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Happy New Year and an Accounting!

2015 knitting designs

This was clearly a year of pattern designing for me!  25 new designs were released throughout 2015.  Socks, cowls, mitts, shawls, a tea cozy, and a Christmas Stocking for the last year.  There are new designs waiting in the wings, shawls, cowls, hats, scarves, mitts, and maybe some shrugs are in the future here.

I’ve dabbled in cables, lace, textures, embroidery, heels, toes, cast-ons, bind-offs, edgings, and weights.  What should I play with in 2016?  I’m asking my dear readers what patterns they would like to see from me in the coming months.  More lace? More shawls?  More socks?  What shall tickle your fancy for the next year?

Until I hear back from all of you, I’ll just offer a discount code.  Good until January 7, use code “yaybook” for 25% off all patterns on Ravelry!

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Free Pattern

I made a few quick baby hat patterns to support the Click for Babies hat campaign. I think I had 3 hats from one ball of yarn. I might have been able to squeak out a fourth, but I had made some swatches.

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So, anyway. I tried to make them just a little patterned and then fairly straightforward so they are easy to knit and quick as well. You can find the pattern through Ravelry. All three hats are included in the pattern. 🙂

And if you are so inclined, feel free to make a little hat (follow the guidelines on the Click for Babies site) and send it to BlackSheep at Orenco by September 25. We are handing them in Sept. 30. 🙂

These little hats are specially designed just for the Click for Babies (Purple Hat) Campaign. These little beauties are cute and quick to work. A touch of patterning keeps the hats interesting, while a worsted yarn means they work up extra quick.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted, 200 yards, 100% Superwash Wool
Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm) Hiya Hiya circular needles & Clover bamboo DPNs or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch (spi) and 6 rows per inch (rpi) OR 16 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 12.5 inches around (to stretch to 14)

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.


Heather Hat

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Need a quick, cute pattern? Something a little slouchy and comfortable? The Heather Hat may just fit the bill. This delightfully easy and fun hat is simple to work. The slight lace pattern lends a bit of flair to an otherwise plain hat. Meant to be an extra slouchy hat, the bouncy merino may need a…

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I loved knitting the Heather Hat.  It is not exactly my usual style of pattern, but it’s good to stretch right?  Who can resist the soft yarn and delightful hand of this hat?  I’m not even a hat person and I think I could wear this.

Yarn: 1 Skein Araucania Huasco Chunky, 127 yards, 100% Extra Fine Merino, #108 Tonals

Needle: US 10 (6.0 mm) & US 11 (6.5mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 3.4 stitches per inch (spi) and 4 rows per inch (rpi) OR 13.5 stitches & 16 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on US 10’s (unblocked)
Size: 22 inches around

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.