Yarn Review: Schoppel Pur Wool

Hi Noble Knitters! It's Suzanne with NobleKnits.com. I'm here to showcase a brand new yarn we have, it's called Pur yarn. I just had to show it all to you today because of the beautiful colors. It's a 100% wool yarn. The yardage on it is 163 yards. The needle that you'll use is a US 10.5 and it's a bulky weight.

It's a really cool yarn because it's a single strand and it's felted. So, it's really soft, really lightweight, and it knits up beautifully. It would be great for making a scarf. There's a free pattern on our website for a cowl. Check out the NobleKnits.com website. Please like and comment below.

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Happy knitting!

Retromantic Fripperies Knitting Needles Gauges

Hi Noble Knitters! This is Donna, the Knitting Doctor here at NobleKnits.com. Today I'm here to share one of my very favorite knitting accessories with you. They are needle gauges made by a company called Retromantic Fripperies. They are made out of wood and we have some really traditional motifs. One of my favorites is Margaret the Cat and we have a traditional Fleur de Lis. Here's some more Stitch on Wheels, a traditional Sheep, a beehive (also known as a bee skep), and an "&" symbol keystroke

These are all very generously sized, gift for the knitter. Let me show you how they are used. I have a knitting needle and I'm not sure what size it is. So, you'll need to find a hole where the needle tip fits snuggly. So I'll keep moving to smaller holes until the needle fits snug. At a 10.5 I have wiggle room. So I move down to a size 10 hole and the needle fits so I know, that is the needle size. 

Very useful tool! Again, perfect gift for the knitter, gift for a knitting friend or guild member, and absolutely for yourself! These are from Retromantics. Here are the full size and they also come in a key fob (travel) size. Here's our Margaret the Cat in the smaller size. She is the perfect size to fit on the chain that I have for the Retromantic Ruler necklace. It is a four inch ruler - very useful for checking your stitch gauge. The necklace hits at just the right spot, so I'd absolutely at my Margaret Travel needle gauge to that necklace. 

These are all available at NobleKnits.com, thank you so much for viewing.

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Say Hello Baby! with our Soakbox Baby Knitting Kit

Product Review: Soakbox Erika Knight Baby Knitting Kits

Product Review: Soakbox Erika Knight Baby Knitting Kits

Looking for a  perfect little baby project that you can knit in a weekend or less!  Or maybe it's a shower gift for a Mother-To-Be knitter!  Well, look no further. Here it is . . The Soakbox Baby Knitting Kit. The kit includes two patterns for baby so you'll be able to choose which project you want to knit. You can make either a pair of baby striped leg warmers or a baby striped hat.

Each kit will arrive with  2 balls (60 yds. each) of Erika Knight "Blue Yarn", 2 knitting patterns, and bottle of SOAK to take you thru many delicate sudsings.

SOAK is pretty amazing too!  It's a no-rinse wool wash that you can use either in your washer (he) or handwash.  A little goes a long long way. I've have mine for almost a year and yes, its a 3 oz.size, too!

The scents are also nice and crisp, not in the least overpowering and yes, there is a scentless one too.

Each Soakbox color combo is a different scent.  Shown from left to right:

  • Fuschia/Peach - Yuzu Scent
  • Green/Yellow - Fig
  • Blue Violet/Natural - Lacey
  • Grey/Winter White - Scentless
  • Orchid/Lavender - Celebration

There will be plenty of yarn to knit either a soft traditional hat or the very popular and practical legwarmers. The pattern is simple to read and to knit.

Sizes included in the kit:

  • 0-3 months
  • 3 - 6 months
  • 6 - 9 months

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Happy knitting!

Liberty Wool Print Free Baby Blanket Pattern

Center Out Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Center Out Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

You'll love the self-striping color changes of Classic Elite Liberty Wool Print Yarn for this blanket. The blanket is knitted from the center out and the color changes of the yarn keeps it interesting to knit. You'll knit a lovely square with eyelet increases at each corner. Best of all, Liberty Wool yarn is soft against the skin and machine washable.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Completed Blanket Measures : 32" square, after blocking

You will need:

Gauge: 19 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Circular Stockinette St, after blocking

Happy knitting!

Linen Concerto Lace Shawl Free Knitting Pattern

Linen Concerto Lace Shawl/Stole Free Knitting Pattern

Linen Concerto Lace Shawl/Stole Free Knitting Pattern

Wrap yourself up in a lovely lacy shawl! Ideal for cool spring and summery nights, this shawl will dress up most any outfit. Wear it draped over your shoulders as a stole, or wrap it several times around your neck for a scarf with a bit of European flair. You'll love the crisp nature of the linen and self striping effect of Plymouth Linen Concerto yarn in this project.

Completed Shawl Measures: 18" wide x 70" long

You will need:

Gauge: 17 sts to 4" in lace stitch

Happy knitting!

Linen Concerto Knit Bag Free Pattern

Linen Concerto Tote Bag Free Knitting Pattern

Linen Concerto Tote Bag Free Knitting Pattern

Have bag, will carry! Whip a quick bag that's perfect for taking to the market, going to the beach, or even to the gym. Featuring Plymouth Linen Concerto yarn, you'll love the color changing effect of this self-striping yarn.

Completed Bag Measures: 16.5" wide x 28" long

You will need:

Gauge: 19 sts and 23.5 rows to 4" in st st

Happy knitting!

NobleKnits: This place has gone to the dogs!

Woof Collection - Hand dyed yarns inspired by dogs!

Woof Collection - Hand dyed yarns inspired by dogs!

Pant! Some of the colors featured in the Woof Collection

Pant! Some of the colors featured in the Woof Collection

Move over cats, we're brining in the big dogs!

Yesterday we revealed our feline friendly line of yarns inspired by cats, the Meow Collection created by Ancient Arts. Today, we are happy to bring you the Woof Collection! The yarn itself is the same, a lovely fingering weight Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool yarn. The colors and inspiration, now that is another story.  Pet-worthy pooches motivated our friends at Ancient Arts to hand dyed a line of yarn shades like: Alaskan Malamute, Golden Retriever, Basset Hound, St. Bernard, and Scottie Dog.

There are 10 shades in the Woof Collection.

With every ball of Woof Collection yarn sold, Ancient Arts makes a donation to the Best Friends Animal Society

Click here to view the entire Ancient Arts Woof Collection Yarns 

 

Happy knitting!

Santorini Beaded Necklace Free Knitting Pattern

Free Knitting Pattern: Santorini Beaded Necklace

Free Knitting Pattern: Santorini Beaded Necklace

This just may be the perfect warm weather accessory! Knitted out of cotton blend Classic Elite Santorini yarn, this simple and quick to knit necklace is worked in the round on two double pointed needles.  You can easily customize the necklace to any length. Add as many "beads" as you like. The neckless shown has 10 rows between the "beads" but you can spaces them closer or farther.

Keep one, give one - as shown, 1 ball makes two necklaces!

You will need: 

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch