This pattern caught my eye immediately when it was posted. It’s by Lion Brand, and though they’re calling it a poncho, it actually has cuffs, so it seems to be one of the new sweater-shawl designs that have been cropping up lately. I ordered the yarn, LB’s Amazing, which is a single strand, wool acrylic blend, in the Strawberry Field colorway. The set up is a bit tricky, because the increases depend on moving markers every row, but after a few false starts, I got it right and it’s now working up quickly, on a size J-10 (6 mm) hook. Free pattern can be found here.
A few tweaks here and there and the classic raglan’s been updated. Worsted weight wool on size 6 and 7 (US) needles, with sizes ranging from small to 2x.
Striking in its simplicity, this crocheted tunic caught my eye in the Lion Brand Newsletter this evening. Done up in Homespun using a size 10.5 (US) hook, it’s calling out to me to use the blue Homespun that started out as a throw and never made it home. This looks like something I’ll wear a lot.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but I simply have to add two more : “too cute”.
This unusual pattern caught my eye because it features not only vertical cables, which I’m used to knitting, but horizontal ones as well, which I’ve never tried. Until now. Really looking forward to tackling a new knitting challenge. The pattern is available free of charge at the Paton’s yarn website. Very cool.
This just up on the Lion Brand website. I don’t usually use thick yarns, but I like the color gradations on this jacket. If I decide to make one, I’ll probably cut the length to about the hip line. Usually unlined jackets bag around the seat when they’re too long. This does look cozy, doesn’t it? And I like the self finished edges without buttons or button holes.
Just talked myself into it! Requires three skeins of Homespun Thick and Quick, and a 36 inch circular needle, size 13. First you make the front and the back, then cast on for sleeves.