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Colder days are here to stay, so if you’re looking for a new knitting project, why not consider a poncho?

Hailing from South America, this timeless garment is made from a square or rectangular piece of fabric and features unstitched sides and a hole in the center for a person’s head. Inherently versatile, this easy-to-wear garment is ideal for layering when the temperature drops and, with its loose fit, it is also extremely flattering.

Designers who have included ponchos in their fall / winter 2021 collections include Burberry, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, and Missoni, so you’ll be in great company.

Wear it at home or while walking the dog for a comfortable extra layer or, for a more directional look, tighten the waist with a belt or accessorize it with a trendy hat or knee-high boots.

Emily Platt, knitcraft brand manager at Hobbycraft, said Prima: “Knit ponchos are the perfect gift for friends and family this Christmas, as they provide a snug, comfy fit for the winter months. There are many models to choose from depending on your style.

“If you’re short on time, an oversized poncho in heavy yarn will knit quickly, or if you prefer something more patterned, there are many Fair Isle patterns to choose from. If you’re new to knitting, ponchos can be a good move if you have mastered your first scarf but are not quite ready to knit your first garment.

Here is our selection of the best models of ponchos to stay warm and stylish this winter.

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Wholesale Hayfield Women’s Poncho Knitting Pattern with Wool (7810P) PDF

Hay
thewoolfactory.co.uk

£ 2.75

We loved the classic and chunky design of this poncho, its square shape and pom poms, which would be a great addition to any stylish wardrobe. The bold purple tone would also add a welcome splash of color to a gray winter day.

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Sirdar Color Block Poncho Knitting Pattern

Sirdar
johnlewis.com

£ 3.49

For a more luxurious outfit, experienced knitters should try their hand at creating this super soft poncho in cashmere merino silk. With a ribbed stand-up collar, this garment is knitted in reverse jersey and features a Western-inspired color-block intarsia pattern.

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Wintertide poncho

Blue polka dot sewing patterns
Etsy

£ 5.54

The Wintertide poncho features a cowl neck, open sides and contrasting bands. Available in sizes XS-XL, instructions are fully illustrated and feature red stitching lines for clarity. It is a great pattern for beginners or those new to knitting.

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50 X 50 Chunky Mousse Stitch Pdf Pattern Knit Poncho | Etsy

CabinFeverSisters
etsy.com

US $ 5.95

Based on the number 50, this pattern features rhombuses with 50 stitches on each side and 50 decreases, as well as side panels of 50 stitches x 50 crests.

Requiring a thick yarn garter stitch, it is available as a digital download. Customers who completed the pattern described it as “easy”, making it a good option for beginners to knit.

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King Cole 5179 Knitting Pattern Womens Easy Knit Ponchos in Timeless Chunky

King Cole
amazon.fr

£ 3.74

This collection includes two models: a boat neck poncho and a cowl neck poncho. We liked the chunky knit of this pair of clothes, but we were especially drawn to the stripes on the lower half of the boat neck poncho.

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Fair Isle Knit Children’s Poncho

Knitting
Creative hobbies

£ 2.00

Suitable for intermediate knitters, this charming children’s poncho would be a nice gift for a little one. Designed for children aged 3 to 12, this delightful arrangement uses aran thread.

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Bernat – Asymmetric Striped Poncho

Bernat
Wool warehouse

With monochrome stripes, fringes and a cowl neck, this bold design would be a striking addition to any stylish wardrobe. It is also available for free download.

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Rowan Christie Women’s Poncho Digital Pattern

Rowan tree
hobbycraft.co.uk

£ 4.00

This longer poncho features a cable collar and a ribbed outer trim. Available in sizes S-XXL, this garment requires aran yarn and is suitable for all ages.

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Vintage 1970s Easy UK Knitting Pattern

This easy 1970s vintage pattern will allow you to create an elegant one-piece knitted poncho. Made with thick yarn, this elegant garment transcends time.

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Ponchos in Stylecraft Special XL and Special XL Tweed (9884)

Styling
theknittingnetwork.co.uk

£ 2.79

Featuring two poncho designs – a cowl neck and a v-neck – this could be a great winter project that will result in a comfy new piece of clothing for you and a wonderful gift for a loved one.

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Ponchos at King Cole Homespun DK (5793)

King Cole
theknittingnetwork.co.uk

£ 2.99

This easy-to-knit design uses stockinette stitch and garter stitch to produce a minimalist garment that’s easy to dress or dress up.

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Ponchos and Cape in Stylecraft Charm (9879)

Styling
theknittingnetwork.co.uk

£ 2.79

An excellent model offering not one, but three styles, including a square asymmetrical poncho, a diagonal pattern poncho and a cape. We love the multicolored design of these clothes – perfect for a pop of color on gray winter days.

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Five models to create your own evening dress https://BellaKnitting.com/five-models-to-create-your-own-evening-dress/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 12:25:22 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/five-models-to-create-your-own-evening-dress/

We’re officially entering the holiday season, and if you’re short on clothes and don’t want to shop for fast fashion, Sew Over It has the solution.

The UK’s leading tailoring community shared five designs with Prima, so you can join the millions of others in the UK who love to make their own clothes.

Founder Lisa Comfort, who launched the brand in 2011, said, “I wanted to convey my passion for sewing through Sew Over It and encourage more people around the world to choose needle and thread.

We’re big fans of sewing here in the Prima office because it’s fun and durable. Creating your own capsule wardrobe of timeless classics that you will wear over and over again is so rewarding, and by creating bespoke pieces you can be sure to get the best fit.

Why not try doing the following over the next few weeks:

First motif: the Georgie dress

This model is a long-sleeved knit dress that features a flattering wrap-around bodice with the choice of a hoop skirt (ideal for thicker knits) or a ruched skirt (ideal for more jersey fabrics. light).

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Second motif: the Betty dress

Super flattering for any figure, this dress pinches you at the waist and flares into a circular skirt. Get Betty ready for a winter party by getting the add-on pack which includes ¾ sleeves and two neckline options.

Third motif: the Grace dress

Grace is a fabulous evening gown that has an optional waist tie that can be tied in a bow at the front or back. You can do it sleeveless or with cap sleeves, and the model includes pockets!

Pattern four: bow tie blouse

If you prefer separate pieces, this top can be crafted in silk or sheer fabric to elevate that classic blouse to a party outfit. Wear it loose over tailored pants for a casual look, or tuck it into a pencil skirt for the office.

sew your own top

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Fifth motif: the Roxy sweater

Crafted in a shimmering fabric, this sweater can make any outfit festive. Wear it with jeans for an understated Christmas get-together or slip it over your favorite dress to stay comfy at any party.

And if you’re in the market for a new sewing machine or want to invest in your first one, keep an eye out for the Black Friday sewing machine deals currently on the market.


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12 free knitting patterns for Christmas gift ideas https://BellaKnitting.com/12-free-knitting-patterns-for-christmas-gift-ideas/ https://BellaKnitting.com/12-free-knitting-patterns-for-christmas-gift-ideas/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 10:13:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/12-free-knitting-patterns-for-christmas-gift-ideas/

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We are pretty excited in the Prima office today because we just realized that there are only a few weeks left until Christmas!

To celebrate this, and the fact that it’s also the start of London Craft Week, LoveCrafts has brought you 12 free templates for some great gift ideas to give to your family and friends this Christmas.

London Craft Week celebrates the ‘magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best things made’, so what better time to channel that creativity into gift-making Christmas for a loved one?

Edward Griffith, CEO and Founder of LoveCrafts, says, “We truly believe that craftsmanship makes the world a better place. Science has proven the positive impact of craftsmanship on our physical and mental well-being, and there are hidden benefits too!

“Being part of a global community and making new friends through a shared passion. Selfless opportunities, using your craft for good by knitting or crocheting for charity. And of course there is the joy of keeping things alive. centuries-old traditions, to pass on skills down through the generations. “

Here are the top three ideas to get you started, and we’ll update you every week with a new idea – so be sure to come back next Monday!

Week 1: Comfortable socks

craft ideas

LoveCrafts

A pair of cashmere slippers is a nice gift for someone you love. Knitted flat, as an easy-to-lay garter, these slippers can be assembled in the blink of an eye. Garter stitch keeps all that gorgeous warmth inside, with a deep ribbed cuff to fold up at the ankle. When they’re so quick to knit, you’ll want to make several pairs to give away this winter.

Second week: embroidery designs

craft ideas

LoveCrafts

There is nothing sweeter than a hand-sewn gift and this bumper pattern pack, designed by Thread Honey for Paintbox Crafts, will have you personalizing cute gifts in no time. Sew them onto a t-shirt or a set of linen napkins. Or if you want to go the extra mile, why not sew a simple tote bag or pencil case for the ultimate handmade gift.

Third week: Afghan crochet blanket

craft ideas

LoveCrafts

The Snugly Fall Afghan Paintbox is a perfect cozy blanket in fall colors. It’s crocheted in squares that are stitched together using single crochet stitches and makes the perfect blanket for snuggling up on the sofa or taking with you on adventures around a campfire under the stars. Whoever the lucky recipient is, one thing is for sure, it’s a blanket that will be cherished year after year.

Fourth week: Patchwork Cushion

patchword cushion

LoveCrafts

We love this colorful patchwork cushion. Use your fabric scraps or choose a fabulously festive material to sew this gorgeous piece in no time! If you are a newbie to quilting crafts, this is the perfect first project to put your skills to the test..

Week Five: Crochet Hat

free DIY patterns

Love Crafts

If you’re a newbie crocheter or looking for quick, satisfying projects to tick everyone off your gift list, then this hat is for you! There’s a helpful step-by-step video from Jess Coppom of Make & Do Crew that will teach you how to make this gorgeous knit beanie topped with a cute pom pom! We would go for soft, warm colors like rust, mustard, and faded blues.

Sixth week: Knitted headband

Arts and crafts

Love Crafts


Comfortable cables are a winter wardrobe staple, and these headbands are perfect for filling in stockings! Read the handy cable knitting guide before you start. Grab a hot chocolate, your knitting needles, and snuggle up in it. There is also a helpful video for more instruction before downloading the free cable knitting pattern.

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The ‘dark patterns’ fueling the country’s addiction to fast fashion online shopping https://BellaKnitting.com/the-dark-patterns-fueling-the-countrys-addiction-to-fast-fashion-online-shopping/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/the-dark-patterns-fueling-the-countrys-addiction-to-fast-fashion-online-shopping/

What is not in question is that the dark motives benefit a consumer who is short on time and whose attention span is increasingly limited. “When you are tired and tired, they tickle you and often times you are not wiser,” explains Brignull.

The vast scale at which dark patterns are used was revealed in a 2019 Princeton University study that analyzed 53,000 product pages across 11,000 shopping websites. One hundred and eighty-three websites have used them in a deceptive manner. “At best, dark patterns annoy and frustrate users,” one reads. “At worst, they can mislead and deceive users, for example by causing financial loss, tricking users into donating large amounts of personal data, or inducing compulsive and addictive behavior. The study also called on “regulators to investigate, mitigate and minimize the use of these models.”

In the UK, Missguided, Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing were also found to be heavy users of dark patterns, according to the Rouge Media study. During this time, Mango and Zara used them the least. Asos, H&M, Next, Uniqlo, and Urban Outfitters also used dark patterns to a lesser extent.

Ultimately, knowledge is power, and by being aware of how dark models are used and the potential they have to affect our decision-making, the more control we have over how who we spend our money with and with whom we share our personal data.


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Emmerdale’s Weirdest Spinoffs – Successful Music Careers, Knitting Patterns & Cookbooks https://BellaKnitting.com/emmerdales-weirdest-spinoffs-successful-music-careers-knitting-patterns-cookbooks/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/emmerdales-weirdest-spinoffs-successful-music-careers-knitting-patterns-cookbooks/

The ITV soap opera Emmerdale first aired on October 16, 1972, and over its 49-year history has not only brought us dramatic storylines, but weird and wonderful spinoffs as well.

Many soaps and TV shows have released merchandise over the years, from Coronation Street puzzles to a BBC Sitcom Bread board game.

However, if you wanted a piece of clothing inspired by Emmerdale Farm, or if you wanted to dance with the voices of your favorite characters, the series released spin-offs that had everything an Emmerdale fan could want.

We take a look back at some of the soap-derived items – from line dance albums to Woolpack-inspired cookbooks.

Hillbilly rock, country song from Hillbilly roll



The Woolpackers released a line-dancing song and album in 1996

In the early ’90s, when a line dancing craze swept across the country, Emmerdale decided to join in the fun with her very first country song.

Hillbilly rock, Hillbilly roll was released in November 1996 and proved to be so popular that it reached number 5 on the UK music charts, staying there for over 15 weeks.

Sung by the characters Vic Windsor, Zak Dingle and Terry Woods as group The Woolpackers, the country number even recently featured on the album Now Music, the forgotten 90s hits.

Fans who love a bit of nostalgia even rejoiced that the song would return in 2019, when it was remade for a performance at Zak and Lisa Dingle’s wedding, with Bob Hope as lead singer.

The Woolpackers released the Emmer Dance album containing the song on December 14, 1996, and fans certainly loved it, as it reached No. 25 in the UK top 40 and remained on the charts for eleven weeks.

Line dance CD



A second line dance album followed in 1997
A second line dance album followed in 1997

The love for line dancing didn’t end there, as Emmerdale looked set to follow Hillbilly rock’s hit, Hillbilly roll.

Emmer Dance wasn’t enough and a year later the Woolpackers were back with their follow-up album Line Dance Party.

Even though it wasn’t as successful as their debut album, Line Dance Party still ranks at number 48 on November 29, 1997 and even produced one of the top 40 singles of the same name.

But the question that remains is, with Hillbilly Rock returning, Hillbilly roll in 2019, will it be long before I hear another Emmerdale album hit the music charts again?

Knitting patterns Emmerdale Farm



Fans could knit clothes modeled by their favorite Emmerdale characters
Fans could knit clothes modeled by their favorite Emmerdale characters

If you’ve ever wanted to have an Emmerdale-inspired garment, then the Emmerdale Farm Knitting Pattern Book was all you needed to help you create that perfect item.

Released in 1989, it featured over 23 different knitting patterns inspired by Emmerdale, including jacquard sweaters, hats and tops.

If that wasn’t all, the images of the knitted patterns were also modeled by some of your favorite Emmerdale characters from the ’80s.

Alan Turner’s Emmerdale Cookbook



Woolpack owner Alan Turner even had his own cookbook in the 90s.
Woolpack owner Alan Turner even had his own cookbook in the 90s.

Even Woolpack owner Alan Turner got his own Emmerdale merchandise with Alan Turner’s Emmerdale Cookbook.

Released in 1995, it featured over 190 recipes inspired by Emmerdale, promising the reader the opportunity to “taste the flavors of the countryside”.

It also offered readers a glimpse into the lives of their favorite Emmerdale characters.

That wasn’t all – in 1999 the New Emmerdale Cookbook was released, featuring recipes featured by Marlon Dingle, family favorites Zak Dingle, and cooking from the Sugden Kitchen.

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Each parent has their own way of connecting with baby and for some this includes “carrying baby” through slings. Earlier this year, MOBY introduced new Mickey and Minnie Drawings to their collection and now they have welcomed a new friend: Winnie the Pooh!

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UPDATE (09/28/2021): Disney X Moby Wraps is excited to share the magic with even more fans as the collection arrives on shopDisney! The Winnie the Pooh and his friends and One hundred acres of woods styles are now available with the recent Mickey and Minnie’s outings.

Winnie the Pooh – MOBY Scarves

MOBY launched two new Feather Knit Wraps with their Hundred acre lumber and Winnie the Pooh and his friends patterns and designs are as cute as the “silly old bear”. Available in two neutral colors, Pooh and his friends have a chance to shine by showing off their playful faces and silly antics.

Made with an ultra-soft, stretchy and breathable feather knit fabric, MOBY slings allow for front and hip carry positions and are designed for newborns, infants and toddlers. We know you’re wondering and yes, these scarves are machine washable! They can carry anywhere from 8 to 33 pounds, adjusting as your child goes from newborn to toddler.

More Disney x MOBY envelopes:

We love the patterns on the Winnie the Pooh Feather Knit Scarves, but these aren’t the only options! Parents will love the Featherknit too Mickey and Minnie designs and Classic wraps MOBY collections.

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Language matters: models in the past https://BellaKnitting.com/language-matters-models-in-the-past/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/language-matters-models-in-the-past/
Verbs like

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Verbs like “chanter” have “sang” and “sang”; verbs like “swing” have “swang” and “swung”. The motive differs only in the past.

OPINION: Several readers ask why some people say He rang me rather than He called me. The story is complex, but perfectly understandable.

English verbs have three distinct parts: an infinitive (like to eat), a past tense form (like eat) and a past participle (like eat). All other shapes can be deduced from these three. In most English verbs, the past and past participle are the same, and this is true for all regular verbs (such as walk-walk-walk) which constitute the majority of all verbs, and many irregular verbs (such as fed fed).

All other things being equal, we expect the past tense and past participle to be the same, but other things are not always equal.

There are many irregular verb patterns out there, and most of them are much less predictable. To take To took and taken, while to wake up To wake up and wake up and to cook is regular. Because so many verbs are unpredictable, speakers vary in the forms they assign to a number of verbs.

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English users don’t know if knit and suck are regular or irregular; there are several verbs that are regular in American English but irregular in British English (verbs like to burn, to learn, spoil) and some verbs have different forms in different styles or levels of formality.

For example, to come is widespread as a past tense form as well as the past participle wherever English is spoken, although it is rarely formally written. Most people don’t know what the past participle of stride is: stride, stride, walked with great strides and stride everything rings wrong.

Even if wing is regular and to bring is very irregular, most verbs that rhyme with to bring (or even that sound a bit like that) fits into one of the two models. Verbs like to sing have sang and sung; verbs like swing have balance and balance. The motive differs only in the past. The history of English shows some variation between the two patterns in the same verb, and shrink can still be found in either Standard English model.

Laurie Bauer: “Most people don't know what the past participle of stride is: stride, stride, stride and stride all ring false.

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Laurie Bauer: “Most people don’t know what the past participle of stride is: stride, stride, stride and stride all ring false. “

In the modern norm, verbs like to sing are to start, to drink, ring, to sing, sink, to swim and Course. Verbs like swing are cling, to throw, sling, stealthy, to stick on, prick, string of characters, swing, to win, twist and possibly, at least in (parts of) the United States, to glide and sneak – although these look a little less to bring.

There are two things to note about these lists. The first is that there are more verbs like swing that like to sing. The second is that verbs like swing correspond to the preference to have the past and past participle the same.

Given the lack of predictability of these verbs in general, any means that make it easier to guess the correct form is desirable. If in doubt, the majority model (majority in the sense that it covers more verbs and corresponds to the more general model) is likely to prevail. In fluent English, the sing-sang-sang pattern has almost disappeared and has been replaced by the swing-swing-swing model.

In formal writing, there are still two distinct models. But don’t bet that they will both persist into the future. It’s only a matter of time before the word He rang me also becomes the normal written form.

Laurie Bauer is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught for 40 years. He is the author of over 20 books on linguistic topics and winner of the 2017 Royal Society of New Zealand’s Humanities / Aronui Medal.

Language Matters is a bimonthly language column. Readers are encouraged to send questions to the authors at opinion@stuff.co.nz. Not all questions will be answered.

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The new Damariscotta store offers unique yarns and patterns https://BellaKnitting.com/the-new-damariscotta-store-offers-unique-yarns-and-patterns/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/the-new-damariscotta-store-offers-unique-yarns-and-patterns/

Linda Perry, owner of Sheepscot Harbor Yarns at 74 Main Street in Damariscotta, stands in front of her most popular product, four different shades of hand-dyed indigo yarn that Perry dyed herself at her home on David Island in Edgecomb. (photo by Evan Houk)

A new business in downtown Damariscotta, Sheepscot Harbor Yarns, offers unique hand-dyed yarns and a variety of patterns and kits for home knitters.

Linda Perry, of Davis Island in Edgecomb, opened her store in the Pine Tree Yarns building at 74 Main Street in June after 20 years showcasing her products at fiber and craft shows.

The most popular product is Perry’s Niche, hand-dyed indigo yarns that come in four different color intensities named after different tides: high, ebb, soft, and low.

Perry uses a small kettle to dye one skein at a time, making about 24 a day. She heats the water to 145 degrees, immerses the wire in it, then steams it and rinses it before letting it dry.

“The ones that I dip in a kettle, it comes out yellow and then within 10 minutes it’s a blue that I can’t control the color of, so it’s always exciting,” Perry said of his color yarn. tide during an interview on Friday, September 10.

The tide names for the specialty yarn are inspired by where Perry lives and works on Davis Island.

Sheepscot Harbor Yarns at 74 Main Street in Damariscotta offers many homemade knitting kits and patterns, as well as hand-dyed indigo yarn by owner Linda Perry.  (photo by Evan Houk)

Sheepscot Harbor Yarns at 74 Main Street in Damariscotta offers many homemade knitting kits and patterns, as well as hand-dyed indigo yarn by owner Linda Perry. (photo by Evan Houk)

“Look at the sky, look at the water, and it’s blue. Surrounded in blue, ”Perry said.

There are also several different designs and kits for hats, scarves, neck warmers, Scottish tam-o-shanters, and the Safe Harbor handbag, which has a shell tie.

Samples of these items, handcrafted by Perry, are also on sale in the store.

Perry has featured his models in Vogue Knitting and Interweave magazines.

“I try to do things that don’t look like they’re machine-made at all so people can understand it’s done by hand,” Perry said.

Perry tried selling his products online for a while after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it wasn’t the same. She still runs an online store at harbouryarns.com.

“I’ve tried to have an online presence, but it’s not the same to buy yarn when you can’t touch it. It’s a different feeling online, ”Perry said.

Then, in June, she fulfilled her long-held dream of opening a storefront for her son and bosses. Perry said the store has been very busy since it first opened and has the best customers.

“It’s fun to interact with them, which you can’t do online, so it’s an added bonus for me to chat with them and see what they’re up to, and tell them a little bit about it. ‘history,’ Perry said.

The building that houses Sheepscot Harbor Yarns at 74 Main Street in Damariscotta.  Boutique opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (photo by Evan Houk)

The building that houses Sheepscot Harbor Yarns at 74 Main Street in Damariscotta. Boutique opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (photo by Evan Houk)

Perry has been knitting since she was little, when she watched her mother. However, since his mother was left-handed, Perry had to learn to knit. She still knits at least four hours a day.

“It’s fun for me; it’s not work, ”Perry said.

Perry was born in Maine, but raised in Mystic, Connecticut. After her father retired to Edgecomb, she began spending summer vacations away from her job as a teacher.

Perry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and his doctorate in education from the University of Connecticut. She taught fashion, design and pattern making at the college level for 45 years, primarily at the University of Rhode Island.

After retiring three years ago, she returned to Lincoln County, which she calls a “special place.”

“It’s almost a world away from the world,” Perry said.

Sheepscot Harbor Yarns is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, at least until December. Perry will play it by ear from there, depending on the business.

For more information, email lmmperry@verizon.net or call 449-5270.

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30 creative knitting patterns for artisans of all skill levels https://BellaKnitting.com/30-creative-knitting-patterns-for-artisans-of-all-skill-levels/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://BellaKnitting.com/30-creative-knitting-patterns-for-artisans-of-all-skill-levels/

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If there’s one thing for sure, it’s winter is coming and you’re going to need a scarf. And not only that, but also a comfortable cap, sweater and socks. While purchasing these items is always an option, it’s a lot more fun to create your own. The knitting community has exploded in popularity over the past two decades, and with social media, people are sharing their fiber designs as well as the patterns they used to make them. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in this profession to learn on their own.

Knitting patterns are the best way to hone your skills. Depending on what you create, they use techniques ranging from basis points at most complicated intarsia in the ultimate test: making socks. The conventional wisdom of knitting is that if you can produce a toe and a heel, you can conquer any design that comes your way.

Sifting through paid and free knitting patterns can take forever (so many choices!), So we’ve read it for you and picked out some of our favorites. They vary in skills and applications, but whether you’re a beginner or have spent hundreds of hours tossing and launching, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

Whether you’re a beginner knitter or spend hundreds of hours crafting, you’re sure to find something you love with our selection of knitting patterns below.

Clothes

Ball-sleeved cardigan

Knitting patterns

Bummbul | $ 7.39

Chunky vest

Sweater Vest Pattern

MargueriteEtPaix | $ 4.99

Knitted beanie

Knitting patterns

Miskunn | $ 4.75

3-in-1 button ankle boots

Knitted slippers patterns

Bekah Knitwear | $ 6.99

SUIR fingerless gloves

Knitted gloves patterns

Whistle And Wool | $ 3.50

Fox scarf

Knitting patterns

Nina Führer | $ 7.28

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Cozy knits and steaming teacups are the perfect fall accessories. Whether you are an experienced craftsman or just starting out, knitting your own cold weather clothes is both possible and fun. Knowing where to start is crucial; but once you have mastered a few basic stitches, you can produce your own scarves, blankets, holiday decorations, etc.

A festive fall of craftsmanship awaits you! Scroll down for our list of knitting and crochet patterns for all skill levels.

Fall Knit Crochet Ideas

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Learn the basics

If you are new to knitting and crochet, there are many educational resources on the Internet.

Crochet projects are done with a single crochet and can be faster than knitting. Knitting, on the other hand, uses two needles. While not difficult to learn, knitting is generally the more complicated of the two crafts. You will want to learn the basic knitting stitch as well as the cast-on. This helpful video explains the basics of knitting even for absolute beginners. Purl stitch, which is another basic knitting technique, can also be learned through video tutorials.

Knitting needles and hooks come in different sizes. This has an impact on the stitch size and the tightness (or loss) of the weave of your work. Bigger needles create a looser knit. Be sure to follow the template requirements.

Although they use different tools, the same yarn considerations should be taken into account for knitting and crochet. The wire is available in strands of different widths. The thickness of the thread may seem like a small detail, but it can have a huge impact on the number of stitches and the size of your final product. When reading a knitting or crochet pattern, be sure to note the gauge of the yarn needed.

Knitting and crochet patterns for all skill levels

A festive knitted pumpkin

Knit pumpkin project

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Decorate your fireplace with adorable knitted pumpkins. Choose orange yarn or the color of your favorite fall squash. A free pattern is available on Ravelry.

Comfortable slippers that you made yourself

Crochet Slippers

Mamachee | $ 5.50

Slippers are a must-have for cold fall days, so make sure you’re ready with this DIY pair. Designed by Mamachee, the mid-level model requires an H-hook and chunky wire to bring out the cable design on top of the foot.

Crochet socks

Crochet socks pattern

Embroidery & Cie | $ 6

If slippers aren’t your thing, try crochet this pair of socks. The beginner-friendly pattern from The Stitchery & Co. uses basic stitches with the ability to change color so you can customize your look.

A pretty knit scarf

Knit scarf

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A scarf is a classic beginner’s knitting project for good reason. Easy, portable and cute, there are many designs of scarves for all skill levels. Beginners can try out this free chunky knit pattern from Berroco. Another free color-block pattern from O Wool is perfect for minimalists.

A quick knit headband

Crochet Knit Headband

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No matter what your level of experience, a knit headband is a quick project. Try out this ribbed design from Ravelry to start. Or if you’re feeling up to trying cable knitting, this free pattern is the perfect introduction.

Knitted stand-up collar with a short cut

High neck knit sweater pattern

Beloved Knitwear | $ 7.44

Shirts with a stand-up collar and a cropped cut are the order of the day. Stay on top of the latest trends when knitting this sweater. As a model suitable for beginners, he uses stockinette stitch and rib stitch with possible knitting in the round. Once you’re done, you’ll have something to go with you through fall and winter and even into next spring.

A cozy shawl

Carolina Outlander Shawl Pattern

HandyLittleMe | $ 5.79

For walks in the autumn woods, knit an elegant shawl. This Outlander-inspired pattern is affordable and accessible. To crochet a shawl, take a look at this ‘cool casual’ scarf.

The cutest hat for kids

Fox Cowl Pattern for Kids

Levelvetacorn | $ 5.50

As the holiday season approaches, knit adorable hats for the children in your life. This Failynn Fox Cowl might be the cutest pattern on the internet. Beginner crochet enthusiasts can try these easy and colorful pom pom hats from Yarnspirations.

An ingenious “Cozy” shoulder

Comfortable Icelandic knitwear on the shoulders

byEline | $ 3.99

Sometimes a little extra heat does a lot of good. This clever, cozy pattern on the shoulders is inspired by Icelandic winter knits. Another twisted pattern gives a more Irish feel.

A chunky knit blanket

Chunky knit blanket

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These chunky knit blankets are not only trendy, but quick to sew thanks to the size of the thread and the needles. Try knitting the blanket using your arms instead of needles for a project that you really can’t let go. Want more instructions? Laura Birek offers an affordable pattern.

A Useful Cozy Café

Knitting Coffee Mug Cozy

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Accessorize your hot drinks with these adorable comforters. Nestle that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte into this cozy, perfectly sized pumpkin. For Oktoberfest fans, crochet these adorable colorful comforters with this easy pattern. (Remember, knit comforters won’t completely protect your fingers from the heat.)

Stylish layered cardigan

Crochet cardigan pattern

Make and crew | $ 4.30

If the thought of crocheting a sweater intimidates you, this Mezzo cardigan pattern has a different take on it. “You’ll start by crocheting two relaxing hexagons,” the designer writes, “which will magically transform into sleeves, back and front of a sweater.” Curious about how it works? You will only have to crochet it to find out!

Festive Christmas Tree Ornaments

Knitted tree pattern

Resilient Knitting Machine | $ 5

If the grocery store starts playing Christmas carols, it’s time to think about pruning your tree. Get a head start by making these beautiful tree ornaments for your friends and family. A pretty dazzled tree design can also add extra pizzazz to your decorations.

Comfortable boat neck sweaters

Simple sweater pattern

MMadisonMarie | $ 5

Knitting a sweater is a noble goal and can seem intimidating. However, after mastering a few basics, this Madison Marie pattern offers an easy path to your first sweater; the chunky boat neck design is perfect for layering throughout fall. For crochet, this simple pattern for a textured turtleneck is comfy enough to wear in all day.

Darling Deer Scarf

Deer scarf knitting pattern

Nina Führer | $ 7.32

Originally created for children but adjusted for adults, this design by Nina Führer may seem impossible. But with the help of its eight page template, you will be able to create this charming deer scarf. Before you tackle this project, you should have some knitting experience.

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