The Everybaby Cardigan

I just wrote up a pattern for this simple little top-down cardigan that I made for my daughter V. It takes just 2-3 skeins of madelinetosh tosh vintage (pictured in the color “hosta” *swoon*). It’s sized from 0-6m, all the way up to 4t.

This pattern went through a last-minute name change because the original name (named after her) triggered a review of every paypal transaction for some bizarre reason. Anyway, problem solved! Because of the difficulties, I’m offering 30% this and additional patterns, just use the code OOPS at checkout in my Ravelry store.

Here’s a Link to the Everybaby Cardigan

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New Pattern: Greenfield Baby Cardigan!

I released 3 new patterns this week and all are discounted 30% for the rest of January (no code required. the 30% will come off when you check out through ravelry)

First up, the Greenfield Baby Cardigan! (I’ll talk about my Instant Infinity Cowl and Willow Hat in future posts)

This is inspired by my adult Greenfield Cardigan from 2010, but modified to make a gender-neutral baby sweater. It’s sized from 0-24 months, and top-down with a little leaf motif. My very squirmy daughter Viviane briefly modeled it, but as you can see, you get a better look at it when she’s not wearing it.

I’m on Instagram as knittingschooldropout! Let’s be friends, or tag projects you’ve made with my patterns #knittingschooldropout or #melissalabarre so I can see the finished knits :)

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BIG SALE and update!

First off, on the night before Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your support over the last 6 years. As a way of doing this, all of the patterns in my Ravelry store are buy one, get one free until the end of the day on 11/28/14. There’s no code required, just add an even number of patterns to your cart and the discount will come off automatically at checkout. Enjoy! My pattern store is here.

Next up, the patterns from New England Knits are now available individually (and they’re on sale on the interweave site right now!)!

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And, lastly, the patterns from Wool, Book 5 are also available individually. Find them on Ravelry here.

 

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New pattern: Wee Wonderland Cardigan!

My newest baby and toddler pattern is out! The Wee Wonderland Cardigan is knit from the top-down,  with a longer body, and a picked up edging. It comes in sizes 0-6 months through 24-36 months!

The pattern is 25% for the 1st 3 days. No code necessary. You can see and purchase it here: Wee Wonderland Cardigan

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3 Skeins or Less, a giveaway!

Knitting superwoman Tanis Gray, has another new book, and it is a beauty.

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3 Skeins or Less

By Tanis Gray

Interweave/F+W; $24.99

http://bit.ly/YA1MeV

Three Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories features beautiful projects that, you guessed  it, use 3 skeins of yarn, or less.

My contribution to this book is the one-skein Little Vine Beret (all photos are by Joe Hancock)

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There are 26 projects in all. Here’s a peek at a few of my favorites:

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You can see all of the projects in one place on Ravelry here.

If you’d like to have a a chance to win a copy of your very own, just leave a comment below and I’ll use a random number generator to pick a name on the 27th of October. Contest is open to everyone. Good luck!

xo Melissa

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now available as individual patterns!

3 of my patterns that were once only available in kit or ebook format are now single pdfs!

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the Sid Scrappy Hat

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The Viviane Cardigan

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and the Little Lattice Open Cardigan

Happy knitting!

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Wool, Book 5

Quince and Co just released Wool, Book Five today, and I have 2 new designs in it, along with 3 from Cecily.

Montagne, my top-down pullover with a kangaroo pocket.

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and Fern, a lacy beret

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Cecily’s top-down Feronia is on the cover (I want to make this one!)

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and her lovely cabled Lenora

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and her cozy cowl named Oria

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The five pattern collection is $15 here (the patterns will be available individually in a little while)

 

 

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