Every week we’re going to share a pattern that we think you’ll love. If you purchase yarn for the project during the following week either through our online shop or in person we will gift you the pattern! Let us know when you’re purchasing the yarn quantity in person or online in the notes during checkout and share your email or ravelry name.
Friday, Mar. 5 – Thursday, Mar. 11, 2021
Hallgrim Scarf by Jamie McCanless
There is something romantic about the simple, flowing lines of this design. It hints at Arts and Crafts Movement and Prairie School styles mixed with, dare I say, a touch of Lothlórien. Because the cable motifs at each end are joined by a length of pattern ribbing, the scarf can be knit to most any length. If you’re comfortable with 1×1 cables and knitting/purling through the back loop, it’s time to cast on!
YARN We love the way Jamie’s scarf looks so much we’ve set up a kit for it using the yarn he used, Urth Monokrom Worsted. But of course you can use any yarn you want too. It takes 440-620 yards of worsted weight dependent on whether you’re making the long or super long scarf. We strongly advise a tonal or solid yarn.
Falling Blossoms Shawl by Ana. D
Previous Patterns of the Week
Friday February 26 – Thursday, March 4, 2021
Charles is the perfect every-day sweater. Unstructured, un-fitted, easy going. The V-neck that I designed it for it is quite shallower than my usual V-neck, so you don’t have to worry about what you’re wearing underneath showing much. This is a great unisex pattern.
YARN: Both patterns this week hold a fingering weight with a mohair to create something truly luxurious. Try out our new fingering weight yarn, Moonshine Fine, from Juniper Moon Farms and pair it with mohair.
Let yourself get carried away by a blend of airiness and texture in the Wildbird Shawl. Breeze through sections of comforting crochet stitches and lightweight mesh to reach a sea of subtle bobbles. All the while, indulge in the opulence of silk, mohair, and merino wool. After all of that satisfying stitching, wrap yourself in what will easily become your everyday luxury accessory.
Friday, February 19 – Thursday, February 25, 2021
We LOVE Isabell Kraemer patterns. They are so well written and wearable and Seve is no exception. Seve is worked seamlessly from the top down. Both the front and the back are worked in stockinette stitch with a slip stitch pattern in the center. There is no difference in shaping with this sweater which means that you can wear the wide pattern panel either way. Knitting starts with the cast on of the upper back (shoulders and neck). Once the short row shaped shoulder slope is done, the back is worked flat to underarm. To work the front to the same length, the shoulder stitches are picked up from the cast on edge of the back and the front neck is cast on. At underarm both front and back are joined to work the body top down in rounds to the bottom hem (optional split hem instructions are given). For the long sleeve version, stitches are then picked up around the arm openings to work them top down in rounds. No finishing required.
This is a statement piece! And what a statement piece. I think the word glorious is what comes to mind. The pattern is apparently 91 pages long and includes detailed tutorials. Given it is 91 pages long and is photo heavy we’re going to save the trees and suggest you do too by not printing this one out, but use a free online app like knitCompanion or Alpaca to track your progress, oh and we want to see you modeling this beauty!
YARN: Any worsted weight, heavy DK. We think that a tweedy yarn or perhaps Cascade Effects Splatter will give some of the flecks like a bird’s win. Or perhaps go for multiple colors to get your best peacock look.
Friday, February 12 – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Bee Loved celebrates the symbiosis between blossoms and bees with slip-stitch honeycomb cells and tiny dots of pollen (that won’t make you sneeze). This sport or fingering weight scarf is knitted from one pointed end to the other and is a great way to showcase a gorgeous skein of variegated yarn. When not in use, this color can be carried invisibly in the i-cord edges, so there are very few ends to weave in.
When you’re done, you or your ‘honey’ can wrap up and feel the love!
Yarn: We suggest one of the indie dyed fingering weight yarns. The main color should be a tonal rather than a varigated and we’d suggest going for a high contrast combo. Chicken Coop Dyeworks, Dream in Color or Baah Yarns would all make a divine wrap.
Bargello is originally a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. It has been translated into patchwork, using the varying widths of pieces to create dramatic waves, twists and stripes.
The needlework style of bargello has been around in crochet for a while and there are many beautiful patterns out there. The patchwork style of bargello is new to crochet, and using simple stitches and a bit of maths we can mimic this vibrant, almost 3D art style.
The 3D-looking wave is created by keeping the height of each row the same (by using the dc block) but changing the width of each column (by increasing and decreasing the number of stitches). It is worked corner to corner, right to left.
The blocks on this throw are made up of 3 rows of dc, worked back and forth.
YARN: Bamboo Pop, Nifty Cotton, Walkabout are all great options dependent on what you want to use it for.
Friday, February 5 – Thursday, February 11, 2021
Make My Heart Beat is a pretty pair of socks with a colorwork motif representing the heartbeat surrounded by little hearts! Knit each sock with the complimentary colors combo or both the same. Make 2 pairs of socks and give one pair to a person that you love, spreading the love!
Yarn: We’re all over the Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere this week for this one. Maybe Ghost Town with Charged Cherry?
A lovely tote for the beach, park, pool, market, or just about anywhere you want to go! Have fun and look fab!
Friday, January 9- Thursday, February 4, 2021
This pattern was released today! Tatsiana Kupryianchyk is a Czech knit and crochet designer who creates stunning patterns.
Alma Sweater is designed to fit with 2-4cm (¾ – 1 ½ in) of positive ease at the bust. It is worked seamlessly from top down. It’s shown here with a collar, but you could make it with a crew neck. The yoke is brioche crochet and is worked in rounds to where the sleeves separate. The lower body is worked in rounds to bottom. Sleeves are worked top down. The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjustable so you can choose to do short or long sleeve, and make that sweater into a dress! Haven’t done brioche crochet before? Tatsiana includes a phototutorial on the ravelry listing which we expect is for this technique.
For some almost iridscent colorwork and a little bit of heaven to work with we suggest Chicken Coop Dyeworks Two Feathers yarn, but it would also be glorious in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, or Cascade Heritage.
Goldenfern is a simple, seamless circular yoke sweater with colorwork details on the body and sleeve cuffs. This design is inspired by ferns lit aglow by the sunset on an evening walk in the forest. Knit from the top down, you can try on this sweater while it’s in progress, for your ideal fit. This yoke is very easy to knit – it includes a little bit of raglan shaping before the body and sleeve separation, to make for a great fit in the shoulders. After knitting just a few inches / centimeters of the body, the fun part begins – the ferns! If you want to create the same fade effect in the pattern as seen here, choose 3 colors from lightest to darkest, create a fading effect as you knit the colorwork . This design also lends itself well to a single contrasting color or you can use a gradient yarn. With cuffs that echo the body design, you might find yourself knitting your sleeves a little faster than usual, so you can knit more of the fun colorwork at the end!
Claret is a deeply textured, cabled sweater featuring cables in diagonal lines. At both hem and wrist, the cable motif emerges from the cast on rib in beautiful V-shaped sections, which are then worked upwards to create a deeply striking fabric.
The center cable on the front of the sweater opens up to create a clean edge for the deep V-neck, and this edge is brought around the shoulders and back neckline for a beautifully finished look around the collar.
Claret’s sleeves echo the body with a single panel of the cables, and the back of the sweater provides some contrast, using a simpler version of the chart – and some less involved knitting!
Knit in a worsted weight yarn, we have everything from a wool acrylic tweed blend you can throw in the washing machine, to Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine which is all alpaca, wool and silk softness and indulgence.
The Rosebud Raglan is a top-down raglan sweater. It uses a stitch pattern that alternates single crochets and double crochets to create a textured fabric that remind me of little rosebuds. Since each dc is worked into a sc, and each sc is worked into a dc, there is zero confusion as to where the first and last stitch of the round are to be worked (which is my favourite part)!
This pattern has been professionally graded + tech edited to be as correct as possible. All sizes have been tested!
This sweater is written for a quick crochet using worsted weight yarns. Cascade Effects would provide beautiful interest to the texture without overpowering it.
Embrace your inner romantic when wearing the Promenade Shawl. Contrasting stripes of varying widths make up the body of this crochet crescent shawl, then transition into a sea of textured stitches. The finishing touch is a dramatic border constructed of points and lace
-Practice striping, solid stitches, mesh, and the camel stitch in this deceptively interest pattern.
-Add a touch of whimsy to any outfit by creating your Promenade Shawl in bold or muted colors.
-Designed for the intermediate level crocheter, you’ll want to be comfortable changing colors, working slightly advanced stitches, and blocking lace.
YARN: Fingering weight. We suggest two high contrast colors from Chicken Coop Yarn. The pattern requires 1100-1200 yards so 1 skein of one color, 2 skeins of the other.
It fits perfectly over your shoulders and drapes in a way which is very pleasing to the eye. It’s worked top down with lacy increases.
Hacking your Waiting for Rain shawl PDF now included in purchase! This includes instructions for how to do stripes, how to move or add lace panels, make lace panels larger, and how to do the fancy knit-on cast-off shown in the two colour version. It also includes a tight-edge fix. Stitch counts included!
This is different than any other charted0-style short rows I’ve seen because it can easily incorporate large lace motifs. The way the garter opens up to reveal lovely architectural lace is like lace-y rips through the garter.
YARN: 700-800 yards required fingering weight. Two skeins of Chicken Coop Dyeworks yarns. We suggest one of the tonals rather than a highly varigated. Perhaps Al’s Overall or Nymeria Colorways?
Friday, January 8- Thursday, January 14th, 2021
Bonny by Tin Can Knits
Simple yet striking, this lacy top is an excellent light weight addition to your knitted wardrobe. Knit in the round from the bottom up it is a simple knit but a very delicate and fetching finished garment. This is a great knit for Tucson or any warm climate location. While it is knit in lace, you’re using a size 4 needle approximately so this should be a relatively quick knit. As always Tin Can Knits have a large range of sizes available and are generally very clear patterns.
We’re loving on the Findley by Juniper Moon Farms right now which has just come in. It’s silk and merino and has amazing drape.
Ultravioleta by Elena Fedotova
Mix simple stitches, chains and double crochet shells, to achieve a fascinating pattern of diamonds and zigzags! This shawl is light weight and perfect year round with its open lace, great drape and generous size. It is worked sideways starting from one corner and quickly grows into an asymmetrical eye-catching accent piece. Use one skein for a smaller shawl and two skeins for a larger full-sized shawl.
You could, of course, use the Findley mentioned above, but we also have Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca. 420 yards in every skein of drapey, silky yarn in a 70:30 combo. Or for real decadence, the Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere. Or something totally smooshable? Cascade’s Alpaca Lace.
POWs from Previous Weeks:
Friday, December 18, 2020- Thursday, December 24, 2020
Rich in color and texture, Chocomania shawl uses the most basic of crochet stitches: single crochet (and its variations) and chain.
The pattern is written out and charted and includes a step by step tutorial.
The technique used in this pattern is simple, yet it requires your attention and following the directions carefully to prevent tangling of the yarn. To get a better idea of how the cables are worked you may try it out on a small swatch using the simpler cable instructions given on the last two pages.
This sweater is designed for 2-4 skeins sport weight and with the Choco colorway in Malabrigo’s Arroyo. We typically have Choco, Rich Chocolate, Coffee Toffee, and Sand Bark in the brown colorways, but you could check out any of the possibilities we have in Arroyo, or maybe check Plymouth Reserve Sport Solid which has some delicious colors available!
This crescent-shaped shawl design is an effortless accessory that is sure to enhance almost any outfit. A variegated yarns is highlighted in this design, paired with a matching solid that accentuates the intricate lace design. The look is completed with a picot bind-off for the perfect finish. Jeans and a t-shirt become a stylish ensemble when you wrap this lacy adornment around your neck before heading out the door… it’s all you need to Dress it Up!
Check out some of our past patterns of the week:
Friday, December 11, 2020- Thursday, December 17, 2020
URSA is a bear of a sweater — chunky, bold, snuggly, fierce. With simple construction and interesting detailing, this cropped bulky weight pullover is a quick and enjoyable knit. The sweater is constructed from the top-down with raglan shaping for the sleeves and optional horizontal bust darts in 3 cup sizes. The pattern includes directions to try it on as you work and notations to help you tweak the size (including the length, if cropped isn’t your thing!) according to your preference. Also included in the pattern are links to custom video tutorials that will walk you through the techniques for half brioche stitch and German short rows.
The Dream in Diamonds Sweater is the sweater you would have worn to every holiday party, except there are no parties in 2020. You’ll light up every room of your house and every zoom party.
It pairs perfectly with a tulle skirt or a pair of jeans depending on how you want to dress it up or down.
The original is worked up in an aran weight held with a light fingering so works up really quickly. Silky Wool Aran by Elsebeth Lavold will work as the aran maybe with a little Malabrigo Mora for sheer decadence . Or you could just go for one of the bulky weights recommended above or perhaps get fancy and go Creativo by Gedifra.
Friday, December 4, 2020- Thursday, December 10, 2020
Add a touch of luxury to your casual outfits when you crochet the Muna Cardi. This Tunisian crochet cropped cardigan adds a feminine flair to the classic t-shirt and jeans. A sea of Tunisian simple stitches is bordered by the delicate honeycomb stitch on the body, cuffs, and pockets. Perfect for beginners, this pattern features basic Tunisian crochet stitches and easy construction. We think that the EcoTweed by Ella Rae would work well, or Malabrigo’s Dos Tierras.
We love Toni Lipsey patterns. Her patterns are detailed and she is a true teacher of craft. If you’re interested in Tunisian crafts TLYCrafts is a great source of information.
Wool and Honey by Andrea Mowry
This pattern came out two years ago, but it’s remained in the ‘hot right now’ stream in Ravelry for a lot of that time. It’s a top down, slip-stitch and garter stitch masterpiece that is just darn clever. It’s easier than it looks to get that textured look, with the slip stitches and garter. A tonal, tweed or solid color yarn would show the design off best, and while it is a bit cropped, you can easily add on to the base to get the length you want.
Less Travelled Yarn Tweed Me would show off the design beautifully.
Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thursday, December 3, 2020
Skik’is Cowl and The Peaceful People by Jennifer Berg
Jennifer Berg, aka Native Knitter splashed into the design world just over a year ago. A designer from northern New Mexico and of the Diné (Navajo) she brings Native American design into the community and represents her people with enthusiasm and inclusion. Jennifer shares her culture and encourages others to learn more about the Native people that live in the surrounding areas where they live.
Shik’is (my friend in Navajo) Cowl is inspired by the swirling pottery of the Acoma people. This swirl is used in many pueblo designs. We think Reserve Sport Solid will work beautifully for this pattern.
The Peaceful People Hat
Jennifer was inspired by the pottery and jewelry designs of the Hopi Tribe, designs that swirl with clean bold lines. She named it after the Hopi people who are referred to as The Peaceful People. To learn more about the Hopi People visit their tribal website.
Jennifer made her original out of Malabrigo Rios.
Friday, November 19, 2020 – Thursday, November 26, 2020
Stripes by Andrea Mowry
A round yoke sweater worked from the top down, this pullover is the perfect blank canvas. Think of it as a template to mix up colors, yarn bases and your creativity! You could even knit it up in a solid color for a classic wardrobe staple. Be playful and have fun! This sweater is worked seamlessly. The sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body is finished and then returned to the needle. This sweater includes instructions for a cropped or full length fit and different collar options. We suggested United by Queensland or Ciao by Jody Long to create this beauty. We’ve included images on those yarn pages with our color picks to get you started. Find out more about the pattern here.
Friday, November 14, 2020 – Thursday, November 19, 2020
Coffeehouse Cowl by Amy Christoffers
Coffeehouse cowl is knit in the round and features an easy stitch repeat so it can be something you can do while snuggled in front of the television or on a car trip. It takes around two skeins of super bulky. We recommend Be Wool by Universal Yarns for a machine washable blend, or for those who handwash – Malabrigo Rasta. Beyond knit stitch, you’ll need to know how to yarn over and how to pass a slip stitch over knit stitches. A confident beginner would have no problem with this.
Friday, November 6, 2020 – Thursday, November 12, 2020Carissa Browning’s Dissent Cowl (knit or crochet)
This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissented from a decision by the Supreme Court.
The upper section is a simple polka dot mosaic pattern, followed by a band of larger mosaic blocks. The lower section is separated into polka dots in the back with the bejeweled bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the jewels get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.
Mosaic knitting is a form of colorwork where only one color is used on any given row. The stitches you want to be that color are either knitted or purled, while the stitches you want to be other color are simply slipped from needle to needle without being worked, while the working yarn is held in the back.
The upper section is a simple polka dot linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dot linen stitch in the back with the “bejeweled” bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the “jewels” get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.
Friday October 30, 2020 – Thursday, October 5, 2020
Stephen West’s Bubbles & Brioch
This semi-circular shawl combines graphic striped sections of garter stitch and brioche with colorful bursts of bubbles. The bubbles are super easy and fun to knit. The pattern is written using a dark and light color for the graphic stripes plus four contrast color pops, but you can use as many colors as you like. A striped I-cord bind off finishes the border of this top-down shawl. Check it out here on ravelry.
Recommended yarns: Fingering weight – approx.1300 yards
Brioche, brioche tuck – will add some video resources shortly for this.