This is awesome! Look at all of that beautiful lace!
Via Flint & Pyrite
I want to knit a shawl, but all of the patterns I’ve found are for super pretty/lacey/girly designs. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s really not my style.
There’s a tragic lack of “shawl you would wear while fighting an evil dragon” patterns on ravelry.
Have you seen the Danish tie shawl? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/danish-tie-shawl-str01-bindetuch
It was also published in Spin Off.
Basically, you are just doing garter stitch with increases in the middle and on the ends. There is an edging in the pattern that I left out. It makes a nice everyday shawl.
Rose Hiver’s free pattern for the knit Butterflies are Free socks.
These are awesome! I would not wear shoes if I were wearing these.
Via Flint & Pyrite
This has jumped so high up in my queue, I really need this in my life!
Everything about this is amazing.
I really want to knit a dress. However, I don’t have the patience for a sweater…
This pattern is absolutely lovely.
Via Silver & Jade Yarns
This is the second swatch I’m doing for my leafy lacy thing. I took a bunch of uncharted lace patterns and charted them by hand. I am then using http://chartgen.orangellous.com/index.php#chart to chart them out into the swatches I want to try. This will be a hand towel that hangs in the kitchen.
I really like http://chartgen.orangellous.com/index.php#chart It did everything I wanted. I highly suggest that if you are doing anything big, that you type it out in a word processing file first and copy and paste it. The site lets you preview your charts, so you can find whatever mistakes you made (I only made one mistake in 55 stitches and 20 rows) and you can fix them in the file and re-paste them into the site. The window that you have to work in on the site is small, making it hard to find what you are looking for if it is a big chart.
Edit: I realized after this posted that I had put in the wrong chart (all of the even numbered rows were backward, I forgot to check the box), but now the correct one is there. Odd rows read left to right, even row read right to left.
This sweater pattern got scrapped before it was written out because it seemed to colorful for something so big.
I’m thinking of going back to my notes and redoing something with this cozy shape that has a nice stitch pattern instead of stripes, what do all you tmblr knitters think of the cocoon-y shape? Would you wear it in a nice drapey DK weight yarn?
I like the shaping and the stripes. I also like that it doesn’t butt hug. It is hard to find a comfy sweater that doesn’t butt hug.
So, Knit Picks is posting a new, free dishcloth/washcloth pattern every week. The first three have been posted. Here is the original blog post. They are doing both knitting and crochet patterns. I’ll definitely be knitting some of them.
I found this pattern for a Spider-Man baby blanket on Ravelry a few weeks ago. If I weren’t so busy trying to get ready for the big move into a house and doing most of the temporary overtime they’re offering us at work, I’d probably be looking for yarn for this project. Admittedly, it doesn’t quit fit with the brown and blue I seem to be favoring for the nursery colors, but still! It’s awesome!
The designer, AnneM, looks like she has quite a few really nice non-geek designs under her belt, too.
I need this in my life.
I saw this and immediately thought of a certain boy who is turning four who loves spider-man. So this will be made for his birthday in February.
I love ripple afghans and they are almost always crochet, so I am just over the moon for this.
I love Morehouse Farms because they are extremely creative, very friendly, have great customer service, and their yarn is nummy (and their sales are fantastic).
Here is one more reason to love them. This guy is SO FRICKIN’ CUTE!
Click through to check it out.