Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Willoughby...

Willoughby Jacket & Longies


This was a couple of years in the making due to various delays!  I am SO happy with both patterns and am making a new set for the new baby :)  In Malabrigo Rios; so soft!


Sizes  3 months to 6 years
(Loxley is squished into a smaller size! He didn't want to take it off!)
Sample shown in size 2 years (on a 4 year old) in Three Irish Girls Sprinvale Super Merino.


Both jacket & longies are seamless and feature an easy to remember, circle cable pattern.  This makes a very squishy little set!





Awesome wooden buttons from Anny May Craft Supplies on Etsy. LOVE these buttons!


Ribbed Longies are so warm and cozy and hug little legs nicely.  


Willoughby Jacket & Longies  
$1.50 off each pattern from December 18-10, 2013. Discount applied at checkout.

Willoughby Jacket $5  
Willoughby Longies $5   

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Solace Re-release!




Originally published in Knit Now, Issue 24, Solace has been updated and re-released through my blog and Ravelry!


Totally seamless, top down with raglan shaping, Solace is enjoyable to knit and you will only have a few ends to weave in!...and maybe a button to sew on!  Worsted or Aran weight yarn also makes it a quicker knit than most cardigans.


Rounded front edges adds style but also a nice shape that looks good on a variety of body types.


A simple slip stitch pattern is worked throughout with wide ribbed bands for a classic feel.


Sizes XS-XXL, finished bust of 30"-54", included 0-2" of positive ease.


$2 off Solace Cardigan Pattern from December 11-13, 2013.  Discount is applied at checkout.  Happy knitting!  

Solace Cardigan Pattern PDF  $6



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Etta Re-release

Etta
Re-released December 2013.

As always, India is my model!  This tunic is a size medium, which fits India comfortably, even with layering.

Etta is worked seamlessly, in the round, from the neck down.  There is no seaming!  I used Artesano Aran which is wonderfully soft and knit up very quickly.

Sizing is from XS-XXL; Finished Chest measurements of 32"-56".  The tunic is meant to be worn with 2-4" of positive ease (better to layer with!)

Raglan shaping is worked from the neck down.  The cables and lace are on the reverse side as well as the front. but the back can be worked entirely in stotckinette stitch, if desired.


Etta is great to wear over a long skirt, jeans, or leggings!

 *** Enjoy $1 off Etta Pattern from December 8-11, 2013.  Discount applied at checkout! Happy knitting :)  ***

Etta Tunic Pattern PDF  $6 

Friday, December 6, 2013

What does the fox say? Meet Simone!

Meet Simone!  A very talented indie designer who has fun with colour!  
Want to knit one of Simone's designs? Leave a comment (with your email, which will only be visible to me), like her Facebook Page, join her Ravelry Group, and like Little Lamby Knits Facebook page for extra chances to win!  Please come back and leave a comment which groups you liked or joined!  Giveaway runs from Friday December 6th to 12th, 2013....
  • What is your favorite type of item to design?
I have been knitting since I am about 5 years old and growing up, I made a  lot of cold weather sweaters, think Lopi, cables and thick chunky stranded designs, which can come in quite handy in Switzerland. Most of that era stayed with their respective owners back over there, since when I moved to Pa, I thought it would be quite warm here (look at the latitude, my gosh, south like Lisabon!) but that's s different story...  I later learned to appreciate 'the finer yarns in life' and these days I thoroughly enjoy creating unique lace patterns for shawls like my 'Ipomoea' . But honestly, I can't really say I have a favorite, I just love playing with color and texture and so I think I rotate through things I like to make, sort of seasonally!  Ipomoea is stunning!  



  • What is your go-to yarn that you gravitate towards the most? 
Oh I don't know if I can answer that one, tough call, there are so many really nice yarns out there. I really like natural wool, especially merino wool, and silk, who doesn't like silk?  I love all of Dream in Color's and Cephalopod's colors, and anything by Malabrigo is going to be gorgeous, I am working on a couple of wintery items in Malabrigo 'Twist' at the moment... But I tend to work with a lot of different yarns by Cascade as well.  I love these yarns too!  So luxurious :)


  • What is your most popular pattern? 
Right now my 'Hedgerow Jam', a convertible cowl and the cute and cuddly 'Fox Crossing Mittens' are getting a lot of love, but for the summer months, the lace shawls, especially Ipomoea are a big draw for anyone trying to avoid sweaty fingers!  Beautiful designs.  My favourite is Fox Crossing Mittens! (must make these!)



  • Any fun projects in the works? 
Well, a couple. I am working on a really neat cardigan in Dream in Color's Perfectly Posh, and I am working on a outdoor themed e-book...  I look forward to seeing your new cardigan design and the outdoor eBook!

Want to knit one of Simone's designs? Leave a comment (with your email, which will only be visible to me), like her Facebook Page, join her Ravelry Group, and like Little Lamby Knits Facebook page for extra chances to win!  Please come back and leave a comment which groups you liked or joined!  Giveaway runs from Friday December 6th to 12th, 2013....

Want to find Simone and see all of her stunning work?  Visit her at the following places:

Designer Name: OwlCat Designs
Ravelry Name: simone77
Facebook Page or Group: https://www.facebook.com/owlcatknits                                            Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/owlcat-designs-studio


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Abernathy Cardigan & Cap

Abernathy Cardigan & Cap
Check it out on Ravelry!

Abernathy Cardigan is a sweet little unisex cardi that is worked from the top down, seamlessly, with an eyelet yoked collar. With a stockinette stitch body & garter stitch hem, front bands, cuffs and collar, it is simple enough to show off variegated yarns nicely. Four buttonholes are worked, beginning at the top right band and more can be added, if desired. Generous ease, 2-3” (5-7.5cm), allows this to be a wonderful layering piece that is light and soft; perfect for wee babes and little ones alike!


The delicate eyelet yoke can be worked with any other type of increase to have a more masculine look. 




The Abernathy Cap is an adorable little unisex hat that is quick to knit up and works beautifully with variegated yarns or in a solid colour. It is begun at the crown, with eyelet increases in a circular pattern, then simple stockinette stitch to the brim. Garter stitch brim & I-cord ties finish this vintage style cap off sweetly!


Sweet, simple, classic style that is perfect for any little one!
Sizes:  Preemie, Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs
Yarn:  Fingering of Sport weight yarn will both work.

Enjoy $2 off the Abernathy Cardigan Pattern and $1 off the Cap Pattern from December 4-6, 2013.  Discount is applied at checkout. Happy knitting!

Abernathy Cardigan $5 
Abernathy Cap $4  

Sunday, December 1, 2013

BAM! POW!! Meet Annie Watts....

With the advent of the awesome Gift-A-Long on Ravelry, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet some really fun designers!
Introducing Annie Watts.  You might already know her from some of her famous patterns, such as Fightin' Words (brilliant and my favorite of her designs!) or see her Cryptozoology Set that was featured on Knit Picks.
 Let's learn some more about her:
  • What is your favorite type of item to design? 
    I love colorwork accessories the best.  I've put out four mitt and three mitten patterns this year, The Mitts of Sisyphus and Medusa Mittens being my favorites.  I really like to design things that will be a little unexpected!  I like her surprises too!


  • What is your go-to yarn that you gravitate towards the most?
    This year I've really been trying to branch out and try new yarns but I often come back to Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift.  It's such a great workhorse of a yarn and makes great mittens!  Definttely a yarn that I have wanted to try for a long itme!
  • What is your most popular pattern? (you can name a couple)
Hands down it would have to be Fightin' Words.  It is most popular now than when I released it over a year and a half ago and it just keeps snowballing with new fans.  I love seeing what all the knitters do with this one!  


  • Any fun projects in the works?
    I always have tons!  There are two patterns slated to be released in December and an ebook in February.  It's going to be a fun winter! I can't wait to see what she has in store!!

Where does Annie hang out? Find out below:
Designer Name: Annie Watts
Ravelry Name: Wattsolak
Blog or Website: Wattsolak.com
Facebook Page or Group: www.facebook.com/WattsolakDesigns 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vintage Baby Set Re-release

Vintage Baby Set Re-release!
My hugest apologies for not having this available to download earlier! I have received many inquiries and have finally had some time to release it through Ravelry.  Thank you all for your patience!

Remember this adorable little baby?  
Copyright, Practical Publishing 2012

The Vintage Baby Set was originally published in Knit Now magazine, Issue 15, November 2012; a full year ago!


Pattern includes Cardigan, Leggings & Bonnet; a complete little set with a touch of fair isle!


Bonnet is snug and features a little chin strap.


Leggings are roomy enough for a cloth diapered bottom, have a hidden drawstring waist band and fair isle at each cuff.

Copyright, Practical Publishing 2012

The Vintage Baby Set includes charts, schematics for each garment & is sized for 3 (6, 12, 18, 24)months.

Enjoy $2 off entire pattern collection from November 24-28, 2013!  Discount applied at checkout.  Happy Knitting!

Vintage Baby Set - Cardigan, Leggings & Bonnet Pattern PDF - $7   



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waddle, waddle! Waddles Toque Pattern

Waddles Toque
...another little toque to go along with the Hoot Toque & the Twiga Toque...


Worked from the top down, seamlessly and in the round, Waddles is quick to knit and requires only minor embellishments to finish it off!  This is a fun toque to learn some new techniques and give as a gift.


Sizes Newborn, Baby, Toddler ,Child, Adult Medium & Adult Large.


A little bit of duplicate stitch is used to shape the eye arches and beak.  Buttons for eyes are too cute!  Pom poms accentuate the I-cord ties...


Loxley is SO happy to have a new toque as he outgrew his infamous Hoot Toque!!


$1 off pattern from November 20-22, 2013. Discount applied at checkout. Happy knitting!

 Waddles Toque Pattern PDF  $4   

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