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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!

Featured Yarn:

 

“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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February 2018 Issue

1. Maan by Natasja Hornby

Maan is not for the faint at heart. She is not a flimsy, barely there layering piece, but a wrap with a lot of character, presence, and substance. She stands out in the crowd and will add something extra to any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy. She is an eye-catcher, but also your shield.

Knitting this wrap is a treat for the adventurous intermediate to experienced knitter. Because of the variety of stitch patterns and techniques, there’s no room for boredom and there’s just enough repetition to get a sense of rhythm and structure.

Featured Yarn:

Lienen Los by Schoppel

This pattern is available for €4.85 EUR.

2. Shifting Dunes Shawl by Andrea Hilton

Shifting Dunes is a crescent shaped shawl that starts off by casting on twelve stitches. The stitch pattern creates a textured landscape that reminds me of the sand dune ecosystem near my home in Humboldt County, California. The dunes never look quite the same two days in a row.

The technique used for this shawl comes from the amazing book, Dimensional Tuck Knitting by Tracy Purtscher called “Left Right Tuck Together on Right Side,” or LRTT. There is a free video tutorial available on YouTube here to demonstrate this technique, so you do not need to buy the book. However, the book is one of my favorites, and you might enjoy it as well.

Aside from the pairing and tuck rows, the pattern is basically stockinette knitting.

This shawl is knit in a super soft and squishy worsted weight yarn (Sueño Worsted by HiKoo®). Due to the stitch pattern, a solid or semi-color wool is recommended for yarn substitutions. Professional instructions include measurements in English and metric. The pattern is written with row by row instructions.

Featured Yarn:

This pattern is available for $6.00 on Ravelry

3. Connie’s Lane Shawlette by Ivy Lucille Designs

This stunning design is available in two sizes and features HiKoo® Rylie, 2(4) hanks. Beads are added for an extra special touch!

 Featured Yarn:

Rylie by HiKoo®

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD.

 

4. Saturday Morning Shawl by Ivy Lucille Designs
I have a meeting every Saturday morning and one day while running late I grabbed a ball, needles and ran out the door. While in the meeting I was goofing around with my yarn and came up with this pattern. It is super fun, perfect for watching tv or listening to a book, it is a great project when your head can not be focused on your knitting.

 Featured Yarn:

Concentric by HiKoo®

This pattern is available for $4.00 USD.

 

5. Bethlehem Stars by Grassharp Stitches

These 6 pointed stars are easy to make, using only single crochets and chain stitches. Use approx. 15 meters dk or sport weight yarn and create little sparks of colour in the Advent season.

Featured Yarn:

Zauberball Starke 6 by Schoppel

This pattern is available for Free.

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Spotted on Ravelry – 009


As many of you already know ‘Spotted On Ravelry‘ was a popular feature in our skacel Magalog for 5 years. Now that we’ve retired our Magalog, we can continue this on-going segment here on our Blog and with more frequency than twice a year!
Enjoy this month’s issue!

January 2018 Issue

This month we are doing things a little differently! Instead of our usual posting, we’re introducing our brand new Skacel Look Book for 2018 which features 23 patterns for today’s most popular designers!

All of the garments are made using yarns from HiKoo®, Schoppel or Zitron.

You wont want to miss this amazing piece of inspirational eye candy! Click below for a free digital copy with fully integrated smart links! That’s right, if you see a pattern you like, just click on it to learn more!

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Special Thanks
Our thanks to all of the designers who granted us permission to feature their beautiful, original designs! Skacel supports designers and we hope you will, too!
Please respect copy write laws.

Support
Please direct pattern questions to the respective designer. Any other questions may be directed to: info@skacelknitting.com

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Spotted on Ravelry – 008


As many of you already know ‘Spotted On Ravelry‘ was a popular feature in our skacel Magalog for 5 years. Now that we’ve retired our Magalog, we can continue this on-going segment here on our Blog and with more frequency than twice a year!

Enjoy this month’s issue!


December 2017 Issue

1. Maggie’s Hat – Fingering/Sock weight by Anne Hearnden

“A chemo cap with a difference, it is light and pretty.
Designed for those of us who have lost our hair this hat is knit in the round using short rows to shape the head and with a scalloped edging to soften the look.
Available in three sizes with information on how to adjust the sizing.

The HiKoo® CoBaSi is an ideal yarn for this hat as it is soft and stretchy – this was my favorite hat to wear at night.

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® CoBaSi

This pattern is available $Free of Charge.

2. Burien Cowl by Michelle ‘Knit Purl’ Hunter

Named for a beautiful town on Puget Sound, this cowl checks all the boxes:

√ simple to master 
√ interesting to knit 
√ stylishly warm 
√ super soft

The stitch pattern resembles weaving for a textured appearance. Knit as a tube and seamlessly grafted, making this a no-wrong sides piece that is effortless to wear.

Supported with video lessons at knitpurlhunter.com

 

Featured Yarn:
This pattern is available for $5.00 on Ravelry.

 

3. Lotus Poncho by Lynette Meek

“Designed to cover the shoulders and upper arms and show off some of the gorgeous gradients and hand-dyed yarns that we are constantly tempted by!

The Poncho is knit in the round and works from the bottom up. The lace pattern creates an interesting edge and switches quickly to stockinette for some pleasurable, relaxed knitting. The garter stitch finish at the neck keeps it tidy and allows for easy finishing and blocking.

 

Featured Yarn:

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD.

 

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Spotted on Ravelry – 007


As many of you already know ‘Spotted On Ravelry‘ was a popular feature in our skacel Magalog for 5 years. Now that we’ve retired our Magalog, we can continue this on-going segment here on our Blog and with more frequency than twice a year!

Enjoy this month’s issue!


November 2017 Issue

1. Tulip Field Socks by Amy Loberg

“Knit from side to side, the Tulip Field socks have long color blocks inspired by the beautiful tulip fields near Amsterdam. With lots of fun knitting techniques like an intarsia join and short rows, they are a great skill builder. These socks are fun, bright, and you will probably never see another pair of socks like these!

Featured Yarn:

HiKoo® CoBaSi

This pattern is available for $5.00 USD

2. Hybrid Wall Hanging by Rachel Denbow

Watch Rachel Denbow mix crochet with weaving techniques on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!

Featured Yarn:

3. Sleepy Sheep Socks by The Chilly Dog

These socks are a fun tribute to our wooly, fiber friend, the sheep.

The socks are worked from the toe up and have a German, aka Double Stitch, short row heel. The face of each sheep is stitched on after the toe is knit. The tweedy yarn has little flecks of color.

The leg and instep of the sock are worked with a textured stitch to imitate a wooly fleece. The sole of the sock has a smoother stitch for comfort.

Since these socks are worked from the toe up, the leg can easily be adjusted to your desired height.

Featured Yarn:

Trekking XXL Tweed by Zitron 

This pattern is available for $5.50 USD 

 

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