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Wooly App easy baby blanket pattern
There is a plethora of baby blanket patterns
that can be knit or crocheted quickly for quick baby shower gifts.

Easy patterns, plain stitches, and some using two strands of yarn and larger needles are among the favorites of
knitnscribble readers.

 

 

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The hardest part of knitting any colorblock project is choosing the colorways of yarn.

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This easy free shawl pattern is one of my favorites and also a favorite finished scarf to wear all winter long, or in summer, depending on the yarn you choose. I knit this triangle scarf pattern from some leftover Schoppel Zauberball Starke 6 sock yarn, lavender marl is from Fibre Company, and the darker purple is Manos del Uruguay “Serena,” all dk weight yarns.

long summer shawl scarf knitting free pattern

The pattern is “Magic Spring Shawl” by Katerina Bobkova and the free pattern link with even more information is here.

summer knitting shawl pattern

Thank you for reading.

Well, it took me several years to write down this baby sweater knitting pattern after knitting it for several children and grandchildren. It’s a classic Fair Isle Icelandic design pullover sweater, but with an easy-on rolled neckline for babies and toddler girls and boys. The style is boxy and the sleeves are hemmed, allowing for more than one season of wear. IMG_0497

The colorwork is really simple and doesn’t use but two colors stranded at any one time. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50/50 Peruvian wool and alpaca. The alpaca provides the softness and the wool provides the body. It’s a beautiful worsted yarn, worked on a US 8 (5mm) circular needle for the most part.

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With its generous boxy shape and neat little hems, it will suit for more than one season. The design allows for sleeves to be turned up the first year and down the next season of wear. Finished measurements unblocked are Chest: 24 in (61.5 cm), Length from nape to hem: 16 in (41 cm), Sleeves from underarm: 10 in (26 cm). So would definitely fit 12 to 24 months and with washing, even longer.

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A baby jumper with classic design, which can be passed down through generations, no matter the flavor. Unisex in every way.

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The “Snowy Day” knitting pattern pdf is four pages with photos and charts. You can purchase it on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, or Loveknitting.  It’s a toddler sweater pattern you will use over and over again for baby gifts. Thanks for reading and happy knitting!

IMG_0513All photos are the sole property of knitnscribble, Sharon Watterson, designer, copyright 2018. Please do not use without permission. Pattern is written for personal use only and is the intellectual property of the designer.

Spirit, a new hat knitting pattern, probably the most comfortable winter hat I have ever worn. It’s cabled around the ears for warmth and coziness, roomy in the crown. Use stranded colorwork to highlight interesting stitch patterns, or work entirely in monotone colorway…ever how the spirit moves you. Add a faux or real fur pom pom to the top! Love this hat pattern!

 

These hats pictured here are all knit with variegated and/or solid Malabrigo worsted Merino yarns.

Finished size is approximately 18-20 inches (46-51.5cm). Spirit will fit older children, teens, and adults. Sources for faux and genuine fur pom poms included with the six page photo tutorial pdf. Hope you will enjoy knitting Spirit. I certainly enjoyed designing this fur pom pom hat pattern.black monotone spirit cable hat

The color combinations are exponential.

Spirit header cable hat pattern

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Photo courtesy of Rowan Yarns

A few years ago knitnscribble wrote about Rowan’s free knitting pattern ‘online only’ offerings for teen pullover sweaters by Sarah Hatton.  Since then, the links have been removed by Rowan, because their KidSilk yarn has been discontinued. Still looking for the unisex sweater jumper pattern called ‘Bria’? …a  good answer for everyday casual wear for ‘tweens,  depending on the yarn used, can be appropriate for girls or boys.

A reader from New Zealand brought the dead links to my attention and with a few emails was able to get the sweater pattern from Rowan. Kindly sent and now posted here. Please download it and print it out for future use.

Knit with US 8 (5 mm) and 10 (6 mm) needles, it should be easily finished in no time and also a good beginner sweater pattern.  Sized to fit ages 10 to 16:  S, M, and  L.

Bria sweater pattern by Sarah Hatton from Rowan.

copyright 2012 Sharon Watterson

I have always been amazed by crochet and knitted amigurumi toys and dolls, but have never ventured in that direction. This little Easter chick and egg knitting pattern caught my eye this week, and I thought it would be the perfect Easter basket keepsake for our twelve-year-old granddaughter… something she would cherish forever, since her mother is a lover of all things Easter, too.

copyright 2012 Sharon Watterson

It’s an Alan Dart free pattern from his website. Dart is a UK maven for amigurumi patterns. He has every sort of knitting pattern imaginable in story-telling props for children.  And none of his patterns are more than $5.00. This little chick and egg pattern is free, even better.

Knit tightly on US size 3 needles with DK gauge yarn, the pattern works up really quickly with Dart’s well-written pattern and photos. One mistake I made initially was in sewing the head to the tail, realizing later that the head belongs across the top of the body, exposing the cute little duck’s tail.

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Nothing is difficult about this pattern which uses knit front and back in the same stitch (KFB) as “Inc1.” After you are finished, you can “decorate” your egg, if you wish, with a bit of Easter embroidery. This was quickly done, but I should have taken the time to search for some thinner embroidery floss; but alas, it stands as is. The two eggshells are sewn together in the back, which I haven’t done yet in these photos.

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The chick and the egg knitting pattern is here, a free download on Alan Dart’s website. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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I was about to put my sweater on this morning, the “Levenwick” cardigan knitting pattern, a top-down raglan design by Gudrun Johnston, mentioned way back in September, when I remembered that I hadn’t written about its finish. Christmas came in between Levenwick and a whole bunch of other knitting, so it was side-tracked for quite a while, but finally finished in early February, and I wear it all the time. (Here, it looks a little lop-sided, March’s wind is blowing this morning.)  Read on…. (more…)

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