Spring-Inspired Surprises.

By: Rhonda Potteet

The Pantone 2014 color of the year is “Radiant Orchid,” which is actually a surprise for me, as I oddly had the desire to knit with purple-y colors recently, inspired by my blooming orchid. I’m not so much a “purple person,” if you will, but aren’t these gorgeous?

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In celebration of this beautiful color, I am offering another pattern for purchase:
The “Kaleidoscope Cap” PDF Knitting Pattern, created using Knit Pick’s Gloss in “Velveteen,” which is a supple fingering weight in a vintage-y purple hue. This pattern can be purchased on Etsy here, or on Ravelry here.

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The finished hat has a lovely, detailed eyelet, lace, and cabled design. The top of the cap is designed to come together symmetrically in a starburst design. Once knitted, this hat is a perfect three-season item.

This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: k2tog, ssk, yo, a simple cable, and knitting in the round. Pattern includes written instructions, suggestions, and color photos. No prior experience needed of making hats since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

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Notes of Autumn

By Rhonda Potteet

It seems as though Fall is finally making it’s debut here in Desert, Arizona. Though Japanese Maple and the Mighty Oak are rarities in this part of the country, we are still lucky enough to see some color-shifts amongst the trees.

The Mulberry in my front yard has finally yellowed and begun to lose its leaves…
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…so I finally felt inspired to finish up a few fall knitted items that I had begun in-between our home renovations. I created these “Fall Foliage Fingerless Gloves” from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool from Knit Picks Palette in a beautiful cornmeal color.
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The upper-side has the bobbles and leaf motif. The underside is just the leaves.
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I created this aran cowl from Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino Aran in a lovely pumpkin hue.
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And, since I loved the aran design so much, I created a super-slouchy hat with the same design. Created from a cashmerino in a spicy cinnamon color.
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I possibly have some patterns in the works, so I will be sure to post as soon as (if) they are available!  😉

 

Winter in the Works.

We can’t help but still be hung-up on Autumn, soaking in the comforting aromas and inspiring colors. But, we have managed to make time preparing for winter and getting in the mode for everything Christmasy and cheerful.

This is a peek of the types of wearables you can expect from Thread Bears® this upcoming winter season. Chunky or aran knits, multitudes of cables, and cheerful colors are in the works! Rhonda Potteet had made this Pomegranate-hued, Pompom Cabled Cap for her daughter to get into Winter-mode.

We’ll keep you posted for when you can expect knits like these, along with festive home décor and one of a kind thread crocheted bears from Thread Bears®.

Floral Cluster Cap.

I knitted this fresh, coral-hued hat for my daughter, and it is actually my first finished hat! I crocheted a bunch of these four-petaled flowers in the same color for a little added detail without it being too over-the-top. I am debating about making a pattern for this little hat. I will keep you posted if I do!

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