New Knitting and Crochet Patterns Coming Soon!

February 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm 20 comments


Here are two new projects that will be written up soon for the website. 

The first is this lovely, easy to wear long, shaped cardigan. It’s done from the top down (yea!), so there is only a little sleeve seaming.  The sleeves are wide, the waist is shaped with a flattering ribbed waistline, and there are two really fun gathered patch pockets in front.  A pretty vine lace panel is worked in the front and the collar is shaped and generous.

Here’s the great-looking back view:

Then, there is my new purse!  It’s crocheted in a soft cotton/microfiber blend.  LOVE the colors (matches our living room, actually!).

The front and back pieces are crocheted from the center out.  The two pieces are then crocheted together and the strap pieces are crocheted.  Notice the knotted crochet accents that gather the leather straps at the base of each silver ring.  Pretty cool, huh?

The pretty texture of this stitch inspired the whole design!

And here is a view of the great lining fabric I found!  I just loved the graphic floral print!


Entry filed under: Knitting and Crochet News, New Crochet Patterns, New Knitting Patterns, Updates.

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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Trish  |  February 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Love love LOVE the cardigan – this has instantly shot to the tip-top of my queue. I cannot wait for the pattern to be issued. Top-down, minimal seaming and super gorgeous. What more can we ask for!

  • 2. Noreen  |  February 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    That cardigan is drop dead gorgeous, I have been looking all over for something like that with pockets, I cannot wait for you to post the pattern.

    My granddaughter loves the purse – guess I will have to try and make one and hide it so she doesn’t figure it out LOL


  • 3. Michelle  |  February 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    these look great, especially the cardigan, i can’t wait!!

  • 4. Shirley Pearce  |  February 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Please let me know when the purse and cardigan patterns are available too!

    2 must do projects for me!

  • 5. sylvia mccullough  |  February 27, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    hello i like these new patterns they are very intersting and craftable , charitable

  • 6. Christina Marie  |  February 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I Love the Cardigan! It looks sooooo cozy.

  • 7. Amy  |  February 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I really love that cardigan; I can already picture myself curled up in that on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Can’t wait to see the pattern, I’ll definitely be buying it.

  • 8. pradnya  |  February 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    i liked it caridgan very much please give the pattern of the same thankyou and waiting for reply earliest ,

  • 9. Victoria Carroll  |  February 27, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I’m re-teaching myself to knit but I absolutely love that cardigan. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the pattern.

  • 10. Yarn Thing  |  February 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hello my dear!

    I just found your website and blog and I AM IN LOVE!

    Would you be interseted in doing an interview with me on my podcast?

    Drop me a line and let me know what you think 🙂

    Marly aka Yarn Thing

  • 11. Tracy  |  February 27, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    This is the kind of cardigan pattern that I’ve been looking for. Can’t wait…

  • 12. zlata  |  February 28, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I once saw just like this a design for a sweater with flowers as the button holes and am still looking for it. This is a wonderful duplicate. Thank you

  • 13. Brenda Martin  |  February 28, 2008 at 4:05 am

    I am very interested in the gray sweater jacket pictured on the blog pages. I am trying to find an attractive, warm, flattering and interesting pattern for a friend who is very tall (top-down is the best). I would like to know the yardage required as I have a stash she really loves. Can you tell me when the pattern will be available? I would like to purchase it as soon as possible. Thanks, Brenda

  • 14. robin  |  February 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Love the cardigan!! I like that you are doing a lot of top-down designs lately. I will definitely be buying that pattern when it’s available!

  • 15. Marilou Matthews  |  February 28, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I can’t wait for this pattern. As an “older” knitter, it is great to find something I will actually make for myself.

  • 16. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  March 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

    The Cardigan is ready! Get it at: Happy knitting!

  • 17. Kendra  |  March 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Hello SweaterBabe!
    I love your new cardigan and in fact have ordered the pattern and recieved my yarn today! I can’t wait to get busy, but wanted to drop a quick note to ask if I could talk you into doing an add-on for this pattern for an optional hood instead of the collar!??!
    I love the sweater anyway, but thought the hood would make it more, um, “me”. I envy your talent and wish I could just whip one in there myself, but I’m very much a “follow the directions” kind of girl!
    Thanks so much for all you do!

  • 18. Nita  |  April 12, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Hi Sweaterbabe,

    I know there’s been tons of excitement and interest for the sweater and it is beautiful indeed but I’ve been waiting for the crochet bag pattern ever since you posted this article. Will it be available anytime soon?

  • 19. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  April 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Dear Nita,

    Yes – thanks for your patience! I just started writing up this pattern and will have it up in a week or so! Sorry for the waiting. I take great care in writing up the patterns to avoid errata as much as possible!

    Be sure to check this blog or be signed up for my newsletter to be informed when the pattern is up for sale.



  • 20. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  May 12, 2008 at 11:38 am

    The purse pattern is now available at: Thanks for your patience! Had to make sure it was as correct as possible!

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