It's My Party

New for Fall 2010
"It's My Party"
Makes this cowl an irresistible 
gift for the holidays.

needles: 24" circular US #7 & #9, cable needle
stitch markers, 2 skeins Malabrigo Merino Worsted

Some patterns in 2010 were purchased with this typo. 
Please make sure your verion is correct.
Row 54: (decrease) K2, P1, K9, P1, K2, P1, K2, SSK, K2, SSK, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1, repeat from ** to end. Cable Pattern #1 has 13 sts and your cables in Chart #2 will now have 6 sts each to twist instead of 8 each.

The Simon Cowl

No Idol hands while mindlessly watching TV!
A smooshy warm cowl neck cape will
keep you warm while you're knitting...and after!

DK Weight Baby Alpaca
approximately 1240 yards
pictured: Joseph Galler Prime Alpaca (2 skeins)
US #7 24" circular needles and dpns
Gauge: 5sts/inch over Mock Fisherman's Rib


Get swept away in this luxurious cape
of baby alpaca. You may just 
need a lifegaurd!

Fair Isle (requires chart reading) in the Round
Blue Sky Alpaca's Sport Weight (2 colors)
Petal Pink - 516 (4 skeins) Med. Natural Brown - 003 (7 skeins)
US #4 (24" and 30") circular needles
gauge: 6sts/inch

The Wrapigan

A wrap? A cardigan? Just wrap up again!
in Stitch Poet's Wrapigan!

Peruvian Tweed (distributed by Joseph Galler)
100% Peruvian Alpaca
3 skeins (~1800 yards) 
US #7 (24", 16" and 12" or set of dpns)
gauge: 20 sts / 28 rows = 4x4" swatch

The Peruvian Tweed has proven to be the best yarn selection for this garment. If you must substitute yarns, keep in mind that it is meant to be drapey and not a chunky densely knit garment.  The Peruvian Tweed is available at many of the yarn shops that carry Stitch Poet and we've found nothing that works better.  Each skein is 600 yards, which is a delightful when knitting a large project like this!

The Grinch

Make delightful gift packages with this fun pattern!
It makes the package as wonderful as the
thought and gift.

Plymouth Galway Worsted Wt. Wool (1 skein)
US #8 dpns
Gauge: 5sts/inch before felting
embroidery needle and embellishments
The pattern includes instructions for two sizes:
Small (4") and Large (5")

The Chip Bag...Betcha can't make just one!


The original Chip is for an Aran Wt. yarn
(approx. 238 yards will work both bags)
US #8 needles, Cable needle
Lining and bamboo sticks or desired handle
gauge: 4 sts/inch in stockinette stitch

The pattern includes 2 sizes, but we've found that you can substitute almost anything and change the size of your bag. This last one is Super Bulky and makes a great tote! For more details on yarn substitutions, try searching Ravelry for what others have done! The original Chip was worked in Laines Du Nord's "Cleo." I believe this yarn has been discontinued, but the Chip Bag lives on in many different yarn substitutions!

Sugar Mountain

A winter headband for cozy ears!
This is a perfect project as you head for
the hills on your winter ski trip!

Pictured: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino 
Superchunky (2 skeins = 150m)
US #9 dpns
Gauge:  3-3.5sts/inch

Southend Hobo

Southend is Chip's Cousin!
You asked for it, you got it!
Can't get all your gear in one Chip Bag?
A girl needs her stuff! 

Lamb's Pride Worsted - heathers (3 skeins)
pictured in color M-01/Sandy - 570 yards
US #8 (24"circular) needles
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch in Stockinette Stitch
1/2 yard lining, 7 buttons and/or magnetic snaps
if you are going to use snaps, omit the buttonholes!

Smart Girls....Knit!

A perfect cape for the library!
Small enough to fit in your backpack
for when it gets chilly in the stacks.
A great gift for your favorite college girl.

Noro - Kocheran (1 skein - 160m)
US #11&13 24" circular needles
US #8 dpns for I-cord drawstring
Gauge: 12 sts/15 rows yields 4" swatch
One size fits most.

Shoreline Cape

These samples are made of 
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
(each skein 75m)

Fair Isle worked in the round.
Main Color (2 skeins), Color A (2 skeins),
Color B (1 skein), Color C (1 skein).
US #8 & #11 (24" circualar) needles.
3 sts/inch on 11s