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Happy 2018 – Spring Products, Winter TNNA and Interweave Crochet

Written on January 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm, by obi_admin

Knitting in the New Year

The New Year has come and gone but the year still very young. We here at Plymouth Yarn had a fantastic 2017 and are so grateful for the knitting community we serve and participate in. We certainly wouldn’t be who we are without the support of our incredible network of Local Yarn Shops who are one of the pillars of the knitting community. We give a big shout out to all of them who have been with us for these many years.

Winter TNNA

We are excited about The National Needle Arts Association Winter Conference happening January 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event and the one in June is such a potent gathering of our knitting colleagues and we are pleased to participate. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and exchanging ideas and talking about our Spring Products.

Spring 2018 Products

Our Spring Products, released in November had been very well received. We are so pleased that many of you are making beautiful things with them! In case you aren’t familiar with the latest yarns, here are a three them:

Making the Cover of Interweave Crochet

That’s right – Encore Mega made the big time.¬† You can see it in the Winter 2018 edition of Interweave Crochet!

We look forward to hearing from you all and seeing what great projects you are working on. Have a great January, stay warm and keep knitting!

—Your Plymouth Yarn Team ūüôā

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Last Minute Gifts & Giveaways!

Written on December 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by Allison

‚ÄėTis the season for last minute gifts! It‚Äôs getting down to the wire for finishing those holiday gifts! So while you‚Äôre weaving in your ends and sewing those seams, it‚Äôs also time to start thinking about that perfect gift for you! Visit your favorite Plymouth shop today and find some great no time to knit or crochet gifts for that fiber friend in your life! The most popular gift this season is one of our beautiful Hand-Crafted Artisan Bags, made in Thailand. Available in many varieties and colors, you‚Äôre sure to find the perfect bag for just about anyone.

NOW IN STOCK and in a store near you‚Ķ.any knitter or crocheter would love to get Plymouth‚Äôs new Hot Cakes! Encore in disguise! The same legendary yarn that has delighted knitters for over 30 years is now available in the popular ‚Äúcake‚ÄĚ put up. Each 200-gram cake boasts over 400 yards. All the color stripes in Hot Cakes were chosen directly from our Encore line making the mixing and matching possibilities endless. Available in 8 popular colors!

Every knitter loves a beautiful set of needles. The Igknite Lineaz Needle sets are perfect for gifting. Available in a beautiful wooden box or a sleek faux leather pouch.

Our popular pattern books make a great gift too. Book 636, Encore Worsted 8 Hour Baby Blanket Book, Book 638, Done by Monday or book 654 Encore Sampler Throw (just to name a few) are sure to please!

Reward yourself this holiday season with a giveaway from Plymouth Yarn! Comment on this blog and tell us your favorite yarn shop to buy Plymouth Yarn products for a chance to win one of our 5 deluxe Santa Sacks! Our surprise sacks will be one of our beautiful hand-crafted bags filled with goodies! We have so many fun things waiting for you! We have books, DVDs, projects, patterns, yarn and then some! Actual prize will vary. Don’t forget to comment on our blog for a chance to win.

 

Giveaway rules: To enter‚Äď tell us your favorite yarn shop (please include city and state of the location) by commenting on this blog from 12/12/17 through 12/17/17. Plymouth Yarn employees and their immediate family are not eligible. Contest is open to US residents 18 or older only. Valid email address is necessary for contest entry. Yarn will be delivered from Plymouth Yarn to valid US addresses only. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on 12/17/17. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Approximate prize value is $100. Five winners will be chosen December 19th, 2017 by random number generator and notified via the email provided. Must respond to notification email by 12/31/17 or prize is forfeited. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

Small Business Saturday 2017!

Written on November 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm, by Allison

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Small Business Saturday is November 25th

 

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

After waiting in all those long lines on Black Friday, wouldn’t it be nice to visit your favorite yarn shop and get the supplies you need for those special gifts (or the gift you give yourself)?  Shop small at one of these shops this Saturday, November 25th and get a deal too! Plymouth Yarn is sponsoring a fabulous promotion for your Small Business Saturday shopping!

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Visit one of the shops listed below and the first 10 customers in each shop to purchase $50 of Plymouth Yarn products will receive a coupon to save $20 off your next $50 Plymouth Yarn purchase during the month of December.
This is a limited time deal and original purchase must be made on November 25th. Get to your yarn shop early for best selection. Contact the shop for hours. This offer is available in store and only at the shops listed below. See shop for further details.

New for 2017…..stop by one of the shops listed and receive a coupon code to download 3 exclusive patterns that will be released on November 25th! Patterns will be available for free with your coupon code available at any of the shops listed below through November 30th! No purchase necessary to receive pattern coupon code.

120A Encore Mega Striped Hat Grey with black Plymouth Yarn

120A Encore Mega Striped Hat Grey with black

120B Encore CS Drop Stitch Cowl Plymouth Yarn

120B Encore CS Drop Stitch Cowl

120 Encore mega colorspun garter cowl

120 Encore mega colorspun garter cowl

120 Messy Bun Hat A

120 Messy Bun Hat A

Dreambaby DK 3244

Dreambaby DK 3244

Worsted Merino SW 3230

Worsted Merino SW 3230

Here is a list of Participating Shops:

Alabama

Mobile Yarn Mobile AL

Arizona

The Fiber Factory Mesa AZ

Grandma’s Spinning Wheel Tucsnon AZ

California

Stitches in Time Bellflower CA

Ball & Skein & More Cambria CA

Needles, Hooks and Yarn Glendora CA

ImagiKnit San Francisco CA

Dharma Trading Retail Store San Rafael CA

Cast Away Yarn Shop Santa Rosa CA

Colorado

Ewe and Me-A Yarn Boutique Colorado Springs CO

The Yarn Studio Crested Butte CO

Lambshoppe Denver CO

The Stitchin’ Den Estes Park CO

FiberSpace Sterling CO

Connecticut

The Yarn Basket Branford CT

New England Yarn and Spindle Bristol CT

In Sheep’s Clothing Torrington CT

The Yarn Barn, LLC Woodbridge CT

Florida

Knit or Knot Jupiter FL

Sheep Thrills Lauderhill FL

Idaho

The Yarn Connection Idaho Falls ID

Indiana

Shabby Sheep & Ewe Columbus IN

River Knits Lafayette IN

Always in Stitches Noblesville IN

Sheep’s Clothing Valparaiso IN

Kentucky

Fiber Frenzy Berea KY

The Stitch Niche Lexington KY

Native Twist Mount Sterling KY

Louisiana

Needlework Vault New Orleans LA

Maine

Attic Heirlooms Damariscotta ME

Central Yarn South Portland ME

The Yarn Sellar York ME

Maryland

Knits & Pieces Annapolis MD

Clover Hill Yarn/Tempting Ewe Cantonsville MD

Frivolous Fibers LLC Easton MD

Frostburg Fiber Depot Frostburg MD

Wrapped In Stitches Monrovia MD

A Little Bit Sheepish Ocean Pines MD

Massachusetts

Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Merrimac MA

A Garden For Knitters, LLC North Andover MA

Craftworks Northboro MA

Michigan

Have You Any Wool? Berkley MI

Unwind Yarn Shop Brighton MI

The Knitter’s Nest Clarkston MI

The Yarn Stop Clawson MI

Beyond The Rainforest Grand Blanc MI

Knotted Needle Grosse Pointe Woods MI

Garen Huis Yarn Studio Holland MI

The Elegant Ewe Menominee MI

Stitching Memories Portage MI

Little Yarn Shop Saginaw MI

Minnesota

Utrinkets, LLC Brainerd MN

Mary Lue’s Yarn and Ewe Mankato MN

Nadlekunst New Ulm MN

Missouri

The Stitch Niche Rolla MO

Knitorious LLC St. Louis MO

Montana

Back Porch Quilts Livingston MT

Nebraska

Yarn Charm Lincoln NE

ImagiKnit Omaha NE

New Jersey

Fiber Arts Yarn Shop Cape May NJ

Winterberries Yarn Columbia NJ

The Yarn Shop at Alma Park Jobstown NJ

The Blue Purl Madison NJ

Knit’s Fabulous Manalapan Township NJ

Cattell’s Sew & Vac Medford NJ

Fiber Arts Café LLC Milville NJ

Woolbearers MT Holly NJ

Rows of Purl Sparta NJ

Knitatapestry LLC Waldwick NJ

New York

The Spinning Room of Altamont NY

Expressions in Needleart Canandaigua NY

The Warm Ewe Chatham NY

The Knitting Garden, Inc Huntington NY

Yarn Cupboard Jamesville NY

Bead & Fiber Fantasy Marion NY

Pick up Every Stitch MT Kisco NY

Common Thread Saratoga Saratoga NY

North Carolina

Wildskeins Yarn Company Hickory NC

Alpaca Dreams, LLC Louisburg NC

Ohio

Silk Road Textiles Cincinnati OH

The Yarn Shop Columbus OH

Main Street Yarns Mason OH

Oregon

Soft Horizons Fibers Eugene OR

Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design Portland OR

Apples To Oranges Silverton OR

Coastal Yarns Cannon Beach OR

Pennsylvania

The Knitter’s Edge Bethlehem PA

Kid Ewe Knot Bridgeville PA

Yorkshire Meadows Mansfield PA

The Knitting Cottage Waynesboro PA

Ewe & Me York PA

South Carolina

Knit-N-Purl Myrtle Beach SC

Tennessee

Haus of Yarn Nashville TN

Texas

Yarnivore San Antonio TX

Utah

Needlepoint Joint Ogden UT

The Knitting Post Santa Clara UT

Vermont

Yarn & Yoga, LLP Bristol VT

Must Love Yarn Shelburne VT

Virginia

Laughing Sheep Yarns Charlottesville VA

Mangham Wool & Mohair Shop Charlottesville VA

Doghouse Yarns & More Culpeper VA

Untangled Purls Fredericksburg VA

Needles in the Haymarket, LLC Haymarket VA

Hunt Country Yarns Middleburg VA

Dances With Wool Midlothian VA

Baa Baa Sheep LLC Norfolk VA

Yarn Cloud Occoquan VA

Wool Workshop Roanoke VA

Red Fox Yarns Vienna VA

The Yarn Club, Inc. Virginia Beach VA

Yarnia Warrenton VA

Yarnia of Old Town Warrenton VA

Flying Needles Williamsburg VA

Knit One Purl Two Winchester VA

Washington

Allyn Knit Shop Allyn WA

Northwest Yarn Bellingham WA

Yarn Folk Ellensburg WA

Sheep’s Clothing Kennewick WA

Serial Knitters Kirkland WA

West Virginia

Kanawha City Yarn Company Charleston WV

Wisconsin

Iris Fine Yarns Appleton WI

Firefly Fibers, LLC Beaver Dam WI

Thunder Willow Community Arts Hudson WI

Northwind Book & Fiber Spooner WI

Wyoming

Ewe Count Cheyenne WY

Prairie Stitcher Douglas WY

Cowgirl Yarn Laramie WY

The Fiber House Sheridan WY

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I Love Yarn Day 2017 Giveaway!

Written on October 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm, by Allison

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The Craft Yarn Council’s I Love Yarn Day is celebrating it’s 7th year! On October 14th, get out there and teach someone to knit, crochet weave or spin! This is such a fun concept! Share the love of your craft with others.¬† You can check out the Craft Yarn Council’s website for great resources on learning the craft! Once you teach someone to cast on….who knows where they could go! As you well know, once you catch that knitting or crochet bug, it’s all over.¬† Plymouth Yarn would love to help you in your journey to teach a newbie! Comment on this blog and you could win any 2 of our Cuzco Cashmere, Incan Spice or Reserve Sport kits, 1 for you and 1 for a friend! Tell us about your favorite yarn shop or knitting group so that other folks, just like you, can discover somewhere new! Five lucky people will win two of the following kits (chosen at random, colors may vary)…

F794 Incan Spice. Pattern is free to download!

F794 Incan Spice. Pattern is free to download!

F803 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is also free to download!

F803 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is also free to download!

Share your projects with us! Use hashtags #plymouthyarn and #iloveyarnday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

F782 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is free to download!

F782 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is free to download!

3156 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3156 Cuzco Cashmere. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3136 Reserve Sport. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

3136 Reserve Sport. Pattern is available at your favorite yarn shop through Ravelry Pro.

Giveaway rules:¬†To enter‚Ästtell us your favorite yarn shop or public knitting group (please include city and state of the location) by commenting on this blog from 10/10/17 through 10/20/17. ¬†Plymouth Yarn employees and their immediate family are not eligible. Contest is open to US residents 18 or older only. ¬†Valid email address is necessary¬†for contest entry. ¬†Yarn will be delivered from Plymouth Yarn to valid US addresses only. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on 10/20/17. ¬†Multiple entries will be disqualified. ¬†Approximate prize value is $100.¬† Five winners will be chosen October 23rd, 2017 by random number generator and notified via the email provided. ¬†Must respond to notification email by 10/31/17 or prize is forfeited. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

 

 

Fun Halloween Projects!

Written on September 29, 2017 at 8:29 am, by Allison

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I knit all year ’round but consider this week the official start to knitting and crochet season. I love seeing all the fall projects that pop up.¬† Pumpkins, spiders, and clowns are everywhere!¬† There are several Halloween inspired free crochet projects collected on Confessions of Crafty Witches facebook page (and some yummy recipes too) to get you started. They feature a raven, shrunken heads and a Chucky doll!

Here are some fun pattern finds where you can use your favorite Plymouth Yarns!

How adorable is this Candy Corn Hat? Free pattern and photo courtesy of Sarah Sagaser/sarahlou on Ravelry.

Candy Corn Hat by Sarah Sagaser

Candy Corn Hat by Sarah Sagaser

Still one of my very favorite Halloween patterns is our Encore Worsted Pumpkin Sweater! Free download. 

Free Pattern F466 in Encore Worsted!

Free Pattern F466 in Encore Worsted!

You can find this Skull Sweater pattern (#2129) made with Encore DK at your local Ravelry Pro shop.¬† Don’t know if you have a local shop? Check the find a shop feature on plymouthyarn.com

Pattern 2129 available for download only at your favorite Ravelry Pro shop

Pattern 2129 available for download only at your favorite Ravelry Pro shop

 

Annie’s Autumn Glow Collection!

Written on September 15, 2017 at 9:11 am, by Allison

Photo courtesy of Annie's

Photo courtesy of Annie’s

It’s time for another edition of Annie’s Craft Store’s lookbook! Whether it’s knit or crochet, Annie’s has something for everyone in their Autumn Glow Collection. ¬†There are 5 designs made with your favorite Plymouth Yarns! Of course you want to make them all but let Plymouth and Annie’s help you get started with a giveaway. One lucky winner will get to chose a pre-selected knit or crochet kit! All you need to do to enter is comment on our blog and tell us your essential knitwear piece for the Autumn transition. ¬†Giveaway is open from 9/15/17 through 9/30/17. You will receive the pattern via digital download from Annie’s and Plymouth Yarn will send you the required yarn. See terms and conditions below.

You will be able to chose between the Sirimiri Cardi, crocheted with Encore DK color 389.

Sirimiri Cardi by Jill Hanratty

Sirimiri Cardi by Jill Hanratty

Or for our knitters….made with Encore Worsted 389 is the Forevermore Poncho!

Forevermore Poncho by Che Lam

Forevermore Poncho by Che Lam

 

Other designs in the Autumn Glow collection include:

Golden Grove Cardi by Jill Hanratty. Crocheted with color 460 in Encore Worsted

Golden Grove Cardi by Jill Hanratty. Crocheted with color 460 in Encore Worsted

Hilltop Tunic by Che Lam crocheted with color 560 in Encore Worsted

Hilltop Tunic by Che Lam crocheted with color 560 in Encore Worsted

Moss on a Twig by Lena Skvagerson knit with color 87 in Woca

Moss on a Twig by Lena Skvagerson knit with color 87 in Woca

Giveaway rules: To entertell us your favorite transitional garment by commenting on this blog from 9/15/17 through 9/30/17. ¬†Plymouth Yarn employees and their immediate family are not eligible. Contest is open to US residents 18 or older only. ¬†Valid email address is necessary for ¬†both contest entry and electronic pattern delivery directly from Annie’s Craft Store. ¬†Yarn will be delivered from Plymouth Yarn to valid US addresses only. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on 9/30/17. ¬†Multiple entries will be disqualified. ¬†One winner will be chosen October 2nd, 2017 by random number generator and notified via the email provided. ¬†Winner can chose either the knit Forevermore Poncho kit or the crochet Sirimiri Cardi kit. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

Happy September! Fall Knitting has Begun!

Written on September 8, 2017 at 11:47 am, by Allison

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Summer flew by this year! ¬†The other night, I had to slip a jacket on before I went outside. ¬†Just a week or two ago, I was in the pool! While I’m not ready to say goodbye to warm summer nights with friends, I am ready for some new inspiration and projects! Our designers have been busy all summer and our team has been attending photo shoots all over the area preparing to bring you new and fabulous designs. ¬†You may have seen a few pictures on our facebook page of the gang at a photo shoot. ¬† Fall trends are showing Americana themes and vintage styles. ¬†Mid-length skirts are on the runway right now and they pair so well with a traditional boyfriend or Icelandic sweater.

Encore Chunky Tweed pattern 1949 available at your local yarn shop

Encore Chunky Tweed pattern 1949 available at your local yarn shop

Homestead pattern 2953 available at your local yarn store

Homestead pattern 2953 available at your local yarn store

Boots are everywhere, these boot toppers are a must have!

 

Galway Sport knit and crochet free pattern download

Galway Sport knit and crochet free pattern download

Don’t forget to grab a jacket before heading out the door! One of my favorite crochet patterns is this Encore Worsted Granny Hoodie from Knit and Crochet Now! TV/Annies.

Photo Courtesy of Tammy Hildebrand

Photo Courtesy of Tammy Hildebrand

Or try this Encore Worsted Draped Cardigan, free!

F473 WEB Encore Worsted

Happy Fall!

Back to school countdown!

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:10 am, by Allison

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We have just about a month here until the kiddos are back in school. We’ve even had a couple of cool evenings. ¬†EEK! I’m not ready for summer to be over yet, it feels like it just began! I have been working on lots of small projects. I’ve found some great patterns on Ravelry to make for some of my favorite kids so they can go back to school in style with a little something made just for them. Here are just a few of the things I’m working on….these are just some fun, quick projects that you can easily get done before the first day!

I just love this Minions Tablet/iPad cover by Stana D. Sortor, photo courtesy of Stana D. Sortor.  Free Ravelry Download. Some yarn choices for this one could be Encore Worsted, Jeannee Worsted, or Galway Worsted just to name a few.

Minions tablet or I-pad cover by Stana D.Sortor

Minions tablet or I-pad cover by Stana D.Sortor

How about a pencil case to go with it?  This Minion Pencil Case by Debbie Colon is just the thing! Free crochet Ravelry download. Photo courtesy of Debbie Colon.

Minion Pencil Case by Debbie Colon

Minion Pencil Case by Debbie Colon

Don’t worry, we have your older children covered too! Gina Worsted, Encore Worsted, Jeannee Worsted and Galway are some of the yarns we suggest you try with these patterns

Mobile Device Cover by Rebecca Langford, photo courtesy of Little Monkeys Crochet 2015.

Mobile Device Cover by Rebecca Langford

Mobile Device Cover by Rebecca Langford

How about an Easypeasy Pencil Pouch by HandmadeHandsome? Photo courtesy of HandmadeHandsome

Easypeasy Pencil Pouch by HandmadeHandsome

Easypeasy Pencil Pouch by HandmadeHandsome

This is an apple my son would not want to give to his teacher but as long as he doesn’t throw it out….he would love to open his lunch box and find it on his apple! It’s a Pok√©ball Apple Jacket by Fallon Cortis, photo courtesy of Fallon Cortis, made with Galway.

Pokéball Apple Jacket by Fallon Cortis

Pokéball Apple Jacket by Fallon Cortis

Here are some must haves for your college-bound student.  Toss these in their box and let them know that mom always wants them to feel warm and loved.

Those football games get chilly! Keep ’em warm with this¬†Team Colors Reversible Cabled & Ribbed Scarf¬†by Beverly Tilton made with Encore Chunky, photo courtesy of¬†Beverly Tilton.

Team Colors Reversible Cabled & Ribbed Scarf by Beverly Tilton

Team Colors Reversible Cabled & Ribbed Scarf
by Beverly Tilton

How about a hat to match? Made using Encore Worsted….Team Colors Beanie¬†by Jennifer Lopez, photo courtesy of Jennifer Lopez.

Team Colors Beanie by Jennifer Lopez

Team Colors Beanie by Jennifer Lopez

Keep their toes warm in the dorm with Warm and Cozy Socks
by Linden Down.  Photo courtesy of Linden Heflin.

Warm and Cozy Socks by Linden Down

Warm and Cozy Socks by Linden Down

And finally, in Encore Dk Silly Socks by Karen Hodge! Photo courtesy of by K2Karen on Flickr.

Silly Socks by Karen Hodge

Silly Socks by Karen Hodge

Christmas in July!

Written on July 18, 2017 at 8:20 am, by Allison

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We are only 22 weeks away from Christmas and 20 weeks until Hanukkah begins. ¬†I am guilty of not starting projects until October and staying up until the wee hours of the morning in the days before the holiday. ¬†I’m even guilty of knitting under my desk at work (don’t tell the boss). One thing I do now is plan….my brother always wants an Alpaca scarf, my niece always wants cowls. my sister, whom I love dearly, is my challenge. ¬†I think she does it on purpose. She always wants sweaters with cables, lace, or stitches that require practice before I apply them to the garment!

We have some fabulous new designs that would make up into cherished, keepsake gifts. ¬†If you’re not a knitter/crocheter but love one….consider a kit. ¬†The real way to your fiber worshiping friend’s heart is with yarn! Your local yarn shop can help guide you in the right direction. ¬†Here are some ideas to get you started.

Free Pattern F803 Cuzco Cashmere Fingerless Mitts

Free Pattern F803 Cuzco Cashmere Fingerless Mitts. Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere make these mitts warm, soft and so decadent. ¬†Save these for the “nice” people on your holiday knitting list! You can find these kitted in many of your favorite yarn shops.

Free Pattern F767 Worsted Merino Superwash Cabled Edge Shawl. This one is perfect for the girl who has everything. Whether it's a night out on the town or a trip to the mall, this versatile and beautifully detailed shawl is a must for any wardrobe.

Free Pattern F767 Worsted Merino Superwash Cabled Edge Shawl. This one is perfect for the girl who has everything. Whether it’s a night out on the town or a trip to the mall, this versatile and beautifully detailed shawl is a must for any wardrobe.

Free Ravelry download, the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright made with Homestead or Homestead Tweed is sure to keep your boys warm while they shovels the snow. Photo courtesy of Yarnman on Ravelry.

Free Ravelry download, the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright made with Homestead or Homestead Tweed is sure to keep your boys warm while they shovels the snow. Photo courtesy of Yarnman on Ravelry.

Free Ravelry download, the "Trust Me, Harry" Hat and Cowl by Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs can be made with your favorite worsted weight. They chose Coffee Beenz but Galway, Encore Tweed or Encore Worsted would be a great fit too! Photo courtesy of Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs

Free Ravelry download, the “Trust Me, Harry” Hat and Cowl by Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs can be made with your favorite worsted weight. They chose Coffee Beenz but Galway, Encore Tweed or Encore Worsted would be a great fit too! Photo courtesy of Over the Rainbow Yarn Designs

Free Ravelry download, this crochet One Skein Basket by Diane L. Augustin is perfect for putting your gift in. This one is designed with Fantasy Naturale and can be used for about 101 things! Photo courtesy of Diane L. Augustin.

Free Ravelry download, this crochet One Skein Basket by Diane L. Augustin is perfect for putting your gift in. This one is designed with Fantasy Naturale and can be used for about 101 things! Photo courtesy of Diane L. Augustin.

Of course, Christmas is not complete without stockings! Get started now and you’ll have time to make all three!

Free pattern download F775 Homestead Stocking Trio.  Create memories with these family heirlooms this this. Young and old alike will cherish this special gift!

Free pattern download F775 Homestead Stocking Trio. Create memories with these family heirlooms this year. Young and old alike will cherish this special gift!

Exclusive Free Friday Pattern!

Written on May 26, 2017 at 9:08 am, by Allison

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Get your exclusive free pattern, Camello-Merino Baby Hat by Marina Shumway!

Baby Cammello Merino Hat

Baby Cammello Merino Hat

 

Our sales rep Warren’s wife, Marina, loves new Cammello-Merino so much, that she just had to make something with it! Lucky for us, they have two beautiful sons who don’t mind modeling some knitwear! This is Marina’s original design and we adore it! It only takes one ball so you can make yours this weekend!

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Cammello-Merino comes in 10 lovely colors and it’s moderately stretchy, so it works well in colorwork and cabling. ¬†We can’t help you find a model as adorable as Peter but you can try!

 

Baby Cammello Merino Hat PDF Download

By Marina Shumway

Size: Fits head size 15‚ÄĚ to 18‚ÄĚ
Babies 6 to 12 months
Yarn Requirements: 1 Skein of Plymouth Cammello Merino color #0025
Needles: US # 4 16‚ÄĚ circular needles and a set of double pointed needles in the same size or different size to obtain gauge.
Supplies: Stitch marker; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 28 sts = 4‚ÄĚ in stitch pattern

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:
CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
K: Knit
P: Purl
K2tog: Knit two stitches together as one.
Ssk: slip the next2 stitches to the right-hand needle one at a time as if to knit: return them back to the left-hand needle one at a time in their new orientation: knit them together through the back loop.
Tw2: Take the working needle and insert it into the 2nd stitch on the main needle knitwise, wrap the working yarn around the working needle and pull the working yarn through the stitch (leave stitches on the main needle). Take the working needle and insert it into the first stitch knitwise, wrap the yarn around the working needle and pull the working yarn through the stitch, slide both stitches off the main needle.

Instructions:
CO 96 sts, place a marker and join being careful not to twist the stitches. Knit the next 5 rounds.
Then work the next 5 rounds as follows:
(K1, P1) x 48
Then work the stitch pattern as follows:
Rounds 1 (and all odd rounds): *K4, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Rounds 2 (and all even rounds): *K4, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round

Continue alternating rounds 1 and 2 until you have worked 5 ¬Ĺ ‚Äú from cast on edge and have finished working an even round, at this point:

Start Decreasing as follows (switch to double pointed needles when the work becomes too tight to fit around the circular needle)
Round 1: *ssk, K2, P1, Tw2, P1, K2, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 2: *K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 3: *ssk, K1, P1, Tw2, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 4: *K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, k2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 5: *ssk, P1, Tw2, P1, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 6: *K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 7: *ssk, Tw2, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 8: *ssk, K2tog, ssk, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 9: *ssk. Repeat from * to end of round

Finishing:
Cut yarn leaving an 8‚ÄĚ tail, thread it onto a tapestry needle and sew it through the remaining stitches twice. Pull tight to close the hole at the crown. Bring the tail to the inside and weave it in. Weave in any remaining ends.

 

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