tutorial for a sewn cotton bonnet perfect for vintage fabrics or new favorites. It's delivered as a 24-page pdf document.
This will also be featured in the next issue of Petite Purls and two lucky readers will win a free copy plus 2 skeins of Sierra.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celtic Shamrock Throw Blanket by Patricia Bishop

Celtic Shamrock Throw Blanket
Designed by Patricia Bishop
Published on Knits4U Designs & Ravelry


Knit in 128 Superwash (100% Merino Superwash wool - 128 yds/100 g) - 11-12 skeins


Feel the luck of the Irish every day with this gorgeous blanket with a Celtic Knot Shamrock in the the center.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Larissa Brown


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The Cascade Sheep was happy to see Larissa Brown and some pictures from her new book 'My Grandmother's Knitting' that will be available in September 2011. Lots of great patterns by fabulous designers including Jared Flood, Teva Durham, Cookie A, Ysolda Teague, Anne Hansen & more - plus stories about their grandmothers, fathers, mothers and other relatives that influenced them.

Sivia Harding


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The Cascade Sheep was thrilled to meet Sivia Harding at Pico Accuardi Dyeworks!

Happy Knits


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The Cascade Sheep found 220 Superwash & 60 Quick Baby Knits at Happy Knits - 1620 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR - www.happyknits.com

Yarn Garden


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The Cascade Sheep found Pure Alpaca & Alpaca Lace at Yarn Garden (plus much more) - 1413 Hawthore Blvd, Portland, OR - www.yarngarden.net

Northwest Wools


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The Cascade Sheep is on the YMN Conference yarn crawl and found Eco Duo (as well as a wide variety of other yarns!) at Northwest Wools - 3524 SW Troy; Portland, OR - www.northwestwools.com

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fruitful Mittens - designed by Amanda Lilley

Fruitful Mittens
Designed by Amanda Lilley
Published in Ravelry and Etsy


Knit in Soft Spun (100% Peruvian Highland Wool)


Fun mittens that will look fabulous while keeping your hands warm!



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Patternfish - Fingerliess Gloves/Mittens Knit Flat by Angela Juergens

Fingerless Gloves/Mittens Knit Flat
Designed by Angela Juergens
Published in Patternfish


Knit in Cascade 220 - 1 skein


These fingerless mitts are beautiful and simple to make since they are knit flat.  They are great for gifts for someone special (including yourself) and work up quickly.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Merging Cables Cardigan - New Pattern from Emerald Isle Designs

Merging Cables Cardigan
Designed by Jane Schwartz for Emerald Isle Designs

Knit in Cascade 220 - Shown in 2422 - 8-12 skeins

Sizes S - 3X

This classic cabled cardigan makes the perfect go-to sweater.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

60 Quick Baby Knits Preview - Flowered Jumper by Lois Young

Flowered Jumper (#17)
Designed by Lois Young
Published in 60 Quick Baby Knits


Knit in 220 Superwash - 2-3 balls 807 (Raspberry), 1 ball each of 851 (Lime) and 914A (Tahitian Rose)


Sizes - 12, 18, 24 months


This adorable jumper combines modern colors with girly border bouquets.  This is one of the 60 projects in the new book.  There are hats, leg warmers, booties, sweaters, blankets, and more!  Ask for it at your favorite LYS!