Category Archives: Awesome Patterns

Zealana Rimu DK

Just in at Little Knits: a collection of 9 patterns for Rimu DK from Zealana!

Rimu DK is a super-soft blend of 60% New Zealand merino wool and 40% brushtail possum. In stock at 20% off here at Little Knits.

For more information on possum yarns and their environmental benefits, check out

This pattern book has a great mix of garments and accessories, plus an adorable girl’s sweater. Check out our listing for yarn requirements for each pattern in the book!

Noro Hitsuji + Noro World of Nature Vol. 30

There’s still plenty of Noro Hitsuji still in stock at 50% off here at Little Knits! Another pattern book featuring quick knits in Hitsuji is Noro’s World of Nature, Volume 30. We love the eclectic variety of patterns this book has to offer: men’s, women’s and unisex sweaters, accessories, and kid’s sweaters too! All designed to showcase Noro’s signature stripes.

Noro World of Nature Volume 30 offers four patterns in Hitsuji. An easy, layer-able sleeveless jacket takes just 3-4 skeins, while the hooded coat in textured basket-weave takes 7 skeins (the pattern is written in one size only, to fit bust sizes 34-38″).

Finally, the adorable child’s vest with ribbing detail and back motif takes just two skeins, as does the reverse-stockinette stitch tote bag! These projects will take no time at all to complete – keep yourself and your loved ones toasty and colorful with some Hitsuji!

Noro Hitsuji + Noro Now!

A fun yarn for Friday – we’re closing out Noro Hitsuji, a bulky 100% wool, at 50% off!

In addition to the sale, we’re delighted to offer a range of pattern books for this colorful, quick-knitting yarn. We’ll be covering them book by book. First up, the Noro Now! collection, designed by Jenny Watson:

Noro Now! contains 16 fashion-forward sweaters designed by Jenny Watson in Noro yarns. Bold, chunky knits with color, dramatic shapes and texture. Four of the patterns in Noro Now! are knit in Hitsuji.

The cover sweater, a short-sleeved jacket with bobble and cable intrigue, takes just 5-7 skeins of Hitsuji! We love the wide collar and playful, wearable shape.

Either of the long cardigans will take 7-10 skeins of Hitsuji – would you prefer cables, or snuggly ribbed pockets? The simple turtleneck pullover (with optional matching earflap hat) lets Noro’s stripes do all the work for you, and takes 6-8 skeins.

Get your hands on some Hitsuji before it’s gone and make one of these beauties your own!

Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze Stripe Mini Collection – Just in!

Just arrived at Little Knits: Rowan’s Mini Collection of patterns for Kidsilk Haze Stripe!

The collection includes six patterns by Marie Wallin. They range from Sylvie, a simple, wearable v-neck pullover, to Eva, a cozy wrap sweater with unique construction. Each pattern shows off the striping of the yarn without looking too busy.

Kidsilk Haze Stripe is Rowan’s famous blend of super kid mohair and silk, with colorways developed by the color master Kaffe Fassett. Plus, it’s 25% off at Little Knits!

Use these patterns and yarn to add a statement piece to your wardrobe!

Interweave Knits Spring 2014 – Meltwater Pullover

Here’s another pattern we love from the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits (available at 12% off the cover price at Little Knits!)

Kate Gagnon Osborn’s classic designs never disappoint. Her Meltwater Pullover brings a classic Icelandic motif to a sleek, flattering garment for all seasons.

We love playing with color, and Berroco offers a wide pallet sure to satisfy any knitter. We picked out two color pallets we love for this sweater: on the left, Ultra Alpaca Light and on the right, Vintage DK. Both yarns are 20% of at Little Knits!

If you’re new to colorwork, the magazine includes a highly informative article about the technique by Daniela Nii! It’s a great read, even if you’re a seasoned pro.