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“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.
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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...
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!
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...
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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...
Designed by Mark Ellis, Charles Parker, Don Sutton
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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate SIZE AND MATERIALS: To fit 20” to 24” Circumference, 1 each of 4 colors needed.
Garment shown in Color #35 (MC), Color #53 (C2), Color #69 (C3), and Color #29 (C4).
addi Needles: One each 3.25 mm (approx US 3) and 3.5 mm (approx US 4) 16” circular needles; 3.5 mm (approx US 4) DPNs
Additional Notions: 4 Stitch Markers (1 marker different than the other 3 to indicate beg of the rnd)
All yarn and needles distributed by skacel collection, Inc.
Gauge: 22 sts x 34 rows = 4” x 4” in St st on larger needles with yarn held doubled.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate SIZE AND MATERIALS: Circumference, 31” x 6” (62” x 6”) Either size uses only one hank each of 4 colors
Neck Warmer in the longest version uses one hank each of four colors. Shorter version is shown in Colors #29 (A) and #35 (B) for Outside Border; Color #69 (C) for Inner Border, and Color #53 (D) for Center.
addi Needles: 3.25 mm (approx US 3) 40” circular needle Additional...
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!
There is nothing more delightful than a newborn baby; the soft, sweet smell of their head, their pink rosy cheeks, their tiny little fingers, and their pudgy miniature feet. Too small yet to carry them from place to place, babies kick their feet when they are happy and grab them when they are bored. This is the perfect time to cover their tootsies in our sock puppets. Created small for feet not quite ready to walk, these puppets will delight and entertain your baby to no end. This book has 13 patterns of charming creatures created by Kathy Gometz.
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.
If you want to challenge you knitting skills by creating a sweater in an unconventional way, then this comfy weekend pullover is for you. Designed to fit many sizes without any alterations to the pattern, the sweater is knit in two main pieces: the front body/sleeve and the back body/sleeve. The only difference between the two is the curve of the hemline, with the front being shorter than the back. The unique part of the sweater is that the hemline and the neckline shaping are done with German Short Rows. There are special edge stitches on the entire garment, so the closing of the seams is actually worked from the outside, assuring that the seams become part of the stitch pattern. We are sure you will find this sweater as fun to knit as it is to wear!
This simple, fitted sweater with a brightly contrasting cable on the outside edge of the sleeves, is sized from X-Small to Large and uses only 6 hanks in the largest size. The colors of Hikoo® Kenzington allow for some playful combinations; choosing the right cable color that really “pops” might be challenging, but the end result, as you can see, will be worth the effort.
Notions: Four (4) stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, five (5) bag clips, 5 sandwich-sized bags, tapestry needle
DESIGNER’S NOTES: -Weave in loose ends as work is completed.
-This sweater is intended to be worn with 4” - 6” of...
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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.
As wonderful as our models are, the real star of this spread are the bright and fun boxers. These boxers are great for both men and women! They are made for lounging on the weekends, wearing to bed, and most of all, strolling on the beach, if you want to pick up women. Literally. Some are knit in HiKoo® Cobasi for a machine washable and dryable version. Others are knit in Zitron Trekking - Still machine washable, but preferably air-dried. The pattern is available for purchase at your LYS or on here!
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
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“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 Sport XXL • Zitron Trekking Hand Art
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