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January 24, 2014

Love is in the Air (Almost)

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Spud & Chloë has a great alternative to cards and candy; our adorable, affordable, Mug Kits!

Each kit features a cute little Spud & Chloë mug filled with a hank of Spud & Chloë Sweater, and one of three brand new On-the-Run patterns. We guarantee love at first sight.

Venus Mitts

Flirty fingerless mitts are a great way to express appreciation for hardworking hands.

Aphrodite Hat

So pretty in pink, this super-sweet cap works up in a fast and fun-to-knit slip-stitch pattern.

Cupid Cowl

The textural stitch pattern on this cozy cowl is sure to hit the mark!

Spud & Chloë Mug Kits land at your favorite LYS right before Valentine’s Day. Pick them up for your favorite knitters (they’ll last much longer than flowers) or gift one to yourself simply because you *love* to knit!

Patterns, yarn, and mugs are also sold separately.

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

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 18, 2012

Fall Harvest


Pattern: Acorn Hat
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 14 (16, 18, 20)”
Needles: Size 15 (10mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 15 (10mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Sandbox #7212 and Flannel #7201
On-the-Run pattern available in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store here.

October 5, 2012

Savvy?

The Ahoy Hat, modeled by the meanest pirate ever!

Ahoy, mateys! With 25 days until Halloween we are excited to share the Ahoy Hat! We hope this hat makes the kiddos in your life “Arrrr!” with delight. (Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the big kiddos–adult sizes are included!) This hat’s details, which include a detachable eyepatch, would make even Blackbeard proud!

WARNING: This hat will cause you to walk with a swagger and slur your words like a certain Jack Sparrow…savvy?


The Details

Pattern: Ahoy Hat!
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: 16 (18, 20, 22)”
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Barn #7518 and Penguin #7522
Link: Click here to download

Even big kids love the Ahoy Hat!