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Found Patterns – February 2017


I’ve just wrapped up several wonderful days at the Knitting Pipeline retreat in Washington, Illinois.  I still need to take pictures, enter certain items in Ravelry, etc. so expect to see a recap of the retreat next weekend.  But first I want to share with you some patterns I found before I left that I specifically wanted to find yarn for.  I think you might like some of these too!

Note: All images below are linked through from Ravelry and are the property of the designer.

#1: Loop by Casapinka

Fingering weight crescent shaped shawl that uses one solid color as the base and then a variegated color for the “loops”.  I love this way of incorporating a crazy single skein and you could also use different minis for each row of loops.  Pattern is $6 on Ravelry. My shopping list: 650 yards of base color, 200 yards of loops color.

#2: Ceciliana by Lisa Hannes (Maliha Designs)

How had I never seen this one before?!? Finger weight wide/long crescent shaped shawl (almost more of a scarf) that uses mosaic knitting  (a form of colorwork).  There are a ton of different color combinations in the pictures on Ravelry.  Pattern is about $4.60 on Ravelry. My shopping list: 420 yards each of a main color and a contrasting color.  I might cheat on this one and use some Tosh Merino Light I already have in my stash.

#3: Amitola Lace Shawl by Anna Victoria (By the Lily Pond Ravelry Store)

So technically *I* didn’t find this – my friend did and sent me a link to it.  This is some serious lace, with beads.  It a crescent shape with beads that would be really nice in a gradient (no idea what color beads I would use with a gradient). There are multiple sizes per the pattern page.  Pattern is $6.50 on Ravelry.  My shopping list: The longest gradient I can find.  The pattern description doesn’t list the yardage needed by size so I might have to wing it.  Also, I’d like to knit it out of fingering weight rather than lace.

#4: Snazzy Cowl by Laura Nelkin (Nelkin Designs)

Oh look! Not a shawl! Sport weight cowl which has a “chevron mosaic stitch.” I love this design and with a few tweaks could work great for me.  One, I would want to lengthen it because I don’t like cowls that are tight going over my head.  Also, I’d like to use fingering weight yarn so that’s typically how I find mini skeins.  That said, there is a Lux Adorna Knits kit available via the Ravelry page. Pattern itself is $6 on Ravelry.  My shopping list: If I double what is stated to make it longer: 460 yards of main color and about 350 yards worth of minis.  It would take some guesswork to determine how much is needed for one color.

#5: Lamina Wrap by Ambah O’Brien

Fingering weight rectangular wrap that uses two colors to create a generous size wrap.  I think this one would be great for mini skeins as well, or for a gradient as one of the colors.  Given all the ones for minis above, I’m leaning towards a gradient, possibly one from KnitCircus yarns. Pattern is $6 on Ravelry.  My shopping list: Main color 420 yards and contrasting color 840 yards.



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Knit a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Ready for something different? Since I don’t fix turkey for thanksgiving, I’m about knitting one.  I wanted to share my four favorite found patterns from Ravelry.  Disclaimer: I haven’t knit any of these (yet) so all photo credits go to the original designers.

Turkey Toy by Rainebo A new pattern from Lorraine Pistoria that is so cute.  He is knit in the round and uses approximately 330 yards of worsted weight yarn.  Pattern is $4 US through Craftsy (link to the Craftsy page is on the Ravelry page).  If the pattern doesn’t specify to I would likely add a little bit of weight (rice, etc.) in the bottom so he keeps his balance when sitting.


Tiny Turkey by Susan B. Anderson. A free pattern available on Ravlery that has been knit nearly 200 times.  He is also knit in the round using worsted weight yarn. It doesn’t appear the pattern states how much is yardage is used in total.  Susan B. Anderson is known for her exception toy patterns and this is no different.


Turkey Feather Hat by Abigail Polzin. Adorable!! This is a basic baby hat that the waddle, feathers and beak are then stitched onto.  The pattern is free but may require knowledge of of a separate baby hat pattern. It uses up to 150 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Happy Turkey Day Dishcloth by One Crafty Mama.  If you want something more practical, here’s a cute dishcloth.  The pattern is free and uses cotton worsted weight yarn.  A link to the pattern is available from Ravelry to the One Craft Mama blog.

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