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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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New Pattern Coming Soon

  Here’s a tip-bit about the new pattern.Endless Knits Logo

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.

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Camelot’s Embrace Shawl – Shawlette

Spring & Summer are just around the corner.Endless Knits Logo

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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Campus Beanie – New Pattern Release

The Campus Beanie Pattern is finally released.

*See discount at bottom of this page.

 This beanie is very special. This was a request from my son to make him this hat. He was very specific as to how it would look, how wide the stripes would be, what color to choose, and he wanted no ribbing.

I designed it in 3 sizes. Fits size: 22 (23, 24)” (56 58.5, 61 cm), head circumference with approx. 2” negative ease

See Pattern Page for more details.

I’ll be making one for me too. Hum, not sure what color to make it. I’m so into purple these days, maybe purple and beige.

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New Pattern Release Discount 25% on all new purchased good until Dec. 25, 2011.  Use code CampusNEW2011 at check out or use this link.

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The Mystery of the Missing Stitch

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Very little is written about this stitch.  It’s as if it never disappeared. But it did. What stitch is this?

The Provisional Cast On –Crochet Method – Missing Stitch

Ever used the Provisional Cast On and notice that you had one less stitch when you picked up the stitches from the second half? You probably thought you did something wrong. But you didn’t.

Here’s why.

When you pick up your first stitch from the crochet chain, you will notice that that first stitch is not grounded. In other words, the end is just hanging and not tied to anything. You can continue to pick up stitches and knit as usual with no problem, however, when its time to unravel the crochet chain and pick up the live stitches, that first stitch since its not grounded, will disappear. Poof.

Here’s a video I found. Provisional Cast On Live Stitches

So if you come across a pattern that instructs you to use the Provisional Cast On with crochet hook and makes no mention of the missing stitch, make sure you have the right amount of stitches needed for your pattern. You may have to do some fudging if not.

Fudging it imageFudging/Troubleshooting  – Check pattern to see how many stitches you need. To get the correct amount of stitches, increase or decrease one stitch at the beginning or end of the next RS. This would probably work for most patterns but use your judgment. The idea is to make the increase/decrease in a place that is inconspicuous.
Avoiding the missing stitch dilemma all together  – It all comes down to the fact that the first picked up stitch is not grounded. So if you wrap the loose end of the first picked up stitch with the working yarn while picking up the next few stitches (much like you would in color work) you will secure it and the stitch won’t disappear.Endless Knits LogoEndless Knit logo

 

 

New Knitting Pattern – Soleto Vest

Classy yet practical. This vest should take you from day to evening. Wear jeans for a sporty look – wear a shirt and make it elegant.

Soleto Vest Front

This vest is knitted seamlessly from the top down, ending on the bottom edge.

Finished sizes:chest 32.5 (36, 40, 44.5,48,52)” (81.5 91.5, 101.5, 113, 122, 132 cm)

Yarn: worsted
Yardage: 550 (650, 720, 850, 930, 1025)

As seen: Vest shown on model size 32.5″, Berroco Vintage, worsted, color Mochi #5101

Pattern: Pattern includes instructions for length modifications for a more personal fit.  Instructions both written and charted.

Go to Ravelry Pattern Page for more information.

Soleto Vest is currently available as a PRE-ORDER at 30% off, US $4.20. (Regular price US $6) Pattern will be available by September 16, 2011.

If you purchase the pattern through Ravelry as a pre-order, you will receive a pdf receipt with pattern information. You will automatically receive the completed pattern on or about September 16, 2011.

If you would like to be notified when this pattern becomes available, feel free to message me in Ravelry or Facebook, or sign up to the Endless Knitter Newsletter.

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New knitting technique for sock heel by Cat Bordhi

Knitted Socks

There are many ways of knitting the heel of a sock. But there is always room for new techniques. Cat Bordhi has just released a new technique that makes for a really cool heel. It’s actually more of a wedge. And for those who want a wider heel this is perfect.

Take a look at Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Sock video tutorial.

Cat\’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks video

Another version of this great technique is the Cat’s Padded Sweet Tomato Heel.

Cat\’s Padded Sweet Tomato Heel Socks video

I can’t wait to try these out on my next sock project. Endless Knits Logo

 

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A beanie knitted hat for my son

It’s not often my son asks me to knit him something but when he does, I just love it.  His request…a beanie. He wants it orange but it has to be a special orange, not just any orange color. He wants a warm orange. So as you can imagine, I immediately jumped to the task, excited and all, and set off to find that perfect orange yarn.

Now mind you, he’s a college student and does his own laundry, so I figure that the beanie is going to end up in the wash and spin cycle at some point. Its going to have to be washable yarn of course.

This afternoon, I visited my local knit shop, Knit! in Longwood and I think I found it!

Cascade Yarn 220 Superwash, Pumpkin

Cascade 220 Pumpkin

If he likes it, it will be on my needles very soon.Endless Knits Logo

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