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Good Cheer

Good Cheer

I have a new pattern out this week! Good Cheer is an adult-sized hat, knit in Madelinetosh Farm Twist in “Hydroponic” and “Candlewick”. The pattern is 50% off for the first 3 days, no code needed. See it here. I used a simple tool to […]

Stacia Bonnet

Stacia Bonnet

My new Bonnet pattern is now available on Ravelry. Stacia Bonnet uses less than 1/2 skein of Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted in Bumblebee Jasper. You can take 50% off this or other patterns in my Ravelry store with the code SALE at checkout. All eligible […]

Bring on Fall: Agnes Cardigan

Bring on Fall: Agnes Cardigan

In 2011, I knit what would become a favorite sweater of mine. Agnes, in cozy Quince and Co Puffin is a classic top-down raglan pullover with a little something extra…contrast-lined pockets! At 3 sts an inch, it flies off the needles. The original Agnes pattern is available here: Agnes

 

So, I finally knit what I had considered for years, a cardigan version. It features the similar construction, still has those pockets, with just a bit more length in the body. This yarn is so warm that this piece makes a great outerwear layer on a chilly fall day. The Agnes Cardigan is now on Ravelry and is $2 off (no code needed) until 9/15: Agnes Cardigan

 

Elm Blanket

Elm Blanket

My new pattern in the Miss Babs fall collection is here and my Elm Blanket is in it! It uses one massive skein each of 2 colors of Killington for baby or lap blanket sizes. The pattern is $2 off until August 27th with the […]

New patterns for kids and adults!

New patterns for kids and adults!

I’ve been a neglectful blogger, and 4 new patterns have come out since we last spoke! I’ve been busy trying to balance my time between this work that I need to do, and enjoying some time with my 4 and 6 year old daughters, as […]

New Pattern: Pines Cardigan

New Pattern: Pines Cardigan

When your handknit loving 3-year-old asks you to knit her a sweater, how can you say no?

My daughter V spotted some dark blue Berroco Remix in my tiny stash and requested a “blue sweater with a little bit of buttons”, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to design a new sweater for babies and small children. The Pines Cardigan is knit from the bottom up with just 2 tiny underarm seams, and is sized from newborn to a children’s size 6. It, and the other patterns in my Ravelry store, is 40% off (no code needed) until February 12th.

 

Z Wraps Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap Giveaway!

Z Wraps Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap Giveaway!

Comment #13, Jennifer was the winner! We’re always looking to make small changes to become more environmentally friendly around here. Things like metal straws, reusable snack bags, and adding a curbside compost service are just some of the small changes we’ve made. This year, I’m […]

First Night Hat

First Night Hat

Ever have one of those skeins of yarn that is just so beautiful, that you agonize over what to make with it? This yarn, Fibre Co Cumbria, is a lovely 90% wool, 10% mohair, and my absolute favorite shade of yellow that goes perfectly with […]

Another New Knitting Pattern: Good Tidings Hat

Another New Knitting Pattern: Good Tidings Hat

I’ve released another new hat pattern! Good Tidings is another adult-sized colorwork hat knit in 2 colors of Malabrigo Rios. You can take 50% off this pattern, and any other in my Ravelry store, by using the code NEW at checkout. This code will work until the end of December. All eligible patterns are here: Melissa LaBarre’s Ravelry store

New Knitting Pattern: Winter Blooms

New Knitting Pattern: Winter Blooms

My newest knitting pattern is up on Ravelry and it’s 50% off until December 4th. Winter Blooms uses 2 colors of beautiful Malabrigo Rios, using under 1/2 a skein of each before the pom pom. I used the blue pom pom maker from this set […]