“Building Blocks” is a series of 12 fun patterns that will build your knitting skills. Starting with simple knit and purl stitches, your confidence will grow as you progress through several major knitting principles. Each block focuses on new stitches and techniques in a sequential fashion that “builds” upon the previously learned skill.
At the end of the series, the knitter is rewarded with an abundance of knitting know-how and 12 beautiful squares to assemble into a sampler afghan, baby blanket, pillows or anything...
I’m excited to announce my new skill building series featuring color work! Learn to expertly manage multiple colors while creating a gorgeous sampler afghan. If you loved Building Blocks then this follow-up book is for you! Many of the designs are timeless favorites, some are original creations, and ALL of them are deliciously fun!
10 colorwork panels combine to make this blanket.
To make all of the “Building In Color” panels in the book, you will need a total of 24 hanks of HiKoo’s Simplicity yarn (8 hanks each of 3 different colors is recommended). Buttery soft, machine washable, and available in a...
Featured Yarn: Alpaka Queen by Schoppel Wolle, 50% Virgin Wool, 50% Baby Alpaca - 219 yds / 100g. Shown in Color #7233. Also Needed (Contrast Yarn): Approx 150 yds (50g) of a DK weight yarn in a contrasting color for the crochet trim.
addi Needles: 5 mm (approx US 8) 24” circular needle 3 mm (approx US “C”) crochet hook (for Top) or size needed to obtain gauge
additional Notions: Two (2) 1.25” buttons (for Shrug), tapestry needle.
Designer’s Notes:I love the look of a grown-up garment scaled down for a baby or child. For this pattern, I wanted to create a baby version of a 1960’s era swing coat – something Audrey Hepburn (hence the pattern name) or Grace Kelly might have worn. This project is worked in one piece, from the neck down. Sleeves begin with raglan shaping and are finished by working in the round. For the pleated seam across the back, stitches are placed on scrap yarn and new stitches are provisionally cast on in the next row. At the end, the three-needle bind-off closes this opening and creates the pleats.
This pattern is written for size 2T (toddler) Shown in color #013...
This pattern is written for approximately a Womens’ Size 7.
Materials needed: One set of US 1 (2.5mm) DPNS, or preferred circular length for magic loop and a Cable Needle
Designed by James Herbison, these cabled socks are the result of a design challenge for the 2012 Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat. Knit top down, in the round, they are a traditional sock with a beautiful result. Worked in Cobasi, they are the perfect warm weather sock, having only a blend of cotton, bamboo, and silk. The multitude of colors in Cobasi make this a pattern with unlimited possibilities
Caribou Critters designed by CiD Hanscom, are awe-dorably cuddly and cute! Made out of the super-soft Caribou, and durable Simplicity by HiKoo, they will remain intact after hours and hours of cuddles!
This pattern includes instructions for all three animals - dog, bear, and monkey. Click on the link for yarn requirements and colors.
Pattern available from skacel through your LYS - click on the Find a Store tab at skacelknitting.com to find out who may carry the yarn, needles, and pattern!
This pattern has been designed for the purpose of raising funds to support CAST ON TO CAST-OFF FOR CHEMO. This organization was started by several knitters, including Linda Krag, the owner/CEO of Denise Interchangeable Needles and Cat Bordhi, to help raise funds for Dr. David Krag, who is working to find a cure for breast cancer using patients’ own antibodies to combat their disease – and eliminate the need for chemotherapy. The current goal is to raise $1,000,000, by the end of October, 2015. To help raise these needed funds, Skacel has become a Platinum Sponsor of this organization. In addition to the sales of this pattern, we will also donate $4.00 to the research fund every...
Yarn: Main Color (multi), 10 Balls (1100 yds) Contrast Color S(solid) , 2 Balls (220 yds)
Featured Yarns: Nimbus Multi by Zitron, 100% Certified Organic Merino Wool, 110 yds / 50g. Shown in Color #14 (unfortunately discontinued) Nimbus by Zitron, 100% Certified Organic Merino Wool, 110 yds / 50g. Shown in Color #412.
addi Needles: 4.5 mm (approx US 7) circular needle 6 mm (approx US 10) circular needle or sizes needed to obtain gauge
The pattern for these beautiful lace stockings is written for 3 separate lengths, and has instructions included that allow for larger calves.
The ‘Calf Length’ requires 2 hanks of CoBaSi, ‘Knee Length’ requires 3 hanks, and ‘Thigh Length’ requires 4 hanks. Needle size US 3 is only required if following instruction for larger calves.
CoBaSi yarn is perfect for this pattern, as it has a small amount of nylon elastic, and the twist shows off the stitches wonderfully! Click on the ‘Find a Store’ tab under the website link to find a store near you that can carry this yarn and pattern!
This wrap was inspired by “pinwheel” techniques from designers Lily Chin and Barbara Walker. It’s an easy way to start using lace yarn - knit a series of wedges, joined by a “pick-up” row. The lace border is worked on the 17 stitches at the edge, and the rest of the stitches are worked in garter stitch.
The shawl can be worked on straight needles as there will never be more than 118 stitches on at a time, but circulars may be more comfortable. Although the pattern stipulates 1750 yds (2 balls), you will most likely only use about half of the second ball, bringing the actual yardage to...
Knit in a self-patterning yarn in circular garter stitch, the shawl is made up pentagons and squares that are joined as you knit. The pentagons form the right and left hand sides; the squares fill the interior of the shawl. The pentagons naturally create a ruffled edge. Half squares are used to shape the top edge of the shawl so that it will lie nicely on the shoulders. There is a diagram showing the order and placement of the modular units. The side edges are self-finished. The top edge can be finished either with a picot cast-off or with one row of single crochet.
This pullover in HiKoo® Kenzington is a one-size sweater that truly fits many different body types and sizes. The simple design incorporates vertical striping in both color and texture, which is flattering on everyone. The loftiness that is created in HiKoo® Kenzington by the way it is manufactured makes garments that are knit with it both lightweight, yet very warm.
Skill Level : Intermediate
Size and Materials: Finished Chest Circumference - 49” Finished Back Length - 29”
Yarn: 5 hanks of MC, 1 hank of CC1, 1 hank of CC2
Featured Yarn:Kenzington by Hikoo, 60% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils: 208 yards per 100g hank. Shown in...
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The Scalloptini Pullover is a new take on a simple, yet elegant design by Kathy Hightower. This short-sleeved pullover is knit with only 3 or 4 hanks of Rylie by HiKoo, a Baby Alpaca/Silk/Linen blend yarn that makes it perfect for a spring/summer top. The simple boxy style is both versatile and practical, but the Chevron Eyelet lace pattern makes it elegant enough for an evening out.
Click Here to see color options available in HiKoo’s Rylie.
Video tutorials on how to crochet cast-on and convert it to double knitting, how to handle yarns as the rounds become shorter and longer, and how to use a three-needle bind-off to close double knitting are available on the designer’s blog.
Curved scarf worked in knit one, slip one double knitting. You are making a tube shape by working back and forth rather than in the round.
Only one color is used at a time.
Shaping due to short rounds rather than short rows.
Not included in published pattern: If you cast on provisionally, you can work 4 repeats, stuff as you go, and graft to form a donut pillow, very handy for travel.
Calls for 1 ball (100 gram) each of 2 colors up to 1 ball in color A and 2 balls of color B
Also calls for 1 yd of 1” wide elastic
Category: Clothing • Intimate Apparel • Underwear
Size: S, M, L & XL
Gauge: 26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm • US 3 - 3.25 mm
Hook: 5.0 mm...
6 balls of Zauberwolle for smaller size, 7 for the larger size
Note: Only odd numbered rows are charted, even rows are “work as established”
Category: Clothing • Dress
Size: S (6-8) M (10-12)
Gauge: 3 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette
Needles: US 13 - 9.0 mm • US 11 - 8.0 mm • 7.0 mm • US 10 - 6.0 mm • US 8 - 5.0 mm
Please contact your LYS to purchase this pattern from skacel Collection
“Tempo” is an easy Tapestry Crochet Skull Cap for the family, when wool is not desired or appropriate, when a hat is too much to wear. Taking into consideration multiples of 12, like a clock, making this cap to mark your Tempo, clockwise or counter clockwise. This pattern takes advantage of the flexible stretch nature of this yarn. You can easily make hats for the whole family, from the babies to the adults.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Materials: Crochet Hook: 3.75 mm , 6 to 8 stitch Markers, darning needle, 210 to 250 yards of fingering weight yarn for Main Color, 100 to 125 yards for Contrasting Color
Featured yarn: CoBaSi by HiKoo, Shown in colors 070(Bright Orange), 002 (Black) 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Nylon. 50gms 220 yds
Currently available for $5.00 US by download at www.FiberWild.com/Tetra or you can have your friendly local yarn store order directly from Skacel.
This is a convertible, self-folding stadium blanket. Video on how to fold it into a variety of shapes (square blanket, rectangular blanket, thick pad, triangular sack) can be found on the designer’s blog or her YouTube Channel.
Video on how to use a vertical lifeline, how to work 2-color garter stitch, and how to graft garter stitch can also be found on the designer’s blog or YouTube channel.
This is a knifty traveling bag for your yarn. It can be dispensed from the bottom. It’s a great project to learn short rows on.
Category: Accessories • Bag • Drawstring
Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm
Hook: 3.75 mm (F)
Materials: Zitron Trekking XXL • Zitron Trekking Hand Art • Zitron Trekking Sport XXL
This tie-front swing vest is crocheted in luscious Unisono yarn. Graduated hook sizes are used to achieve the swing shape, meaning you can get terrific shaping without having to think about increases or decreases!
Available at local yarn stores that carry Zitron Unisono yarn.
Categories: Clothing • Vest • Clothing • Vest
Gender: Female • Female
Age: Teen • Adult • Teen • Adult
Size: S - 38" - XL - 46"
Gauge: 28 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in pattern st in pattern
Needles: US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Category: Clothing • Tops • Sleeveless Top
Size: 36", 40", 44"
Gauge: 19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm • US 5 - 3.75 mm
Hooks: 3.25 mm (D) • 3.5 mm (E) • 4.0 mm (G) • 4.5 mm • 5.0 mm (H) • 5.5 mm (I)
Needles: Circular 16” US 4 (3.5 mm) needle and 8” double pointed needles, size US 4, or sizes needed to obtain gauge. Gauge: Square is 4.5” diagonally before blocking and 5” diagonally after blocking. Thoroughly wet gauge square and block to measurement. Note: Exact gauge is not critical, but finished size and yarn requirements are based on working to the recommended gauge. Notions: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle. One size 10” wide by 70” length. Skill level: Intermediate
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Size: one size
Needles: US 4 - 3.5...