Friday, April 17, 2009


I love freebies, especially when it has to do with knitting. Remember how I posted on 4/3 about the awesome spring designs in the latest issue of Verena Knitting? Well, since I was subscribed to their newsletter, they sent me a survey geared towards their American readers. As a special thanks for completing the survey, they sent me a coupon code for a free digital issue of Verena Knitting. Naturally, I chose the latest spring issue and I'm in love with this pattern...

Also, this one totally looks like an Anthropologie sweater. Reading through the pattern, I realized that the leaves are embroidered onto the sweater. Interesting, but I can't even really sew let alone embroider.

It's a treat looking at these gorgeous patterns, but I don't think I'll have the time to actually knit one. At least not until I have learned how to seam. I have yet to knit a sweater that is knit in pieces. Baby steps, I suppose.
If you like the SweaterBabe patterns (e.g. Talia from Spring 2008 Knitty), you might be interested in the 2nd freebie. While I was browsing the 20 Spot forum on Ravelry the other night, I came upon an offer for a free pattern from the SweaterBabe. All you have to do is go to her website,, look at her directory of patterns, and send an email to with the following info.
Pattern # that you would like
Pattern Name
Your Name
Where you heard about the offer
I requested Lush and Lacy Cardigan since I've been lusting over that for over a year now, and sure enough I received the pattern in about 2 days!
Now I just need to find the perfect yarn...


Klement said...

does it work even if you have already purchased from sweaterbabe?

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Thanks for the freebie info. I love the lush n' lacy. Can't wait to see it!

Yarnhog said...

Thanks for the info. I just requested Lush and Lacy myself. I hope it's true!