Saturday, January 28, 2012

Follow us on Pinterest!

You can now follow Knit-o-Matic on Pinterest!

What is "Pinterest", you say? Pinterest is a free web site that enables you to organize information visually. You create virtual pinboards (kind of like light boxes), that draw images from the internet, and browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

We are using our pinboards to organize knitting & crochet patterns we like, as well as tutorials, and inspiration. Our focus is on projects that have patterns that are readily available, either for free or as a paid digital download. We're always on the lookout for new patterns and are in the process of filling in our pinboards 

You can follow by clicking on this link right now.  You can also go to our website at and click on the red "P" button at the top of the page, like the one above. There is also a button on the right side of this blog. 

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Knitted Baskets

 I love the idea of knitted housewears, and I love this knitted basket! I think you can use any yarn  with lots of body and needles that will give it a tight tension, and you`re off to the races!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year! Here's a free pattern for adorable little lanterns. They are knitted flat ans seamed up at the end. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

  • Cascade 220 Sport Superwash or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
  • Silver and/or gold lurex yarn
  • 3.5mm needles
  • 3.5mm double pointed needles
  • beads, sequins, etc

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Baby Bolero

Pretty Damn adorable! Came across this freebie Baby Bolero on Ravelry, it's so simple yet effective, and cute! 

  • 6 mo size : 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden, 4.5mm needles, 4.5mm double pointed needles
  • 1 yr size: 2 skeins Noro Odori, 6mm needles, 6mm  double pointed needles

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hudson's Bay Company Baby Blanket

I love the simple aesthetic and nostalgia of the HBC blanket.  

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Snowy Owl

Bird love. Is there anything happier than having a big, woolly bird around the house?

  • 2 skeins Cascade Magnum in main colour, bits in 3 other contrast colours
  • 10mm-24" circular needles
  • 10mm double pointed needles
  • 1 jumbo stitch marker
  • lots of stuffing

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Easy Baby Pullover

Something lovely and simple for lovers of working with sock yarn.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Owl Hats - The New Cute

Ya know what's cute? Babies in Owl hats. Darn cute!

By the way, I think you have to join the website Mediafire to dowload the file. It's a pain, but it's free. 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Select Bulky Yarn on Sale!

Select Bulky Yarn 25% Off until January 29th!

Cascade Magnum  $18.75

Malabrigo Rasta  $19.50

Malabrigo Aquarella  $13.50Malabrigo Gruesa  $11.25

  • Pixie Dust Lap Blanket
  • 7 to 10 skeins Malabrigo Aquarella or Gruesa
  • 10mm to 15mm circular needles

1476 (b) - Dancing Queen

Manos Artesanas Dancing Queen  $37.50

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Clearance: New Yarns on Sale

  • select colours
  • 25% Off
  • 6mm needles
  • 100g/125m
  • 100% merino wool

  • 25% Off
  • 4.5mm to 5mm needles
  • 100g/190m

  • select colours
  • 25% Off
  • 6mm to 6.5mm needles
  • 100g/125m
  • 95% merino, 5% silk

  • 25% Off
  • 4.5mm needles
  • 100g/27m
  • 1 skein makes a scarf

  • 25% Off
  • 20mm to 25mm needles
  • 200g/30m
  • 1 skein makes a scarf

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Pearl Chain Mitts

I love these mitts, they look like candy! 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Miserable' Wrap

I love, love, love this wrap!  It is knit up on very reasonably sized needles (5.5mm) and then felted by hand. Gorgeous! And it's a freebie!

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Snuggly Winter Sweaters

I'm thinking about cozy sweaters to make now AND wear now ....

Yarn options

Yarn options
  • 8mm-32" circular needle
  • 8mm double pointed needles

Yarn options
  • 4.5mm-32" circular needles

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Monday, January 02, 2012

Crochet Hexagon-spiration

My fave Noro crochet hexagons projects ... based on Attic24's Hexagon How-to tutorial.  I highly suggest you join as you go (it's part of the hex tutorial, but Lucy also has a Join as you Go tutorial for squares).

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Evening Stitch 'n Bitch moving to Thursday

Just a quick FYI, our evening stitch 'n Bitch is moving back to Thursday nights from 5 to 8pm, as is our open late evening.  Changes start in the new year! :-)

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