The Sweatshop of Love Blog

twitter facebook rss contact

Hello Winter! Ebook ’

Hello Winter! Ebook of Knitting Patterns

Seven months ago I released my first collection of patterns, my Summer Tour, and today it’s time for more! We can’t knit summer sweaters all year long, after all.

This ebook includes 8 winter knitting patterns – 2 sweaters, a snood, a cowl, a hat, some mittens, hand warmers, and a sweater dress. It’s $16 for them all, or if you are only interested in 1 or 2 of them they are available to purchase individually.

Selfish knitting is right around the corner! Time to start planning now.

For Hello Winter! $16 Ebook: Buy Now!

Patterns Include:

The Two Boyfriends Cardigan ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~  $5.50 Buy Now

Entrelac Snood ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $4 Buy Now

Sheep Mittens! ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $3 Buy Now

Melvie ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $5.50 Buy Now

Granny Bomber Jacket ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $5.50 Buy Now

McCarren Park Cap ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $3.50 Buy Now

Madison Cowl ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $3.50 Buy Now

Madison Hand Warmers ~ More Information ~ Ravelry Pattern Page ~ $3 Buy Now

Want them all?! Get the entire ebook: Buy Now!

The Two Boyfriends Cardigan Pattern

So, you’ve got two boyfriends. It’s ok. Really, it happens to the best of us. The problem? It’s hard to keep them straight. Who like sushi and who likes Thai? Which one is the Packers fan? Who did you make the date with on Friday?

Two Boyfriends Cardigan

A) Get a notebook, and B) Knit this sweater! One of them likes blue and one of them likes green? With this sweater you can make them both happy!

Only have one boyfriend? Ryan Reynold’s favorite color is yellow, James McAvoy’s favorite color is green, George Clooney’s favorite color is red, Nathan Fillion’s favorite color is brown, Lee Pace’s favorite color is navy, and Ron Weasley’s favorite color is black. Wait. What?! Ron Weasley? Haha. How did he sneak in here?



The Two Boyfriends Cardigan is an over-sized boyfriend style cardigan knit from the top down with long length, long sleeves, big side pockets, and a deep v neck.


Hot On Both Sides!

THE TWO BOYFRIENDS CARDIGAN

Finished Measurements 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown in size 40″.

MATERIALS

Yarn Knit Picks Merino Style (100% Merino Wool; 123 yds/50 g): Fedora (C1): 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins, Moss (C2): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins, and Dusk (C3): 3, (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 29″ circular (cir), size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m), stitch holders or scrap yarn, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) 3/4″ old man sweater buttons, tapestry needle.

GAUGE

22 st and 24 rows=4″ square

This pattern can be purchased individually for $5.50. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

See all the patterns in the collection here.

Buy Now Individually:

Buy Ebook: Add to Cart

Ravelry Pattern Page

Entrelac Snood Pattern

My warmth depends solely on how warm my neck is, so when cool weather strikes the first thing I go for is a scarf, cowl, snood, or shawl. I’ve got tons of them and I’m always looking for more. My one requirement is the ability to actually keep your neck warm. So if I was going to rate this Entrelac Snood on a scale of 1-10, 1 being silly lace weight scarf, and 10 being huge blanket wrapped around your neck, it would be a 10. Entrelac Snood is as close to wrapping a huge blanket around your neck as you can get while still being able to walk.

Entrelac Snood as Scarf!

A snood is an oversized cowl, so with that comes a TON if different ways to wear it: doubled as a cowl, looped as a scarf, as a hood, as a wrap. Three buttons added as a final touch make it even more versatile. Button it in the back and make it a vest or a jacket. Button one button to make it a cape.

A fat rib and chunky entrelac make this project deceivingly quick. Make it colorful by using up your scraps or pick a couple colors. This snood is sure to be your winter neck-warming staple.


Entrelac Snood as Big Cowl!

ENTRELAC SNOOD

Finished Measurements Around 38” long and 12” wide, but varies depending on yarn used.

MATERIALS

Yarn Leftover worsted-bulky yarn remnants. You can also use sock, sport, and DK weight yarn by holding two strands together.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” or bigger circular needle. Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” or bigger circular needle.

Notions Stitch marker (M), 3 3/4” buttons.

GAUGE

Gauge is not important in this project, and since you will be changing yarns throughout gauge will be changing often.

NOTES

The idea is to use up those little leftover balls of yarn you have bags and bags of in your house. Pick one, use it till it’s gone, tie on another ball, use it till it’s gone, tie on another ball, until the snood is done. Plan out your colors or just grab colors with no plan. Fuzzy yarn, variegated, wool, acrylic. Just keep it near the same weight, by holding two thin strands together or just using worsted weight yarn, and your snood will be awesome.

This pattern can be purchased individually for $4. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

See all the patterns in the collection here.

Buy Now Individually:

Buy Ebook: Add to Cart

Ravelry Pattern Page

Sheep Mittens Pattern!

I just can’t help but put an exclamation point after every time I write Sheep Mittens! (!)

I get personally offended if someone tells me that they don’t like mittens. How can you not love something that keeps your hands so cosy and warm? And just the name! Mittens! So love-able!

They are Sheep! And Mittens!

So take my love of mittens, and my love of sheep (I’m a knitter! Of course I love sheep!) and out come these Sheep Mittens. Part toy, part very practical winter accessory, all adorable.


Look Out for that Sheep!

SHEEP MITTENS

Finished Measurements Child (Adult). Shown in Adult size.

MATERIALS

Yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 106 yds/170 g): Wheat (MC), 1 (1) skein. Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yds/6 oz): Black (CC), 1 (1) skein.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): double pointed needles, size 11 (8 mm): double pointed needles.

Notions Yarn needle.

GAUGE

20 sts and 28 rows = 4”x4” square with size 6 needles and CC.

This pattern can be purchased individually for $3. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

See all the patterns in the collection here.

Buy Now Individually:

Buy Ebook: Add to Cart

Ravelry Pattern Page

Melvie Sweater Dress Pattern

Sweater dresses are scary knits. Because they are huge! It’s a dress, for goodness sake. So my goal in designing one was to make it worth the time. Melvie is versatile – it’s a cute skirt, it’s a cute tunic if worn over jeans, it’s cute under a jacket, and it’s cute by itself. The knit is loose so you won’t get sweat out on a warm day.

Melvie

Melvie, my grandfather, would have been all over this sweater dress. He was all about legs, so he would have said it was pretty sexy. I can’t argue with that! This sweater dress is pretty sexy. So, Papa, this one is for you.

Melvie is a bubble skirt dress with cowl neck, slightly puffed sleeves, and button back closure.


Cute Back Buttons!

MELVIE

Finished Measurements 32 (36, 40, 44)” bust circumference. Dress shown in size 36″.

MATERIALS

Yarn Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yds/50 g): Copper (MC): 7 (7, 8, 9) skeins, Bok Choy (CC): 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 29″ circular (cir), size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Size G crochet hook.

Notions Markers (m), stitch holders or scrap yarn, 7 (8, 9, 10) 3/4″ fabric covered buttons, tapestry needle, fun fabric for buttons.

NOTE

There are 3 different sizes used in this pattern to make sure this dress fits you perfectly. First is your Thigh measurements, used for the Bottom Dress Band, the second is your actual dress sizing based on your bust measurements, and third is your bicep measurement. So get out that highlighter and mark your measurements! Unless noted, follow your bust measurement sizing throughout.
Some of the sts counts are impossible to have counted out for you because of the variety of sizing options. As a hater of any math and all counting, I apologize for making you count your sts and work some math throughout this pattern. But I know you can do it!

GAUGE

18 st and 20 rows = 4″ square

This pattern can be purchased individually for $5.50. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

See all the patterns in the collection here.

Buy Now Individually:

Buy Ebook: Add to Cart

Ravelry Pattern Page