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The Mardi Gras DK Blanket July 23, 2017

The Mardi Gras DK Blanket is only the second of Lucy’s double-knit blankets that we’ve featured as our 1/2price pattern of the week and it’s a real beauty!

Lucy Neatby's Mardi Gras DK Blanket

 

 

 

A spectacularly beautiful and warm double-layer blanket, this engaging knit will hold your interest. The linear nature of the motifs makes the pattern easy to follow, and any portion may be used on projects of all sizes, from coaster to blanket. Small ones are great fun, but a blanket is lovely to knit on; a dependable companion to work on whenever you need it.

Lucy’s Mardi Gras Blanket was knit using Malabrigo Yarn, but any fingering-weight yarn will suit this project. This pattern features detailed written descriptions, as well as diagrams and graphs, as well as PatternGenius and Stitch-map-style charts!

 

 

Here is Part 1 of the Circular Tubular CO method that Lucy uses to begin top-down double-knit hats and all of her DK blankets. It’s so elegant!  See Lucy’s  free YouTube Channel for parts 2 and 3!

 

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Some of you may remember this blanket from our last Pattern-In-Progress Club: it’s hard to believe the official pattern was released over a year ago!

 

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The Mardi Gras DK Blanket is on sale until July 26!

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Domino Baby Blanket June 25, 2017

Filed under: Pattern highlight,Patterns,Sale — happystitches @ 09:51
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Lucy’s Domino Baby Blanket

 

Have you checked out this week’s sale pattern? Lucy’s Domino Baby Blanket is a straightforward project, resulting in a practical gift with serious heirloom pretensions, suitable for treasures of all ages, newborn to sage.

Perfect carry-around knitting, this blanket may be worked from a single yarn, several yarns or from small quantities of many colours of similar weight yarns. It looks ten times as much work as it is, making it one of those high-yield-of-elegance-per-unit-effort projects. This versatile pattern can be knit using any yarn weight.

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The Domino Baby Blanket pattern is half-price ($4.50 CAD) until June 28!

 

Technique Corner April 3, 2017

Filed under: Guest Post,Knitting tips and hints,Technique Corner — jcw104 @ 08:00

After almost a year we have finally reached the end of Lucy’s YouTube videos, so this will be my last post for technique corner – I hope you have enjoyed these weekly posts, and that you have picked up a few new techniques!

For  the final technique corner video we have something truly unique: Lucy’s highly innovative ‘non-negative/positive’ double knitting.

Most double knitting is ‘negative/positive,’ meaning the same pattern appears on both sides of the knitting, but the colour ‘polarity’ is reversed (e.g., if the front has a white square on a black background, the back will have a black square on a white background).

Watch the following video to discover how you can expand your double-knitting horizons with non-negative/positive double knitting!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s  Duck Sweater is 50% off until April 5!

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Technique Corner March 27, 2017

Ready to up your double knitting game? Here is an absolutely beautiful method of casting on for centre-out double knitting: while this technique is a little tricky, it is well worth the effort!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Double Diamond Socks is 50% off until March 29!

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MARCH SPECIAL: buy any “Learn with Lucy” DVD or book (Cool Socks Warm Feet or
Cool Knitters Finish In Style) and receive the corresponding digital version free in your Notebook at LucyNeatby.com!

 

Technique Corner March 20, 2017

How can you make a flat swatch for a centre-out, knit-in-the-round pattern? Use Lucy’s ingenious method of simulating centre-out, knit-in-the-round fabric! (Demonstrated on double-layer knitting.)

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Tancook Hat is 50% off until March 22!

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MARCH SPECIAL: buy any “Learn with Lucy” DVD or book (Cool Socks Warm Feet or
Cool Knitters Finish In Style) and receive the corresponding digital version free in your Notebook at LucyNeatby.com!

 

Technique Corner March 13, 2017

One of the tricks to successful double knitting is making tidy colour changes. Watch this video to learn how to ‘thread’ your stitches to produce perfect colour changes, then practice your technique using this week’s sale pattern: the double knit Super-Hero Hat!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Super-Hero Hat is 50% off until March 15!

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MARCH SPECIAL: buy any “Learn with Lucy” DVD or book (Cool Socks Warm Feet or
Cool Knitters Finish In Style) and receive the corresponding digital version free in your Notebook at LucyNeatby.com!

 

Technique Corner March 6, 2017

Filed under: Guest Post,Technique Corner,Youtube Videos — jcw104 @ 09:00

Brush up on your double knitting basics: in this video Lucy takes a close look at how to work reverse stocking stitch in a double-sided fabric (illustrated using Lucy’s Paintbox Scarf pattern, which is 50% off this week!).

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Paintbox Scarf is 50% off until March 8!

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MARCH SPECIAL: buy any “Learn with Lucy” DVD or book (Cool Socks Warm Feet or
Cool Knitters Finish In Style) and receive the corresponding digital version free in your Notebook at LucyNeatby.com!

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