Today we have something awesome for all the crochet fans. The Three Color Cowl by Samantha Stopple will keep you entertained and wondering how you finished so quickly! It’s offered in two sizes, making this the perfect project for a stash-buster OR a great excuse to purchase new yarn.
“Use three colors at the same time and you only need to weave in the ends at the beginning and the end!”
DK Weight Yarn: 127 yards for each color
Finished Size: approx. 29” around and 9” wide
Large Cowl – Pictured
Worsted Weight Yarn: 160 yards for each color
Colors: #1007, #1013, #1004
I/5.5 mm Hook
Finished Size: approx. 60” around and 6.5” wide
Samantha works at the Yarn Barn of Kansas which offers Hikoo® Kenzie in every color. Have fun creating your own color schemes!
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now on Ravelry!
We’re ready for you!!
In anticipation of warmer, breezy weather, we are casting on this Center Peace Cowl designed by Sue from Galzanne Knits. Using two colors of Hikoo® Rylie, this soft and beautiful cowl is just want we want around our neck.
“This piece was designed for a very special friend who truly is a center peace in my life. The Hikoo® Rylie was the perfect yarn with its wonderful colors and amazing drape.” ~ Sue
We are so ready for more pleasant weather that we’ve started putting together a ‘Spring in Blues and White’ Pinterest board! The photos we’ve found so far seem like the perfect inspiration to get this cowl on needles.
Get your copy of this pattern for just $5.00 on Ravelry and help us usher in Springtime!
This issue brings an on-trend poncho that’s great for social knitting. Introducing Swish by Andrea Caruolo using Hikoo® Rylie!
Yarn: 2 skeins of Hikoo® Rylie
Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm)
Gauge: 16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
Shown In: Rylie #124 – Urchin & Rylie #089 – Sea Glass
Why we love it:
The bias drape on this piece is flattering on every shape. It’s a breeze to knit and Hikoo® Rylie blocks like a dream, which is a must with so much stockinette stitch that naturally loves to curl.
“I created this to be a quick light weight shoulder warmer. Rylie is the perfect yarn to transition from season to season” – Andrea
Purchase this pattern for $6.00 on Ravelry.
How about a little something for the kids?
“Inspired by the trees and hills of Pennsylvania, this sweater is a seamless top-down raglan with a stranded colorwork band situated between the waist and hip. The colorwork design is geometric and gender-neutral, and evokes mountain tops covered in snow.”
“[Hikoo® Sueño] is a springy wool/bamboo yarn that makes a soft & cozy everyday pullover to keep your active little folks warm and comfortable. The positioning of the colorwork makes this an ideal project for someone new to stranded colorwork who may not want to tackle making increases while juggling two colors.” – Designer Mackenzie Snader
If you’ve ever tried to find a pattern for a child (not a baby) you know that the selection is not vast. There are certain designers out there who thankfully excel at this, but still not the range you can find in let’s say…shawls or women’s cardigans. This pullover come in 6 sizes: 2yr (4, 6, 8, 10, 12); Sample shown in size 2.
Mackenzie also was nice enough to put together several alternate color combos on her blog. Clearly this is a garment to be made more than once because who can pick a favorite from those colors?
For all the details and to purchase the Mountaintop Pullover, check out the Ravelry page! You can also follow Mackenzie on Instagram.
Baby season is approaching rapidly. Are you prepared with little knitted gifts on hand? We have one to keep in your back pocket that has both girl AND boy versions!
Meet the Oliver & Olivia Baby Cardigan by Sharon Watterson. This boxy little cardigan has sweet 3-button detailing that wont over-complicate getting your little one into it. Plus, with so much stockinette up for grabs, a little duplicate stitching around the hem in the recipients initials would be a quick and easy way to personalize this garment.
Depending on the size you choose to make, 3-4 balls (300-400 yds) of Hikoo® Llamor is all you’ll need! It’s the perfect excuse to work with one of our newer yarns, Hikoo® Llamor! It’s a super soft 100% Baby Llama available in neutrals, muted and bright colors.
“A vintage boxy style jacket for baby boys and girls, the Oliver and Olivia Baby Cardigan sweater is a traditional baby sacque, generous in size, knit with DK weight yarn, pattern written for two sizes, 6-9 months and 12 months, instructions for both baby girl and boy versions.” – Sharon Watterson
Purchase your copy of this pattern for just $5.95 via Ravelry!
If you can’t get enough brioche, we have just the pattern to help you feed your addiction!
Meet the Vakker Brioche Cowl designed by Nona Davenport. Knit with Hikoo® Simplinatural in colors #32 First Press Olive and #95 Grassy it will keep our interest as you knit with two contrasting colors of your choice in the moebius style.
Nona talks about the pattern, saying: “My two recent passions in knitting are brioche and the moebius. I decided to combine the two for a series of patterns that are striking, unique in form, and fun to knit. I named them Vakker, which means “beautiful” in Norwegian. The Vakker Cowl features a moebius cast on, which beautifully highlights both the front and reverse of brioche stitch pattern. You also have the option of a short cable or elongated cable for the stitch pattern.”
Green on green not your thing? How about one of the color combinations above?
#02 Black & #03 White – always a classic
#57 Gold Crest & #98 Bright Blue – on-trend for fall 2016
#130 Fuchsia Fusion & #010 Deep Turquoise – fun and fresh!
The pattern is purchasable through Ravelry for just $6.00.
Sometimes you find a garment that perfectly sums up your season. “Ponchetta“, designed by Elizabeth Smith of The Brown Sheep, is one of those designs.
Made from 3-6 skeins of Hikoo® Simplinatural featured in color #32 First Press Olive, this piece will have you forgetting about the cold, wet, snowy winter weather and transition with you nicely into Spring.
“Knit seamlessly from the bottom-up, this poncho makes a perfect little layering piece. Sized from XS to 2X, it features an easy yet interesting stitch pattern and straight-forward construction.
It is worked flat from the hem to shoulders (on a long circular needle) and the 3 Needle Bind-Off Technique is used to seam up the left shoulder (a very easy bind-off technique if you have never used it before). Remaining stitches are then transferred to a smaller circular needle and worked in the round to create the cowl neck.
It’s suitable for beginners looking to branch out from scarves and cowls and more advanced knitters will enjoy the relaxing nature of this knit.” – Elizabeth Smith
You can purchase a copy of the Ponchetta pattern from Ravelry for just $5.00.