FREEBIE Gorgas

Malabrigo Lace Scarf 6

 

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Gorgas Run

I love combining colours, and this simple scarf is an easy way to experiment. It’s a free pattern (YAY!), and it isn’t very hard to knit. The colourwork is easy-peasy, you just hold 2 strands of the yarn together and change up the colour combinations at the pattern tells you. And if you are afraid of knitting with 2 strands held together, don’t be, it’s simple! If you want a wider scarf or a wrap, just add extra stitches to your pattern and made sure you centre the decreases in the middle.

Yarn

We used light as air Malabrigo Lace on 4.5mm/US7 needles, and the finished scarf feels light (great for fall strolls through fallen leaves and apple picking). The pattern was written for fingering weight yarn, which would make a slightly sturdier garment suitable for a cold winter climate. We used semi-solid colourways, but I think it could look really beautiful using variegated/multicoloured yarns (I’d go 4 colours of Manos del Urugay Alegria). And of course, it could be a great way to use up some yarn in your stash.

Colour

If you’re tentative about choosing colours that will look nice together, I usually suggest picking a palette with colours in the same family, or close-ish to each other. Blues and greens go nice together, especially turquoise or teal. Blue and Purple, Red and orange or red and pink blend well, as do neutrals.

Notes

We finished the scarf after working the colourway twice (once was too short), and we could have kept on going, we still hard yarn left (I have put the yardage amounts in the Ravelry Project Page).

Materials

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STORE HOURS

RETURN TO FALL STORE HOURS

We’re going back to our regular store hours this week, so we will be open on Sundays again and our Stitch ‘n Bitch goes back to TUESDAYS Wednesdays, and SUNDAYS (see hours below). See you soon!

Monday: 11 am to 6 pm

Tuesday: 11 am to 6 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 12 pm to 4 pm)

Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 5 pm to 8 pm)

Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm

Friday: 11 am to 6 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 1 pm to 5 pm)

PROJECT Pointy Elf Hat

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Pointy Elf Hat

This one was a quick little project – I cast on during SNB and finished well before the end. It’s the baby size of the Pointy Elf Hat from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (its a great little book, available online and as a hardcover and ebook through your public library). I used less than one skein of Urth Uneek Chunky and 9mm-US13 needles.

Materials

  • Urth Uneek Chunky: 1 skein (colour 5004)
  • 9mm/US13-16″ circular needles (optional)
  • 9mm/US13 double pointed needles
  • tapestry or darning needle
  • jumbo stitch markers
  • Pattern (see notes above)

NEW Gleener Swet Bags & Gleener On The Go

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Gleener Swet Bags

The new Gleener Swet Bags are adorable, and they make perfect project bags, but they’re so much more. They’re designed to keep odours, wetness and messed contained. The zipper and lining are both waterproof, so they also make a great travel companion to the gym, swimming or beyond. Keep your projects safe, clean and dry anywhere you go!

  •  Size: 10.5″ x 14″
  • Machine wash in cold water, flip it inside out and hang it up to line dry overnight.

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gleener go combo

NEW Gleener On the Go

The new season has brought the pretty new coloured Gleener on the Go, the perfect travel lint remover and sweater de-piller. The Gleener On The Go is just as handy as it’s big sister, the original Gleener, but it’s pint sized (smaller than a glasses case) to fit in your purse, luggage, or desk drawer, and make great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts. Read more about the Gleener On The Go HERE.

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NEW FREEBIE Urth Chunky Hat

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NEW Urth Chunky Hat

YAY, a new freebie! A few weeks ago I knitted up a hat to show off this radiant yarn, Urth Uneek Chunky, and I couldn’t stop at just one. The yarn is soft as a cloud, snuggly, and knits up in stunning stripes all by itself. The pattern is simple, beginner friendly (once you’ve pinned down a scarf or two), it works up lickety-split, and only requires one skein. And did I mention, the pattern is FREE?!

Size

Adult S(M, L) to fit head circumference 21(22, 23-24)”

Materials

  • 1 skein Urth Uneek Chunky (100g/60m, 100% extra fine superwash merino)
  • 10mm/US15 – 16” circular needles
  • 12mm/US17 – 16” circular needles
  • 12mm/US17 double pointed needles
  • 1 jumbo stitch marker
  • tapestry or darning needle
  • FREE Pattern
  • Ravelry Pattern Page

 

NEW Knitter’s Pride Ginger Sets

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Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needle Sets

Just arrived, Knitter’s Pride has come out with a lovely new set of their quality interchangeable needles. All the needles and cords in these sets are interchangeable with all of their other needles and cors, as well as those made by Knit Picks. Something I REALLY like about these sets is that they include a full range of needle sizes, from 3.25mm/US3 to 12mm/US17, so you aren’t left in the lurch. The needles are similar to the Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Wood needles; they’re smooth laminated wood, pointed, and easy to work with. The needle sizes are laser imprinted on the metal part of the needles so they won’t wear off. The case is sturdy and does double duty as a chart holder. The sets also come with a generous number of cords and accessories.

Please note, the DELUXE includes the regular 5″ tip length and are only suitable for making needles 24″/60cm and longer (they are NOT suitable for making hats, and shorter cords will not work with them). The SPECIAL IC includes the shorter 4″ tips that make 16″/40cm to 20″/50cm needles and are suitable for making hats and little neck thingies (although longer cords can be used with these tips).

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Deluxe Set (regular length)

  • 5″ tip length (to make needles size 24″/60cm or longer)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 6 cords: 2 x 24″(60cm), 2 x 32″(80cm), 40″ x (100cm)
  • 12 end caps
  • 6 cord keys
  • 1 set of cord connectors
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with denim and beige finish vegan leather)

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Special Set (hat length)

  • 4″ tip length (to make needles 16″/40cm or 20″/50cm length)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 4 cords: 2 x 16″(40cm), 2 x 50″(50cm)
  • 8 end caps
  • 4 cord keys
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with burgundy and beige finish vegan leather)

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PROJECT Nuvem a la Alpaca & Silk

 

 

Nuvem

We just received a shipment of a Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk and I was thinking “Wouldn’t it be divine to make a big, light, cozy wrap with it?!” Well, great minds think alike, because at least 50 other people already came up with the same brilliant idea and used if for one of my favourite wrap patterns, Nuvem. The Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk is a super light and airy blend of brushed alpaca and silk – it looks like kid mohair, but feels like baby alpaca (ie. very, very happy, not scratchy). The other happy part is the price; Drops yarns are very affordable and you can make this wrap for under $50!

The pattern is pretty straightforward, the only novel part is the cast-on. You can make it as large or as small as you like, the pattern is based on the total weight of the yarn you’re using, so having a kitchen scale at your disposal is helpful (although not necessary). If you use this particular yarn use larger needles (4.5mm/US7), and cast on about 123 sts.

Materials

  • Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk: 6 to7 skeins (or more if you prefer, it’s pretty flex)
  • TWO 4.5mm/US7-47″ or 60″ circular needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Pattern: Nuvem