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I love starting my Monday morning with some surprises, like this free Ysolda pattern over at Knitting Daily. The pattern is called Lee, and besides being both retro and glamorous, how fun does that construction look? Download the free pattern here; the Ravelry project page is here, and of course, Ysolda’s blog is here.

Happy Knitting! ~J

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…is now ready for pre-order!  When you order, you’ll get an information sheet for each pattern – that way, you can gather your supplies and be ready to knit once the patterns are released.  How thoughtful! 

Click here to pre-order. ~J

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Ysolda’s blog has been awfully quiet as of late, no doubt because she is wrapping up last-minute details of her newest book of patterns Little Red in the City.  It should be released sometime this month… aren’t you excited to see what she’s come up with?

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In honor of her 25th Birthday, Ysolda is sweetly offering 25% off all of the patterns in her Ravelry shop.  I went ahead and splurged on the pattern for the Ishbel scarf she’s wearing in the photo above – which was £2.25GPB, or $3.45.

The sale is today only, so don’t dilly-dally.

Happy Birthday, Ysolda!  ~J

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{left: Coraline Sweater; right: Tea Leaves Cardigan}

I’m not even finished with my pleated top yet, and I’m already trying to decide which sweater to cast on next.  I’ve narrowed it down to Coraline by Ysolda Teague and the Tea Leaves cardigan by Madeline Tosh .  I think the Coraline would look gorgeous knit in a deep Christmas red, and the the Tea Leaves in a very subtly-variegated green.

Let me know what do you think…and have a great weekend! ~J

{pattern links: Coraline, Tea Leaves}

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Cedar leaf Shawlette, by Alana Dakos


Damson, by Ysolda Teague


Juneberry Triangle, by Jared Flood


Springtime Bandit, by Kelbourne Woolens

It has been damp, cold and rainy around here over the past couple of days, and these cozy shawls are calling my name.  I want to knit them all!

Ravelry Links for Patterns:

Cedar Leaf Shawlette, Damson, Juneberry Triangle, Springtime Bandit (free!)

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Can you believe it’s December 1st already?  Hopefully you are well into your holiday shopping, but in case you are stuck on what to get for your favorite knitter, we went ahead and put together some gift ideas for your fiber-loving friends and family.  These gifts may not be handmade, but they sure will be appreciated by the knitters in your life, plus, it’s all under $50.  Here we go!

{1} Knit Picks Palette Yarn(For the indecisive knitter) At around $2 a ball, and with over 80 color choices, this fingering-weight wool is a stash-builder’s dream come true. {$1.99 – 2.19 per 50 g. ball}

{2} Knitterella Gift Tags(For the humble knitter) Let them know that the scarf they just opened was handmade by you!  These gift tags will add an extra personal touch to your hand-knitted gifts this year.  {$5.95 for a pack of 12}

{3} Knittin’ Kitten Stash Bank(For the knitter who’s always broke) Know someone saving up for some cashmere yarn?  Give them this retro coin bank to store their pennies and dimes.  {$9.99 at modcloth.com}

{4} Porcelain Sweater Candles(For the knitters who need to relax) With scents like Moss & Leather, Balsam & Cedar, and Cypress & Fir, knitters will love smelling these as they work on their stress-free post-holiday projects. {$20 – $32 each at anthropologie.com}

{5} Lilac Stitch Markers(For knitters who like shiny things)  Made especially for Clapotis knitters, these pale lilac beads, with their snag-proof golden rings, are lovely enough to use on any project.  {$13.50 for a set of 20 at the VelvetHippo Etsy Shop}

{6} Guys Knit Magnet(For men who are proud of their stitches) We dig men who knit!  They can put this proudly on their fridge for all macho-male friends to see.  {$4 at cafepress.com}

{7} Sew-On Knitting Appliques(For the sweater knitter) These sew-on labels will turn those hand-knitted items into instant heirlooms. {$2.29 for set of 3 at knitting-warehouse.com}

{8} Lantern Moon Needles(For the knitter who likes a little luxury) I got these last year for Christmas, and they are truly special. A big step up from craft-store bamboo needles, these make knitting even more of a joy than it already is. {$23 – $32 at purlsoho.com}

{9} Where My Stitches At? T-Shirt(For the knitter who hangs out on Ravelry, which is basically all of us.) Ravelers will love wearing this classic tee to their local knitting groups. We love Bob! {$15 at ravelry.com}

{10} Merry Knit-Mas Ornament(For the Christmas-loving knitter) This vintage-looking ornamnet will certainly add a little style to anyone’s tree. {$12 at cafepress.com}

{11} Whimsical Little Knits 2(For the knitter who appreciates beautiful, thoughtful patterns) I dare you to find someone who doesn’t like Ysolda’s knits. With gorgeous patterns like Damson, Veyla, and Ripley, this little booklet is worth every penny. {£14/$23 at ysolda.com}

{12} Circular Needle Case(For the knitter who needs some serious needle organization) This pretty silk case stores multiple circulars neatly, and each pocket is labeled with both the US and metric measurements – no more guessing! {$48 at dellaq.com}

{13} Lobster Pot 2-Ply Cashmere Yarn(For the knitter who obsessively stalks expensive yarns, but never buys them…) When you want to give something very extravagant, this is the yarn. Hand dyed in Cape Cod, this subtly variegated cashmere yarn comes in 18 swoon-worthy colors. {$46 for 400 very generous yards, exclusively at purlsoho.com}

Happy Shopping, knitters!   ~Jenny

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