Saturday, Pattern Day #40

Saturday, June 21st, 2008
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Howdy! I missed the last two Saturdays because of giant piles of work and having just done the anniversary post, but I’m back now. Well, back for a few seconds before having to dash off to the cottage! (I know, I know, it’s so hard to be me.) Here are my favourite patterns from the last few weeks! There aren’t as many captions as usual, but the patterns are all great.

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

A Year of Saturday, Pattern Day! (#39!)

Saturday, May 31st, 2008
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Well, we’ve done it! Saturday, Pattern Day has been around for a whole year. Here’s the very first one I posted on June 2nd, 2007. Boy, does time fly! To celebrate 364 days of SDPD, I’m posting a special Double Digest. Think you can handle it?!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Punk Rock Knit Corset Gloves PatternHere’s a hard rockin’ pair of Punk Rock Knit Corset Gloves. Mini CactusThis Mini Cactus just wants to be your friend.
Sprout HatCaption! Sprout Hat! Princess MittsSome bright red Princess Mitts.
Lankakomero's Frost Flowers TopCheck out Lankakomero’s Frost Flowers top. It’s beautiful. I swear, I love everything Finnish. Amigurumi RabbitThis Amigurumi Rabbit disappeared from the web a little while ago and now it’s back and still cute.
Pencil Sketch camisoleThe Pencil Sketch camisole is a stripey lacey number. $5 in ParisThis $5 in Paris Sweater is very pretty and simple.
Spring Forward Fall Back RaglanThe Spring Forward Fall Back Raglan is chunky and sassy. DROPS Pullover in Alaska and Silke-TweedDrops has a nice pullover… for a boy!
March BasicI like March from Berroco. KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope was published in Magknits, but is available for free on the author’s site. And it’s green! I love it.
JosephineJosephine is very Starsky-ish. Mrs. Darcy CardiganThe Mrs. Darcy Cardigan is very dainty.
Tunic-length knitted pulloverThis Tunic-length knitted pullover is spicy! And available through Canadian Living, which is crazy. ArborArbor has a really nice set of complementary stitch patterns. Pretty!
Vintage BlouseThe Daliet Blouse is from the 1937 Jack Frost Sweaters book. Seed Stitch Baby JacketThis Seed Stitch Baby Jacket is cute.
Super Mario Invincibility StarSuper Mario thingies! Here is a star (example here) and a Mushroom (without the white dots, example here). Mojo SocksThese Mojo Socks could use a little restructuring (to pull up the left sock, make them even etc), but the design is really ingenious.
TracyOh the captioning! Errr… Ah… Tracy. Too tired now. Off to sleep. Bella PaquitaBella Paquita
EiffelEiffel Soy CardiSoy Cardi
DROPS Raglan Sweater in AlpacaDROPS Raglan Sweater in Alpaca KatelynKatelyn
CharismaCharisma Un Lapin AmigurumiUn Lapin Amigurumi
Vine Lace CuffsVine Lace Cuffs Hogwarts House Fair Isle BagsHogwarts House Fair Isle Bags
MarijkeMarijke Mug and French Press JacketMug and French Press Jacket
Evening ShrugEvening Shrug Frog pincushionFrog pincushion
Floral Fantasy ShawlFloral Fantasy Shawl A New LeafA New Leaf
Little HippoLittle Hippo

From Vogue Knitting: a boatneck pullover, shoulder-slit sweater, off-the-shoulder pullover, cosmopolitan cardigan, aran gauntlets, voyager lace stole, galaxy scarf, cabled pullover, striped top, baby jumper, man’s cabled sweater, map of the world afghan, rolled collar shrug, tank top, and a cabled bag!

Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, Pattern Day #38

Saturday, May 24th, 2008
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Before we get to the patterns, I’d like to share something I’ve been musing about. I’m considering changing the format of these pattern posts slightly, to include little images of each pattern (if they’re available) so you can see a preview before clicking over to them. This would involve slightly more work on my part, but I think I can manage it. What do you guys think? Would you appreciate seeing thumbnails of each pattern, or could you care less?

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • It’s crochet so it might not belong on this list, but I don’t care. I love this frilly coin purse!
  • I also like the Shalom Cardigan. I would prefer it with a cap sleeve, but that’s easy to modify.
  • I love seeing patterns with real structural ingenuity, and Leethal’s Short-Rows Wavy Hat has that in spades.
  • Have you been looking around for a one of those Bowtie Scarves that everyone’s been knitting? Well here’s a pattern to knit your very own Bowtie Scarf. Example here. There’s also another version of this at Drops.
  • This bright and shiny sweater is based on the famous Anthropologie cardigan, and it is mega-cute.
  • Here’s a recipe for the sassymetrical cardigan.
  • I must have randomly come across this link for free Rowan patterns at the same time as the big shots, because a few days after I saved these links to my Pattern Day Repository the web exploded over them. I need to start posting these links faster so I’m not longer being scooped! Here are my favourites: Crystal, Pippa, Navaho, Soldier, Gentry Cushion, Minx, Cable Sweater, Chrissie, Hardy, Ralph, and a Fitted Zipped Jacket.
  • I can’t remember if I’ve blogged these Love Heart Socks before, so here they are again.
  • Lurema and Scarfina are two new Berroco patterns based on the Ogee Leaf Lace stitch.
  • This Smocked Top would be quite elegant for summer.
  • Here’s a lace beret pattern for those of you who are not all bereted out yet.
  • Here’s a crochet shark toy, or Haifisch in German. Example here.
  • I think I’ve seen something very similar to this Lace Capelet before. Example here.
  • Here’s a Makeup Bag pattern with a bonus stethoscope warmer, for some reason.

Saturday, Pattern Day #37

Saturday, April 19th, 2008
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If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • If you’ve ever wished you were Anne Shirley (I was so happy my parents made sure my middle name was Anne with an “e”), you’ll want to knit this sweater. Global Warming has puffed sleeves! And a message to protect our planet. Which I am assuming Anne would have supported.
  • I found a bunch of patterns from Canary Knits that are oh-so-stylish and I want to knit them! Oh my I want to knit them. There’s a modified Garn Studio Jacket, a cowl sweater (which I think is cute, but which I agree has a cowl that’s too wide), Canary Armwarmers, an argyle in angora called Le Lapin Noir (Eee!) and The Anne Elliot, which was a featured pattern on Ravelry this week.
  • Isn’t this Offset Wraplan adooooooorable?
  • I like this Binary Cable Hat, but if anyone knows of a link to this pattern that isn’t within Ravelry, I’d appreciate hearing about it. I prefer to link to patterns that aren’t password protected :)
  • Here’s a Kidz Crown and Ring. (I added the “Z”.)
  • These Socks of Kindness are ziggety zaggety.
  • Here’s a Lacey Garden Ascot, example here.
  • More belated Easterness: a Chocolate Easter Bunny.
  • This “Amigurumi Tiny Turtle” looks a lot like Sheldon, but Sheldon is never mentioned which is kind of lame.

A Very Special Episode of Saturday, Pattern Day (#36)!

Monday, April 14th, 2008
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My stats class ended on Wednesday, and my taxes were done on Thursday. 110 participants have completed my study, which means that a goal of 200 is not unrealistic! (My undying thanks to all you wonderful folks who helped me reach that number! You guys are the best!) Suffice it to say, there are many things I have to celebrate this week, so I will do so with a return of Saturday, Pattern Day, in a glorious mega-edition! Two days late, but twice as glorious! Hold on to your f-ing hats, citizens!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

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Saturday, Pattern Day #35

Monday, March 17th, 2008
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I am just getting out of my haze of overwork, so bear with the Saturday Pettern Day lateness! Here it is, #35.

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #34

Sunday, March 9th, 2008
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As promised, but a day late: Saturday, Pattern Day.

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • This is so very cute! I love this Bluebird.
  • You want more animals? Here’s a pair of humping crochet tortoises. Slow and steady does win the race, after all.
  • I had an idea like this Skeleton Cardigan, but it had more cables. Scoop’d!
  • Tipsy is a nice basic scarf.
  • This Brioche Hat is also quite nice.
  • Some from Through The Loops that I hadn’t seen before: Rickenbacker (PDF), Ampersand (PDF), Mirelle (PDF), Rhodie (PDF), and Chevron Mitts.
  • EZ’s Mitts are of course wonderful. I’d love to knit a pair of these.
  • These Garter Stripe Beanies are so beautiful! I have to make some.
  • After ogling it from afar, I’m glad this Mario Beret pattern is available to knit!
  • I kinda want to make these Bunny Egg Cozies for Easter. It’s coming soon! And then I can finally drink some damn juice. Damn you, Lent! Damn you!
  • The Anti-Craft with another crazy pattern, this time an Axe and Chainsaw.
  • This Mossy Jacket is adorable.
  • Laure is so purty!
  • The Sullivan Street Bolero looks really cute, but also really complicated. Maybe it just looks complicated because there are so many photos illustrating everything so it looks like a long process. Hey, who am I to complain about a long, complicated process? I wrote a pattern for a soccer ball.

Saturday, Pattern Day #33

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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Quick blog because I’m mega busy. Enjoy the patterns, and sorry for being a day late!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #32

Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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My apologies for missing last week; I had a giant stats exam that grabbed my attention for a little too long. To make up for it, there’s a pile more this week!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • For Valentine’s Day, you can knit some Valentine Heart Rings.
  • Heartening is a cute sweater.
  • I’ve never eaten a stuffed beef heart, but I hear they’re delicious. If you want a slightly more yarny option, you can knit some stuffed hearts from mochimochiland (example here), or some hearts from Berroco.
  • Want to knit a shape that’s not a heart? Try this knitted star tutorial.
  • If you’re worried you might be a bit of a wuss, feel free to knit yourself some balls.
  • I kinda want a hat that will go around my hair if I tie it back, so perhaps this The Not Too-Too Beret could be good.
  • Here’s another Beret Recipe.
  • Here’s Vitro a bit of crocheting around rocks and things.
  • I love this blanket, but the blog itself is really weird. There’s twice as much space devoted to navigation as there is for the actual content! Maybe her monitor is a widescreen.
  • This Little sister’s dress is so cute!
  • Sí, Capitán! is a great looking hat. I love the star on top. Example here.
  • Evangeline is really pretty. A whole rainbow of examples here.
  • Five Fruits is another great MagKnits pattern for a baby.
  • I kinda like these White Witch Mitts.
  • These Playtime Petit Fours look delicious.
  • This chunky hat looks even tastier! Although I wouldn’t recommend eating wool, it’s a little chewy.
  • I’ve been waiting a while for a pattern for the Gathered Scarf for your Mother-in-Law. It’s actually quite a basic pattern. Sometimes, you just hit a stitch pattern and yarn combination that just works. This yarn is a beautiful glossy red and sets off the pattern so beautifully. Definitely a must-knit for Christmas. Example here.

Saturday, Pattern Day #31

Saturday, January 26th, 2008
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If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • Don’t knit Cecil unless you’re prepared to have it showered with mushy peas.
  • If you knit Cisco, you can make your child look like a miniature Japanese teenager. (I like to imagine that all Japanese people wear wacky clothes and live on the covers of Gwen Stefani albums.)
  • If you’re already preparing for Easter, here’s a pattern for knitted Easter eggs. And here’s another.
  • These Picot edged mittens are mega-cute.
  • Here’s a rough guide for a slouchy beret. I’ve not had success making hats for myself, so I might want to try something like this to fit over my hair, which is usually tied back and too big for my tighter hats.
  • This Sheila Cape is so adorable!
  • Bristol is a neck warmer, and it’s pretty classy.
  • Brompton is a pretty cardigan pattern. I love the colour! But I like tighter-fitting sweaters so it may not be my style. The basket-weave stitch on the edges is really smart, though! Example here.
  • I never realized there were lots of other Smariek patterns! Here’s a Heart Lace Cloth (in time for Valentine’s Day), Persephone Mitts, Swirl Hat, Osiris, Regina, and an Embossed Turtle.