Last Minute Gift + Free Pattern Alert!!

December 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

The clock is ticking, knitters! I you don’t want to hear it, but Hanukkah is 6 days away and Christmas is 11 days away! Will someone please tell me how that happened?!!

Who doesn’t love quick, last-minute knits? We’re offering up a new free pattern that’s perfect for crunch time. Check out our Keystone Hat by Lydia Abel! You can get the pattern here or on Ravelry here and it takes only 1 hank of Simply Sweet Whipped Cream and 1 ball of Bamboo.

Lydia has designed for Be Sweet before, so we asked her a few questions…

Be Sweet (BS): How long have you been knitting?

Lydia Abel (LA): I HAVE BEEN KNITTING SINCE I WAS ABOUT 6 AND DID MY FIRST LACE FULL SIZE TABLE CLOTH IN FINE COTTON ON A CIRCULAR NEEDLE WHEN I WAS 11.

BS: Who taught you?

LA: KITCHEN STAFF IN A COUNTRY HOTEL IN CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA AND THEN MY MOTHER.
BS: What is your favorite fiber to work with?
LA: I LOVE COTTON BUT LATELY I HAVE BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT FIBRES .
BS: What is your favorite Be Sweet yarn?

Lydia

LA: I LOVE THE WHIPPED CREAM AND HAVE MIXED IT WITH LIKE COLOURS IN BAMBOO. I HAVE USED BAMBOO WITH ORGANIC COTTON (BAMBINO) – THAT IS JUST SO SMOOTH AND GREAT COLOURS.
BS: What is your favorite sweet treat?
LA: ITS A TOSS UP BETWEEN ICE CREAM OR CHOCOLATE.
BS: What is your favorite thing to design?
LA: I LOVE MAKING BABY BLANKETS – SO MUCH VARIETY AND FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT. VINTAGE DESIGNS GIVE ME PLEASURE TOO.
BS: If time, gravity and money weren’t an issue, what would you design and knit?
LA: SOME OF THE NEW ITALIAN AND FRENCH FUR AND EXOTIC YARNS ARE SO EXCITING FOR COWLS AND HATS AND SOME VERY AMAZING WRAPS. I HAVE NEVER TRIED CLOTHING SO THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING IF TIME ALLOWED. THERE ARE SO MANY GLITTERY YARNS THAT I WOULD LOVE TO TRY.

Whipped Cream

Thanks, Lydia!
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