Free Pattern – Straight Up Beanie

Straight Up Beanie - A free crochet pattern on

Delicate columns of fans climb straight up to the top of this hat. The split/center dc stitches line up directly on top of each other, instead of being slightly offset like they normally would. This creates perfectly straight columns of stitches, for a unique texture. This pattern was designed for the “Make it for Me” CAL on Elk Studio. You’ve made it through another busy holiday season, and probably poured lots of love into handmade gifts for others. Now it’s time to make something extra special just for you. Be sure to check out the other great “Make it for Me” patterns too!

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The 2014 Finish It Challenge is over! Without further ado, here are the giveaway winners: Heathersgal has won the SparkLynne 4 ply sock yarn from The Knitting Goddess, provided by Mollie & Claire, and Catweg has won the Linen Concerto by Plymouth Yarn, provided by me. A great big congratulations to both our winners! Congrats also to all of you who finished or made … Continue reading →

Finish It Challenge update – Prizes!

There are only 5 days left in the 2014 Finish It Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited! Today I get to show you the prizes we have for the winners! Claire, from Mollie & Claire, has provided this lovely blue skein of SparkLynne 4 ply sock yarn from The Knitting Goddess.  It is a superwash merino / nylon blend, with just a touch of … Continue reading →

My first Yarnbox!

For my birthday this year, my mom bought me a 3 month Yarnbox subscription. My first box came in April, and I was absolutely thrilled with it! Here’s what I got: Isn’t it wonderful? There are 2 generous skeins of a yarn I haven’t seen before. It’s called Vivacious DK by Fyberspates, and the color I got was Deep Aqua. It’s gorgeous, … Continue reading →