Daicey, For Quince and Co.

image My newest pattern, Daicey, is now available!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daicey

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From Mama, With Love

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I am still pregnant, though my due date was 3 days ago. As I wait for my baby girl’s arrival, let’s talk about something else!

I was lucky enough to be a part of a really sweet little collection with 4 other designer/mama friends recently, and it’s finally available for purchase! From Mama, With Love is a baby and little kid collection featuring 15 patterns from me, Tanis Gray, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Margaux Hufnagel and Connie Chang Chinchio. It’s especially exciting because as mothers who make a living from knitting designs, we often end up with very little time to knit for our own children. This collection gave us an opportunity to design for our children, yet still write patterns.

The collection is only available as an ebook (a 50 page pdf) until 10/1/14, when the ebook option (which saves a great deal on the overall cost) will disappear and the patterns will only be available individually.

Above is just a preview of all the patterns in the collection. You can see them all and purchase the collection here.

The collection is going on an exciting blog tour, won’t you follow along?

Tuesday, April 8th Tanis Gray of Tanis Knits **Designer of FM,WL!
Wednesday, April 9thConnie Chang Chinchio, **Designer of FM, WL
Friday, April 11thSusan B. Anderson
Monday, April 14Kate Gagnon Osborn of Things for Charlie (And KW) **Designer of FM, WL!
Wednesday, April 16Vickie Howell, Host of Knitting Daily
Friday, April 18Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches
Monday, April 21Kate Chioccio of Dragonfly Fibers
Wednesday, April 23Julie Crawford of Knitted Bliss
Friday, April 25Katie & Kara of Nice & Knit
Monday, April 28thYsolda Teague Guest Blog Post!
Tuesday, April 29thKarida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Friday, May 2ndCecily Glowik McaDonald of Winged Knits
Monday, May 5Carrie Bostick Hoge of Maddermade 
Wednesday, May 7thThea Colman of Baby Cocktails
Friday, May 9thKate & Courtney, of Kelbourne Woolens
Tuesday, May 13Jessica Correa, of Dream in Color Yarn Co.
Thursday, May 15Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops
Tuesday, May 20Tanis Lavalee of Tanis Fiber Arts
Friday, May 22Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting

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new baby/toddler pattern (but no baby)

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Well, yesterday was the due date for my baby girl, but I’m still pregnant. I celebrated the day by releasing a new sweater for littles, in sizes from 0-6 months – 5 years. Meet the Sweetest Thing, a top-down, worsted-weight cardigan, suitable for boys or girls. Happy knitting!

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3 new plucky patterns and a special sale!

I’ve had a backlog of knits just waiting for me to write patterns, and I’m starting to get through them. First up, 3 new accessories, coincidentally, all in Plucky Knitter yarns.

Frozen Leaves (ravelry link) is a quick to knit, bulky beret with a lacy leaf pattern.

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Hatfield Cowl (ravelry link) is a worsted-weight, reversible textured cowl / infinity scarf, that uses just knits and purls for its lovely pattern.

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and the Winter Market Cowl (ravelry link) is a bulky cowl / loop scarf with a reversible rib/cable and garter stitch pattern.

 

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All 3 are quick knits, which makes them perfect for gift knitting. And they’re all 30% off for the rest of November 2013. And… because they all happen to be in beautiful Plucky Knitter yarns, I thought that I’d also take 30% off all of my plucky patterns for the rest of the month (there are 15 patterns total!)

See them all here.

No code required, discount is automatically applied at checkout.

This and every year, I am thankful for the knitters who choose to knit my patterns and buy my books. By doing so, you allow me to continue to do what I love which is knit and take care of my family. :)

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And the winner is ….

Number 33! Nicole, check your email!

 

 

 

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Weekend Hats Giveaway!

I’m expecting baby #2 in early April (another girl!). Lately I’ve been moving things around getting ready for my toddler to move into the bigger bedroom and I unearthed a few extra copies of my books, Weekend Hats, and New England Knits, left over from the last book signing we did a couple of years ago.

I thought it’d be fun to give a copy of  away, and the folks at Fairmount Fibers and Eucalan were kind enough to share some of their good stuff to go along with the book!

The a copy of  winner will get a copy of Weekend Hats, some individual-sized Eucalan wool washes in several scents, and 2 skeins of Manos Silk Blend to make my pattern, the Greenery Beret, from the book.

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See all of the book patterns on Ravelry here.

This contest is open until the end of 11/11/13 EST. To enter, just leave a comment here. I will ship to any country, so anyone may enter. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winning entry. Please make sure that you subscribe to my new blog here, as old feeds no longer work. I’ll have 3 more giveaways of all kinds of knitterly things in the next few weeks, that you might not want to miss. You can also find out about new posts on my facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/MelissaLaBarreKnitting

Good Luck!

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New pattern. New blog

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Welcome to my new blog! My site was hacked a few weeks ago, and I lost lots of old content cleaning it up. Please subscribe to this new blog as the old feeds no longer work!

My newest pattern, the Late Bloom hat, was released today! The pattern uses less than 1 skein of Madelinetosh tosh dk, and looks great in a beautiful semi-solid color (shown in norway spruce).

The pattern is 25% off for the first 3 days (discount applied automatically)

See or purchase it on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/late-bloom

 

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