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Free Pattern Thursday – Flamingo from Spud & Chloe


Flamingo !

There are times the internet makes me very happy. Today it does. After spending all night staring at technology wanting to choke it like a rattlesnake, Webs delivered via Facebook a little message that blew the dust off my anger. Spud and Chloe have a pattern out perfect for summer or just anyone who loves pink and flamingos (me). 

Bounce Back!

Secret side-note – it bounces. Yep it has a Pinky Hi-Bounce Ball inside and looks to offer entertainment in office while on the phone for countless hours.

Spud and Chloe fun

So all of you who have been saying you want to knit, learn to knit or have me teach you knit.. .Ready to get started? I am going to get supplies and start making videos of the instructions (tutorials) to walk you through each step. This way you can craft a fun project and learn some basic techniques with out getting overwhelmed by a huge project that will never get done.

Spud and Chloe – Free Pattern Here scroll down there is a printable PDF and link lists for supplies.

Yarn:

Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45 % organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 skein each in Watermelon #7512, Ice Cream #7500 and Popsicle #7501
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organically grown cotton; 150 yards/100 grams), 1 skein in Ink #613

I love both, not only am I a complete fan, but avid customer. I am going to make a suggestion, if you want to get the yarn today and you want to start knitting with me, go to your local craft store (HobbyLobby, Michaels, Jo-Ann’s) and pick up some Sugar and Cream. It comes in about 100-200 yd lengths for about $1-2.00. Each of these stores has ONLINE coupons you can load to your smart phone and/or print to take in to get a % off your total order thus really saving you a couple of bucks to get a great project list !!!

Check the yardage, and you may have to substitute some other cotton blend to for the black. Any associate should be knowledgeable enough to point you to a cotton blend in the yarn section if you let them know you need “a worsted cotton or wool blend in black”.  You absolutely could even use Acrylic, but I am really not sure how it would knit up with the cotton.

There are PLENTY of options in the yarn isle. Take some time and start looking. I always advocate quality yarns and the two above are most certainly that. What I would further suggest for first time knitters, is picking up something cheap and easy that wont break the bank and will look just as good for your first attempt. It will feel good in your hand, look just as pretty and as you advance treating yourself to quality fibers becomes an exercise in frugality and stash maintenance. Ask any fiber freak, and they will tell you how often they get a ton of yarn have it sit then never get around until D-day making anything with it. Start wise young Jedi 🙂
Supplies:

US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge ( I suggest Circular Needles to do Magic Loop to make this SO much easier)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Tape measure or ruler
Polyester fiber-fill
Pinky Hi-Bounce Ball  (optional if you prefer to stuff the body with fiberfill)
Black embroidery floss
Stitch marker
2 pipe cleaners

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