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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!

imageThis 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, yarn or a burrito. I’m working on a 3rd book with the greatest knitter friend ever, Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I so am grateful for another year to enjoy all of it.
Thanks for knitting along with me into a new decade!

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 […]

New Pattern: Greenfield Baby Cardigan!

New Pattern: Greenfield Baby Cardigan!

I released 3 new patterns this week and all are discounted 30% for the rest of January (no code required. the 30% will come off when you check out through ravelry) First up, the Greenfield Baby Cardigan! (I’ll talk about my Instant Infinity Cowl and […]

BIG SALE and update!

BIG SALE and update!

First off, on the night before Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your support over the last 6 years. As a way of doing this, all of the patterns in my Ravelry store are buy one, get one free until the end of the day on 11/28/14. There’s no code required, just add an even number of patterns to your cart and the discount will come off automatically at checkout. Enjoy! My pattern store is here.

Next up, the patterns from New England Knits are now available individually (and they’re on sale on the interweave site right now!)!

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And, lastly, the patterns from Wool, Book 5 are also available individually. Find them on Ravelry here.

 

New pattern: Wee Wonderland Cardigan!

New pattern: Wee Wonderland Cardigan!

My newest baby and toddler pattern is out! The Wee Wonderland Cardigan is knit from the top-down,  with a longer body, and a picked up edging. It comes in sizes 0-6 months through 24-36 months! The pattern is 25% for the 1st 3 days. No […]

3 Skeins or Less, a giveaway!

3 Skeins or Less, a giveaway!

Knitting superwoman Tanis Gray, has another new book, and it is a beauty. 3 Skeins or Less By Tanis Gray Interweave/F+W; $24.99 http://bit.ly/YA1MeV Three Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories features beautiful projects that, you guessed  it, use 3 skeins of yarn, or less. My […]

now available as individual patterns!

now available as individual patterns!

3 of my patterns that were once only available in kit or ebook format are now single pdfs!

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the Sid Scrappy Hat

ML2(2)

The Viviane Cardigan

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and the Little Lattice Open Cardigan

Happy knitting!

Wool, Book 5

Wool, Book 5

Quince and Co just released Wool, Book Five today, and I have 2 new designs in it, along with 3 from Cecily. Montagne, my top-down pullover with a kangaroo pocket. and Fern, a lacy beret Cecily’s top-down Feronia is on the cover (I want to […]