Free Pattern Knit Baby Blanket


soft-as-cloud-baby-afghanThis So Soft Baby Afghan is a beautiful, reversible afghan that wraps a baby in cuddly warmth. Use this free knitting pattern to knit this baby blanket for a baby shower gift, or to welcome a new baby to the family.

The baby blanket is perfect for beginner knitters and is a great project to knit this winter.  Knit-up a baby blanket and get the added benefit of keeping yourself warm as you knit :)  It’s one of the reasons why I enjoy knitting afghans in the winter.  The completed portion of the afghan sits in my lap and keeps me warm.

Use a washable yarn so that the blanket is easy to keep clean.  That way mum can throw the baby blanket in the laundry and not have to worry about it shrinking on her.

I hope you enjoy knitting this soft baby afghan.


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Cabled Wrap Knitting Pattern


I love this reading wrap.  Curl up on the couch with a good book and this wrap to keep you warm.  At 20″ x 60″, this wrap is larger than a scarf, smaller than an afghan and more functional than a shawl.  As a person who is constantly cold, this knitting pattern is right up my alley.  You of course could adjust the pattern to fit any yarn you want, but the standard gauge for the pattern is for Aran weight yarn.

I think that this pattern would look great in a pretty heathered wool yarn.  I like the burgundy color in this photo, which of course is no surprise to anyone who knows me.  I like red!

This wrap pattern is available in hard copy, or for immediate download.  That means that if you grab the downloaded version, you could be knitting away in no time.  Or, order some yarn to go with it and use the $5 off $15 coupon to make it an extra affordable project.


Felted Carpetbag Pattern


Felted knitting is a fun way to make a variety of projects.  One of the great things about felting is that it is very forgiving, so it’s a great technique for beginners.  But that doesn’t mean that it’s not fun for all knitters.

Take this Labyrinth Carpetbag as an example.  The design is knit in hexagon sections, which give the bag a unique look.  I love the color combinations that you can create with this bag.  Go as wild and crazy as you want with colors, or stick with neutral tones that will go with any outfit.  This carry-all bag is one that you’re sure to use day-in and day-out.



Knitting Gifts for Breast Cancer Survivors


My sister is a breast cancer survivor and I’m always inspired by her strength.  I love to show-off her strength with gifts that honor her courage and fight against cancer.  When I came across Knitting With a Cure, I knew that I just had to get it.

In addition to 18 patterns that celebrate women who have breast cancer, there’s also the story of the traveling shawl.  This one shawl traveled across the country and was created by 50 different knitters, all of whom were affected in one way or another by breast cancer.

I love the variety of projects in this book.  There are a few different shawls, plus a throw blanket, fingerless gloves and plenty of accessories.  Whether you’re looking for a big project, or a quick-knit project, this book offers some wonderful gift ideas to knit for the special woman in your life.



Lace Sweater Pattern


I recently wrote an article about the proper way to block knitting and I came across this beautiful lace sweater.  I love that it’s a contemporary lace pattern with the typical beauty you expect in a lace pattern, but with modern twists.  The drape on the front of the sweater gives it a lot of movement, which makes it the perfect sweater to take you from day to night.

The Dreams of Lace Knit Pattern is for experienced knitters who are up to the challenge of a new lace project.