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.

The felted tote bag I told you about recently is finished. You can find the link for a felted bag pattern I made earlier, below. The free knitting pattern works well with KnitPicks 100% wool yarn. Always heave a sigh of relief to get one of these handbags finished, more or less 30-35 hours of work. These handbags are great for carrying all year round, but especially fall, winter, and spring. This one is posted on Etsy now,  the “Chicken or the egg felted cross-body tote bag.” Eclectic and one-of-a-kind!


For free pattern felted tote bag, please read more (more…)

Have just included a schematic for stitches for the 3 button shawl, and wanted to include the free knitting pattern here. It’s a similar one to a very popular 3 button shawl as featured on the Today Show with Hoda and Kathy Lee long ago.

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A very easy knitting pattern, great for beginning knitters,  just a rectangle you can add your own creativity to. Very versatile in the different looks you can get by buttoning the shawl differently, and a most practical knitting project for spring and fall.
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As a beginner sock knitter, just this summer, these strawberry socks were a breeze, using a free easy sock pattern I wanted to share with you. If you are wondering what knitting socks is like, how to turn the heel, graft the toe, and afraid to try, don’t be. This is a great beginner sock pattern that still has enough stitch definition, really doesn’t look like a first attempt at knitting socks, does it? Well, it’s the pattern, not the knitter, for sure.

Socks are a wonderful knitting technique, easy to learn, mesmerizing and addicting needlework…. (more…)

Thought I would update the blog to include several free baby and toddler knitting and crochet patterns that I have recently written about on Examiner.com and InfoBarrel.com as Sharon Watterson, Knitting in Providence. Rarely do I write about anything other than free patterns, so please subscribe, if you haven’t already. Rose bonnet pattern for little girls and Monster face pants or longies for girls and boys. InfoBarrel subjects are varied, but there are many knitting and crochet patterns there, too. (more…)

Just finished this circular vest. It’s an easy, free knitting pattern once offered by Elann.com you can knit with no problem and it’s fun to do. The free pattern is available here for personal use only. (more…)

Stay on baby booties

These baby booty patterns are great, because they stay on baby’s little feet. This was a much visited article I wrote a while ago, plus a special heirloom pattern and another new crocheted one, just wanted to make it available to you again. Knit and crochet Baby booties free patterns…

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These are just the cutest strawberry baby booties, with little crocheted flowers and will be the hit of any baby shower. They will fit a baby 0-3 months and can be knitted in cotton or a wool blend, when the gauge of the yarn is the same. This free knitting pattern is an original by Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Knit Strawberry Baby Booties. (more…)

We’ve always been big watermelon fans…partly because watermelons are so refreshingly tasty in the summertime, and often, a nickname for our Watterson family.

I do remember sitting on my grandmother’s back steps with the rest of my cousins in the summer time, eating watermelon and spitting the seeds in the garden. Granny always “toted one home”, as she called it, on Fridays, after sewing upholstery in the furniture factory. It’s a wonder there wasn’t a watermelon farm growing in Granny’s backyard. Simple pleasures and great memories.

Baby watermelons

Recently, with a new baby in our North Carolina family, I have knit two new watermelon hats, different from the one I made ten years ago for Baby Charlotte, our first grandchild. Free baby watermelons here, a hat pattern (more…)

This fall, I got hooked on felting knitted hand bags and made two as gifts for our daughters.

Satisfied with the first tries, I’m planning to make more. These purses do save a lot of money, and we are lucky that we prefer unusual designs for handbags.

This is a pattern for one of them. It’s a large hobo handbag, lined and interlined with inside pockets and magnetic snap closure.

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