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April 2016: Top 10 Yarns to Knit

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Top 10 Yarns April 2016

Top 10 Yarns April 2016

Hello NobleKnitters - It's time to unveil the yarns that were most often on our needles this month. Very much like the April weather, it was a transition month for knitting.  We favored soft and colorful woolies, and began to add warm weather friendly fibers to our knitting bags, too!  

Top 10 Yarns April 2016 Round Up

  1. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Yarn
  2. Berroco Maya Yarn
  3. Wendy Eider Yarn
  4. Berroco Linus Yarn
  5. Big Bad Wool Weepaca Yarn
  6. Manos Marina Yarn 
  7. Classic Elite Santorini Yarn
  8. Lane Cervinia Forever Sock Yarn
  9. Plymouth Jelli Beenz Yarn
  10. Plymouth Eros II Yarn

How many of these yarns have you knitted? Leave a comment and let us know!

Happy Knitting!

- Donna, Your Friendly Knitting Doctor

Artist Scarf/Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

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Artist Scarf/Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Artist Scarf/Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

One skein of Feza Artist Sock yarn is all it takes to make this generously sized cowl or scarf. Knit in stockinette stitch, we made the most of the natural roll of the stitch to create a wide loop that rolls in like a tube. You can wear this scarf long and loose, doubled, or even tripled around the neck. Artist Sock is machine washable and feels great against the skin - soft and smooth. Which color will you choose?

Scarf/Cowl Knitting Pattern

Skill Level: EASY/Beginner

Completed Infinity Scarf Measures: 9.5" wide x 60" circumference

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows to 4" in st st

You will need:

Pattern
Cast on 50 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until only a few yards of yarn remain. Bind off and weave in yarn ends.

To wear as a scarf, block lightly. To wear as a cowl, seam ends together and block lightly.

Ambiente Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

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Ambiente Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Ambiente Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

One ball of Ambiente yarn is all you need to fall in love with this fiber! It's bouncy, soft, and self striping. The hardest part of knitting this cowl will be choosing a color! The cowl is knitted in the round with ribbed edges to keep it from rolling.

Skill Level: Easy!

Completed Cowl Measures: 6" high x 20" circumference

You will need:

Cowl Pattern

  • Cast on 104 stitches, place marker and join in round being careful not to twist stitches.
  • Rounds 1-3: *K2, p2. Repeat from * around.
  • Knit all stitches until panel measures 5.5" from the beginning. 
  • Last 3 rounds: *K2, p2. Repeat from * around.
  • Bind off and weave in yarn ends.

Happy knitting!

Brickwork Tank Free Knitting Pattern

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Brickwork Tank Free Knitting Pattern

Brickwork Tank Free Knitting Pattern

Brickwork is an a-line tank knitting pattern featuring an overall eyelet stitch pattern. It's knitted in two pieces then seamed. For warm weather wear, it's worked in FibraNatura Good Earth Adorn yarn. Compliments of the Universal Yarn Design Team.

Finished Chest Measurements: 34¼ (38½, 42¾, 47, 51¼, 55½)”

You will need:

Gauge: 15 sts x 22 rows = 4” in Eyelets pattern

Happy knitting!

Market Bags Free Patterns

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Market Bags Free Pattern to Knit or Crochet!

Market Bags Free Pattern to Knit or Crochet!

Now you can knit or crochet your own reusable market bags! Made using Fibra Natura Good Earth Adorn yarn, they're stylish as well as functionable. Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Crochet Bag: Width: 13" x Depth: 13" (not including handles)
  • Knit Bag: Width: 16" x Depth: 13"

You will need:

Gauge
25 sts x 9 rows = 4” in Double Crochet Mesh pattern using larger hook
14 sts x 18 rows = 4” in Eyelet Mesh pattern using larger needle

Happy knitting and crocheting!