Tesserino Cowl: Free Pattern!

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I’m excited to see another pattern come out to the world! I’ve worked with Louet and Staci Perry before, designing patterns that Staci can use to teach a technique, and to promote the lovely Gems yarns by Louet. This time I wanted to give a little love to a technique that I love, but seems to be ignored a fair bit–mosiac knitting! It looks complicated like stranded fair-isle knitting, but in fact you just knit one color at a time, slipping … Read More

FO Friday: Free Baby Blanket Pattern

One of my good friends from college is expecting her first baby this fall, and I couldn’t help but knit a little something for her baby! I started it pretty early as I knew I wasn’t going to have time closer to her due date, and I didn’t want it to fall by the wayside, so I didn’t yet know the gender. I (sort of followed) my Sunshine Chevron Blanket, available for free from Knit Picks. Mostly due to an … Read More

New Pattern: Chibi Maruko

I’m holding an experiment today. Starting now, for the next 48 hours, I’m giving this pattern away for free. Why? …because I felt like it! If you like the pattern and would like to buy one of my patterns that’d be pretty great. The pattern includes directions to make this fun and simple cowl in two sizes with two weights of yarn. This first one is made with Blue Sky Alpacas Extra, their new aran weight yarn that’s a soft … Read More

Come hang out and get a free pattern, or two!

This may be strange, but I’ve never been on a yarn crawl before, officially or unofficially. So I’m super excited about the upcoming Triangle Yarn Crawl. I’m extra excited because I’ll be participating in a scavenger hunt! There are 9 shops in the triangle (I’m ashamed to admit I’ve only been to 3 of them!) at each shop there will be a TYC logo, and there will be letters attached to each stuffed TYC logo, and you have to record … Read More

Free Pattern Friday!

Earlier this week I posted this photo as a teaser of a free pattern I’m publishing today. If you’ve been reading the blog you might recognize the yarn…I posted about the this beautiful skein of yarn from Fuzzbee Yarns back in December. This beautiful thick and thin was so squishy and tempting that I knit this cowl the very same week I received the yarn! Introducing…Through Thick and Thin Here are some lovely photos of Through Thick and Thin by … Read More

Why you should buy knitting patterns

I think that you should buy more knitting patterns. I think that for every free pattern you use you should also buy a pattern. Why? Well, there are lots of reasons! When yarn companies put out free knitting patterns they usually buy the pattern from the designer, or have a designer on staff that designs for them. However with the internet, independent designing and publishing has become easier and more affordable to a greater number of people. The lowered start-up … Read More

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Well, since the world didn’t end I guess it’s time to start planning for 2013. But first I have to say goodbye to 2012! Lots of exciting things have happened this year!I started this website! Here’s my first post ever. I owe many thanks to Justin Barnes for creating my logo, and to Katy and Kevin Doyle for their photography skills. Without the help of my friends I don’t know where this website would be! Another exciting thing happened this year, … Read More

Fall KAL

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It’s time to do another knit-a-long! What’s a knit-a-long? It’s kind of like when you sit and knit with your friends, except you do it online through pictures. Sometimes everyone follows the same pattern, but sometimes not, there’s usually a theme to tie everything together. Doesn’t it sound like fun? What Knit-a-long for any Mari Knits pattern Why Because it’s peak knitting season, and I always enjoy knitting with friends! When Begins Sunday November 18, ends Sunday December 16 Prizes Yes! They’ll be announced/decided … Read More

Lola’s Lace Shawl

I posted photos of this shawl a while back. Well, I’ve finally published the pattern! Lola’s Lace Shawl is currently available only to email subscribers. Feel left out? Want to join in on the fun? Well here’s what you missed: October Newsletter: Free Exclusive Pattern and New Patterns from Mari Knits. Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss out on anything! Subscribe to our mailing list

FO Friday

So I guess for now I’ll be sharing all my WIPs and FOs for Warm ‘N Fuzzy, a lovely yarn shop where I work and teach.This is a modified version of Susan B Anderson’s Elefante, a wonderful free pattern. I’ll be teaching a class on this pattern in October. I think it’s so cute! I still need to put eyes on him, but I’m cheating and posting it as an FO.

Anime Infinity

I know I promised that I would finish the short rows tutorial this week with info about how to use short rows. It’s coming, I promise. Part of why it’s been delayed a bit is because I’ve been getting new patterns ready to be published! This pattern is for the Anime Infinity Scarf. This scarf was inspired by the yarn, Anime by ArtFibers, which I received from Brian for Christmas. I received two skeins, and I knit a lacy baktus with … Read More