Chevron Baby Blanket

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This Baby Blanket inspired by Espace Tricot is the perfect gift.  We knit this one using 3 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Sprout.  Sprout is a super soft chunky 100% Organic Cotton.  I love the idea of knitting the blanket using color blocking.  It makes the project go by so quickly without counting rows, but you still have the option of multiple colors.  It also keeps you from having lots of ends to weave in at the end.

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Using a size 10.5 needle, I scaled down the number of repeats I had across the row by casting on 97.  Then just knit each color until you have finished almost the entire hank and ending on a wrong side row then switch colors.  This adjustment gives you a finish size of 24″ x 28″, just perfect for a car seat!!  To take a look at the original pattern just click here.

Make a Wish

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Make a Wish by Joji Locatelli is the perfect little sweater for the fall season.  This circular cardigan is worked seamlessly in one piece, with top-down set in sleeves.  It is easy to wear and can be dressed up or down.

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Jenna knit this sweater in Manos del Uruguay Fino-Silver Tea Set.  Fino is a beautiful blend of 70% extra fine merino wool and 30% silk.  This yarn is absolutely one of our favorite in the shop and gives every project a gorgeous drape .  It is a soft, shiny single-ply fingering weight yarn.

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Fino is kettle dyed which creates a marbleized striated effect forming a rich palette of relaxing colors.  The pattern has a unique construction with lace patterns across the back of the project and along the front edges adding texture and interest as you knit.

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To take a look at the pattern just click here.

 

Ambrosia Scarf

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This scarf pattern by Universal Yarn is absolutely adorable.  It’s a super quick crochet with just 13 rows and using a large size N hook.  The scarf is worked length wise making it easy to memorize each row as you work across the project.

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You need 87 yards of each contrasting color and 261 yards of the main color in a chunky.  I was able to complete this project in just 6 hours so it makes a great gift for the upcoming season.

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I love the texture of the scarf mixing puff stitches and single crochets together giving it a vintage look.  The large fringe added at the end gives it extra length so you can wear it so many different ways.

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To take a look at the pattern just click here!

Toy Drive

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! All of you wonderful crocheters and knitters donated over 90 animals to our annual toy drive for Positive Tomorrows.  It was so fun to see the different little critters every day.  Take a look at your creations!!

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Dumbo Octopus

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Candy Corn

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Tomorrow is the September 1st and we are getting super excited about fall and fun fall projects.  We have these candy corn kits available in the store right now!  Each kit includes enough yarn to complete three pieces of candy and the pattern!

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This is a fun quick knit you can complete in just a few hours and you will be ready to start decorating your table. After you finish, lightly felt to give it that final touch!

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If you have scraps at home and are just interested in the pattern just click here!

 

Just In! Biscotti Yarn

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Come check out this unique hand dyed, self striping yarn from Biscotti!! Biscotti has been a Indie Dyer since 2007.  The Bis-sock is super soft 85% superwash merino wool and 15% nylon made in Quebec Canada.  It stripes evenly in vibrant colors making it perfect for socks and any other project that needs fun striped yarn!  Long repeats of color alternate with short repeats making thick and thin stripes with seamless, gradual color changes.

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The color names from left to right are: Sorcerer Uniform, Peppermint, Arielle, Cupcake, Fairy Tale, Blue Pansies, Watermelon, Little Chicken, Rainbow, and Clown Fish.  To see how the colors stripe just go to the Biscotte website, click here!

Yarnimal

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Our new shipment of Yarnimals has arrived from Plymouth Yarn!  This is the perfect gift for baby showers.  Just one 100 gram ball of this super soft Nylon/Polyester blend makes this cute little carry along blanket.  The head, arms, and legs of the bear are already knitted.  You just knit the middle and attach the completed stuffed pieces.  We have brown, grey, blue, and pink available today for just $25.00!

Sommerblau

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Sommerblau by Halbe Prizessin meaning summer is blue is a modification of “Elefantenkringel” designed by Irene Jumbo. This pattern is a fun simple knit and is great for beginners as well as more experienced knitters.  The double yarn overs keep the shawl open and lightweight showing off the colors in the yarn at the same time.

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We used one ball of Queensland Uluru.  This colorful machine wash cotton blend has a hefty 410 yards making the shawl long enough to wrap all around you.  Just $12.00 per ball this project makes a great gift for someone special.  Don’t forget to add a shawl pin on the shoulder for a fun accent!  Just click here to take a look at the pattern.

 

Fruits & Veggies

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We were so excited to see these fun whimsical hats arrive!  All packaged up and ready to go for just $12.50 each.  Come pick out your favorite fruit or vegetable.

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The kits include your choice of Pineapple, Grape, Strawberry, Green Apple, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Pumpkin, Lemon, Orange, or Raspberry!!

Wild Thing

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While searching Ravelry for the perfect project to donate to the Positive Tomorrows annual toy drive I ran across Wild Thing by Susan Claudino. This precious little monster is inspired by Maurice Sendak’s unconventional children’s story, “Where The Wild Things Are.” The pattern has instructions for a basic monster, as well as a monster wearing adorable pajamas, complete with a buttoned flap on his tushie.

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When I first saw the photograph I doubted my knitting skills while admiring all of his tiny pieces.  The project went so quickly and the pattern was so well written that I couldn’t stop knitting him and I decided to make three.

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Not only is this the perfect project for the toy drive it is also the perfect baby gift to pair with the book. The last day to donate toys for the drive will be August 31st. Thanks so much for everyone’s participation, we have collected over 30 toys so far!!