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!
I’ll be launching a 6 month shawl series next Friday, February 17th! I had hoped to kick off the shawl series weeks ago, but with hubby in hospital and a huge pile of deadline knitting at my elbow, the first shawl, Frozen Elm, is not quite ready. I’m looking forward to next week when I can resume my normal blog schedule, including my weekly Etsy-specific Pinterest post. Be sure to tune in! Read all about the shawl series HERE.
In celebration of this final week of the Retrospective, today’s free pattern is one of my most popular shawl patterns, the Annapolis Wrap, which I wrote after a trip to Annapolis with Miss Laura in the early autumn. It represents a very happy time for me 🙂 I think the Annapolis Wrap, is as close to being yachty as I’m likely to get. It’s jaunty. It’s a long triangle with easy-to-memorize shaping worked in 2-row stripes. It provides the knitter with a good long stretch of fairly mindless “boat knitting” (for in between sailing tasks), followed by an engaging lace border which is knitted on as the shawl is bound off. A fairly large wrap, Annapolis uses the specified yarn almost completely, but adapts itself to smaller or larger interpretations. The border can be applied to any number of stitches so your final stitch count after knitting all those nautical stripes is just not that important. Choose something soft and warm in colors you love and you’ll have a toasty and stylish wrap in no time! You’ll find the code at the bottom of the page, free until February 16 😉
To celebrate this final retrospective week, I’d like to extend the 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…FPFLOVE. Enjoy Annapolis!