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FREEBIE Moorland Inspiration

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Today I’m feeling inspired by Attic24’s Moorland Blanket … pictured above is Cascade Ultra Pima (on SALE until the end of July) in the following colours:

  • Upper Row, left to right: 3716, 3809, 3766, 3762, 37613746, 3734, 3774
  • Lower Row, left to right: 3733, 3732, 3725, 3726, 3772, 3777, 3708, 3709

I should warn you, the colours aren’t exact pairings with the original pattern, I’m not canonical about these things (and I like the blues more than the greens, they’re better at binding together the palette). That said, you could use this palette to make any of Attic24’s Blanket patterns, they’d all look great, I think the Hydrangea Stripe would look amazing. 16 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima is enough to make a large throw blanket (I’d normally use about 10 to make a lap blanket).

 

Knitted Knockers!

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Knit-O-Matic is now an official drop-off location for Knitted Knockers of Canada!

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These special handmade prostheses are knit with love by wonderful volunteers and are available to women who find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable. They are made of Cascade Ultra Pima cotton yarn to be non-irritating. They are mailed to those who need them free of charge.

How Can You Help? Buy a skein of Cascade Ultra Pima, get the pattern from the Knitted Knockers of Canada website, and knit 2 or 3 knockers. Once made, bring them back to us. Or, if you don’t want to knit, buy a skein of yarn and donate that – volunteers will do the knitting for you! Easy Peasy!

 

 

30% OFF CASCADE 220

 

30% OFF CASCADE 220

Cascade 220 is a great staple yarn (one of the most popular and commonly used on Ravelry.com), it’s especially good for sweaters, afghans, mitts, legwarmers, and felting. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been selling well for US, so we need to find it some good homes before the fall.

  • 100% Highland Peruvian Wool
  • 100g/200m (220yds)
  • Light Worsted weight
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • 20 sts = 4″ (10cm)
  • Made in Peru
  • Project ideas from Ravelry

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Colours Shown Above

  • Top Row: (left to right): 9341, 4008, 2435, 2454, 9564, 4010
  • Bottom Row (left to right): 2452, 9447, 2434, 2448, 9453, 2420

I was just playing around with the stock (we have quite a few colours left, especially in the heathered colours) and realised we probably have enough shades to make a rockin’ Attic24 Blanket. Well, any kind of blanket that involves a bunch of colours.

 

 

 

 

FREEBIE Fichu Bleu

 

 

Fichu Bleu

I really love the simple look this cosy textured wrap. It’s infinitely wearable, with just enough detail and interest. The size is just right – not too big, not too small, and elegantly shaped to fit your body (no ‘vee’ in back). The project won’t be too long and you’ll be able to wear it now (or next week, give yourself a week to make it) to keep out the chill of April & Early May showers. I can see it being perfect over a spring coat or as a shoulder warmer around the office.

I think it would look great made with Cascade 220 (I like the heathers, they add an extra depth of colour, but solids would look god too), and you’ll only need about 3 skeins, or 4 if you want to make yours larger. The suggested needles are 4.5mm/US7 but for the Cascade 220 I’d go up to a 5mm/US8 to let the yarn bloom and give the garment a bit more stretch. Plus a bonus, our Cascade 220 is presently on SALE!

Materials

  • FREE pattern
  • Cascade 220: 3 skeins SALE
  • 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 – 29″ circular needles (or size to obtain a tension you like)
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry/darning needle

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CLEARANCE Cascade Heritage Wave

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20% OFF Cascade Heritage Wave

Cascade Heritage Wave is a soft, durable, and overall lovely new sock yarn. It’s a super soft blend of superwash merino wool and nylon, so they’ll make your hands and feet happy, but also wear well. The colour is a marled gradient (like Schoppel Crazy Zauberball) – a long colourway that changes gradually (gradient) with little flecks of colour (marled). 1 skein makes a pair of socks, gloves, mitts.

  • 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
  • 100g – 400m (437 yds)
  • Sock yarn/Fingering Weight
  • 28 to 32 sts = 4″ (10cm) on 2.25mm to 3.25mm
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry
  • See projects on Ravelry

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Cascade Heritage Wave SWATECHES BLOG

Flax Light

Flax Light is a great FREE  pattern for a yarn that has a bit of interest. The photo above is the size 6-12 months made with Cascade Heritage Wave. The is available in size newborn to adult 4XL, but we are only showing you kids sizes as a project suggestion for this yarn (it’s easy enough to get through a baby sweater with on fingering weight yarn, but an adult size project takes a bit more time).

Size

0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2yr, 2-4yr, 4-6yr, 6-8yr, 8-10yr, XS, S)

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • Cascade Heritage Wave: 1(1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3)
  • 2.75mm/US2 circular and double pointed needles (see pattern for length)
  • 3.75mm/US5 circular and double pointed needles (see pattern for length)
  • stitch markers
  • scrap yarn or stitch markers
  • tapestry/darning needle

 

FREEBIE Big Hat

Big Hat

Great one skein last minute gift! A client came in last week wearing a very simple toque (that’s Canadian for a winter hat) made with Malabrigo Rasta and I immediately thought “I’ve got to find a pattern for my other clients for that!”.  This hat is styled with the brim turned up, but if you wear it turned down it becomes a perfect slouchy style hat. A bit Thank You to Halan for the inspiration!

Yarn Options

All the following yarn are suitable and ON SALE until January 8!

Materials

 

FREEBIE Twistin’ The Night Away

Twistin’ The Night Away

Need to make something for the non-hat wearer in in your life? Banish hat-hair with this quick & easy headband! It’s a quick & easy knit, and small enough to work as a secret-santa gift. One skein of Malabrigo Rasta or Cascade Spuntaneous makes at least two headbands – one for you and one for them? Headband Twinsies!

Yarn Options

Both of these yarns are made from buttery soft, super-bulky merino wool – perfect for a headband!

Other Materials

 

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Photos: LottieDa