Looking for something different in a knitting pattern? We'd
like to tell you about something new in a written knitting
pattern. Something we think is a great addition to the knitting
What makes a great knitting
pattern? Here at SpinCraft we think
that a knitting pattern is great if it makes a great project!
And that means a lot of things. First of all it MUST be a pleasant
experience to work! After all, there are very few people who knit
as a terrible chore that must be done. The truth is, we all love
to knit, and we might as well have knitting pattern that is fun
to read, enjoyable to knit, and fulfilling to accomplish.
| We also
think it is important that knitting a pattern produces a piece of clothing that is loved and worn. In our minds,
here at SpinCraft Patterns, we think a great knitting pattern must
be versatile so that it will suit a large number of people. And we
require even more than that: we want our pattern to
teach the knitter how to add their own variations and learn to
design works of which they can be truly proud!
That's a lot to ask of a knitting pattern - and that is why we
are constantly improving on our designs and concepts. When you
enter our shopping cart you will notice two main categories.
PATTERN SETS. What we have done in this
category is put together a knitting pattern set that follows a particular
theme. As you may know, a SpinCraft Knitting Pattern is designed by
Connie Delaney. Over the years Connie has noticed that she tends
to follow certain themes in her designs. She'll hit on a new shape
for a sweater, vest, hat or other item, and will work pattern
after pattern following that one concept. Sometimes they are very closely
related. But a person casually browsing through our catalog would
never know which patterns fit together in these themes.
|So we have assembled Knitting
that go well together and
put them into this category at a significant discount. This is
definitely the first place to shop when you enter our knitting
pattern catalog These sets are all available as an instant download into your
If you would rather look through our inventory to find an individual
can find them all in the "Shop for Individual
We are working hard to provide you with the hours of knitting
enjoyment that come from an interesting pattern!
As knitters we all know the sense of pride that comes from
displaying our work. And we know that there is nothing more
wonderful than having a pattern we've spent hours knitting admired
and loved by others. We know that there is also a tremendous
thrill when someone asks us, "Where did you get that?" And we are able to reply, "I
designed this, and I added the designs to this knitting pattern myself." That is true accomplishment.
||SpinCraft Patterns specializes in
a type of knitting pattern originally designed to be used
with handspun yarn. The original challenge was in coming up
with a design that could be used with a wide
variety of gauges. This is because handspun yarn can be made
in any size. it doesn't come out of a machine -- so how the
heck can you find a knitting pattern that will come out in
the right size when using handspun yarn!
The answer is math! Just a few simple calculations can turn a
knitting project of one size into a completely different size.
After all a knit stitch is basically a small rectangle. Put a
whole bunch of them together in a three dimensional shape, and you
have a grid that can be made to any shape with just a few changes
in math, which changes the number of stitches. That grid is your knitting
pattern! And that is how we write our instructions here at
SpinCraft Knitting Pattern.
A knitting pattern from our
catalog is sure to please. We
have come up with a a special way to present a knitting project. You
will find that you are able to design your own knit wear after
working a pattern or two, because we give you the designer's
math and calculations. We have a great variety of shapes to make,
and you (the actual creator of the piece) have unlimited options
in deciding what knit or crochet stitch to add to your piece. You
can knit lace, or cables, or add great colors to your creation.
One pattern can turn into a hundred creations!
When you try a knitting pattern from us, you start by measuring
the person who is going to be wearing the piece. Then you take
your yarn and needles and knit a swatch in your chosen knitting
stitch pattern. Now, measure your swatch for gauge and you are ready for
some simple calculations to get the right fit.
||For instance, check out the chart
to the left for a saddle shoulder knitting pattern. It can
be made to any size by figuring out J stitches for any size.
If your hips are 36" and your yarn gives a gauge of 4
sts per inch. Then J=144.
If your hips are 44' and your gauge is 6 sts per inch,
It's just that simple!!!
There is a knitting pattern for practically
everything in the SpinCraft Knitting Pattern
store. You'll find many ways
to make a hat to fit, a pair of mittens, socks, leg warmers, a
scarf, vests, sweaters -- and even cute dolls.
You'll love the ease our online
knitting pattern shopping cart. We have such a great collection -- and best of all you can download your knitting
pattern immediately after purchase. No wait for us to send it to
you. (You'll need Adobe Reader to read the .pdf file).
After you've had your first success in learning
how to knit with our
designs, please try another unique pattern for hats,
scarves, sweaters, vests and more. You can also download a knit
pattern straight into your computer. Please bookmark the
spincraftpatterns.com site after you get there, so you can come
again and again.
And, sign up for our free online knitting
newsletter. We love to knit! You will too!
thing. You can be sure that Connie is working on the next great
knitting pattern even as we speak! She has been designing
SpinCraft Patterns since 1985, and sending out regular newsletters
with her new designs several times a year. Be sure to sign up for
our email newsletter (we promise not to bug you too often!) Keep on coming back and
you will find new projects to begin. There are so many ways to
knit your favorite garment with a SpinCraft Pattern, and we are going to come up with every
single one of them.
A SpinCraft Knitting
Pattern is easy to fit.