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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 #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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Spotted on Ravelry – 010


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 – 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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