Free Pattern: Neapolitan Baby Blanket

Make this tasty treat for a sweet baby! The Neapolitan Baby Blanket is a free knitting pattern from Nobleknits and it uses three colors of Wooly Worsted yarn to look like famous chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream.

The pattern uses two balls of each Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cotton Candy Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn. The pattern is a simple basket weave design – just knits and purls! – that's great for beginners or even a seasoned knitter! 

Neapolitan baby blanket using Wooly Worsted yarn

Neapolitan baby blanket using Wooly Worsted yarn

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Easy As ABC KAL: Supply Buy!

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Our Easy As ABC baby sweater knit along starts on Tuesday! The supply list is a little long but you will use all of it, I promise. This might be a tiny sweater but we need some important tools to knit it!

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First you'll need the pattern: Easy As ABC baby sweater. Use code: EASYASABC for 25% off here or on Ravelry.com.

Choose your size! The Easy As ABC Baby Sweater knitting pattern comes in three sizes so you'll need to choose the little baby you're going to make it for. These are the sizes available: 6 months (12 months, 18-24 months).
Chest measurements:
   6 months: 17.5"
   12 months: 20"
   18-24 months: 22.5"

The yarn amounts vary for each size so please choose the: Wooly Worsted Washable yarn colors you'd like to use! The sample in the photo is the 6 month size and knit with 2 skeins of Cotton Candy as Color A and 1 skein of Wheat as Color B.
   Color A: 2(2, 3) skeins of Wooly Worsted.
   Color B: 1(2, 2) skeins of Wooly Worsted.

Second and most exciting is YARN! Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn is perfect for baby knits because it's washable. That's right, totally washable. Wooly Worsted is a merino yarn that's been specially coated to not shrink in the wash which means it's soft (awesome for baby) and nearly indestructible (awesome for parents!).

NobleKnits.com is offering 15% off Wooly Worsted yarn during our knit along! Use code:  ABCKAL. Awesome! Plus, they offer free shipping in the US and they have very fast service. What are you waiting for?! Head to NobleKnits >

Third we have needles. It may look like a lot of needles but we will use all of them during our knit along. You will need:

  • US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed knitting needles
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular knitting needles
  • US 8 (5mm) double-pointed knitting needles
  • US 8 (5mm) 16" circular knitting needles

I have an interchangeable knitting needle set which is why I just have the two small needle tips sitting at the left of the photo. If you do a lot of knitting in different weights and sizes, an interchangeable needle set may be just what you need. I am using the HiyaHiya Sharps set seen here. I also really like the Knitters Pride Karbonz needles which is what my double-points are.

Lastly is our stitch markers. We will be using ring markers that sit directly on the needles while you knit. You'll need four markers for the pattern and it's a good idea to have three the same and one different because three will be where we increase and the fourth marks the beginning of the round. Find some you love and you'll smile each time you get to it while knitting! 

Be sure to visit NobleKnits.com or your local Ewe Ewe yarn shop to get your supplies this week! Check out our Where to Buy page to find a yarn shop near you. We start on Tuesday and you can read all the details here. Are you looking forward to the KAL? I hope so! What colors of yarn did you pick?! I'll be making the 6 month size and I'm using Lavender as Color A and Vanilla as Color B.

Free Knitting Pattern: Willow Street Infinity Scarf

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I'm in love with this new fast knit cowl pattern by NobleKnits! It features Wooly Worsted in Chocolate and Vanilla along with Knit Collage Cast Away yarn in Sunrise. The Wooly Worsted fills in the gaps between the thick and thin Cast Away to make a really awesome chunky cowl. And did I mention it's knit on size 50 needles? You'll be done before you know it! 

Click here to get the free knitting pattern >

 

Our first yarn review!

Shopping on the internet can be a challenge but our wonderful friends over at NobleKnits.com do a great job of explaining how yarns feel and knit. They just posted a video review of Wooly Worsted Washable yarn on their blog and they love it! Nancy talks about different project ideas and the quality of Ewe Ewe Yarns so you can find out just how it feels from the comfort of your home. Here's a quick quote from their video, "Another thing I like about Wooly Worsted is it's a soft, bouncy yarn. It feels great when it's knitted up. It has a lot of stretch and it doesn't get caught in your needles. I hate when my yarn gets caught in the needles and the yarn splits. This yarn doesn't to that."

We agree! It's a luxurious merino wool at a great price. Thanks, NobleKnits.com! We're so happy that Wooly has found a good home with you. And, NobleKnits.com has free shipping every day! Grab some Wooly right now!

Happy knitting! xo, Heather