Interweave Knits Spring 2014 – Project Dreamin’

The latest issue of Interweave Knits hit our website this week, and we’ve been busy with project planning and scheming! Welcome, Spring 2014.

Interweave Knits Spring 2014

Over the next few days, we’ll be posting about our favorite projects from the new issue. First up is the Gyre Cardigan, another inventive design by Norah Gaughan. The stunning openwork design is constructed with dropped stitches, twisted ribbing, and eyelet increases at the yoke.

Gyre Cardigan + Bamboucle

We think that Elsebeth Lavold Bamboucle is a great yarn for this pattern. A nubby blend of cotton, bamboo, linen and nylon, it’s a perfect yarn for spring knits. Its drape will be perfect for this easy-to-wear cardigan. Plus – it’s 65-70% off at Little Knits! You’ll need 13-15 skeins for this beauty.

Up next – the Monsoon shawl and Meltwater Pullover! Have you picked up your Spring issue of Interweave Knits yet? What patterns are you itching to cast on?

Frog Tree Alpaca closeouts + Ombré inspiration

Our latest closeouts from Frog Tree Alpaca have us thinking OMBRÉ! http://littleknits.com/new-products/frog-tree-alpaca-worsted.html

Frog Tree Alpaca Worsted

We have Frog Tree’s Alpaca Worsted at 35% off in an array of gorgeous, heathered, perfectly matched neutrals. They compliment each other so well that it’s hard to imagine using any one singly! This yarn is single-ply with great drape and a nice, soft alpaca halo.

We turned to Ravelry for some ombré design inspiration. From sweaters to blankets to shawls and cowls, this trend is unstoppable.

Ombre Design Inspiration

Clockwise from top left:

This yarn has been discontinued, so this is your last chance to scoop up some super-soft, Fair Trade alpaca at a bargain price.

Schachenmayr Bravo Super Sale & Free Patterns

We have been lucky to get in some Schachenmayr yarn lines that we have put on super sales and Bravo is one of them.  Bravo is a soft and squishy 100% acrylic yarn line that comes in solid and multi-color lines.  It is versatile yarn, it is machine washable, and wears comfortably next to skin.  Bravo is on sale at 74% off at Little Knits.   We found a couple of really fun patterns that can be worked with Bravo and thought you may like to have them too:

Ladie's loop scarf and beanie pattern                              Freida Rabbit

 

Fritz & Hans Monkey

Enjoy!

Free Patterns & A 70-87% Off Super Sale

SMC Pertinio is a beautiful cotton and viscose blend with a subtle golden shimmer and it is on sale at.  The wrapped construction gives the yarn a shiny, stripy surface and makes it cool to the touch.  Pertinio is a trendy yarn which reflects the current interest in metallic detailed surfaces.  This velvety yarn makes cool garments and accessories with a lovely drape.  This yarn is very much like Berroco Captiva only with more yardage.  Here are some pretty free patterns for Pertinio for your knitting pleasure (just click on the pictures to download a PDF of the patterns shown):

pertinio2        pertinio1

pertinio3    pertinio4

The next SMC yarn is Trachtenwolle Fine, this is an all-purpose rough and tough yarn that is robust and natural yet easy to care for; Trachtenwolle Fine is machine washable.  You can create anything from traditional folk-styles to trendy or classic garments.  Trachtenwolle Fine is on a 70% off super sale at Little Knits and here is a couple of free patterns for this yarn line:

Hooded Sweater    Hooded Pullover

And finally, SMC Baldini Colori is a soft and squishy bulky weight yarn with a thick and thin boucle construction.   Made of 45% new wool and 55% acrylic it comes in a beautiful blend of colors and works up quickly to make jackets, wraps and scarves just to name a few.  Baldini Colori is on a 83-87% off super sale at Little Knits and here is a fun wrap/scarf for pattern for this yarn line:

Baldini Scarf Small

Hope you can enjoy at least one of these patterns and get to try some of the yarn lines listed above.