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Visions of Sugar Plums

You may recall that we released a collection of three free patterns in conjunction with Vogue Knitting this past August.

With the holidays coming up, I thought it may be a good idea to share these freebies again and change them up a bit for winter.

A two hank wonder!

Originally, we designed the Chinese Lantern Hat in Buoy #7219, but it looks equally lovely in Sugar Plum #7221. This two-hank wonder is quick holiday knitting on size 10 (6.5mm) needles. And with the Chinese Lantern Knitalong, filled with tons of descriptive photos, you won’t have any questions as you speed through this design. This is just the quick-knit gift I need for a friend who recently bought her first home. She won’t be cold at all while shoveling!


The Details

Pattern: Chinese Lantern Hat
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: One
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) needles
Size 8 (5.5mm) needles
Size 10 (6.5mm) needles
Size K (6.5mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Sugar Plum #7221
Link: To download the free pattern, click here

One, two, or three hanks… you decide.

If a tiny person is on your holiday knitting list this year, the Baby Mitts pattern will have you covered. One hank will make many mitts. Choose three colors and mix and match! I made these purple combinations, just in time for my friend’s little one’s first Christmas.


The Details

Pattern: Baby Mitts
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0 to 6 months
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) dpns
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Grape Jelly #7516, Lilac #7523, and Igloo #7517
Link: To download the free, updated pattern, click right here

One hank wonder!

I absolutely love the easy-to-memorize lace stitch in the Rosie Headband and the shaping for the ties is ultra-clever. All my girlfriends will have one of these in their stockings!


The Details

Pattern: Rosie Headband
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: One
Needles: Size 4 (3.5mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Goldfish #7817 and Wildberries #7820
Link: The free pattern can be found here

2 Responses to “Visions of Sugar Plums”

  1. December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am Muriel says:

    What perfect timing! I have a few last gifts to craft, and these ideas are very helpful. :-) Those Baby Mitts are particularly adorable – amazing how simple color changes can be so dynamic!

    • December 7, 2012 at 11:26 am Cousin Katie says:

      Thanks Muriel, glad to have helped!