Mac & Me and Free Pattern Alert and Contest, Oh My!

January 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

Greetings, dear readers and happy Monday!

Here at Be Sweet we love doing partnerships with other hardworking companies, especially when it involves a contest for YOU!
Mac & Me is a small New England company founded by Leslie Scanlon, who creates designs for real women who treasure classic, elegant, understated clothes. They love pure natural yarns in sumptuous colors, weights and textures and have clothing, blankets and accessory patterns for all ages and stages. You will love the unique attention to detail and the silhouettes which can be both classic and just a little sassy. Their models, their friends and neighbors, are real people and Mac & Me knows that when you wear their designs you will look and feel as beautiful as they do. Their timeless designs + wonderful yarns + you equals something grand.
Leslie recently designed a potholder using our popular T-Shirt yarn. How ADORABLE are these?!!!
Perfect for gifts or to jazz up your own kitchen, you can get 2-3 out of one hank of our T-Shirt yarn. Get a few different colors and go crazy!
POT HOLDERS
EACH HANK WILL MAKE 2-3 POT HOLDERS, DEPENDING ON THE WEIGHT OF THE YARN, SOME ARE THICKER THAN OTHERS SO GET 2-3 COLORS AND GO WILD. EVERY COLOR AND COMBINATION IS AMAZING. BECAUSE THEY ARE RECYCLED REMNANTS COLORS COME AND GO, ENDLESS POSSIBILITY!

MEASUREMENTS: APPROX. 8 X 8” – 9 X 9” SQUARE

YARN: BE SWEET T SHIRT THICK DURABLE COTTON FIBER MADE FROM RECYCLED REMNANT T SHIRT MATERIAL (90% COTTON, 5% VISCOSE, 5% ELASTINE = 60 YDS) MACHINE WASH AND DRY, LIKE A T SHIRT THEY GET BETTER WITH AGE.

NEEDLES: SIZE US 13 – 15 (9 -10 MM), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

GAUGE: 4 STS AND 8 ROWS = 2” IN GARTER ST.

*T SHIRT COMES IN VARIED WEIGHTS SO CHECK YOUR GAUGE BEFORE YOU START, NO ONE LIKES A WIMPY POT HOLDER AND NO 2 WILL BE THE SAME.

CAST ON 15 STS AND WORK IN GARTER STITCH FOR APPROX, 24-28 ROWS. DEPENDING ON THE THICKNESS OF THE YARN YOU WILL NEED MORE OR LESS TO MAKE A SQUARE.  BIND OFF ALL STS LOOSELY. WEAVE IN THE ENDS.

WHIPPED EDGING: USING A YARN NEEDLE AND 2-3 YDS OF SECOND COLOR , BEGINNING AT THE CENTER OF ANY EDGE AND LEAVING A 2- 3” TAIL, *INSERT NEEDLE FROM BACK TO FRONT 1 OR 2 ROWS/STS IN FROM EDGE, TAKE YARN AROUND EDGE TO BACK, WRAPPING EDGE; REPEAT FROM * AROUND ENTIRE POT HOLDER, ENDING BACK WHERE YOU BEGAN. TRY UNROLLING THE YARN SO IT’S WIDE AND FLAT FOR SOME OF THE STS, TWISTED AND ROLLED FOR OTHERS. CROOKED OR STRAIGHT, DON’T TRY TO MAKE THEM UNIFORM OR EVEN; THE RANDOMNESS AND DIFFERENT DEPTHS TO EACH ST ARE WHAT MAKES IT LOOK SO INTERESTING. WHEN COMPLETE WEAVE THE TAILS INTO THE WHIPPED EDGE. GENTLY BLOCK.

Super cute! You can download it here on Ravelry.

Now here’s the fun part… We’ve partnered with the fabulous folks at Mac & Me to offer up 5 free kits for YOU, our amazing readers. Each kit includes yarn to make a potholder and a hard copy of the pattern. Like both Be Sweet and Mac & Me (you must like both companies) on Facebook and you are automatically entered to win a kit. Winners will be announced next Wednesday, January 18th by name on Facebook, then you have 24 hours to respond to us with your mailing address.

Check out other Mac & Me patterns here and good luck!

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