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February 14, 2014

Think Pink!

Everything has a rosy glow…

Love is in the air…

So why not cast on a pretty project?

The Dogwood Set in Spud & Chloë Outer is a lovely way to treat yourself today! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Spud & Chloë!


The Details

Pattern: Dogwood Set
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: cowl – one
• mittens – S (M, L)
Needles: Size 11 (8mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (Mittens)
• Size 15 (10mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (Cowl)
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown Rocket #7211
Free pattern available in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store

December 20, 2013

Chilling Out

It’s been well below freezing for most of the Midwest, ice storms are wreaking havoc in parts of the southern states, and big snow storms are on the way for the East Coast. The winter solstice is yet to be official (one more day to go), but there’s no doubt about the winter weather. It’s cold out there!

The Whole Gang Gaiter in Spud & Chloë Outer.

Luckily we have just the project for the freezing temperatures and fast-approaching holidays: the Whole Gang Gaiter. Two hanks of Spud & Chloë Outer and an evening or two of knitting are all it takes to whip up this winter warmer.

Whole Gang Gaiter in Sunkissed & Sugar Plum (left), and with Leftovers (right).

Solid, striped, or color-blocked, this is a fast and fun project; so much so that last year I made a gaiter for each one of my coworkers.

Jason keeps warm in his Buoy Whole Gang Gaiter.

They’ve gotten plenty of use throughout the year. Here’s Jason (he sends your favorite yarns off to your LYS), keeping warm on a fishing trip.

Mermaid, Leapfrog, & Fairy Tale.

Remember… Spud & Chloë Outer has 24 colors to choose from, including three new colors. Who will you be knitting a Whole Gang Gaiter for and which colors will you use?


The Details

Pattern: Whole Gang Gaiter
Designer: Spud & Chloë Staff
Size: circumference: 20”
• length: 13”
Needle: Size 11 (8mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer
Free pattern can be found in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store

September 23, 2013

8 Fun Facts & 3 Free Patterns: The Colorwork Collection!

Spud & Chloë is excited to share our new Colorwork Collection featuring Spud & Chloë Fine; you’ll find the fabulous patterns for these designs here and in the Vogue Knitting, e-newsletter.

But before we move on, we thought we’d treat you to 8 facts you may not know about Spud & Chloë!

1. Spud & Chloë World Headquarters is located just a half an hour north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2. Ten people work at Spud & Chloë World Headquarters.

3. Seventy percent of the Spud & Chloë team knit. (We’re working on getting the other 30 percent on board.)

4. We have other hobbies. Embroidery, photography, chicken husbandry, movie watching, sewing, reading, crocheting, cooking, gardening, hobby farming, hunting, and fishing are some of our other favorite things to do.

5. We give back. Twice a year the Spud & Chloë team heads out to clean a stretch of Highway 65 as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program. (You can’t miss us: we’re the ones with the “Honk if you love knitters” sign!)

6. Spud & Chloë are named after real, live sheep.

7. The breed of sheep that inspired Spud & Chloë are called babydoll sheep, and they’re just as cute as the name sounds.

8. Spud is a bit of a curmudgeon. Chloë is the happy-go-lucky girl-next-door. The whole Spud & Chloë team is a whole lot to fun. (We celebrate every single birthday with cake and ice cream!)

Now… onto the *free* Colorwork Collection!

Colorwork–stripe style!

We love this little pixie hat for its sweet and traditional silhouette. More than just a bonnet, the little peak at the top is fun for the peek-a-boo age group.


The Details

Pattern: “Peak”-a-Boo Hat
Designer: Wendy Bernard
Size: S (M, L)
Needles: Size 2 (2.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 2 (2.75mm) additional needle, or size needed to match needle gauge, for three-needle BO
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Tickled Pink #7826 and Popcorn #7800
Pattern available for free, to download click here

Colorwork–stranded style!

A slight slouch, a funky pattern, and endless color possibilities! I’m quite bewitched with the zingy color combinations of Spud & Chloë Fine, but this cap would be equally fantastic stitched in neutrals or a neutral with a pop of color!


The Details

Pattern: Linear Systems Hat
Designer: Ann Weaver
Size: S (M, L)
Needles: Size 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Sassafras #7808 and Black Pepper #7825
Pattern available for free, to download click here

Colorwork–colorblock style!

This simple shawl with a punchy border utilizes stranding to create literal colorblocks. Totally on trend, the picot edge adds a sweet touch.


The Details

Pattern: Lucky Penny Shawl
Designer: Carina Spencer
Size: Width: 60”
• Depth: 18”
Needles: Size 5 (3.75mm) 36” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 8 (5mm) needle, for working BO
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Lipstick #7810, Hippo #7823, and Goldfish #7817
Pattern available for free, to download click here

December 14, 2012

The Whole Gang Gaiter

A two-hank wonder!

Surprise! It’s the whole Spud & Chloë Gang, all wearing their holiday presents! I knit all these gaiters to keep everyone warm this year for when:

Top row, l to r:

Jason goes hunting in Buoy #7219.

Colleen walks her dog in Hedge #7210 and Giggle #7215.

Jared goes snowmobiling in Flannel #7201.

Sue runs errands in Snow Day #7216 and Rhino #7220.

Nate chops wood in Carbon #7203.

Middle row, l to r:

Ria takes her kids to school in Rocket #7211 and Ballerina #7214.

Neighbor Jillian shovels her walk in Wave #7217 and Bubble #7213.

I travel all the way back home in Peat #7204 and Fearless #7218.

Bottom row, l to r:

Blue watches for squirrels in Cedar #7209 and Cornsilk #7208.

Linda takes care of her alpacas in Bayou #7207 and Soapstone #7200.

Auntie Sarah feeds her chickens in Sequoia #7205 and Sandbox #7212.

Not pictured:

Karen plays with her grandbaby in the snow in Sunkissed #7206 and Sugar Plum #7221.

The whole gang will be warm this winter! And now, you, too, can keep your whole gang warm with this free pattern!

Super speedy… you still have time to make this holiday knit!


The Details

Pattern: The Whole Gang Gaiter
Designer: The Spud & Chloë Staff
Size: 13″ length x 20″ circumference
Needles: Size 11 (8mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer
To download the pattern click here.

May 11, 2012

Dogwood Set

It’s so pretty, it was impossible to wait!

Plus, its going to be winter in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere soon!

Beautiful mittens and a matching slip stitch cowl.

Jane Richmond designed this excellent set for Spud & Chloë Outer.

Simple and classic with delightful details.

Punchy color with playful details.

You can download the Dogwood Set right here!

Even if you don’t live in the Southern Hemisphere you could take a cue from me.

Crank the air and knit the Dogwood Set anyway!

Take care Pals!