New Free Pattern: Llumeneres Hat!

When we received the new colors of Andorra this season, I saw the deep navy and immediately fell in love.

I had always wanted to knit my Seathwaite hat in a smaller gauge with a slouchier fit, and with the release of the new colors and Small Business Saturday just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to do just that!

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Llumeneres is a classic hat with a ribbed brim and intricate all over cable pattern. Integrated decreases shape the crown, and the added length allows for a folded brim and classic fitted hat or unfolded brim and slouchier fit.

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The free pattern is our gift to you this season in appreciation for your support and enthusiasm this past year. Here’s to many, many more!

New Free Pattern: Luma Baby Blanket

Our fabulous sales rep, Antonia Shankland, recently designed this lovely baby blanket out of the newest yarn in The Fibre Co. lineup, Luma. Knit using two colors (shown here in grigio and goldenmosa), the slip stitch pattern provides visual and knitting interest without being too difficult or complicated. 

The end result is a blanket perfectly sized for wrapping your baby up on a cold morning, laying out for some tummy time, or going for a walk in the stroller. Linette took these photos of the blanket in Lucy's room and I would be lying if I said I seriously contemplated "forgetting" to bring it back to the office so I could keep it for myself!

As luck would have it, Antonia generously agreed to make the pattern available as a free PDF download, available on our site here or directly from Ravelry here, so you can make one for your wee babe or to give to someone you love. I spent the snow day on Tuesday swatching some color combinations - stay tuned tomorrow for those. Maybe Lucy will have her very own Luma Baby Blanket after all!

The Fibre Co. Luma (50% merino, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 137 yds/ 50 gm skein):
Grigio (Color A), 3 skeins.
Goldenmosa (Color B), 3 skeins.
GAUGE: 21 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Woven Stitch, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - US 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular.
SIZE: 25” width, 35” length.
NOTIONS: Darning needle, 2 stitch markers.
SKILLS: Knitting, purling increasing.

Images © Linette Kielinski.