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August 3, 2012

Orange You Glad You Stopped By?

Announcing a Spud & Chloë free pattern colletion, created in collaboration with Vogue Knitting and inspired by the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango!

Brilliant Chinese Lantern Hat in Buoy

I love, Love, LOVE this hat. Keep your eyes “peeled,” we have more exciting news about this hat coming!

The Details

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

Baby Mitts in Life Jacket, Waterslide, and Igloo

This is a re-release for these classic mittens in updated colors for the Vogue Knitting Collection.

The Details

Pattern: Baby Mitts
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0 to 6 months
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) dpns
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater
Link: To download the free, updated pattern, click right here

Rosie the Riveter-inspired Headband in Goldfish

Last, but not least we have the Rosie Headband – I have already made two and I wear them all the time!

The Details

Pattern: Rosie Headband
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: One
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine
Link: The free pattern can be found here


Happy Weekend Knitting!

July 20, 2012

QT Headband

Savannah is a cutie pie in her QT Headband

With an adorable face like that, it’s really no surprise that Savannah’s Auntie Colleen designed this QT Headband just for her.

This free crochet project in Spud & Chloë Fine, is a perfect design for the dog days of summer.

To download the QT Headband click here.

June 29, 2011

A Simple Shrug ~ Free Pattern

Hi S & C Friends,

I am excited to bring you another free pattern using our spectacular Spud & Chloë Sweater. Today I have a shrug pattern for you. In the pattern I included the written instructions for making a women’s size medium. At the end of the pattern I included a “How to make your own custom fit shrug” section. This how-to section has some simple steps you can use to make your own shrug in a different size for yourself or a child size shrug! With a few quick measurements you will be on your way.

This simple pattern is an easy one to customize, make the sleeves longer or shorter, leave out the ruching and work in straight stockinette, use a different border, change the color, change the size, make one for a little one in your life, maybe stripes or color blocks…. the sky is the limit.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: Written in full for an women’s adult size medium with “how-to” steps to create your own sizes at the end.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 3 hanks in Belugs #7521 to make the size medium

Note: Yarn amounts will vary with any size changes to the pattern.

Needles: US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Tape measure

Yarn needle



I love this quick project. It can be dressed up or down.

It is a really just a long tube with an opening in the middle.

I have included my design sketch schematic here so you can see how the measurements are broken down for the size medium.

Have fun with your shrugs! I can’t wait to see them and to see which colors in Sweater you choose.

Click here to download the free pattern for A Simple Shrug!

Click here for the Ravelry project page!

December 4, 2010

Cedar Wrap – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have the pattern for the squishiest and warmest wrap for you today. Wearing the Cedar Wrap is like getting a hug. It sits beautifully on your shoulders without any fuss. I love the way the shawl collar just gently folds over when you put it around you and the buttons just pass through the fabric knitted on large needles without any set buttonholes. It couldn’t be more carefree.

The back is my favorite part though. The horizontal ripple stitch makes it look much harder than it is. The ripple stitch pattern is a two row repeat with the second row being knit only. After a couple of times through you will easily have it memorized and working on the big needles makes this project fly off your needles. It’s fun, fast and mindless knitting.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Finished measurements: 38 inches by 18 inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer (superwash65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 100 grams/60 yards), 5 skeins in Cedar #7209

Needles: US size 17 needles or size to obtain gauge (I used 24-inch circular needles to work back and forth)

Gauge: 1½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


5 one-inch buttons and sewing thread and needle (optional)

Buttons: I used 5 beautiful cut branch buttons I purchased from Wooden Treasures on Etsy. Click here to find out more about these gorgeous buttons straight from the great outdoors!

Yarn needle


Tape Measure




slslip a stitch as if to purl

pssopass the slipped stitch over the first stitch and off the needle

p2ssopass 2 slipped stitches over the first stitch and off the needle

yoyarn over the needle from front to back

tblknit through the back loop of the stitch

Note: The ripple stitch used in this pattern is an adapted stitch pattern found in the book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by, Jan Eaton. I highly recommend this book.

Click here to see more about this book!



Have fun!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Cedar Wrap!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Cedar Wrap!