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September 24, 2015

Free Pattern: Switch-A-Roo Legwarmers

Whip up a pair of the Switch-A-Roo Legwarmers by Sarah Smuland for fall – they’re as fun to knit as they are to wear! Our newest free pattern uses just 1 hank of Fine and 1 hank of Stripey Fine, shown here in #7802 Clementine and #7861 Mint Chip, respectively.


The colors in our solid Fine palette are easy to coordinate with Stripey Fine to create colorful combinations to match your fall wardrobe. A fun feature of this design in the ribbing, which is wide on one end and narrow on the other so that you can switch them around to wear however you like!

You can download a free PDF of this pattern on our website and on Ravelry. Happy knitting!

September 10, 2015

Color Inspiration: Easy Color Blanket

Now is the perfect time to think about starting a new project for the return of cooler temperatures! One of our popular free patterns, the Easy Color Blanket by Karen Rolstad, is a fun project to knit in Spud & Chloë Sweater yarn.

Choose from a palette of 33 colors in our easy-care superwash wool and organic cotton yarn to create a truly unique blanket for your home. Below, we share some of our favorite color combinations for you to try!

Row 1: #7517 Igloo, #7523 Lilac, #7531 Bloomsberry, #7513 Jelly Bean, #7531 Bloomsberry, #7523 Lilac and #7517 Igloo

Row 2: #7506 Toast, #7511 Chipmunk, #7516 Grape Jelly, #7525 Manatee, #7516 Grape Jelly, #7511 Chipmunk and #7506 Toast

Row 3: #7522 Penguin, #7525 Manatee, #7521 Beluga, #7518 Barn, #7521 Beluga, #7525 Manatee, #7522 Penguin

Row 4: #7515 Cider, #7527 Billiard, #7508 Pollen, #7503 Rootbeer, #7508 Pollen, #7527 Billiard and #7515 Cider

Row 5: #7532 Pine Needle, #7524 Chocolate Milk, #7504 Lake, #7502 Grass, #7504 Lake, #7524 Chocolate Milk and #7532 Pine Needle

Row 6: #7506 Toast, #7520 Skydiver, #7530 Rainstorm, #7528 Life Jacket, #7530 Rainstorm, #7520 Skydiver and #7506 Toast

Row 7: #7500 Ice Cream, #7512 Watermelon, #7501 Popsicle, #7502 Grass, #7501 Popsicle, #7512 Watermelon and #7500 Ice Cream

Row 8: #7521 Beluga, #7519 Waterslide, #7510 Splash, #7505 Firefly, #7510 Splash, #7519 Waterslide and #7521 Beluga

Row 9: #7524 Chocolate Milk, #7509 Firecracker, #7529 Red Velvet, #7508 Pollen, #7529 Red Velvet, #7509 Firecracker, and #7524 Chocolate Milk

Row 10: #7525 Manatee, #7514 Turtle, #7507 Moonlight, #7526 Tiny Dancer, #7507 Moonlight, #7514 Turtle and #7525 Manatee

You can download a free PDF copy of the Easy Color Blanket here on Ravelry or here on our website. Happy knitting!

August 18, 2015

For Tiny Toes: Sweetie Socks Pattern

Each design in the Little Spuds collection comes with a bonus accessory pattern which complements the finished project. Today, we’re highlighting the Sweetie Socks pattern knit in our Stripey Fine yarn!
These simple socks are the perfect way to show off each color combination of Stripey Fine (shown above in #7863 Blueberry Cheesecake), all while keeping tiny toes toasty! Each Stripey Fine colorway is designed to coordinate with solid colors from our Fine, Sweater and Outer palettes, making it easy for you to mix and match for your next project.

The Sweetie Socks pattern is included with the Roundabout Romper, Honeybear Hoodie and Bundle Me Blankie patterns. Shown above from the top are samples knit in #7863 Blueberry Cheesecake, #7860 Tootie Fruitie, #7866 Cherry Sundae, #7865 Orange Cream, #7862 Neopolitan, #7861 Mint Chip, and #7864 Grape Freeze.

Click here to view the entire Little Spuds pattern collection.

August 3, 2015

Tutorial: How to Make Twisty Ties

The perfect finishing touch on your Little Spuds project will elevate it to heirloom status, and our new tutorial video offers a fast & simple alternative to an i-cord!

We heartily recommend this method when creating the ties for the waistband of the Boo Boo Bottoms, shown below in Spud & Chloë Fine #7822 Sidewalk. Tie the look together (pardon the pun!) by also using today’s featured technique when creating the ties for the accompanying Tiny Topper hat pattern, shown below in Stripey Fine #7863 Blueberry Cheesecake.

Before you know it, you’ll have an adorable set fit for the new Little Spud in your life!

Click here to view the entire Little Spuds pattern collection.

July 21, 2015

Free Pattern: Cutsie Cap

We’ve just released a fun new pattern that’s perfect for knitting this summer! The Cutsie Cap by Sarah Smuland can be made with just one skein of Spud & Chloë Stripey Fine yarn (shown here in #7861 Mint Chip).

This pattern is designed for babies 0-3 months, 4-8 months and 9-12 months. If you need a quick gift for a baby shower, look no further than this free pattern. Not only can you whip it up in a jiffy, it also coordinates nicely with the Pint Sized Pullover and Happy Hat pattern.

Click here to download a free PDF of the Cutsie Cap on Ravelry. Be sure to visit your nearest Spud & Chloë stockist to select your project yarn from our palette of seven Stripey Fine colorways!