1.21.2015

Perennial



When spring arrives, a perennial plant once dormant, will grow and bloom once again. 
I am so pleased to share with you my newest pattern design, Perennial, which
 captures the beauty of new spring growth with a sprouting plant motif growing up one side.



The great thing about this little hat is that it only requires 125 yards of worsted weight yarn making it a great one-skein, stash-busting project! 

As with most of my patterns, both written and charted instructions are included to accommodate different knitting styles.

Modeling and photography provided by the beautiful Julie Crawford of knittedbliss.com.





Here is the pattern information for those of you interested in knitting up a Perennial hat of your very own:

SIZE
Women’s Medium-Large 
(fits 19–23” / 48–58cm head circumference)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim Circumference approx 17” / 43 cm unstretched. 

MATERIALS
Dream in Color Calm [100% US Wool; 240 yd / 219 m per 3 1/2 oz / 100 grams; color: Fern Slipper; 1 skein or approx 125 yd / 115 m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend. 

Alternate Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Manos Del Uruguay Maxima

1 16” / 40cm US7 / 4.5 mm circular needle 
1 16” / 40cm US8 / 5 mm circular needle 
1 set of US8 / 5mm double pointed needles
Stitch markers in 3 different colors (1 color each to mark beginning of round, motif stitches, and decreases)
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts /  24 rows = 4” / 10 cm worked in the round in Stockinette stitch on US8 / 5 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.



In other exciting news, we added a new feature to all NNK printed patterns in order to support all of our local yarn shops that we appreciate so much!

If you would like to purchase the Perennial hat pattern in print from a yarn shop near you, it will include a scratch off code on the back for you to receive a complimentary download version of your new pattern. And the best news is that the accompanying download with be stored in your Ravelry library!

Now you will be able to enjoy your beautiful printed copy as well as the pdf download to print out and mark up as you please. 2 formats for the price of 1!


I hope that all of you will enjoy knitting up Perennial as well as our new download feature on the printed patterns!

Purchase the pdf only version of Perennial below or purchase in print at a yarn shop near you!





1.12.2015

Tycoon Vest


I think my boy looks so dapper in this new vest I just finished for him.
And the good news is that he did not complain about wearing it one bit! 
I think he is coming around on the knitwear.



This is the Tycoon Vest pattern by Kate Oates knit out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

I bought this yarn before my son was born with the intention of making him a sweater.. it's only taken me 3 years to get around to it. :)


My favorite thing about this pattern was the slip stitch textured pattern. It was fun to knit and the resulting fabric is so warm, thick and squishy.

Pattern available HERE.


1.05.2015

A Little Handmade Gift


I have recently been invited to a baby shower for my friend due in a few months, and I knew a special handmade gift was in order.

I again used my precious supply of Patagonia wool to knit up a Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig for her new little daughter. This is a basic design in a classic color but I think it will be so useful.



The cardigan is paired with a hand sewn Geranium Dress designed by Made By Rae and....






I found this pattern for free on The Purl Bee and modified it for the sport weight yarn to match the sweater. I thought this hat worked really nicely with the cardigan due to the garter stitch details.



I look forward to giving this special handmade gift to my friend. I hope her and her new baby love it.

Cradle Cardigan Pattern available HERE.
Garter Ear Flap Hat Pattern available HERE.
Geranium Dress Pattern available HERE.



12.31.2014

Baby Latte Coat



I just completed this adorable Baby Latte Coat for my son, and after a little bit of bribery, he finally put it on so I could snap a few pictures!



 This is going to be the perfect coat for him to wear this winter. The design itself is so dapper with the double row of buttons and textured band. I used Quince and Co. Osprey yarn in the honey colorway for this knit and I love the warmth and squish that this yarn provides.



Pattern available HERE.
Yarn available HERE.


12.29.2014

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 86 : Finding Athena


Episode 86




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Enter to win one of these beautiful Raw Palette color collections of dk weight YOTH Yarn provided by Veronika Jobe by leaving a comment with your contact information under this post by January 15th. Only one comment per person please! Three winners will be announced in Episode 87.

Thank you for listening! 






12.16.2014

Yoked


I recently knit up this sweet tiny little cardigan as a baby gift.
It took only a few hours to make. It was soooo quick and easy!
Granted.. this is the smallest size. It looks like it would fit maybe a 3 month old.



I used a stashed skein of Becoming Art worsted weight yarn. I lost the label.. so that is unfortunately all I know... but you cannot go wrong with Becoming Art. Everything Lisa dyes up is just beautiful. The pattern is called Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. I did make one tiny modification. I added some decreases to the sleeves to bring them in a bit. I prefer that to the flared sleeve look.



I think this might be my new go-to baby gift pattern. It is so very sweet. If you are looking for a last minute baby gift, this is the cardigan for you! 

Pattern available HERE.


12.14.2014

Foxy


I just happened to finish knitting the most adorable hat pattern I have ever seen.
I did not make this for any special reason, nor was I planning on knitting it. It was simply a case of seeing this design and having to have it... right now.

I am so enjoying the current popularity of woodland animal patterns, and this one is no exception.

Meet Foxy!


This unbelievably cute hat was knit from the Foxy & Wolfie pattern designed by Ekaterina Blanchard and I used two very beautiful yarns from my out of control massive yarn collection. 

The orange skein is the beautiful Snow Capped Yarns Olde Salt Collection in the Rusty Anchor colorway from Cordova, Alaska. The Cream color yarn is Big Bad Wools Weepaca in Raw White. Both yarns were wonderful to work with and I am happy to have found these perfect colorways in my stash for this hat!

I made the toddler size and it somehow fits both of my kids. I think my 3 year old son has a giant head and my almost 9 year old daughter has a tiny head. Works out perfectly.

In other news.. both of my children love this hat. My knitwear-hating son actually asked to put it on.
Wow.



This little hat makes me so happy.

Pattern is available HERE.


12.01.2014

Cyber Monday Book Sale- One Day Only!





...and the sale continues! Save 25% on the below books today only!

Click HERE to purchase! Offer expires Dec 1 at midnight, PST so hurry! :) 


11.27.2014

Black Friday Sale!



It is time to stock up on your favorite patterns!
Receive 50% off of all Never Not Knitting individual digital pdf patterns 
now through midnight PST on Sunday, November 30.
No coupon code required!

Stay tuned for another special sale promotion on Cyber Monday!

Happy shopping and knitting! 
Leave a comment to tell me which patterns you chose 
and what you plan on knitting first! :)

11.26.2014

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 85 : Books, Yarn and Something Beautiful

Episode 85




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Enter to win this beautiful bundle of Skeins in the Stacks yarn along with the current copy of Jane Austen Knits by leaving a comment with your contact information under this post by December 15th. Only one comment per person please! The winner will be announced in Episode 86.

Thank you for listening! 


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