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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These arm warmers are like throwing on a layer of down feathers to keep you extra warm. Sometimes you’ve just got to throw on a pair of big fringy ridiculous arm warmers! Your favorite cropped jacket will never be the same.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
My morning routine includes making some coffee in my quart sized IKEA French press, transferring it all to my big quart sized wide mouth mason jar, and taking it with me to drink at work. This worked great in the summer! But as soon as it started getting cold outside my coffee would be cold by the time I got to work. As a knitter I knew a quick ...
Knitting: Applique / Embellishment
Add an original baseball team logo to your Vintage Inspired Baseball Knit! These charts can be worked into the body of your sweater, or added with duplicate stitch after, which is what I did.
Knitting: Headband
Tinfoil Tiara Brigade, you ask? In honor of William and Kate’s wedding we ladies of twitter got a little excited and on top of waking up at 3am to watch the overseas festivities, we all made our own tinfoil tiaras to wear in bed while live tweeting each other.
Knitting: Headband
A few months ago these patterns were included in the 6th issue of CraftSanity Magazine, a West Michigan based independently published magazine from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood. But today I’m releasing them for free! They are just too cute to keep to myself any longer.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Starting with the shawl’s triangle point, St st and lace stripes are alternated while sts are increased to make a big, warm, fun shawl.
Knitting: Pullover
Two sweaters in one pattern! This pattern includes instructions for two sweaters - one winter sweater with long sleeves and knit in worsted wool and one summer sweater with short sleeves and knit in worsted cotton. It’s the same general sweater that comes with it’s own mods! Both are easy to wear pullovers with 2-4” of positive...
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This market bag is a smaller, more easy to carry and use than a lot of oversized market bags. The bottom is two strands of Dishie held together for the most sturdy fabric possible. A fun lacy stitch is worked for the body, and straps are worked individually and then seamed at the top.
Crochet: Muff
When I was little I wanted an American Girl Doll SO BAD! Samantha, the Victorian era doll, was my favorite, and part of what I liked so much about her was her amazing plaid cape, fuzzy white hat and matching muff. This love intensified when my elementary school frememy not only got Samantha for as a birthday present at her American Girl Doll the...
Knitting: Wristlet
My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and ...
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and ...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and ...
Crochet: Bathroom
It takes a while to truly appreciate things. They come into your life, and you get use to it being around, and then it’s gone and you’re left with Rocket Power and you’re like, WHA?! Repeat this process for everything that was awesome in the 90s that was replaced with something way less cool in the 2000s. TLC -> Pussycat Dol...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
I’ve lived in Chicago for 8 years, and hipsters are a way of life. With my love of biking, eating local food, and wearing skinny jeans I, too, fall into that category most days. Then I moved to Minneapolis where hipster is a four letter word. I made the mistake of suggesting a dive bar down the street for a meet up with new friends and everyone ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Towel
Knit up a hanging dish towel with matching dishcloth!
Knitting: Accessories - Other, Applique / Embellishment
Jazz up a plain tee with this Heart Patch Pattern! It’s a great way to start working knitting into your every day wardrobe and to take knitting into spring and summer and is even great for covering up pizza sauce stains! The pattern uses the tiniest bit of leftover sock yarn and standard size 4s so you know you already have the materials! Put on...
Knitting: Cowl
This chunky knit cabled cowl is the perfect quick, one skein project. With a cabled band between a boarder of seed stitch, this cowl is as fun to knit as it is fun to wear. Chunky cables make it easy to wear with any coat; under your heavy winter coat or over a light spring jacket.
Knitting: Cowl
Mirrored cables in two different yarns make this cowl really unique. Working with two worsted weight yarns at once and following a cable chart pattern keeps this a quick and interesting knit.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
The Sweatshop of Love meets at New Wave Coffee in Logan Square. Pretty much every class takes place at one or more of their tables, and they are happy hosts. People even
Knitting: Legwarmers
Socks are time consuming knits. Especially over the knee socks, like Welly Socks, designed to line your rubber Wellies or any knee high boot.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Shawl / Wrap, Snood
My warmth depends solely on how warm my neck is, so when cool weather strikes the first thing I go for is a scarf, cowl, snood, or shawl. I’ve got tons of them and I’m always looking for more. My one requirement is the ability to actually keep your neck warm. So if I was going to rate this Entrelac Snood on a scale of 1-10, 1 being silly lace we...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Sometimes I get ridiculous ideas, like ‘WHATIFIMAKEABOMBERJACKETOUTOFKNITTEDGRANNYSQUARES?!’ It turns out a bomber jacket made out of knitted granny squares WAS too ridiculous to pull off, so here is my much more wearable version. A granny square-like stitch pattern, minimal color work, and MUCH less seaming that a bunch of granny squares seamed...
Knitting: Cowl
As fun to knit as it is to wear, the Madison Cowl is a super cute way to work your hand knits into your wardrobe! Using a seed stitch boarder and an intuitive lace pattern throughout, this Cowl is a great way to master chart reading and lace work. Never read a chart pattern? Our easy to read instructions will make it a cinch.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A great introduction to following a chart pattern, these Madison Hand Warmers are a super quick knit and fun to wear! And handmade fabric button accents make these hand warmers stand out from the crowd.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
I spent August of 2010 in Brooklyn. My boyfriend was living there for work so I went to hang out. We lived in a tiny converted garage with 3 windows and mice, so I tried not to stay there too much. While he was at work I walked over to McCarren Park. I spent my afternoons watching joggers and football practices while I knit. I bench hopped, list...
Knitting: Dress
Sweater dresses are scary knits. Because they are huge! It’s a dress, for goodness sake. So my goal in designing one was to make it worth the time. Melvie is versatile – it’s a cute skirt, it’s a cute tunic if worn over jeans, it’s cute under a jacket, and it’s cute by itself. The knit is loose so you won’t get sweat out on a warm day.
Knitting: Mittens, Puppet
I just can’t help but put an exclamation point after every time I write Sheep Mittens! (!)
Knitting: Cardigan
So, you’ve got two boyfriends. It’s ok. Really, it happens to the best of us. The problem? It’s hard to keep them straight. Who like sushi and who likes Thia? Which one is the Packers fan? Who did you make the date with on Friday?
Knitting: Cardigan, Pants, Onesies
This is a supplement to my Baby Sweater Buffet pattern, so this pattern won’t work unless you have that pattern. You start with the normal Baby Sweater Buffet pattern, and then use this pattern as additional instructions to knit a snowsuit.
Knitting: Scarf
This no bullshit lengthwise scarf pattern is a great alternative to short back and forth scarf patterns. Great for beginners because the fringe covers up any wonky edges that might appear, great for advanced knitters who HATE knitting scarves. Cast it on, punch it out.
Knitting: Headband
Great project for little bits and scraps of fingering/sport/DK weight yarn! Duplicate stitch makes the color work a no brainer.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of knitting patterns!
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Headband
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Purse
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Pet Toys
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love’s Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Legwarmers
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Need help with entrelac? I made an entrelac strap how to video: http://www.thesweatshopoflove.com/blog/2011/05/30/the-loo...
Knitting: Strapless Top
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting Patterns!
Knitting: Headband
This pattern is part of The Sweatshop of Love Summer Tour 2010 Ebook of Knitting patterns!