Friday, August 5, 2016

Alize Cardigan






Alize Cardigan is a part of Alize Series Collection. Like all the pieces in the collection, it has romantic flair and features leaf buds.
Alize cardigan is absolutely perfect for all your girly girls in the family.
This cardigan is worked from the top down seamlessly. It has many unique elements that will keep your knitting interesting, yet not overly complicated. Because of the lace and the technique used to create sleeve leaf buds, we would classify this pattern as intermediate, but an adventurous beginner can easily make this garment too.

GAUGE:
22 sts and 28 rows in 4”x 4” /10 x 10 cm in stockinette on US#6/4.0 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

SIZES:
12m, 18m, 24m, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6-7, 8-9, 9-10, 10-12, 12-14 this corresponds to chest size of
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30” or 48.5, 50.5, 53, 56, 58.5, 61, 63.5, 66, 68.5, 73.5, 76.5 cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
22 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33” or 56, 58.5, 61, 63.5, 66, 68.5, 71.5, 73.5, 76.5, 81.5, 84 cm

YARDAGE:
MC: 300, 350, 390, 425, 460, 550, 650, 700, 800, 900, 1000 yds or 274, 320, 357, 389, 421, 503, 594, 640, 732, 823, 914 m
CC: 100, 110, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 200, 220, 250 yds or 91, 101, 119, 128, 137, 146, 155, 165, 183, 201, 229 m

NOTIONS:
US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns; 24”/60 cm or longer) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns, 24”/60 cm);
4 stitch markers in color A, 2 in color B, and 2 in color C;
6-12 buttons (1”/2.5 cm wide);
Sewing thread to match;
Sewing needle;
Waste yarn/stitch holders;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.

$6

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Old Town Shawl








     
$6




Spring is here, and we cannot be more thrilled about it! It is time to take out all your pretty things or to make new ones! 
We are offering this flirty shawl at 30% till the end of April; no code is necessary.
Old Town Shawl is a perfect weather transition accessory. 
  • You can make this shawl in fingering, sport, or dk weight yarns. 
  • The body of the shawl can be made in stockinette or garter stitch. 
  • Based on your yarn choices and whether you work the body in stockinette or garter stitch, your work will result in a shawl (bigger depth) or a shawlette (narrower depth).
Gauge
22 sts and 28 rows in 4x4” /10x10 cm in stockinette.
Notions
US #6/4.0 mm for DK yarns or US# 5/3.75 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm) for sport/fingering yarns or size needed to obtain gauge;
2 stitch markers;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Yardage and Sizes Info 
One size fits all. 
Finished Measurements after blocking:                                                                          


  • Wingspan: ~70”/178 cm 
  • Depth: ~15-18”/38-46 cm
  • Yardage: ~600yds/549m

Suggested Yarns

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just Right Shawl




















Welcome to our Mystery Knit-Along 2016.

It is a perfect weather for shawl knitting, and we sure have something special for you to work on. It is a shawl unlike any other.
The pattern is 30% off till April 30th, 2016, no code is necessary.
You will also find 15% discount code for Color Adventures yarns upon pattern purchase.
We have created etsy kits that include pattern and yarn. You will be able to choose your own fav CA colors. 
Link to our colorways.
Please feel free to join us for MKAL chatter here on Ravelry. Everyone is welcome!
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Techniques required:
You need to know how to knit, purl, how to work k2tog, p2tog, and know how to make yarn over increases. For intermediate-advance knitters, you need to know how to work M1 increase, and Intarsia technique.
This design is suitable for all level knitters, however you can really spice it up by working with 2 or 3 colors as compared to 1 color only.
Beginner knitter: we highly recommend to use 1 color only.
Intermediate knitter: 2-3 colors (at some point you will be handling 3 and 5 balls of yarn)
Advanced knitter: 2-3 colors (at some point you will be handling 5 and 6 balls of yarn)
Yarn: choose a yarn that has a good stitch definition.
Colors: choose solid or semi-solid colorways. If you are working with 3 colors, then one of the colorways can be variegated.
Clue Schedule:
Clue #1 - May 15th
Clue #2 - May 17th
Clue #3 - May 21st
Clue #4 - May 31st
Clue #5 - June 5th
Full pattern will be added on June 15th, 2016.

Friday, April 8, 2016

In the Nursery


Grow With Me Earflap Hat
Baby - Big Kid
100-150 yds DK weight yarn


Simon and Simona
NB-24m
265-400yds DK weight yarn

Naptime Blanket
910yds DK-Aran weight yarn


  
Grow With Me Beanie
Baby - Big Kid
100-150yds DK weight yarn


Grow With Me Bonnet
NB - 24 months
100-140 yds DK yarn


In the Nursery ebook is designed for babies. All the garments come in sizes NB-24 m (16-20” chest).

The ebook will have 11-12 patterns, all will be released over the next couple of months.
If you purchase the ebook now, there will be no additional charges once other garments are added. You will receive a download link each time new garment is added.

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Grow With Me Beanie is a perfect hat to make for your baby when the baby no longer needs bonnets or ear flap hats.

SIZES:
Baby (toddler, child, big kid)
To fit a head circumference of: 16-18 (18-20, 19-21, 20-22)”/41-46 (46-51, 48.5-53.5, 51-56) cm
YARDAGE:
100 (120, 130, 150) yds/91 (110, 119, 137) m
GAUGE:
22 sts per 4”/10 cm in Gull and Garter stitch on US #4/3.5 mm needles or size required to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS:
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #3/3.25 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16/”40 cm);
Stitch marker.

Grow with Me Bonnet is a perfect first baby hat. 

As your baby grows, you can knit other versions of this design (Grow with Me Ear Flap Hat, and Grow With Me Beanie). 
The bonnet is designed to be unisex, the yarn color and finishing touches will make it girly or boyish.
SIZES:
NB-3m (6m, 9-12m, 18-24m)
to fit head circumference of 13-14 (15-16, 17-18, 19-20)” or
33-35.5 (38-41, 43-46, 48.5-51) cm
Height: ~6 (7, 7.5, 8.5)”/15.5 (18, 19, 21.5) cm
GAUGE:
22 sts per 4 inches in Gull and Garter stitch on US #4/3.5 mm needles or size required to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS:
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (24”/60 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #3/3.25 m circular needles (24”/60 cm);
1 optional button (0.5”/15 mm wide);
Matching sewing thread and needle (optional);
Darning needle or crochet hook.
YARDAGE:
100 (120, 130, 140) yds/91 (110, 119, 128) m

Grow with Me Ear Flap Hat is a slightly grown up version of Grow With Me Bonnet. 

As your baby grows, the hat should grow too. Pom-pom or tassel finishes will delight your child and will make this hat so fun to wear. 
This hat is designed to be unisex, the yarn color and finishing touches will make it girly or boyish.
SIZES:
Baby (toddler, child, big kid)
To fit a head circumference of: 16-18 (18-20, 19-21, 20-22)”/41-46 (46-51, 48.5-53.5, 51-56) cm
YARDAGE:
100 (120, 130, 150) yds/91 (110, 119, 137) m
GAUGE:
22 sts per 4 inches in Gull and Garter stitch on US #4/3.5 mm needles or size required to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS:
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #3/3.25 mm circular needles (24”/60 cm);
Stitch marker.

Jess and Taylor cardigan is designed to be unisex; the choice of color will make it boyish or girly. 

Jess and Taylor is a perfect gift to knit for any baby. The garment is worked from the top down and is completely seamless. A touch of texture and color changes make this cardigan a very interesting and engaging knit. This design is suitable for all levels of knitter.
SIZES available:
NB-3m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, 24m
this corresponds to chest size of
16, 17, 18, 19, 20”/40.5, 43.5, 46, 48.5, 50.5 cm
YARDAGE:
Please note that the yardages listed for MC and CC are approximate, and will depend on your color use. However, the total yardage for both is what you can expect to use for your cardigan.
MC:140, 160, 220, 250, 280 yds/128, 146, 202, 229, 256 m
CC: 130, 140, 160, 180, 220 yds/119, 128, 146, 165, 202 m
GAUGE:
20 sts and 26 rows in 4x4”/10x10 cm in slip stitch on US#7/4.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS:
US # 7/4.5 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns; 24”/60 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #6/4 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns, 24”/60 cm);
4 stitch markers;
~ 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 buttons (0.75-1”/20-23 mm wide);
Sewing thread;
Sewing needle;
Waste yarn/stitch holders;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Jordan and Riley vest is worked bottom up and is completely seamless. A combination of texture and color makes it a very interesting and engaging knit.

This design is suitable for all levels of knitter.
GAUGE:
24 sts and 38 rows in 4”x 4”/10x10 cm in Linen Stitch on US#9/5.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
SIZES:
NB-3m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, 24m
That corresponds to the chest size of 16,17, 18, 19, 20”/40.5, 43.5, 46, 48.5, 50.5 cm
Finished garment: 19,20, 21, 22, 23”/48.5, 50.5, 53.5, 56, 58.5 cm
YARDAGE:
MC: 140, 170, 200, 250, 300 yds/128, 155, 183, 229, 274 m
CC: 60, 85, 105, 140, 180 yds/55, 78, 96, 128, 165 m
NOTIONS:
US # 9/5.5 mm circular needles (24”/60 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns, 24”/60 cm);
5 (6, 6, 7, 7) buttons (0.75”/20 mm wide);
Sewing thread;
Sewing needle;
Waste yarn/stitch holders;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Nap Time Blanket is a perfect companion for little kids and not-so- little ones too. 

You can make this blanket in any yarn weight, any size, one color or many colors. The pattern has everything you need to do just that.
Have fun with it!
The pattern is written for aran weight yarn. The sample blanket measures 31 x 32” or 79 x 81.5 cm.
Gauge (aran yarn)
16 sts per 4”/10 cm in Gull and Garter stitch with US#8/5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Yardage (aran yarn)
~910 yds/832 m.
See formulas in the pattern to estimate yardage for your preferred size.
Notions
Aran yarn: US#8/5 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm)
Worsted yarn: US#7/4.5 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm)
DK yarn: US#6/4.0 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm)
2 stitch markers
Simon and Simona sweater is a part of the “In the Nursery” ebook. This sweater is designed to be unisex, and thus makes a perfect gift to knit for a baby. 
The sweater is worked from the top down and is completely seamless. A touch of texture makes it a very interesting and engaging knit. This design is suitable for all levels of knitter.
SIZES:
NB-3m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, 24m
this corresponds to chest size of
16, 17, 18, 19, 20” or
40.5, 43.5, 46, 48.5, 50.5 cm
YARDAGE:
265, 290, 320, 350, 400 yds or
242, 265, 293, 320, 366 meters
NOTIONS:
US # 6/4.0 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns; 24”/60 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #3/3.25 mm circular needles (12”/30 cm or 16”/40 cm or dpns, 24”/60 cm);
1 stitch marker in color A, 3 in color B, and 6 in color C;
2 buttons (0.5”/15 mm wide);
Sewing thread;
Sewing needle;
Waste yarn/stitch holders;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends

Anything Goes Shawl





$6




Anything Goes shawl is a perfect design to showcase yarn. Truly, anything goes here! You can use gradients, favorite combination of colors, or stash bust your scraps.
If you have made our Nostalgia Shawl before, then you are so ready for this shawl, as it uses the same Honeycomb Orenburg lace.
Anything Goes shawl is a combination of lace and garter stitch bands. You can make your garter bands as wide as you like or as narrow as you like, or mix and match the widths. The pattern provides you with all the tools to create your own very unique shawl.
Gauge:
18 sts in 4” /10 cm in garter stitch on US #6/4.0 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions:
US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge;
US #7/4.5 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm);
1 stitch marker;
Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.
Yardage:
Yardage: ~840-1000 yds/768-914 m.
You will need about 400 yds/366 m of MC, and the rest is CC.
Yardage listed is an estimate for the sizes listed, and will vary if you customize the number of sts you end with or the width of the garter stripes (more lace stripes = more MC).
Suggested Yarns 
Merino Light by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 475 yds/434 m in 4 oz/115 g) 
Dia Sock by Colour Adventures (75% merino; 25% nylon; 423m/463 yds in 3.5 oz/100 g) 
Dia Merino Sock by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 463 yds/423 m in 3.5 oz. /100 gr) 
Dia Light by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 490 yds/448m in 3.5 oz/100 gr) 
Exquisite Sport by Colour Adventures (75 % merino, 10% cashmere, 15 % silk; 400 yds/366 m in 4 oz/115 g) 
Silky Merino Light by Colour Adventures (70% merino, 30% silk; 438 yds/40 m in 3.5 oz/100 g)
$6

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Gradients!



Cloud Sock - Vampire Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: merino, cashmere, nylon)
Vampire Gradient on Cloud Sock
Silky Merino Light - Potpourri Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: merino, silk)
Potpourri on Silky Merino Light
Dia Worsted -Sherwood Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: superwash merino)Sherwood Gradient on Dia Worsted
Exquisite Sport- Film Noir Gradient- Colour Adventures (fibers: superwash merino, cashmere, silk)Film Noir on Exquisite Sport

Hunting Lodge on Cloud Sock

Girly Fun Sock - Warmth Gradient- Colour Adventures (fibers: superwash merino, nylon, stellina)Warmth Gradient on Girly Fun Sock

Cloud Sock - Green Pastures gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: merino, cashmere, nylon)Green Pastures on Cloud Sock

Pinktastic to Opulent Gradient on Cloud Sock

Sporty - Valentino Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: superwash merino)Valentino Gradient on Sporty

Merino Light - Spring Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: superwash merino)Spring Gradient on Merino Light

Mohair Lace - Jasmine Gradient - Colour Adventures (fibers: mohair, nylon)Jasmine Gradient on Mohair Lace

Blue Topaz Gradient on Merino Light


We have been busy playing with our dye-pots and making sets of yarn in gradients of various colorways.  The above pics are a small selection of what is possible.  

These sets are ideal for shawls, and any other items where you would like an extra splash of color - the color changes could even be the main design feature in your item.

As always custom orders are welcome, and as usual they are at the same cost as 'in stock' yarns!