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January 11, 2013

The Surprise Plan…

Big Bad Baby Blanket with ombre influence.

Step 1: Hear the delightful news that friends are expecting!

Step 2: Plot, plan, and scheme… but don’t let anyone in on the secret.

Step 3: Knit, knit, knit…

Step 4: Admire the ombre effect in the finished Big Bad Baby Blanket.

Step 5: Pop that Big Bad in the mail.

Step 6: Sit back, and wait for the call bearing squeals of excitement.

Step 7: When little man arrives, beam every.single.time you see him wrapped up in the blanket you knit.

Step 8: Success!


The Details

Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket
Designer: Lisa Shobhana Mason
Size: 28″ x 28″
Needles: Size 9 (5.5mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Calypso #7806 (A), Anemone #7805 (B), Snorkel #7809 (C), and Hippo #7823 (D)
This pattern is in Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook
Special Note: The ombre effect is very simple to work. The Big Bad Baby Blanket is worked with two strands of Spud & Chloë Fine held together throughout. For the first section hold color A with Color A. Section 2 is color A held with B, section 3 is color B held with color B. Section 4 is color B with color C, and section 5 is color C held with color C. Section 6 is color C held with color D, and lastly you work section 7, color D held with color D. This is an interesting technique that can be used with as few or as many colors as you would like for the ombre look.

November 9, 2012

Sweetie Pumpkin Pie

What a little pumpkin!

Halloween and the season of Jack o’ Lanterns may be past, but it’s still pumpkin season in my book. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin soup, and, of course… pumpkin pie! And what could be better than sharing these seasonal treats with the little, lovable pumpkin in your life? What’s life without a sweetie-pie?

With first trips to the pumpkin patch, first bites of turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce, very first Thanksgiving festivities are certainly something to make anyone thankful.

Celebrate with a new, free hat pattern to keep your little pumpkin cozy! A quick knit to make your sweetie-pie… the Sweetie Pumpkin Pie Hat!


The Details

Pattern: Sweetie Pumpkin Pie
Designer: Elizabeth R. Krueger
Size: Small
Needles: Size 13 (9mm) 16″ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 13 (9mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Buoy #7219 and Peat #7204
Download the free Sweetie Pumpkin Pie Hat here.

October 16, 2012

Make Like a Tree…

The totally adorable Leaf Blanket.

We have Leaf Blanket Giveaway Winners! Congratulations to:

Barb Dulany, “My favorite part of Fall is the deep, beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees in the fields behind my home!”

Kim Kruppenbacher, “Pumpkins!!!!! :)

Dori, “My favorite part of Autumn is pulling all of my sweaters down from the attic and getting ready to wear them!”

All the winners have been contacted. Thanks so much for participating.

October 10, 2012

A Fall Leaf

Leaf Blanket, folded.

When the Leaf Blanket was originally published, my mind couldn’t help but wander to all the possibilities. With the chill in the air this past weekend, I was itching to cast on something ultra cozy, so I immediately thought of the Leaf Blanket in sweet Spud & Chloë Outer!

Leaf Blanket, flat.

I don’t have any wee ones on the way, but this speedy knit will wait for the next little one. It completely satisfied my cozy-knit-need and looks perfectly October in Cedar #7209.

If you are ready to kick off the Fall weather in leaf-style, leave a comment (one per person) noting your favorite part of autumn. Three winners will receive the yarn and pattern to make a Leaf Blanket of their very own in their choice of Outer!


The Details

Pattern: The Leaf Blanket
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 26″ at widest point x 38″ from tip of leaf to end of stem
Needles: Size 15 (10 mm) 32″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 11 (8 mm) dpn, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer shown in Cedar #7209
Link: Spud & Chloë Pattern Store

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!