I made a book! [Cozy Christmas Knits]

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Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof

Christmas isn’t just a time of year

it’s a feeling of warmth and friendship to carry with you always

I’m so excited to share with you the project that I’ve been working on for months! I’ve poured a lot of myself into this book and I think you can see it in the final product. It’s not that the patterns are very complex or involved, they are the kinds of things to make for gifts or to wear everyday.

Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof

Join three friends as they spend a crisp afternoon visiting a family Christmas tree farm to pick out the perfect tree for the holidays. There will even be a hot cocoa break!

Here are 3 mini pattern collections included in the book, each contain a cowl, mittens or fingerless mitts, and a hat. The designs work up quickly with luxurious yarn, and worsted weight or larger gauges. It is possible to squeeze just a few more hand knit presents with style.

Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof


Special on Ravelry.com: Through the end of December, buy 2 or more Cozy Christmas Knits patterns or eBooks and receive 25% off! Great for buying one for you and one for a friend. Use coupon code B2G25%OFF at checkout to receive the discount.


Photos are by the talented Brenna Frederick. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page.

Cozy Christmas Knits by Jessica Bolof

Click on any of the above images to see more of the photos and the pattern details.

Happy knitting,

Jessica

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Small Business Saturday Weekend Sale

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Thanks Weekend SaleHi friends!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you make or attend a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings? Bake a pizza instead?

We had a lovely gluten, dairy, and corn free turkey dinner with some of my family. I was elated to find a soft dinner roll recipe that we all could eat! The biggest hits were the chicken apple sausage stuffing made with some easy artisan bread, and green bean casserole with a roasted garlic cashew cream sauce studded with sauteed mushrooms and topped with caramelized onions.

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In honor of being thankful and Small Business Saturday I’ve put together a sale. There’s no need to fight the crowds on this one, and you can participate anywhere. What can be better than shopping in PJ’s at home for patterns?

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Springen Bandana

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Hi friends!

I hope all is well with you

I love this time of year. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisper, and it’s the perfect weather to show off your knit and crochet pieces!

My current favorite is my newest pattern, the Springen Bandana. The gauge is large and chunky, but because the yarn is an airy mohair and silk i-cord the result is light and fresh. Springen is worked flat, from the top down with increases and the center and edges. It has garter stitch for the main body, and a dropped stitch edging. I used a simple chain as a closure; you can also use a brooch, large button, or a shawl pin. Did I mention it’s reversible, and only takes 1 skein of Kid-Setair?

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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These lovely photos were taken by the talented B. Mae Photography  at a local romney sheep and angora goat farm. It was so fun traipsing around in the wooly creatures pasture while avoiding the rain and trying to find the perfect light. We couldn’t stay still for too long or the goats would try to eat our clothes! We even had a sheep nearly lick the camera lense.

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 20” / 51 cm & Depth: 9” / 23 cm

Yarn: 33 yards / 30 meters of super bulky yarn
Sample shown in 1 ball of Kid-Setair (70% mohair, 30% silk, 50 grams)

Needles: US 19 (15mm)

1 removable stitch marker & yarn needle

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows per 4” / 10 cm

 

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In other exciting news, yes I’m sporting a baby bump! I’m so excited to become a mommy this spring. I’d love to hear about what your favorite things are to make for babies 🙂

[New Pattern] Amity Hat

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Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

 

I finally have a new pattern to show off!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

[talking to goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 It comes in DK and worsted weight brims.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

Matchy matchy

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 [feeding goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 Cute slouchy gathers.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is made in Simplicity Metallic. Double sparkle!

 

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is in Simplinatural and this hat makes me feel like a storybook character!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This shoot was a blast! We played with goats (they were even trying to lick the camera!), picked flowers with the neighbor kids, and did mini dance parties in between shots. The hat is just as fun to knit!

The Kid-Paillettes that is shown for the hat body has darling little sequins strung in with the mohair and silk to give your days and nights a bit of glimmer.

 

::Finished Measurements::

DK Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.75 (13.5, 14.25, 15)”/32.5 (35, 36, 38) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.5 (13.75, 14.25, 15.5)”/ 31.75 (34.92, 36.19, 39.37) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Materials
Yarn A:
DK Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank of Simplicity by Hikoo
Or
or 40 (45, 45, 50) yds / 36.5 (41, 41, 46) m of DK weight yarn

Worsted Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank Simplinatural
Or
26 (28, 30, 32) yds/ 23.75 (25.5, 27.5, 29.25) m worsted weight yarn

Yarn B (both hats): 1 ball of Kid-Paillettes
Or
1 ball of Kid-Seta by Schulana
Or
60 (65, 80, 90) yds/55 (59.5, 73, 82) m of Mohair Silk laceweight yarn

Needles:
DK Weight Brim Hat:
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Worsted Weight Brim Hat:
US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Or size needed to obtain gauge

::Gauge::
DK Weight Brim Hat
32 sts & 28 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
28 sts & 24 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Both Hats
20 sts & 18 rows using larger needles and Yarn B in st st per 4”/10 cm

1 stitch marker & yarn needle

 

$5.50 

Twist Headband

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Twist Headband

Hello lovelies! I have a wonderfully simple summer pattern for you all!

Twist Headband by Jessica Bolof

After knitting and attaching ribbons simply:

::Center at back of Neck::

::Cross in front::
::Cross again::
::Tie::

Finished Measurements:
Length: 44” / 110cm
Width: 2” / 5cm

For more pattern info click on over to the Ravelry.com page. Pattern is available for free for my Rav group members and newsletter members.

USD $5.00

Snazzy Hat

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Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

I was amazed how this hat looks good on everyone that has tried it on. First it was a friend with a bobbed haircut, then my musician brother in-law, and finally my brother who isn’t much of a hat person is requesting one. He didn’t want to give it back after the photo shoot!

Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

A simple 3×2 brim kicks off the simple slouchy nature of this hat. The addictive eyelet pattern is easy to memorize, so you can work on it at social events, watching your favorite tv show, or even at a sporting event without worrying about shaping until the end.

Finished Measurements
Note: Finished hat is very stretchy and will fit up to a mens large.
Hat brim circumference: 15.5” / 39.4 cm
Hat length: 10” / 25.4 cm

Our photos are a mixture of us messing around and trying to be serious with photographing the collection. As it turns out we are quite silly people 🙂
For more pictures please see the Ravelry page here.

$5.00 USD 

Idyllic

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Idyllic means pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity. This infinity scarf feels rustic and stylish by stripping down to it’s core elements: chunky cables, intentionally dropped stitches, rolling edges and a thick singles yarn. It only has 20 rows so your neck will be warm before you know it. Idyllic is shown doubled around the neck.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 60” / 152cm
Width: 9” / 31.85cm

 

Materials:

Needles: US 15 (10mm)

Yarn: 123 yards / 112 m of super bulky

USD $5.00