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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 […]

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 they’ll both be in school very soon.

These patterns, and the others in my Ravelry store, are 40% off until August 3rd, no code required. Eligible patterns are here.

Bean Cardigan is a top-down, round-yoke cardigan, sized from 6-12m to a child’s size 12. It uses 2-4 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in “Conference Call”

The Apex Pullover is also knit from the top-down, in Willow and Lark’s dk superwash, Ramble. The same stitch pattern makes a simple, but fun colorwork project, in the Apex Hat.

Finally, also in Ramble, the Windham Hat uses just knits and purls for lots of texture in a fun geometric pattern.

I have a few more patterns coming out this month, plus some new tutorials in the works. Check back soon! Thanks for being here!

 

 

 

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 […]

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 my Robin’s egg blue Agnes sweater. But, I ripped and re-knit this skein so many times, trying to make a hat design that I’d wear all the time. Finally, I realized that what I really wanted was the texture of simple knits and purls, so that’s what I went with. We’ve been experiencing sub-zero temps in Massachusetts this week, and this hat has been a permanent fixture on my freezing skull. I LOVE it.

First Night uses just 1 skein of Cumbria, and is a combination of just knits and purls for the design, finished with basic decreases. The pattern is both written out and charted. And, if you use the code NEW at checkout on Ravelry, it’ll take 50% off your purchase until January 10th. See First Night on Ravelry.

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 […]

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 […]

New Pattern: BABY Hiker’s Cardigan!

New Pattern: BABY Hiker’s Cardigan!

Finally, a baby version of my Little Hiker’s Cardigan is available today! It, and all of the patterns in my Ravelry store is 42% off for the rest of March for my birthday sale! No code required. Eligible patterns can be found here.

Much like its older sibling, the baby version is knit top-down, in garter stitch with a pair of cute pockets. It’s a quick little knit that flies off the needles. Pattern uses worsted weight yarn and has 4 sizes from 0-24 months. Find the pattern on Ravelry here. The version for older kids has sizes from 2-12.

 

Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

We love reusable beeswax food wraps around here. They’re the perfect plastic-free way to tote your pb & j to work, preschool, or playgroups. And, it turns out, it’s pretty easy to make a simple beeswax-only version, too. To make your own, you’ll need: -an […]