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.
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.
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Photos are by the talented Brenna Frederick. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page.
Click on any of the above images to see more of the photos and the pattern details.
(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!
(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.
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.
Who says a lightweight sweater must be knit on tiny needles? Not me! Use 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together for this quick but delicate looking sweater. It is knit bottom-up in one piece, has built in sleeves, rolled edges in the front, and the only seaming you will need to do is at the shoulders.
To fit a 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” / 71 (81, 90, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5)cm bust
Yarn (remember that yarn is held double)
885 (1045, 1200, 1355, 1515, 1675, 1820, 2010, 2160) yards / 2248 (2560, 3048, 3442, 3848, 4254, 4623, 5105, 5486) meters of lace weight yarn
For more details & photos please hop on over to the Ravelry.com page!
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.
Circumference: 60” / 152cm
Width: 9” / 31.85cm
Needles: US 15 (10mm)
Yarn: 123 yards / 112 m of super bulky
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.
A great first lace shawl, the lace pattern is easy to memorize and all that is required is to knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog and ssk. This top-down airy shawl is the perfect quick-to-make wrap to wear to Prom (which is what I made it for), an evening out or anytime a little elegance is needed. Make it in a sock yarn and you could wear it with jeans and a t-shirt! Tie the ends behind your back and you have a shrug-like garment. The gauze like mohair stripes cascade over your back like a waterfall, flowing smoothly into the frothy gently ruffled edge.Want it bigger? Just add more yarn and keep on going in the body pattern before adding the ruffle.
For more info click here or for on Ravelry click here.
I haven’t been knitting that much so, I haven’t been posting. Duh.
In the last month or so we have aquired a few more pets. 8 baby chicks, 2 doves(w/ 1 baby) and 1 puppy. I guess I’d better take some photos and post it soon.
If you look to the left, I have a music player with a few favorites. When I say few I mean few. If you ask me what my favorite bands are we can have an hour long conversation. No joke.
Still have the stupid headaches, but I can still knit a little even with a headache. I can’t do lace or decreasing, just ribbing and stockinette.
Have you signed up for Ravelry yet? I love it!
There are 3854 people ahead of me in line for Ravelry.