FREE Noro Pattern (June 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015)

In this month’s issue of NORO MAGAZINE, on page 2 it says to go to between June 1 and December 31, 2015 to download a free pattern of your choice from issues 1-4 of the magazine.

Enter coupon code NORO6FREE in the shopping cart.

Apparently it works on Ravelry as well as NORO MAGAZINE uses the Ravelry shopping cart system.

FREE Circular Knitting Patterns (ALL SIZES)

You know how Ann Budd has basically made a fortune doing math for knitters and publishing books about how to knit different kinds of sweaters with different gauges?

Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Knitter’s Handy Book of Top Down Sweater Patterns

Well, Jessica Tromp has been doing it for years, and for free. She could have published a thousand knitting books of her designs by now, but instead has been kind enough to make them free online and share them.

Check out her website here:

Knit cable pullover with skull pattern / free diagram

So gorgeous!

Since cable pullovers with a skull pattern became very popular lately, my son asked me to knit something cool for him :).  Though he never wanted me to create pullovers before (he prefers wearing T-shirts even in winter), now I think he loves the look. And not to forget those 20 girls on Facebook who immediately liked his new avatar :). 2a

More photos (all are clickable): 3a 1a 4a

For size XXL (the young man is almost 2 m = 6.5” tall) I’ve used 730 gr (25.8 oz) of a 100 % wool yarn approx. 178 m (195 yds) in 100 gr (3.5 oz). Such a yarn equals 10 ply; Aran; Worsted; 4 or Medium.

I noted the differences I’ve made in my pullover (comparing to the original by Alexander McQueen) and left some comments about yarn and knitting process in this Ravelry topic:

Detailed DIAGRAM (for the skull in front) that I have used is below. Click on the…

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