24 hour discount

Want to save a rare 40% on one of my PDF patterns? For 24 hours only (july 4th, 2014), use the code JULY in my Ravelry store and save 40% on your pattern.

go to the store: here

don’t forget to enter the code JULY at checkout!

And if you want to find out about this kind of thing faster, we’re always updating on facebook here

 

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Viv’s bonnet, and a giveaway!

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I have a new pattern out, sized from baby to adult: Viv Bonnet

It’s 25% off until the end of June 2014. No code required.

Also, I’ve been trying lots of fun new needles and gadgets lately, and I thought I’d share a few with you. Leave a comment below, telling me what you want to knit this summer, and I’ll pick a random commenter to win the 3 needle sets in the picture. They’re some of my current favorites, Knitter’s Pride Cubix, and Karbonz. Comments are open until the end of June 2014. I’ll pick a winner using a random number generator. I’ll ship to any country. The comments are moderated on this blog, thanks to spam, so yours may not show up immediately, but it will eventually!

Good Luck!

x Melissa

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And baby makes 4!

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On April 17th, at 2 weeks overdue, our daughter Viviane was finally born (at 9lbs, 3oz!) Life is settling into its new normal, and we’re thrilled that our 2 yr old, Stella, is also in love with this sweet baby girl.
I’ve given myself a bit of a maternity leave, so I’ll be available a bit less via email for another week or two.

 

http://www.ravelry.com/stores/melissa-labarre

 

More soon!

 

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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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