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Summer

When we’re not jumping in the nearest lake, our summer has been all about food. My daughters (2 and 4) love picking up our farm share, and have become big helpers in the kitchen, and it’s been fun figuring out ways to use up every […]

Weekend Wraps Giveaway!

[amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X]  is officially out and I think that it’s time to give away a free copy! Take a look at the photos, or visit the project pages on Ravelry, then comment here (it my take a bit for your comment to show up, […]

New: Email list!

Let’s keep in touch! To receive occasional email updates about new patterns, special discounts, and giveaways on the blog, sign up for my email list here! New subscribers will receive a special 1-time 50% off discount code in their welcome email. Talk to you soon! […]

Woodland Cowl

There’s a pre-order promotion going on right now for our new book! If you purchase [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] between now and August 1st (when it’s released), you can visit this link, and enter your order number to receive my Woodland Cowl pattern for free! Enjoy! […]

New Releases!

I released a few new patterns recently, and it’s about time that I blog about them here! Below, meet the Little Hiker’s Cardigan, North Super Bulky Bonnet, and the Grown-Up Lace Bonnet. All 3 follow my current theme: quick knits in chunky, or heavier, yarns! […]

Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!

Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] is a collection of designs that use worsted-weight, or heavier, yarns. We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks as the release date gets closer, […]

We’re back!

We’re back!

The blog has moved back here to knittingschooldropout.com! The look will be changing over the next month or so, but I’m back! In the meantime, you can use the code BLOG at checkout to save 30% off the self-published patterns in my store.    

3 New Patterns (and a special code for you!)

3 New Patterns (and a special code for you!)

I’ve neglected to mention my newest patterns here! I’m trying to be better about that, but if you really want to hear about anything new right away, definitely head on over and “like” the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaLaBarreKnitting Last week, I released the Little Sprout […]

40!

40!

This weekend, I’ll happily turn 40. Life is good. I’ve given birth to 2 lovely little girls in the last 3 years. I’m married to an amazing guy. I write patterns. People buy them, allowing me to pay for things like electricity, heat, and sometimes, […]

The Everybaby Cardigan

The Everybaby Cardigan

I just wrote up a pattern for this simple little top-down cardigan that I made for my daughter V. It takes just 2-3 skeins of madelinetosh tosh vintage (pictured in the color “hosta” *swoon*). It’s sized from 0-6m, all the way up to 4t. This […]