Welcome to the new and improved Free Pattern Friday! If you’re part of our FPF Ravelry group, you already know that Free Pattern Friday is changing a little, now that we’ve made it to the end of the first year. Hard to believe, isn’t it? (You can read all about that HERE). As a fresh new start, I’ll be taking a trip down memory lane over the next few weeks offering some of the more successful patterns as free-for-a-limited-time Ravelry downloads. I’ll also be offering my traditional weekly “treat” which is a little discount valid in my Ravelry store. You’ll just pick up your coupon codes here at the blog and enter the code at checkout.
One little note: You’re welcome to share this promotion with friends, but please share the WEBSITE ADDRESS (www.littlechurchknits.com) rather than the coupon code itself. That way, I get a little bit of extra blog traffic and that helps me a lot!
The New & Improved Free Pattern Friday will begin Friday, February 10 when I’ll be launching a 6 month shawl series! I had hoped to kick off the shawl series today, but with hubby in hospital and a huge pile of deadline knitting at my elbow, the first shawl, Frozen Elm, is not quite ready. Be sure to tune in one week from today! Read all about it HERE.
To get your worsted weight whiskers wet, today’s free pattern is quick and easy: The Big Skinny. Ready for something cozy around your neck, something to wear with a blouse or a t-shirt for a little extra warmth, something homey and simple, squishy and soft? Want something, but not a whole lot of something? Enter The Big Skinny, a very narrow, shallow shawl, more of a shaped scarf actually, worked in spongey garter stitch. Very nearly a full circle, Skinny creates soft ripples when worn with the narrow ends hanging in front, yet its circular shape is just right to hug your neck and shoulders when wrapped snugly around. A mirthful eyelet row joins the border and picks up color from a simple single stripe near the neck. The Big Skinny is perfect in Kenzie by HiKoo, a clever blend of New Zealand merino, angora, alpaca and silk. It’s soft with a delicate halo, yet has a rustic, tweedy quality. Team a neutral with a bright or two tonal shades; you’ll want to make more than one of this very easy piece, perfect for TV knitting as you catch up on all your favorite shows. You’ll find the code at the bottom of the page, free until February 9 😉
To celebrate this final retrospective week, I’d like to offer a BOGO on all of my patterns! Just skip over to my Ravelry shop, choose 2 patterns you like and enter the coupon code BIGBOGO at checkout. Pour some wine or tea and commence to knittin’!
Without further ado, your magical code for today is…RETRO4. Enjoy The Big Skinny!