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January 9, 2015

Sweaters to Knit & Crochet in 2015

Make 2015 the year of the sweater! Here are two gorgeous new designs using Spud & Chloë yarns to inspire your stitching this season:

© Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

The Hollin Pullover by Sarah Wilson appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Knitscene, which is on newsstands now. It uses two colors of Spud & Chloë Sweater yarn (shown above in #7525 manatee and #7505 firefly) to create a seamless pullover knit from the bottom up. The contrasting lace detail is easy to knit, creating a bold statement effect at the front and back necklines.

© Interweave Crochet 2015

The Hawksbill Turtleneck by Jill Hanratty appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Interweave Crochet, also on newsstands now. This cozy crocheted pullover is worked from the top down in the round in a richly textured stitch pattern. This on-trend sweater with a loose-fitting turtleneck is made with Spud & Chloë Sweater yarn (shown above in #7525 manatee) and makes an excellent layering piece for your winter wardrobe.

We look forward to seeing your works in progress and finished projects over in the Friends of Spud & Chloë Ravelry Group!

December 22, 2014

Free Pattern: Outer Fun & Fast Scarf

All of us at Spud and Chloë would like to wish our friends and fans a happy holiday! Today we’re releasing a brand-new free design as our gift to you: the Outer Fun & Fast Scarf is the perfect project to keep winter blues at bay.

Choose 3 of your favorite colors of Outer yarn (shown here in Cornsilk #7208 MC, Cedar #7209, and Sequoia #7205) to create this colorblock scarf designed by Virginia Sattler-Reimer. This eye-catching scarf will keep you warm all winter long, and it’s a quick knit that’s simple enough for beginner knitters!

Click here to download a free PDF on our website.
Click here to view pattern details on Ravelry.

December 8, 2014

The Tradition Continues: 2014 Ornament

Deck the halls and make merry once again with Spud & Chloë!

This year, we’re continuing the holiday tradition with our annual ornament and gift tag. As you can see, our curmudgeonly pal Spud is putting the baa in bah humbug - but we know that he secretly loves the festive season as much as we do! 

Click here to download the 2014 Ornament PDF, then print the page onto card stock and cut out your tags. You can punch a hole at the top and slip in a strand of your favorite yarn to hang on your holiday tree or use as a gift tag for all of your handmade gifts!

To complete your collection, click for the 2011 ornament, 2012 ornament, and 2013 ornament.

Happy holidays from the gang at Spud & Chloë!

December 1, 2014

Tiny Elf Hijinks

It’s that time of year when tiny elves are making merry and showing up in the most unexpected places! Susan B. Anderson’s Tiny Elf pattern is now available as a free Ravelry download, and he’s a fun way to celebrate the season!

If you’d like to knit a Tiny Elf of your very own, he’s quick to make using just 3 colors of Spud & Chloë Sweater yarn (shown here in #7509 Firecracker, #7502 Grass and #7500 Ice Cream). For our fans who are new to toy-making, we have some helpful tutorials on our blog archive which you can access here on the Tiny Elf pattern page.

Once your Tiny Elf is complete, it’s time to set him free! As we all now, the tinier the elf, the more mischief they get into, so the key is catching your Tiny Elf in the act. We’ll be awarding a fantastic prize to one of our Ravelry group members who shares their Tiny Elf hijinks over in our Ravelry group – click here for more details!

We’ll also be sharing our own Tiny Elf hijinks with our fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so follow us for weekly fun & inspiration and be sure to post your own photos with the #tinyelfmischief and #spudandchloe tags!

November 25, 2014

Pattern Inspiration: Filemot by Hunter Hammersen

We’re been eagerly awaiting the release of Curls, Hunter Hammersen’s newest book of shawl designs! It’s certainly a thrill to see our yarn  featured on the gorgeous cover design, Filemot:

The crisp stitch definition of Spud & Chloë Fine (shown in Shitake) is the perfect pairing to the allover lace pattern. It can be knit with just two hanks of Fine as shown, or you may opt to whip up a smaller one-skein version to be worn as a cowl. No matter what you choose, your finished project is guaranteed to look beautiful at any size!

The concept behind Curls is simple and oh-so-clever: designs can be knit with any weight of yarn at any gauge, allowing total flexibility for knitters to create a shawl or wrap in the size they prefer. Shawls are certainly fun projects to knit, but sometimes they can be difficult to wear in day-to-day life. Taking this into account, each pattern in Curls is designed to be versatile and easy to wear; throughout the book, you’ll find photos showing many different ways of styling each shawl.

Be sure to share your finished Curls using our yarn in the Friends of Spud & Chloë Ravelry Group!