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Spotted on Ravelry #17


September 2018 Issue

Frankie by Rebecca Danger

“Frankie, better in multiples! Frankie looks great on his swinging perch—or paired up with a fraternal twin, sitting on a bookshelf. Here are two options to get you started if you want to have more than one Frankie (which I know you will).”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Simplicity Solids & Tonals

This pattern is available for $14.99 USD  buy it now

“This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Simpliworsted
This pattern is available for $2.50 USD  buy it now

 

“The Love Me Tender Hat is perfect for February! Little bits of color create tiny hearts that dance across this hat. The very simple colorwork is great for a newer knitter! The pattern can be worked using Magic Loop or Double Pointed Needles!”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Simplicity Solid & Tonals
This pattern is available for $3.99 USD  buy it now

“This hat was inspired by my sweet little girl Summer. I wanted some cute baby bunny ears for Easter and couldn’t find any as long or as furry as I wanted. So before you know it, I went to the store, bought some yarn and hand knitted one myself.”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Caribu
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD  buy it now

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Spotted on Ravelry #16


August 2018 Issue

A Hug on a Rainy Day by Kay Jean

“I hate being cold. If it were up to me, I’d spend the entire duration of the cloudy and rainy Pacific Northwest winter snuggled up in a blanket with a cat in my lap, a cup of coffee, and my knitting. I designed this “swoncho” (sweater/poncho) so I could have a garment I could throw on top of whatever I was wearing so I could feel cozy while still going about my business. It features a seamless, top-down construction, with a side-opening, asymmetrical collar, a cabled panel in front, and a textured stitch pattern covering the back. The design was somewhat inspired by Galilee from the Berroco Design Team, but other than the use of the wickerwork pattern and the fact that they are both swonchos, I think you’ll find that the similarities end there.”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Sueño Worsted
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

$7.00 USD  buy it now

“The Betangled Cowl is a warm, luxurious cowl for those coldest of days in deep winter. The fabric is completely reversible, with dramatic ribbed cables on a garter-stitch field. This cowl is knitted from one short end to the other, and then the ends are connected with a button closure.”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Kenzie
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD  buy it now

 

“It features a solid front, contrasting solid sleeves, and a striped back. But the side seams are not perpendicular to the floor, so the stripes wrap around the hips from the back to the front!”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Sueño 

This pattern is available for $7.00 USD  buy it now

“A sweet and slightly slouchy cloche, adorned with an oversized but oh-so-proper bow (tres beau!), is the perfect topper for fall and winter!”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Kenzie

This pattern is available for $4.49 USD  buy it now

“Knit top-down and seamless with a unique saddle shoulder shaping that hugs your shoulders, this rhythmic pattern is addictive and fun to work.”

Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® by Skacel Kenzie

This pattern is available for $7.00 USD  buy it now

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Spotted on Ravelry #15


July 2018 Issue

Liminal by Kate Gilbert
This A-line tank is knit in pieces and sewn together. The button on the back wrap is decorative; the wrapped section is sewn in place for ease of wear. 
Featured Yarn:
HiKoo® CoBaSi DK
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD  buy it now

Castille Cowl by Kyle Kunnecke
Using the brand new HiKoo® SimpliAir with HiKoo® Simplicity, this textural cowl can be made in a wide range of color combinations!
Featured Yarns:
HiKoo® Simplicity SimpliAir
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

 

Kanan is a cabled hat utilizing drastic increases to quickly produce the beloved flop we all know and love, slouch. Kanan quickly develops it’s winding twists, keeping you engaged to the crown where the decreases create a petal-like finish.
Featured Yarn:
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD  buy it now

“These shortie, or ankle, socks are worked from the top down with a band heel and rounded wedge toe. The socks feature a zigzag pattern down one side of the foot and the socks are mirror images of each other.

The pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or with the magic loop method on long circular needles.

A series of video tutorials demonstrating some of the skills used in this pattern is available in the Switchback Socks playlist on my YouTube Channel.”

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® CoBaSi

This pattern is available from shop.thechillydog.com for $5.00.

“Striking and intense, dramatic color and contrast, and fascinating geometric shapes are what you can see if you board a ship in Puerto Montt in the very South of Chile and travel a few nautic miles to the Laguna San Rafael, where a bright teal-colored glacier lies between dark rocks, and if you are lucky you can see chunks of the ice break off and fall spectacularly into the water. My husband and I spent a year in Chile, and we took our baby son on a cruise to this place, because I insisted that the only thing I really, really needed to see in Chile was the teal-blue glacier. When this yarn arrived, I was immediately reminded of the strange beauty of that place – and created an unusually shaped shawl which is simple, but dramatically shaped and can be worn in various flattering ways. Enjoy!”
Featured Yarn:
This pattern is available for €4.30 EUR  buy it now
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Spotted on Ravelry #14


June 2018 Issue

Shawl English garden by Svetlana Gordon

Do you remember the story of Peter Pan? Baby Peter flied from his house out of the window (it’s well-known that all children can fly) and began living in Kensington Gardens with fairies and elves. In the novel fairies built a little house for children lost in the Gardens at night. 
Shawl “English garden” embodies freedom of a child, that each of us adults should keep safe in themselves. It matches creative and non-formal boho-style and jeans perfectly. At the same time it’s no stranger to English elegancy, and is going to be a magnificent color accent to your favourite dress. 

Featured Yarn:

Edition 6 by Schoppel

This pattern is available for $6.50 USD  buy it now

“Sometimes you need a top that can take you from the beach and the boardwalk by day, to the “summer lovin’ ” of the boardwalk at night! This top is inspired by the silhouette popular in the 1950s, and can be knit in playful colors for a casual look; or chose something more sultry that can take you into the evening as well! Neckline is customizable to create a boat neck or a slash neck!”
Featured Yarn:
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD  buy it now
“This Wee Gansey Sweater is patterned after the famous British Gansey – a working garment worn by fishermen during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.”
Featured Yarn:
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

“This reversible and classic pattern is sure to become an heirloom for your most knit worthy loved ones. Comprised of all knit and purl stitches, the pattern is simple yet interesting to work for all levels of knitters. Both written and charted instructions are provided along with video tutorials.The Baby size is perfect to throw over the car seat or stroller. The Medium is actually the most common size for blankets. The Large is included for the extra tall on your gift list.”

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Simpliworsted

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD  buy it now

Emmett by Kyle Kunnecke

“This men’s raglan sweater features a body of simple stockinette and shoulders that carry a simple square/box texture. Using only knit and purl stitches for the patterning, this is a classic sweater that can be worked by the newer knitter. This project requires basic knitting knowledge including knit/purl, increase/decrease, and simple finishing, all on circular needles.”

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Kenzie

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD  buy it now

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Spotted on Ravelry #13


May 2018 Issue

Mila by Katie Rempe

Mila was created to complement any tank top, swim suit, and all abbreviated warm weather clothing. Whether you’re hitting the beach, strolling the boardwalk, or out grabbing a bite, this tank will ensure you’re always prepared to look your best while still keeping you cool.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Woodi

This pattern is available free of charge in Knitty, Spring + Summer 2018

Feeling Loopy Socks by The Chilly Dog

“This is a unisex sock pattern written in needle neutral terms so that it can be worked on dpns or circular needles.

These colorful socks are worked from the toe up and have an afterthought heel. Both the toe and heel are star shaped.

The color pattern is mosaic, so only one color of yarn is worked at a time and much of the design is made by slipping stitches from the left to right needle.

For best results, these socks are made with 2 skeins of yarn in highly contrasting colorways. When using the recommended Schoppel Zauberball Crazy, 2 skeins is enough to make 2 pairs of M or L socks and 3 pairs of XS or S socks.”

Featured Yarn:

My April 2018 KAL begins April 5th with a beautiful design knit with Concentric by HiKoo®. Named after the concentric circles that this cake of yarn so closely resembles, these color gradients were carefully designed by the Skacel color specialists! Concentric is made from four non-plied strands, which create the distinctive color change.

In Transient, each color change will bring a different stitch pattern in this easy to wear shawl. You will find yourself racing to the next color change to find out what comes next!

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“Clementine is a fun,quick to knit, classic pinafore baby dress. Stripes, and a fun pocket insert not only make the garment so cute, they also add interest during knitting. Its seamless construction means you knit and you are done! We chose to knit Clementine in Hikoo’s wonderful CoBaSi fingering yarn. The yarn is a blend of cotton, bamboo and stretchy nylon. This yarn makes the dress light, perfect for summer wear, and just a little stretchy for baby’s comfort. These little dresses are like candy. You cannot stop at just one!

We have prepared Clementine kits in a rainbow of colors. The kits include the yarn and buttons, and are 20% off through May 2018!”

Featured Yarn:

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.

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Spotted on Ravelry #12


April 2018 Issue

Lace Market by Marie Greene (Olive Knits)

“Inspired by one of my favorite evenings in Nottingham, England, the Lace Market tee is an homage to a charming historic district that was once the heart of the world’s lace industry. Wandering around – a bit lost – I happened upon a kindly gentleman named Graham who helped me find my way back to my hotel, but who pointed out architectural history every step along the way.

Knit top-down, seamless and in the round (with an easily-memorized lace repeat), Lace Market is a quick, wearable knit just in time for warm weather.

Featured Yarn:

El Linio by Schoppel

This pattern is available for $7.00 USD  buy it now

McKee by Kat Riddell

“McKee is a light but cozy pair of legwarmers, perfect for  layering over leggings and tights or under jeans on especially  cold days. Featuring an interesting texture and cable panel,  McKee is both a warm basic layer and a fun accessory to dress up an outfit.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Kenzie

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD  buy it now

Slack Tide Scarf by PostStitch

“The Slack Tide Scarf is inspired by the melting color of the ocean and the moment in time when the tide is slack, unstressed and unchanging. This repetitive knit creates a rectangular scarf that is like the slack tide, calm and harmonious.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Concentric

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Like a Wink and a Smile Socks by The Chilly Dog

“Some people don’t enjoy hand knit socks in warmer weather, but I think you’ll agree, a light, cotton/bamboo based yarn and an airy eyelet pattern go together like a wink and a smile. These pretty socks are worked from the leg down and have an Eye of Partridge heel flap, French turn heel and a rounded, star toe.”

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® CoBaSi

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD visit pattern website

 
Adorable ankle socks with rolled edge cuffs and practical ribbing support around the foot. Perfect fit with Clogs or wearing at home.

Featured Yarn:

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD  buy it now
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Spotted on Ravelry – #11


March 2018 Issue

Local Girl by Christopher Salas

“I went back to some basic roots in designing with stripes for this shawl, which I named LOCAL GIRL, and I encompassed a repeating lace motif which uses double yarn overs for a beautiful and open stitch pattern. The garter section is also peppered with the slightest of short rows for some visual interest in the contrasting color. Breaking away from my personal rule of “One Skein Per Color”, I used two skeins for the lace motif, and I can’t regret my decision. This project was begging for more love in the lace section, and the result of a sizeable and stylish shawl was truly amazing.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Sueño

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD  buy it now

Five-Hour Baby Jacket (Franklin Variation) by Franklin Habit

“This is my adaptation, one of many, based on the excellent and legendary original Five-Hour Baby Sweater/Jacket pattern. For the history/background of that pattern, see the first column in which I plan the project.

The optional embroidery was done with Schoppell-Wolle Edition 6 yarn. Full notes on it are included in the “Fridays with Franklin” series via the pattern link.

My adaptation does not include buttonholes, but substitutes a single loop closure. This and other changes are all outlined in detail in the column itself.

Featured Yarn:

Ziton’s Gesa & Flo (held double), and Schoppel’s Edition 6 (embroidery)

This pattern is available for free.

Springtime Basket by Amanda Mannas

“Looking for a fun way to store your yarn or perhaps your latest project? How about something to package up your handmade gifts? This Springtime Basket is sure to stand apart from the crowd! In this Crochet Along Together, you will build confidence working with color as I share how to crochet colorwork in the round. You will also learn techniques for creating a sturdy yet decorative base.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Woodi

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Slipstream Cardigan by The Chilly Dog

“This nautically inspired cabled cardigan is perfect for everyday wear. The Propeller and Six Strand Cables are both worked over the same number of rows making the design more visually balanced and easier to knit.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® Sueño Worsted Tonal

This pattern is available for $6.00 USDbuy it now or visit pattern website

This ear warmer headband and finger-less, layering mitts pattern was designed as a KAL (knit along). The headband features a provisional cast on and invisible Kitchener stitch join. The mitts feature a gap-less, long tail cast on, shaped thumb gusset and a picked up thumb. A bowknit stitch is used in all of the pieces.

Featured Yarn:

This pattern is available for $5.50 USD  buy it now or  visit pattern website
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