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Fair Isle Hat - Cheryl Beckerich Knits

Fair Isle Hat Desgined by Cheryl Beckerich -  Cheryl Beckerich Knits Published in: Patternfish Ravelry Cheryl Beckerich Knits Knit in 220 Superwash - 100% Superwash Wool -220 yds/100 g "This hat is worked from the bottom up, and is done using stranded color work," says Beckerich (with modest brevity). But there's much to love about it. There's the bright colourway she's chosen, to evoke springtime as winter approaches (though it would look very macho in different tones); the classic motifs; and the ease of making.

Free Pattern - Malbec Mitts - Elizabeth Inman

Malbec Mitts Designed by Elizabeth Inman Free Pattern - Published on Ravelry and yarnluvinlizzy Knit in Venezia Worsted - 70% Merino Wool/30% Mulberry Silk - 219 yds/100 g - 1-2 sks These warm mitts are named after a grape from the Bordeaux region of France.  The 12 stitch repeat lace pattern creates a simple yet elegant pattern. - Brambles by Amanda Muscha

Brambles Designed by Amanda Muscha Published in - Deep Fall 2010 Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool -220 yds/100 g Short Hat - 1 skein ecru - 8010 Long Hat - 1 skein Turtle - 2452 Amanda designed a slouch hat that is as "visually interesting as it is warm."  There are 8 small cables that gradually taper off "like vines".  Larger cable panels incorporate moss stitch and open up to the bloom that covers the top of the hat.  Adjusting the number of pattern rows allows you to make anything from a snug beanie to a tam using this pattern.

Uakari - Designed by Rachel Erin

Uakari Designed by Rachel Erin Available for sale on Patternfish and Ravelry Knit in 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool - 220 yds/100 g) - shown in 872 (2-4 sks) and 873 (1 sk) Available in sizes 3 mo - 6T "Realistic enough for pretend, practical enough for everyday," says Erin. "Uakari (a genus of Brazilian monkeys) is knit in pieces and seamed, before the hood is picked up and knit. Short row shaping keeps the hood on comfortably regardless of monkey business. Pockets and ears are knit separately and sewed on at the end. The buttonband and buttonholes are knit as you go. If you put the ears on the top of the hood-- it looks like a bear!" Beyond cute, and Erin writes a splendid thorough pattern with lots of helpful links.

Karma Knitting - Williamsville, NY

GeoTagged, [N42.96265, E78.74631] Stopped by Karma Kniiting in Williamsville, NY - 5546 Main St Found a beautiful shawl/scarf knit out of Soft Spun...

Have You Any Wool - Snyder, NY

GeoTagged, [N42.96274, E78.78209] Stopped by Have You Any Wool - a lovely shop in Snyder, NY - 4551 Main st We found 220, Ultra Pima, Eco Duo, Eco Alpaca, and more.... There will be alpacas here on October 17!

Error - New Patten on Mochimochi Land - by Anna Hrachovec

Error Designed by Anna Hrachovec - Mochimochi Land Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g - uses 3 colors plus a little black (there are 3 variations) This huggable hardware is guaranteed not to crash! It also will never compute anything, but hey, nobody’s perfect. The pattern comes with options for 3 screen designs—knit one of every geek in your life!

Knit Simple - Holiday 2010 - Beaded Hat & Scarf - Amanda Blair Brown

Beaded Hat & Scarf Designed by Amanda Blair Brown Published in Knit Simple - Holiday 2010 - Available on Newsstands - October 5 Knit in Pure Alpaca - 100% Baby Alpaca - 220 yds/100 g- shown in #3033 (White) - 2 skeins This beautiful set would make a lovely gift for someone special (or yourself for that matter).  The Pure Alpaca is buttery soft and is available in more than 50 colors!

Knit Simple - Holiday 2010 - Trio of Vests - by Mari Lynn Patrick

Trio of Vests Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick Published in Knit Simple Holiday 2010 Photo by Rose Callahan Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 1X, 2X, 3X 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks in #9460 celery green (short v-neck vest, #25) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks in #2429 forest green (medium v-neck vest, #26) 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) hanks in #2452 fern green (long v-neck vest, #27)

Free Vingtage Pattern - Ladies Mocked Stitch Cable Mittens

Ladies Mocked Stitch Cable Mittens by  Nell Armstrong Published in Free Vintage Knitting Knit in Lana d'Oro (50% Alpaca/50% Wool - 219 yds/100 g) - knit holding 2 strands together Beautiful, classic mittens - a great gift idea as well as a wonderful project to keep for yourself.  Double-stranded, these will be extremely warm and durable - a classic cold-weather staple.

Patternfish - Autumn Breezes by Sarah Franklin

Autumn Breezes  (Cuff Down) Designed by Sarah Franklin Knit in Heritage (75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon - 437 yds/100 g) - shown in color 5617 - 1 skein "My favorite things about fall are the cool breezes and watching the leaves change colors," says Franklin. "Fall also means that it is time to break out the socks to keep my feet warm on cool evenings. These socks capture all that I love about fall. They feature a falling leaf motif, a simple cable, and color that reminds me of all the autumn leaves." In this very pretty design Franklin uses an unconventional 'cable' technique (terribly easy to work) that does not require the use of a separate cable needle, and an eye-of-partridge heel for even more stitch interest. Lovely and fun to work.

Knit Circus 2010 Gifts - PKOK Socks by Jane D Prater

PKOK Socks Designed by Jane D Prater (JPKnits) Published in   Knitcircus Magazine, 2010 Gifts Special Issue Knit in 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool - 220 yds/100 g) Thick socks are wonderful for fall and winter - they provide extra cushioning (especially in galoshes and winter boots) and are great for padding around the house.  As an added bonus, they knit up quickly.

Knit Circus 2010 Gifts - Imperial Cables by Michelle Miller

Imperial Cables Designed by Michelle Miller Publishe d in   Knitcircus Magazine, 2010 Gifts Special Issue Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool -220 yds/100 g - shown in color 8885 - 1 skein One skein projects make wonderful gifts - they're affordable and usually fairly quick to make.  This hat is adorable, designed for tweens and teens (finished measurements are 20" circumference by 8" tall).  The cables add a wonderful texture and dimensionality to the hats (and may even impress some of the recipients of the gift).

Knit Circus 2010 Gifts - The One Scarf - Allison Harding

The One Scarf Designed by Allison Harding Published in Knit Circus 2010 Gifts Special Issue Knit in Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool -123 yds/250 g) - shown in color 9454 (Rainier Heather) - 1 skein A challenge from her sister inspired Allison to create The One Scarf .  The "one-ended" scarf is a great option for anyone that normally pulls the ends through a folded scarf.  Even better, it only requires one skein and Magnum knits up very quickly.

Free Pattern - Pirate Queen's Booty Bag

The Pirate Queen's Booty Bag Designed by:  Pat Kight, aka Jezebel, Webwench to the Pirate Guy Published in: Talk Like A Pirate Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - Shown in 9465 and 7609 (220 Tweed) - 3 skeins each Couldn't resist this double-knitted, reversible, felted bag!  International Talk Like a Pirate Day is only a few days away - September 19.

Free Pattern - Norwegian Star Hat - Designed by Stephanie Taylor

Norwegian Star Hat Designed by:  Stephanie Taylor Published in Confessions of an Obsessive Knitter (as well as Ravelry ) Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool -220 yds/100 g) - 2 skeins - 1 Main Color/1 Contrasting color A comfy, warm, attractive hat that has the added bonus of being a quick knit. Blue Version knit by knittingquilter .

Petrel - Caterpillar Knits

Petrel Designed by   Kristen TenDyke Published in Caterpillar Knits Knit in Eco Wool - 100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool -478 yds/250 g - shown in 8010 1-2 hanks Finished Measurements: approx 22 (27½, 29½)" [56 (70, 75) cm] long 44 (55, 59)" [112 (139.5, 150) cm] wide This beautiful lace shawl begins at the center top edge with a provisional cast on. A few rows are worked in the cable panel. Stitches are picked up along the side of the cable panel, then the provisional stitches are picked up. Stitches are increased along each outer edge, and along the center cable panel to shape the shawl. Short rows are worked to complete each point at the lower edge of the shawl. Stiches are cast on then bound off for the knots at the point of each tip.

In the Loop Scarf - Dawn Brocco

In the Loop Designed by Dawn Brocco This is another great skill-building design. The lace pattern consists of 3 simple stitches which are repeated on every row. The quirky construction makes the fabric reversible, so the fabric peeking through the keyhole openings on both sides of the scarf never show a wrong side. Whether chunky and casual, silky and elegant, or romantically light as a feather, this scarf can complement any outfit. So, knit it short, knit it long, knit it fine, knit it thick - the design is very adjustable. Samples show Medium, Long, and Even Longer lengths! Long Scarf:   Cascade Yarns Dolce , 55% superfine alpaca / 23% wool / 22% silk, 109 yd / 50 gram hank: 2 hanks #970 Mushroom, US size 10 (6 mm) ndls  Finished Dimensions:   Medium / Long / Even Longer Scarf: approx 2" Wide x 60 / 93 / 140" Long Medium Scarf::   Cascade Yarns Cotton Rich DK  (used double), 64% cotton / 36% nylon, 135.6 yd / 50 gram hank: 2 hanks #3418 Pomegranate, US size 13

Susan Hope stopped by!

Susan made this beautiful shawl out of Eco Alpaca from a Stephen West pattern - Flamboyan.

Opening October 7th at gallery hanahou -Greetings from Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec!

Greetings from Mochimochi a weird world of fun and chaos hand-knitted by Anna Hrachovec Craft artist Anna Hrachovec will unveil a hand-knitted installation made out of 200 balls of yarn (supplied by Cascade Yarns) and more than a million stitches.  October 7 - 29, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, October 7, 7-9 p.m. - RSVP gallery hanahou  611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC In her first solo show, craft artist Anna Hrachovec stretches the possibilities of knitting as a medium to create an expansive and wacky landscape installation. Crash-landed aliens, rat-infested skyscrapers, giant ants, and everything else that comprises the 8-foot installation is entirely hand-knitted by the artist, who used 200 balls of yarn and more than a million stitches to make it all come to life. And just for fun, the piece includes a working model train  - converted into a silly knitted monster, of course!  Some of the elements in the piece are based on de

Creative Knitting - September 2010 - Diamonds & Ribs Cardigan

Diamonds & Ribs Cardigan Designed by Joan Hughes Published in Creative Knitting - September 2010 Knit in Ultra Pima - 100% Pima Cotton - 220 yds/100 g  Shown in 3701 - 7-9 sks Finished measurments - 36.5 - 55" chest (Small - 2X) This flattering cardigan is a wonderful addition to any woman's wardrobe.

Free Pattern - Snowflake Splendor Hat - Nicky Epstein

Snowflake Splendor Hat Designed by Nicky Epstein Published in Knitting Block by Block - available in November! This simple style can be the basis for a lot of beautiful block hats. Here, the seam is in the front, but wearing the seams on the side of the hat would also work. Knit in  Pastaza (50% llama/50% wool), 132 yards/100 g • 1 skein #309 Red (MC) • 1 skein #064 Gray (CC) FREE DOWNLOAD