Posts Tagged ‘Free Pattern’
Friday, August 12th, 2011
As a few of you might know, I am a huge fan of felting. I talked about it earlier this week on Plymouth Yarn’s facebook page. Of course, my choice felting yarn is Galway. With over 120 colors in it’s catalog, you can felt a bag to match every outfit! Here are some pictures of my favorite felted patterns. You can find them at your local yarn store or you can find a shop on our website.
Just a few of our many Galway felted patterns
Enjoy this free pattern for a small felted bag. I like to use these as gift card and cash gift holders. I also have made a couple for my niece for Easter, and a wedding. It’s very versatile and quick.
Pattern F319, Galway 2 Color Felted Bag
Gauge: 10 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch before felting, done on a size US 13 needle; yarn used double stranded.
Materials: 2 skeins Galway—1 MC, 1CC. Before starting- double strand each color by dividing balls in half.
Needles: 24”-Size 13 needles, double pointed needles- size 11 or 13.
Finished Size: Approx. &” wide, 4” deep, 6” tall, not including handles.
NOTE: Make handles first and set aside. Use remaining yarn for the purse.
NOTE: Use double strand of yarn throughout.
Handles: With CC
Using double points- cast on 6 sts, leaving a long tail. Work in I- cord on the 6 sts. Work I cord until total length from beginning is 14”. Bind off leaving a long tail. Make second handle the same. Set aside.
Body of Purse:
With the circular needle and CC, loosely cast on 20 sts. Knit 22 rows. Bind off loosely. Change to MC, and pick up 21 sts along each long side and 11 sts along each short side: 64 sts. Place marker. Begin working in st st in the round (knit every round) for 8 rounds, ending at the marker. **Change to CC and knit 4 rounds. Next round: Change to MC and knit, picking up the back of the sts 4 rows below (first row of CC), and knitting them together with the st on the needle to make a large lump. Work 8 rounds total in MC, repeat from ** 2 times more (3 CC ridges total). Continue with the MC working: purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round. Bind off loosely knitwise. Weave in all ends.
Sew the 2 handles along each long side- centered, with the ends about 5” apart. FELT THE BAG AND LET DRY.
After felting: Stretch over a box which is just slightly larger than purse to stretch the purse as it dries.
Work I- cord on the 6 sts as follows: **Knit across the 6 sts, then without turning needle, slide stitches to other end of the double pointed needle, wrap yarn around back of stitches and continue knitting from **. Repeat this process until desired length is reached.
Set the washer to hot wash, cold rinse, and lowest water level. Add a small bit of laundry soap, not detergent. Do not put anything else in the machine with the purse- things can get tangled in the handles and can distort them. Check on the purse every 5 minutes. Felting could take 20-25 minutes or so. Keep setting back the timer to make the wash cycle longer. When desired felting is achieved, rinse and spin lightly. Spinning can set in creases. Remove purse, stretch it over a sturdy box slightly larger than the purse. Straighten handles. Brush to remove excess lint or shave with a disposable razor. Let dry, which may take up to 2 days.
©2010 Plymouth Yarn Company. 052510jbt
We would love to see pictures of your Galway felted creations. You can post them on our Facebook page, contact us or email them to me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can dream it, you can felt it……..
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Friday, August 5th, 2011
August is always an exciting time here at Plymouth Yarn. New yarns are arriving and fall orders are leaving. I love when customers call and thank us for all the boxes of beautiful yarns. We use this next week or two to get ready for the upcoming season. We kicked it off yesterday with our employee breakfast. After breakfast, we took advantage of the beautiful weather to snap an employee photo or two.
The Plymouth Gang
Dick Jr, Butch and Betty
Some of those new Plymouth yarns you might see in your favorite local yarn shop include
You can find the Bazinga color card here
You can find the Stiletto color card here
You can find the DeAire color card here
You can find the Holiday Lights color card here
I love this time of year also because I get to chat about Christmas knitting projects with everyone. Usually, there is a lot of Encore colors 1386 and 54 heading out the door and I’m excited to use Holiday Lights in some of my projects this year. It has the same gauge and about the same yardage as Encore Worsted. Log into Ravelry today and download this free Encore Christmas Stocking pattern (hint- you can also use Holiday Lights).
Encore Worsted Christmas Stocking Pattern F167
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, Happy knitting & crocheting!
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Do you like to fish? Do you like to crochet? Do you like to crochet while your friends are fishing? Here’s your chance to be a master angler and come home with a fish every time! Your crochet hook is your rod and Galway is your line. There is no messy bait to contend with either!
This little cutie came across my desk via email the other day.
Wal, the tiny fish
His name is Wal and he is the brain child of the vary talented Stacey at freshstitches.com. For this tiny fish, she used about 60 yards of Galway in color 154 and just 5 yards of the white, color 8. After I met Wal, I visited the website and met lots of other cuties. You can purchase Wal and Stacey’s other “Amigurumi” patterns here. There are also free patterns available here.
Stacey loves to hear from her customers and you can reach her just about any way imaginable!
FreshStitches on facebook
Find Stacey on twitter
Stacy Trock on Ravelry
FreshStitches Etsy store
Find items featuring her adorable crochet amigurumi designs at CafePress
Buy the 5 star rated book Cuddly Crochet on amazon!
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Friday, July 1st, 2011
The tribe has spoken and Baby Alpaca Ultimo is the yarn with the most votes in our free pattern poll. You click, we listen. You will love this cowl in all it’s beautiful, cuddly, super chunky goodness! Since it’s knit on a size 13 needle, you can make it this weekend while sipping on some lemonade in the backyard. If your thinking about your holiday knitting projects, this will make a wonderful gift. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
BABY ALPACA ULTIMO
Approx. Finished Measurements: 20” tall x 20 around”
Materials: Ultimo- 2 hanks
Gauge: 8 sts = 4” in garter st on size 13 needles over st st.
Needles: Size US 13 knitting needles.
Loosely cast on 50 sts
Row 1, 3, 5: K1, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2, 4, 6: P1, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 7: K1, p1, k1, p1, cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1, cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1, cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 8: As row 2.
Row 9: As row 1.
Row 10: As row 2.
Repeat rows 1-10 until total length is about 20” long, or desired length, ending with row 2.
Bind off. Sew the cast on edge to the bind off edge. Weave in all ends.
Cable 12 back: Place 6 sts on a cable needle, hold in back, knit the next 6 sts, knit the 6 sts from the cable needle.
©2011 Plymouth Yarn Company. 032511jbt
Here are some other Baby Alpaca Ultimo patterns available at your favorite yarn shop that sells Plymouth Yarn.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010
I have written before about how crazed I am about cowls. And even though the air is warming up and spring is just around the corner- a good cowl is seasonless. I found this cowl recently on Ravelry by a designer named Andrea Satterlund. She even knit it in my favorite cowl yarn- Baby Alpaca Grande. I absolutely love the geometric look of this stitch pattern.
Here’s what Andrea writes about her design:
I had a hard time coming up with a name for this pattern. I thought about calling it Zzzs because the stitch pattern looks sort of Z shaped but I wasn’t really happy with the name. Sometimes I read numbers as letters and the other day when I looked down at the ball band to the yarn I used for this, I read “Zoz”. [[the color number is 202]]. It just kind of stuck. Zoz is a cozy cowl featuring a migrating ribbing that is broken up by eyelets. The ribbing gives it a little more structure when it’s tucked into a coat and the eyelets help prevent the alpaca from being too toasty.
To get the free pattern for this design: visit Andrea at her blog: http://theandipants.blogspot.com/ or check her out on Ravelry.
Friday, January 29th, 2010
Royal Llama Silk Hat by Jan Wise
I promised last month that I would get you the pattern for this really fine hat by Jan Wise. After some coaxing she agreed to share her talents. Here is the pattern. NOTE: PATTERN HAS BEEN CORRECTED FOR THE TURNING ROW. jbt
Thanks Jan, and Happy Knitting to all
Slouchy Hat With Picot-Edge
Designed by Jan Wise, Mount Vernon, WA – June 24, 2009
Materials: 2 skeins Plymouth Yarn Royal Llama Silk
(shown in #1002/Gray, #1844/Moss and #1842/Denim)
(102 yds per/skein) or 200 yds worsted weight yarn
Needles: US Size 6 (4.00 mm) – 16” circular
US Size 8 (5.00 mm) – 16” circular and 5 double points
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1-inch on size 6 needles
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1-inch on size 8 needles
Sizes: Finished sizes 19.55, 20 – inches at band/opening
TERMS: Kf&b – knit front and back of stitch to make increase
K2 tog – knit two stitches together to decrease
Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 88 (90) stitches.
Leave a long tail (18-24 inches) to use when sewing up hem.
Join without twisting, place marker between first and last sts.
Rounds 1-4: Knit
Round 5 (turning row): *YO, K2tog*, repeat to end of round.
Rounds 6-10: Knit
Round 11: Purl
Round 12: Knit
Round 13: Purl
Rounds 14-15: Knit
Round 16: *YO, K2tog*, repeat to end of round.
Round 17-18: Knit
Round 19: Purl
Round 20: Knit
Round 21: Purl
Rounds 22-24: Knit
Round 25 (increase rnd):
19.55-inch Size: [(K2, k1f&b) x3, K1, K1f&b] x8 (120 sts)
20-inch Size: *K2, K1f&b*, repeat to end (120 sts)
Change to larger circular needle
Rounds 26-27: Knit
Round 28: Purl
Round 29: Knit
Round 30: Purl
Rounds 31-36: Knit
Repeat Rounds 28-36 Two more times (ending on Round 54).
Round 55: Purl
Round 56: Knit
Round 57: Purl
Rounds 58-62: Knit
Round 63 (decrease round): *K1, K2 tog*, repeat to end (80 sts)
Round 64: Purl
Round 65: Knit
Round 66: Purl
Round 67: Knit
Round 68 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (40 sts)
Round 69: Knit
Round 70 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (20 sts)
Round 71: Knit
Round 72: Purl
Round 73 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (10 sts)
Round 74: Purl
Round 75: Knit
Cut yarn. Thread tail through remaining stitches. Pull tightly and fasten off on inside of hat. Weave in end.
Turn under the hem at the bottom/beginning of the hat and sew in place with tapestry needle using the long beginning tail. Weave in ends.
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Talitha Kuomi is a talented designer who has used Happy Feet sock yarn for some interesting bracelets. She calls them Pleasant Places, and her pattern is available on Ravelry.
This is a wonderful way to use Happy Feet- either alone, or as bits & pieces for one band each. Talitha found it to be a wonderful way to use up leftovers. You could knit one bracelet in each of 10 sock yarn colorways.
Pleasant Places Bracelets
Tal says she has toyed around with knitting in beads along with the Happy Feet and with tiny cables running around the length of each band. You can really let your imagination out to play on this one.
The pattern for Pleasant Places is written so that you can make this “to fit” for any size wrist and forearm from pre-teen to adult.
My thanks to Talitha Kuomi for allowing me to present her ideas here. Feel free to contact Talitha on ravelry or at email@example.com with any questions.
Check out Tal’s other designs on Ravelry.com.
And don’t forget to check out Happy Feet on our Plymouth Yarn Website
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Poppin’ is a yarn that is at its best during the holiday knitting season. With this yarn you can whip up a fun scarf in an evening.
Use size 7 or 8 needles, cast on 8 – 10 sts using a backweards loop cast on and knit- using 1 flat area for the first and last st of every row, and working 2 sts in each flat area in between.
Knitting With Poppin'
Cast on an even amount, using the backward loop technique—1 st per straight area between pops. Knit every row- working 1 st per straight area between pops for the first and last st of every row, and 2 sts per straight area between pops for every stitch inbetween (so work 1-2-2-2-1 for 8 sts, 1-2-2-2-2-1 for 10 sts). Bind off working 1 st per straight area between pops.
Use 1 or 2 balls depending on how long and wide you want your scarf to be. Using the backward loop technique for casting on, cast on 8 or 10 sts. Knit every row until almost out of yarn. Bind off.
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Ok, we all agree that the Cowl is this year’s scarf. Whether long or short- it is indeed a fast project for this Holiday’s gift giving. I have talked about the ultimate yarn for cowls- Baby Alpaca Grande. But for those on a limited budget- I have an idea: Use a less expensive, but interesting yarn. Here is a quickie pattern using 1 ball of Encore Boucle. This member of the Encore family of fine yarns will give you dazzling colors and texture at a very low price.
Here Nancy, a customer at my LYS, sports a cowl she whipped up in an evening.
Materials: 1 –100g ball Encore Boucle
Needles: 16” US 15 needle, marker.
Size: Approx. 22” x 10”
Gauge: 3 sts =1” over st st.
LOOSELY cast on 55 sts, Place marker and join, making sure not to twist the sts.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *(K3, p2): repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a Round 2.
Bind off LOOSELY knitwise. Weave in all ends.
©2009 Plymouth Yarn Co.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
2 weeks ago I promised to post a cowl pattern and finally- here it is. These things are definitely “This Year’s Scarf”. They can be fast to knit, using simple repetative stitch patterns and use very little yarn so they are a perfect way to try that luxury fiber you have been drooling over.
The one posted here has been an absolute favorite at my local yarn shop. Even newbie knitters are quick to pick up the easy stitch repeat and are on their way to instant gratification with this weekend project.
Baby Alpaca Grande is a perfect yarn for this cowl- soft and warm around your neck, with beautiful drape. Please try this pattern- it requires only 1 hank of this Plymouth Classic. I will have another pattern for you soon too.
EASY ONE ROW COWL
Materials: 1- 100g hank- Baby Alpaca Grande.
Size: About 22” around, about 10” long.
Gauge: 12 sts = 4” using size US 11 needles over st st.
Needles: US 11- 16″ circular; 1 stitch marker.
With the 16” circular needle, loosely cast on 60 sts. Place marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the sts.
Round 1: Knit 1 round.
Round 2: *(YO, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Repeat ROUND 2 until almost out of yarn, ending at the marker. Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends.
©2009 Plymouth Yarn Co. Design by Amanda Johnson