Tamitik is toasty warm and eye-catching all at once! The easy-to-memorize slipped stitch pattern creates a cozy texture, and can be knit with a contrast color for even more flair. Instruction are included to knit Tamitik in one or multiple colors, as well as in three sizes. Stylishly unisex, Tamitik is a super quick knit in bulky weight yarn, which makes it perfect for stash busting and gift giving.
Who's in the mood for a new free pattern? Yay! I'm so excited to show you all the FARBE Cowl!
It's been getting pretty cold over here on Vancouver Island and I've been craving a new super chunky cowl! I adore color blocking and thought it would be fun to whip up a new free pattern for you all showcasing just that!
The FARBE Cowl is warm & cozy, fast to knit up and adds a great pop to your fall/winter wardrobe! It's also a great beginner pattern! You can access the FREE download for FARBE on Ravelry, in our VeryShannon Shop or via direct download HERE.
I love the combo of black and white and think it pairs so nicely with my winter wardrobe. The FARBE Cowl would look great in so many color combos! You could add some fun stripes or a 3rd color! Lots of options for you to add your special touch to your FARBE Cowl. It's knit up in a super bulky weight yarn on large needles for a nice drape and it works up in just a few hours! Can't beat that during gift giving time!
If you're a beginner knitter don't be scared of FARBE. This is literally plain knitting but you get to learn 2 new techniques that are a great asset for any knitter's skill set - the Provisional Crochet Cast-On and the Kitchener Stitch. Both look way harder than they are and once you try them you will find yourself using them all the time. They allow you, in this pattern, to knit flat so you can customize how long/wide you'd like your cowl to be and then seam your ends easily and invisibly when you are done. The free pattern includes visual links to learn how to implement both of these techniques.
I was so excited & thankful to have my lovely friend Rebecca (of the blog Nook) to be my model for me again. You may recognize her from both the Lansbury and Mallory cowl patterns. She's one of the fastest knitters I know! She's a hard working product and sample knitter and a sweetheart! We drove down to one of my fave beaches for this photoshoot. I owe her one as it was freezing cold out that day! The sun was out and it sure was gorgeous but darn was it cold! Good thing she was wearing the FARBE Cowl!
I hope you all enjoy this new pattern and I can't wait to see "your" version of the FARBE Cowl! Bring on the color blocking! What yarn/color combos will you use for your FARBE Cowl? Don't forget to use #farbecowl on social media to tag your projects!
To say I love this hat is an understatement. Since the night I whipped the Hannah Hat up it's been on my head non-stop. Made from the scrumptious and lovely malabrigo rasta this hat is warm, cozy and sooooo soft and chunky! It's a dream to knit and wear. Living in a coastal city we are always getting wind storms and this hat keeps my ears and head warm while still being cute and stylish.
This yarn has a special spot in my heart. Gifted to me last xmas from my dear friend Hannah (ummashin) the color is one of my faves. I fell so in love with this yarn that I have held on to it for a full year until i found the perfect project for it. So to say a lovely thank you to one of the most lovely people i have met online i have named this hat for hannah. I hope she likes it as much as I do.
Quick and easy hannah knits up in one night. a few hours and bam - you've got yourself a lovely new accessory. Knit on a US12/9mm it works up fast and it's simple to customize to your desired slouch/length. and helloo....that pom pom just melts my heart. Love it. Pom poms and I have had a love/hate relationship because I can never seem to make a good one but I have broken my curse (I like to use my pal jane richmond's pom pom tutorial).
Making pom poms with rasta is actually fun! I love the added touch of fun the pom pom adds to this hat. I also love the coziness the 2x2 rib that goes to mid crown adds to keep your ears warm. That extra bit of depth just feels so right on the part of my head that gets the coldest while waiting for school pick up.
Best part is hannah only takes (1) skein of malabrigo rasta! Plus the pattern is only $1.99!!! That's it - time to treat yourself! Just remember that if you alter the pattern or choose to NOT unravel your gauge swatch you will need another skein to be able to finish the hat and the pom pom. I seriously used every last inch of my skein. There were no leftovers..not even one centimeter..lol.
THE HANNAH HAT PATTERN FEATURES:
:: clear and easy to understand step by step instructions
:: bright & colorful photography
:: 2 page color PDF pattern
:: a great knitting experience
I hope you enjoy hannah as much as I do! It's a great beginner pattern to practice knitting in the round and making pom poms :) Happy knitting from my home to yours!
p.s. To all you sewers...don't worry, I promise there will be sewing goodies coming soon too!