Sunday, January 22, 2017

River Dance Cardigan




 Need yarn?
Colour Adventures has it! 
When you purchase CA yarn, this pattern will be free to you.


River Dance is a very elegant, and a very feminine design that flows and changes as a river. It is worked with fingering weight yarn to a DK gauge. This design is ideal for wool or cotton, thus making it a beautiful layering piece for all year round.
This cardigan is worked as a top down raglan, features very simple yet very effective lace, and a touch of Celtic cables as finishing touches.


GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette per 4x4 inches on US #4/3.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

SIZES:
  • XS, (S1, S2, M1, M2), (L1, L2, XL1, XL)
this corresponds to chest size of
  • 30, (32, 34, 36, 38), (40, 42, 44, 46)” or
  • 76, (81, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5), (101.5, 106.5, 112, 117) cm
YARDAGE:
  • 1000, (1100, 1250, 1400, 1550), (1650, 1800, 1950, 2100) yds or
  • 914, (1006, 1143, 1280, 1417), (1509, 1645, 1783, 1920) m
NOTIONS:
  • US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (32”/80 cm or longer, 16”/40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US #3/3.25 mm circular needles (16”/40 cm or dpns)
  • Cable needle
  • 2 stitch markers in color A, and 4 in color B
  • Waste yarn/stitch holders
  • 3mm crochet hook or darning needle.

Hats: Ysera, Tega, Silver Star


Ysera




Silver Star

Ysera hat features whimsical and eye catching cables. Knit it as a beanie or as a slouchy hat, both styles are included in the pattern.

 YARDAGE AND SIZE INFO
You will need worsted or aran yarn
  • Beanie: ~ 160 yds/146 m
  • Slouchy: 190 yds/174 m 
Hat will fit a head circumference of 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm
  

GAUGE: 18 sts and 25 rows in stockinet per 10x10 cm/4x4 inches on US #6/4.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
   
NOTIONS
  • US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm);
  • US #7/4.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
  • Cable needle;
  • 1 stitch marker;
  • 3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.
Ysera





Tega hat features big, chunky, dramatic cables and a very clever crown shaping. This design is great for experienced cable lovers or beginners alike. Indeed, it is a very great project for those who want to try cables for the first time.
Tega was designed to work with worsted/aran and chunky/bulky yarns. Choose your yarn and follow instructions for the appropriate yarn weight.


GAUGE
  • Chunky/Bulky: 16-17 sts and 22-23 rows in stockinette per 4x4 inches/10x10 cm on US #9/5.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Worsted/Aran: 19 sts and 26 rows in stockinette per 4x4 inches/10x10 cm on US #7/4.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

YARDAGE AND SIZE INFO
You will need
  • Chunky/Bulky: ~ 120 yds.
  • Worsted/Aran: ~ 170 yds.
Hat will fit a head circumference of 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm.

NOTIONS
  • Cable needle;
  • 1 stitch marker;
  • 3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.
NEEDLES
Chunky/Bulky
  • US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm);
  • US #9/5.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Worsted/Aran
  • US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm);
  • US #7/4.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Click here to download a free copy of Tega!


Silver Star Hat is a perfect hat to brighten your winter days. It is perfect for every day wear, skiing, snowboarding, and simple plain snow ball fights.
This design gives you a perfect opportunity to combine your team colors, combine your favorite colors together, or simply use up your stash scraps. You can make this hat in as little as 2 colors and in as many as 8.

You can also receive this pattern for free when you purchase a kit from Colour Adventurres.


GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows in colorwork in the round per 4x4 inches/10x10 cm on US #6/4.0 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

SIZES
Hat will fit head circumference of
  • Toddler: 18-20”/46-51 cm
  • Child: 19-21”/48-54 cm
  • Adult: 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm.

YARDAGE
Total yardage for all 4 colors
  • Toddler: ~110 yds/101 m (color 1 ~35 yds/32 m, other colors ~20-25 yds/18-23 m)
  • Child: ~ 145 yds/133 m (color 1 ~45 yds/41 m, other colors ~30-35 yds/27-32 m per color)
  • Adult: ~ 170 yds/155 m (color 1 ~55 yds/51 m, other colors ~ 40-45 yds/37-41 m per color)

NOTIONS
  • US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm);
  • US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
  • 1 stitch marker;
  • 3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.

Silver Star Hat

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hats Galore: Valanar, A Little Unexpected, Rivulet


Valanar


A Little Unexpected

Rivulet

Valanar is a perfect family hat. It is unisex, has personality, and really fun to make! The hat is perfect for everyday wear, skiing, snowball fights, walking your dog…whatever you do this winter, this hat will keep you warm.

YARDAGE AND SIZE INFO
You will need 1 skein of worsted yarn that has ~ 150 (170) yds/137 (155) m.
Hat will fit a head circumference of
Child: 18-20”/46-51 cm
Adult: 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm

GAUGE: 19 sts and 25 rows in stockinette per 4x4 inches/10x10 cm on US #7/4.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS
US #4/3.5 mm and US #7/4.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
Cable needle;
1 stitch marker;
3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.
Valanar
Valanar





A Little Unexpected has a few unexpected features that will delight any knitter. It is a very versatile design that allows you to style the hat several ways. The design features cables with a little twist that allows them to pop on the stockinette background just as well as it normally happens on the reverse stockinette background.

YARDAGE AND SIZE INFO
You will need 1 skein of dk or worsted yarn that has
Regular Brim: ~160 yds/146 m.
Folded Brim: ~ 200 yds/183 m.
Hat will fit a head circumference of 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm.

GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows in stockinette per /4x4 inches/10x10 cm on US #6/4.0 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS
US #4/3.5 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm);
US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
Cable needle;
1 stitch marker;
3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.
A Little Unexpected
A Little Unexpected





Rivulet Hat is a perfect accessory to wear or to gift. The design looks complicated, but very easy to knit. There is no cables! even though it looks that way.
Hope you will enjoy working on this intricate hat this winter!

 
YARDAGE AND SIZE INFO
You will need 1 skein of dk or worsted yarn that has ~ 200 yds/183 m.
Hat will fit a head circumference of 21-23”/ 53.5-58.5 cm.

GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows in stockinette per 4x4/10x10 cm inches on US #6/4.0 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS
US #4/3.5 mm and US #6/4.0 mm circular needles (16” /40 cm and dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge;
1 stitch marker;
3 mm crochet hook or darning needle.
Rivulet Hat




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.