Effortless Lace Tank

Knitting, patterns, tank top

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This tank will effortlessly fit into your summer wardrobe with capris or denim shorts, or Spring & Fall with skinny jeans and a cardigan.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

Choose a size with at least 8” / 20cm ease for maximum style.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This stitch pattern is fun to work and easy to memorize. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did designing it!

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof All photos (c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements
Tank Circumference:
40.5 (43.25, 46.25, 49, 52, 60.5, 63.5, 66.5, 69.25)” / 103 (110, 117.5, 124.5, 132, 154, 161, 169, 176)cm

Tank Length:
18.5 (19, 19.5, 19.5, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5, 20.5)” / 47 (48.5, 49.5, 49.5, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52)cm

Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls of
Schulana’s Merino Cotton (148 yards / 135 meters per 50 grams of 53% Merino & 47% Cotton)

610 (660, 770, 825, 917, 985, 1034, 1110, 1156) yards / 556 (600, 700, 753, 836, 898, 943, 1012, 1055) meters of dk weight yarn

USD $6.00

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Snazzy Hat

Knitting, patterns, Ravelry
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 

Slightly Purling Bandana

patterns, scarf

(c) 2013 Matthew Richey

This clever bandana uses knitting on the WS to create the purl ridges. Therefore you only need to purl to maintain the stockinette sections! Use a closing shawl pin or sew on a button & loop closure to secure.

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Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 21” / 53 cm
Depth: 8” / 20cm

Materials Needed

Yarn: 1 ball of Donegal-Tweed by Schulana (104 yards / 95 meters per 50 grams of 95% wool, 5% cashmere)
Needle: US7 (4.5mm) or size needed to match gauge
2 stitch markers
Yarn needle

 

Pattern is available through Ravelry.com for $5.00 USD 

Wander Collection

patterns, Ravelry, Yarn

It all started with a ball of yarn. It sparkled and glimmered at me until I would stroke it’s soft alpaca halo. I was hooked after that! Schulana’s Luxair (distributed by Skacel) is currently my all time favorite yarn. I dream of knitting a throw with huge 8 stitch cables all over it. It will be warm, soft, and I’ll never leave the house again if I make it!

Anyway, about the collection. There is four quick knit hats; Adventure, Venture, Embark, and Journey. All of the hats are reversible sans Venture. Adventure, Embark, and Journey finished measurements are: Brims are 17.5” / 45.5cm but it will stretch to fit 23” / 58.5cm, Depths are 8” / 20.5cm. While Venture is a super slouchy with a Depth of 10” / 25.5cm.

 

The eBook is available via Ravelry for only $15 USD 

 

For more info about the collection please visit the Ravelry page for Wander Collection.

Colorful Skies

Knitting, patterns, Yarn

 

 All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Introducing Colorful Skies Shawl!

This shawl is easy to knit and even easier to wear! This wide, shallow shawl is flattering with it’s broad back and wrap around style that clings together so the shawl will stay put on your shoulders.

This shawl looks great on petite, average, and tall ladies.

The ravelry page can be found here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 50”/127 cm
Depth: 11”/28 cm

Yarn Needed

400 yards (366 m) of fingering weight. I used Bolinas Sock by Tactile in color Denim. If you get a chance you should check out Maia’s yarns, they are gorgeous! Thank you again Maia for the yarn support, it was so nice meeting you!

$5.00 USD 

Fringe Scarf

Knitting, patterns, yarn shop

Fringe Scarf by Jessica Bolof Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Ever need a scarf project that is unique, looks amazing, costs less than $20, and need it finished in under an hour because you forgot to get someone a gift?

Well then you are in luck! Even if you are more organized than some people * cough * me * cough * you will enjoy it’s simplistic nature and the fact that the yarn is up-cycled from T-shirts! The pattern is over here, and it’s free!

 

|sweater: ann taylor loft, fall 2012|colored jeans: mossimo, current season| eiffel tower and camera earrings: claire’s, last season|

Lightning Shrug

patterns
Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

Lightning Shrug (c) 2013 KnitScene

I am over the moon about my latest project because it was published in the Spring 2013 issue of KnitScene! Interweave has always played a huge role in my personal knitting and designing. I remember when I was young grabbing armloads of Knits magazines and Interweave books to spread over a table at my local library. I was absolutely fascinated that you could follow writing instructions to make an exact replica of the design without a paper pattern.

I could barely contain my excitement when KnitScene started showing up at the library. Simple to knit designs with a fresh and youthful look was just what my younger self was looking for!

About my shrug: The main body is a rectangle worked on the bias, stitches are picked up for the sleeves ribbing, after a small amount of seaming stitches are picked up and are worked in the round for the ribbed collar. Simple to knit, extremely wearable, and it’s fantastic for showing off hand dyed and tonal yarns.

I always dreamed of someday getting into an Interweave magazine and of writing a book. Part 1 of that dream is complete.

New Pattern: Turning Point

patterns

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Maybe it was the golden tree leaves or an evening chill;
something suddenly makes you realize that the weather has reached a turning point and it’s time for a knitted piece to warm your shoulders.
Turning Point can be worn as a shawlette for that special event, or as a scarf wrapped around your neck every day on the way to work. With quick-to-knit basic lace and sparkly beads for a little challenge; at this weight you could probably knit one for your best friend and one for yourself before winter sets in.

 

Click on the slideshow to see more photos 🙂

 

For more details and to see the rest of this wonderful issue of KnitCircus please click here.
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turning-point

Enter now for a chance to win Flair pattern in PDF!

Crochet, patterns

Introducing my latest design, Flair. Flair is a stylish, simple to crochet neck wrap that will be done before you know it.

Throw a pizazz of color and style next time your neck is cold with Flair. Flair can be elegant in solid in a solid yarn with vintage cameo buttons, flirty in a bold kettle-dyed yarn or even steam-punk with some rusty colored yarn and brass buttons. The choice is yours. 

What you need to know;

Difficulty: Easy

Hook: US J(6mm)

Yarn: worsted weight such as Cascade 220(100% superwash wool, 220 yards)

Price: $4.oo USD


Flair is great for keeping in your purse so it’s handy for when the weather turns chilly. It won’t cause your jacket to bulge or have a scarf end flop in your face. It will add instant style and color to your outfit. With taking up so little yarn so can even splurge on the cashmere that you’ve been eying.

Want one of the pattern PDF’s? Here’s how to enter:

  • Comment on this blog post about how you would make my newest design and how you found my blog.

For extra entries follow instructions below and then please post an additional comment for it to be counted:

  • “Like” my page on Facebook
  • Post a photo of a project you made from one of my patterns on my Facebook page
  • Write a blog post or share on Facebook about my giveaway linking back to me

I’ll use random.org to choose the winners shortly after. If you entered but didn’t win I’ll send you a coupon code to buy my new pattern at a discount as a thank you for entering.~*~

Giveaway: Flair pattern in PDF!

Crochet, patterns

Introducing my latest design, Flair. Flair is a stylish, simple to crochet neck wrap that will be done before you know it.

Throw a pizazz of color and style next time your neck is cold with Flair. Flair can be elegant in a solid yarn with vintage cameo buttons, flirty in a bold kettle-dyed yarn or even steam-punk with some rusty colored yarn and brass buttons. The choice is yours. 

What you need to know;

Difficulty: Easy

Hook: US J(6mm)

Yarn: worsted weight such as Cascade 220(100% superwash wool, 220 yards)

Price: $4.oo USD

 

Flair is great for keeping in your purse so it’s handy for when the weather turns chilly. It won’t cause your jacket to bulge or have a scarf end flop in your face. It will add instant style and color to your outfit. With taking up so little yarn so can even splurge on the cashmere that you’ve been eying.

Want one of the pattern PDF’s? Here’s how to enter:

  • Comment on this blog post about how you would make my newest design and how you found my blog.

For extra entries follow instructions below and then please post an additional comment for it to be counted:

  • “Like” my page on Facebook
  • Post a photo of a project you made from one of my patterns on my Facebook page
  • Write a blog post or share on Facebook about my giveaway linking back to me

I’ll use random.org to choose the winners shortly after. If you entered but didn’t win I’ll send you a coupon code to buy my new pattern at a discount as a thank you for entering.~*~