Free Pattern Day: February Market Bag

What's that? TWO free pattern posts in a row? Absolutely!

This pattern is FREE exclusively from Knitcircus until the end of 2012. Beginning in January of 2013, this will be a for-pay pattern. Grab it free while you can!

The bag features gull lace, made famous by Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater

It stretches wide to hold all of your market goodies!

When not in use, it folds up into a little pouch.

Based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s now iconic lace featured in her February Baby Sweater, this market bag is perfect for toting to your local farmer’s market. Uniquely constructed with an enveloping pouch at the base of the bag, this is worked seamlessly in the round with just one skein of fingering weight yarn. I've shown it here in Malabrigo Sock and SpaceCadet Creations Estelle.

 Don't forget to queue up the pattern over on Ravelry! There are already over 15 lovely examples of this bag to peek at, thanks to all my lovely test knitters.

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New Pattern: Prima Legwarmers!

It's been a little bit since I released a free pattern, so I thought today would be a good day to share a new one!

Prima Legwarmers: Lacy and textural! Show them off over a pair of tights...

I designed the Prima Legwarmers as a gift for a dear family friend who graduated high school this year. She's going to be teaching ballet to youngsters, and I thought a pair of legwarmers would be just the thing! Being Texan, I knew she would not want something heavy and fluffy, so I scoured my stitch pattern books until I found the perfect motif - lacy and delicate!

These legwarmers are worked from the top down, and as such can be knitted to fit the desired recipient’s leg length. The lace is quite stretchy, as is the 1x1 ribbing.

I've filmed a video tutorial for the invisible cast on for the 1x1 rib; you can follow the link provided in the pattern or just watch it right here:

Easy tubular cast on!
I think these legwarmers would be appreciated by any dancers you might have on your holiday gift list (just a few short months away now, can you believe it?), or knit a pair for yourself! You'll need just one skein of fingering weight yarn to complete the pair. My pair was worked in Romp of Otter Fingering from Alisha Goes Around, in the lovely Egypt colorway. Gorgeous!

Cute under a pair of boots for fall!

Queue up the pattern over on Ravelry right here. Not on Ravelry? Download the pattern for free anyway!

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