knit striped socksSocks are so fun to knit, and if you’ve never tried them before, these striped socks from Mellywood’s Mansion are a good place to start.

They call for 8 ply yarn (she’s in Australia), which is usually called a light …

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change of heart cowl knittyIt’s hard to believe these are the fall surprises when it’s not even August yet, but the two surprise patterns just released by Knitty are great to knit now and use later (or, in the case of the socks, to …

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knit a cute red jumper for a little girlI’m pretty sure I told you before about Red Heart’s Christmas in July pattern collection. A lot of these are crochet, but I saw a new one this week that caught my eye for knitters.

The Red Jumper is a …

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knit a pair of mittens in mottled stripesKat at Just Crafty Enough set herself the goal of knitting a pair of mittens each month this year, and she’s taking it easy for July with a pair that uses stripes rather than her usual more complex colorwork.

The …

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knit a simple necklace of chain linksWant to knit a cute accessory that you can make from start to finish in an afternoon or so? Look no further than the Chain Scarf Necklace from La littérature gourmande.

Each of the links is a knit rectangle (work …

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vintage lace hat free knitting patternThe free Sweater Babe pattern of the month this month is the Vintage Charm One Ball Hat, a cute little lace leaf patterned hat worked with one skein of a super soft chunky 100 percent baby alpaca yarn.

This …

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If you’re a lover of coffee or tea, accessories related to your caffeine-fueled obsession are both fun and useful to knit. Here are some great ideas to get you started. check out these coffee-related knitting patterns

Hooker Leo has a cute coffee cup square motif that …

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knti footstool classic elite yarnsSpeaking of knitting things for the home, this week’s free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns fits right in. This knit footstool designed by Tonia Barry is a pretty simple — if somewhat big — project that will definitely let people …

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knit this lovely silk scarf with simple elongated stitchesKara over at Petals to Picots had been holding on to a ball of Lion Brand Collection Silk Yarn, waiting for the prefect project to come around. When she learned about making elongated stitches by wrapping the yarn an extra …

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knit mittens inspired by delft potteryKat at Just Crafty Enough is going strong with her challenge to design and knit a pair of mittens every month this year. The June installment was inspired by the Delft pottery she saw during a recent trip to the …

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CreativeBug, Edie Eckman and Red Heart's 12-week cable afghan knitalong courseEdie Eckman, Red Heart Yarn and CreativeBug have teamed up for a 12-week free knitalong course to make a cabled afghan, and the first lesson launched today.

It begins with a discussion of the materials needed — it calls for …

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knit some fun hair to spice up a costumeMary Scott Huff recently shared a fun free pattern for knit doll hair with a bow (sided for an adult) over at the Craftside blog. This was a leftover project from her book Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, and …

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Check out these quick knitting patterns for the Fourth of July!The end of June kind of snuck up on me, but there’s one more weekend you can knit some red, white and blue accessories in for use on the Fourth or for any summer celebration.

Check out my Fourth of

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This chevron eyelet scarf is worked in two different yarnsThis week’s free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns is the lovely Chevron Eyelet Scarf, a great project for summer when you need something to throw on in cooler moments.

In addition to being pretty and easy, this scarf offers …

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10 shawls to knit this summer

Just because the dog days of summer are upon us doesn’t mean your knitting needles have to go on summer break.  Knit up one of these gorgeous shawls, perfect for a cool morning commute or warding off a chilly evening.  …

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