Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dishcloth Diva Book Signing!

Dishcloth Diva Book Signing!
Sunday, December 22nd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colorado's very own, Deb Buckingham, will be at Stash to sign her second book Dishcloth Diva Knits On!  Deb's book would make the perfect gift for the knitter who has all the yarn she can knit!  

Dishcloth Diva Knits On! features 15 dishcloth patterns inspired by colorwork, cables, openwork, and traditional rib knitting. Throughout this book, Deb's modern design and precise instrucitons will give you many hours of knitting pleasure.

Get your copy at Stash and meet the talented Dishcloth Diva, Deb Buckingham, Sunday - December 22nd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Broncos Slouch Hat - Free Pattern!

Bronco Slouch Hat

Yarn:  Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted (96yds).  MC: Sapphire 2 skeins for slouch hat and fold brim hat 1 skein for beanie, CC Orange Peel 1 skein for all styles.  Or approx. 200 yds worsted weight yarn in MC and 100 yds worsted weight yarn in CC
Needles: US 8 16” circ and US 8 Dpn’s
Other notions: stitch marker and yarn needle for weaving in ends

CO 80 sts with MC, join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist you stitches,  K2, P2 for 2”

Next round: with MC knit all sts
Knit five more rounds with MC (6 rows total)
Knit two rounds CC

Repeat last eight rounds 5 times total for slouch and fold brim hat and 3 times total for beanie hat
Keeping in pattern (6 rounds MC, 2 rounds CC) start decreases as follows, changing to DPN’s when neccessary:

1st decrease: *K6, K2tog; repeat to end of round
Knit two rows even
2nd decrease: *K5, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit two rounds even
3rd decrease: *K4, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit two rounds even
4th decrease: *K3, K2tog, repeat to end of round
Knit one round even
5th decrease: *K2, K2tog, repeat to end of round

Cut yarn and pull through live stitches with a yarn needle, weave in all ends and block as desired.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Great Gifts for the Last Minute!

holy cowl
A FREE pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns!  " Here is a fun little project just right for knitting on the go.  Holy Cowl knites up easily in the round on size 10 needles and is nice and light with the unique hole stitch pattern."

non felted slippers
A FREE pattern on Ravelry!  The non felted slippers knit up in an evening or two.  This is the non-sewing version and in knit totally in the round (no seaming)  which saves some time!  Here is the original version of the pattern knit back and forth and sewed at the sole and heel.

dewey decicowl
A FREE pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns!  This is a  super cute, super fast cowl that can be worn with or without the button tab!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Last Minute!

crochet candy ornaments
Enjoy this FREE pattern from The Purl Bee.  These sweet candy inspired ornaments will make a great gift!  Use them as a gift tag, or make plenty for multiple gift giving for your co-workers, teachers, and friends.  They crochet up really quick and the stripes are super easy using just a back stitch between the rows!
jolly wee elf
"This little fellow will look just right on your holiday tea table, tree, or gift packages. Or make a choir of carolers to deck the mantel or peek out of stockings come Christmas morning." Churchmouse offers this pattern for FREE!  I will be making few of these cute little elves today, sitting by the fire while the snow falls outside :)

pictures borrowed from designers from ravelry.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Great Gifts for Last Minute!

sparrow mitts
"Fashionably reach for your wallet or your keys with our Sparrow Mitts. Pretty enough to wear out to tea, these Sparrow Mitts are feminine and functional. The interesting all over cable pattern reminds us of the tracks of a little bird. Combine Sparrow Mitts with the Timberline Hat for a matching set."  Pattern is available for purchase at Stash!

timberline hat
"The Timberline Hat has a wonderful allover cable texture that resembles the lines of evergreen trees growing at the top or our favorite local mountain. Combine the Timberline Hat with the Sparrow Mitts for a matching set."  Pattern and yarn available at Stash!

wearever wrap
The Wearever Wrap by Ewe Ewe yarns is awesome!  You will love crocheting this retro-inspired accessory that will go with any outfit!  Granny squares are super fast to crochet, you may make one for a gift then start one for yourself! Pattern and yarn available to purchase at Stash!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Great Gifts for the Last Minute!

crochet! in bloom beret or cap

Enjoy this Free crochet pattern, by Brittney Waterhouse, on Ravelry! Make this cute cap style or the beret style in no time. I bet you make more than one!

wabi mitts
I love these Wabi Mitts by Fringe Association, another FREE pattern on Ravelry!  I can see many mitts made with The Fibre Co.'s Meadow yarn. This is a great pattern for any guy or gal on your knit-list!
olivia cowl
This Olivia Cowl is AWESOME!  Again, a FREE pattern on Ravelry, from Swan's Island Yarns.  This cowl uses just one skein of Swan's Island Worsted and is the perfect pattern for this yarn. Knit on the bias using the basket weave stitch, it looks like you put more work into it than you did.  You may have good intentions of making this as a gift, but you may just end up giving it to yourself!

all pictures from the designers used on ravlery.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Last Minute!

Seriously folks!  It's getting to be crunch time.  If you are anything like me you have about (oh who's counting!) gifts to make and only 24 days to do them!  I've been searching for great last minute gift ideas and I would like to share them with you. These are great gift ideas for the last minute crafter like myself:

snow on the laurel
"These pretty Arm Warmers feature an eye catching center cable surrounded by Reverse Stockinette to help showcase the delicate leaf pattern
For easier knitting the pattern is written worked inside out so you’re knitting mostly in Stockinette while the center cable stitches are created on the Purl side of the work. Simply turn the warmer right side out when completed to reveal the cables. Viola! Fun, simple, and oh so pretty. Since there is no thumb hole, you can also wear these as leg warmers."
Can you say no thumb gusset shaping = quick knit, even if you have to make two :)
This pattern is free for now on Ravlery until Christmas, so hurry over there and download it now~

peaked hat
Another FREE pattern on Ravlery the crocheted Peaked Hat is the perfect go to hat for the season!  Pick out a couple of you favorite buttons to show and start hooking!

Keep checking back here, I have many more projects to share!