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Accessories: Scarf, Shawl & Wrap

I’ve got three patterns published in

Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves by Classic Elite Yarns

Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves

A very interesting concept… one main stitch pattern used in three different ways. 

Cable & eyelet stitch pattern and ruffles
are incorporated in all three of my designs.
Coat Scarf

Jewel Tone Coat Scarf

Jewel Tone Buttoned Neck Wrap

Jewel Tone Buttoned Neck Wrap


Jewel Tone Shawlette: The shawlette has the cable pattern on the back.

Take a peek inside the book.


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Knit Simple Slouchy Hat

Knit Simple Magazine hat pattern by Nitza Coto, Fall 2013 issue

Beret Sweet Cabled Hat by Nitza Coto


KnitSimple Fall 2013 Cover

Knit Simple Fall 2013, photo by Paul Amato for

“Beret Sweet” Cabled Hat is part of the Coral Cables Collection in the Fall 2013 issue of Knitsimple Magazine.

For this submission the hat was knitted with Charly by Filatura Di Crosa/Tahki Stacy Charles Yarn.

For Sizes: Adult Woman
Amounts: 2 balls in #1831 light coral
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I also knitted a hat for my self using Alpaca with a Twist, Highlander, colorway 3014. Amount:  1.1 skeins approx. 160 yards.
I can’t wait until it gets cooler so I can wear it.
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Windsong Bolero: New Featured Pattern

20% new pattern discount until May 12th, 2013.

Perfect for that little over the shoulder coverage.
Looks classy with a dress and oh-so cute with jeans.

Pattern Full Price US $6.25

At 20% Discount for only a little while. Discount applied at checkout.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Finished Size: 30.25 (35, 39.75, 43, 47, 50.25)” 76.5 (89, 101, 109, 119, 127.5) cm) bust circumference

Samples were knitted in all sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Check out how lovely they turned out. (link below)

Construction: The piece is worked flat, back and forth with circular needles; top down raglan; worked all in one piece including front band and neck are all worked at the same time as body and yoke.

Pattern: Lace Pattern is both written and charted.

Yarn: 480 (605, 615, 755, 824, 985) yd 439 (553, 562, 690, 753, 900 m), sport weight

For more information on the Windsong Bolero Pattern see here.

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New Pattern Release – Harbor Breeze Cardigan

My latest pattern, Harbor Breeze Cardigan has just been released and is now available.

An everyday cardigan with a touch of “sea”. 

This cardigan has a sailor inspired collar that is knitted as a design element using a different version of the wrap stitch.

See more details here.

To celebrate my new pattern release, I’m offering a 20% Discount on this pattern until August 29, 2012.  No coupon necessary. Discount will be applied at checkout when using the Buy Now link in this website.

Regular Price is $6.00


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Tempe Yarn Store

If you’re like me, you probably like visiting yarn shops when you travel.

I’m reporting my latest adventure in Tempe, Arizona.

I visited Tempe Yarn and Fiber Store.  

There in the mist of the summer heat and sandy landscape is the most awesome yarn shop imaginable. Loaded, and I really mean loaded with some of the nicest yarns around.  They have our favorite band names along with some locally handspun and colored yarns, and handmade buttons too. 


If you like to spin, this place will have you dreaming in color with their huge selection of roving.


As you can imagine, I couldn’t leave empty handed. Here’s what I got.

Left to right: HPKY Precious, color Cosi Fan Tutte Pastel, Cascade Eco Alpaca, color #1529; HPKY Bologna, color Magic Flute Pastel

And trust me…I would have bought more but I was traveling light. LOL

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And let me mention, that the Tempe people are very nice. And those in the yarn shop were no exception. I felt very welcomed.  I do hope to visit again. But if I can’t, its good to know that I can still get my hands on some of their yummy yarns. I can order and they’ll ship to me.  Yey.

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Not Just for Knitters

I couldn’t believe it. There I was hanging out with the ladies at the yarn shop when she walked in.  Our jaws dropped. 

Shoes just for us!

They do come with a hefty price tag. Currently priced at $139.95. Ouch! They are from the The Walking Company

The lady at the yarn store says they are super comfortable.

I’m keeping my eye out for when it goes on sale. This design is new so I figure they’ll be pricey for a while. But at some point they’ll go on sale, and I’ll be ready to snatch them then. 

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New Pattern Coming Soon

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It’s a ¾ sleeve, no button, cardigan with a bit of seaside inspired design. Knitted with DK weight yarn. Fashionable yet sure to be a classic piece that will not go out of style. It’s not a heavy cardigan. The yarn choice will determine its warmth.

It’s almost ready to go!

It has already been tech edited and is currently being test knitted. It should be ready for release in late August.  I can’t wait to show it to you. I know you’ll like it.

As you all know, I always give you an opportunity to catch the newly released patterns at a discount.

This time won’t be any different.

A good way to not miss this it is to sign up for the Endless Knitter Newsletter. “Sign up form” is on the upper right hand corner of this page.

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Travel knit: Trip Tips

I have a long trip to California coming up (I live in Florida) and I need something to keep me happy.

For me, good airplane travel knits shouldn’t take up too much space. I don’t want to haul a large sweater or lots of yarn. A few balls of yarn is all I want to bring with me.  So after giving it a generous amount of thinking and pattern search I decided on a knit dishcloth/potholder.

Dishcloths and potholder are great travel knitting fun. By the end of my trip I’ll have something useful. Now I’m going to pick it up a notch and do some double knitting. Why? Well, since I’m knitting both sides, it will take me twice as long to finish.  Perfect for my long trip.

This is what will kept me happy.

Cute pattern from Elizabeth Evans, you can download from Raverly here.

If you’ve never tried double knitting, this would be a great project to use to learn the technique. Double Knitting Video. By the way, there are dozens of videos in Youtube on this technique.

Trip Tip:
  • 1.  Needles are allowed (USA): According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knitting needles are allowed. Their website reads…

“Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.”

Here’s their link to check for any changes. TSA

If you’re traveling outside the US, security restrictions may differ.

  • 2.  My rule of thumb is to take a project that I could make with no more than 2 balls.
  • 3.  Washcloths, dishcloths, potholder, etc. are great travel knits that can be worked flat.
  • 4.  Scarves are a good choice too.
  • 5.  If you like working with double pointed needles (DPN’s) socks, mittens, fingerless gloves, etc. are great too.
  • 6. Take waste yarn: The TSA reserves the right to take anything they feel may be a security risk. We just never know for sure if they’ll take our needles. Take precaution and always have waist yarn to capture your stitches should you have to give up your needles.
  • 7.   Don’t take your expensive needles, just in case. Also, wood or plasitc is always less threatening than metal.
  • 8.  Nail clippers are acceptable. I always travel with them. They serve as little scissors for cutting yarn.
  • I stay away from projects that are too special. The thought of loosing my work is just not worth it. I leave my nice lace pieces or other delicate work at home.

I’m sure you have travel tips too. I’d love to hear them.  Post your tips in our Endless Knits Facebook knitting group.

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How to block a shawl when you don’t have a lot of space.

When you don’t have a lot of space for blocking a triangular shawl, here’s a nifty technique worth mentioning.

One of my pattern testers used this technique in blocking her shawl. I found it very interesting and worth passing on to you. With her permission I am sharing her photos as well.

Shawl blocking - Photo complements of Marjos in Ravelry

The shawl is folded at the center. Only 2 blocking wires are used, one for the center fold and the other for the top edge.  The points from both sides are pulled down together and pinned. 

Marjos comments that this way of blocking is much quicker since it requires less pinning. However, the only thing that bothers her is that the center fold is noticeable.

Finished shawl complements of Marjos in Ravelry.

Beautiful work!

The shawl being displayed is the Camelot’s Embrace Shawl. You can find more information on this pattern here.

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Camelot’s Embrace Shawl – Shawlette

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How about a lovely shawlettes for those spring and summer dresses, a shawl for those upcoming weddings, or a Mother’s day gift.

This is a good time to start.

The Camelot’s Embrace Shawl pattern allows for adding or decreasing repeats so you can make it the size you want. Make it as small as a shawlette or as large as an evening shawl.

Camelot's Embrace shawl on console

This pattern is now available for $5.75 as a pdf download. The pattern is both written and charted to suit your preference. Check the Endless Knits Pattern Store or click here for more details.

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