Thrifty Finds For You..

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This week we have found a few beauties for you; these are all knit, I will be on the lookout for some crochet thrifty finds also and will let you know as soon as I see them!

sheepish orange
First up we have found this very neat hot pad or potholder, Kikiriki potholder or hot pad by Leyla Alieva, which takes advantage of the natural curling tendencies of Stockinette Stitch. I love how this is made all in one piece with minimal sewing to finish it up. I will definitely be trying one of these soon. Quote from the pattern page: “This hot pad is made of stockinette stitch stripes that curl in naturally – finally a project that will use that property of stockinette stitch to an advantage! The stripes are joined together as you go, only the last one.” Click on Sheepy in his orange fleece to go to the Kikiriki pattern page.  

Next we have a pretty beaded mitt pattern, Beads and Lace Fingerless Mittens by Renee Rico. This pattern is free until the end of March 2014 through her Ravelry store. No coupon code required! These fingerless mittens are a great way to learn and practice 4 different bead techniques in your knitting. Click buy it now, then click use a coupon code and it will automatically deduct the regular price, then add to library and you are ready to start knitting these pretty mitts, perfect for gift giving to the special hands on your list! Click on Sheepy in his fetching grey fleece to go the the pattern page.

sheepish gray blue

sheepish purple

We also have Think Spring! by Deborah Tomasello for you. From Deborah: “OK, it’s officially Spring, but we aren’t out of the winter woods yet. So, I am giving away the Think Spring hat pattern to keep those chilly March and April heads warm. Use the coupon code “spring” and get a free pattern. Please fave it so others see the promotion.” This is a beautiful colourwork hat! It’s like wearing a field of flowers on your head. You have to see this beauty! Click on Sheepy in his purple fleece to check it out.

It’s our lucky day! We have another offer from Deborah Tomasello. From the designer herself: “Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Here you have the InfiniTam MKAL.. And with this one, you create your own, unique tam by choosing “clues” as you go. With the options available, there are over 3000 possible tams. Add in the limitless color choices, and the possibilities for this tam are literally infinite. Clues for the pattern will be free during the month of April, and to keep it secret, no pics until the last week! Join the group and share in the mystery fun!” To find out more information and join in the fun, click on Sheepy sporting his orange fleece for this one!

sheepish orange


And last but definitely not least, we have found this one for you, free til May 15th using code feathers! Birds of a Feather by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits) MKAL Birds of a Feather is the third design in the You & I Shawl Series. It is a 2-color asymmetrical design. You will use close to the same amount of Color A and B, but Color B will be the background color. Make sure they are a contrast. You may use one variegated yarn, but should make sure that your solid color is not present in the multi color skein. Click on Sheepy in his teal fleece to go to the pattern page for this one to join in!