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SWEATER WEATHER!

Posted by alison miller on

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of me setting foot in Australia and being with my husband so we took some time out and di absolutely nothing together and it was awesome. What I noticed though was, it is definitely FINALLY sweater weather down here in the Southern hemisphere! So with that in mind lets have some free sweater patterns on the bit-late-Saturday-now-Sunday-for-this-week blog! via GIPHY   This first one is exactly the kind of sweater I think of when I think of winter it looks cosy and snug and chunky Its called Metropolis by Tanis Lavallee. Its knit in a chunky...

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Saturday free patterns - we all need a distraction.

Posted by alison miller on

This week the epidemic is at all of our doors, some of us are isolating some of us have no choice but to work, but when we get home, back to our safe space it would be nice to have some cozy comfort and something to distract us from the anxiety that leaving the house is bringing many of us.  I am lucky, I work from home to bring you joy, squishy yarn and often some comic relief - I hope.  This week I will also be choosing to keep my son home from school, again I am lucky I...

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Happy saturday! Lets talk lace.

Posted by alison miller on

When I first started learning to knit the word lace evoked table cloths, veils and curtains... and fear because of how complex it looked. Turns out, it's not that hard, some of the lacework patterns I have done in the past have been some of the most engaging and fun patterns I've attempted! The thing with lace weight shawls as well is its a shawl! Just because it says use lace weight doesn't mean you have to (YMMV and you may end up with more of a blanket than a shawl but still)!  I've picked out some lovely FREE lacey...

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A subject close to my heart.

Posted by alison miller on

This week's Saturday free pattern blog post is centered around free patterns that are plus-size friendly. I sit on the fence between being what the world calls 'normal' and plus size. when I first started knitting I was very very plus size, not only were patterns sparse but they took around 900 miles of yarn. That's often an aspect a pattern creator doesn't take into account when making a pattern that might fit a plus-size person, their choice of yarn to recommend might run a plus-size person 300+ dollars just to make or test their pattern. This is something that...

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It's a tired and cosy free pattern saturday

Posted by alison miller on

Its been an exhausting week this week and all I crave for the weekend is rest, relaxation and coziness. I've always wanted a knitted afghan for my couch and I have found the perfect free pattern by Berroco which is a stitch block sampler, you can choose as many or as few blocks as you like and I am here for it!!   The pattern is called Norahs vintage afghan by - Norah Gaughan and can be downloaded from berroco's website here - https://berroco.com/patterns/norahs-vintage-afghan   The other blanket I would love to be snuggled up with this weekend is the sophies universe,...

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