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October 19, 2020

Stark Baking Mad: A Great British Baking Shawl

Purple, cream and green yarn.

Baking and knitting are two creative outlets that became sources of comfort during the pandemic. When we bake, we get a tasty treat to eat; When we knit, the finished object isn’t edible, but it keeps us warm and nourishes the soul.

Lyrical Knits’ upcoming mystery knit-a-long marries both baking and knitting in Stark Baking Mad: Great British Baking Shawl 2 — an homage to The Great British Baking Show. Like the show, the MKAL will rise to the occasion with a bit of camp, a recipe with each clue, and an occasional pun.

The mystery shawl pattern is worked with four skeins of sock yarn in three colors (two skeins of the MC, one skein each of CC1 and CC2), and preorders are available until November 10th when the first clue drops.

September 1, 2020

Hope and Feathers: a free shawl pattern

A moss green and dappled pink shawl.

Named for an Emily Dickinson poem, this sweet boomerang-shaped shawl uses only two skeins of sock yarn and begins with a tiny one-stitch cast on. The solid color sections make for practically mindless knitting while the slip-stitch colorwork is much easier than it looks — you only every use one strand of yarn at a time, and just slip a stitch here and there.

The pattern is on sale at 25% off on both Ravelry and Payhip with the code hope2020 through Sunday, Sept 6th, or you can get the pattern for free when you sign up for the Lyrical Knits newsletter (you’ll be sent a welcome email with download instructions once you confirm your subscription).

August 17, 2020

Bernadette’s Cardigan

A woman wearing a pink short sleeved cardigan.

Get ready for the cool, fall weather in this homage to the cute cardigans worn by the character of Bernadette in The Big Bang Theory. Bernie is a famously short, sweet, and sassy microbiologist who wore a cropped cardi over an adorable dress through most of the series. She must’ve had one in 20 different colors, and it’s easy to see why — they’re versatile enough to wear with skirts or jeans, so you may need to knit one in more than one color, too.

This top-down design is worked up in fingering weight yarn and is completely seamless. Get the pattern at 30% off on Ravelry or Payhip with the code “feelthebern” now through Sunday, Aug. 23rd.

June 17, 2020

Tiny Dancer Sweater Pattern

A grey pullover with a purple and green variegated front.

Lyrical Knits’ latest sweater pattern is designed to help you use up a skein or two of variegated sock yarn, minis, or even Fade leftovers. The colorwork pattern involves occasional slipped stitches, and you only ever use one strand of yarn on any round. The pattern is 30% off through June 22nd with no coded needed — the discount will be taken in your cart.

June 10, 2020

Lyrical Knits Birthday Bash Sale

A collage of sweaters and shawls and the words Enjoy 40% off Lyrical Knits patterns.

Lyrical Knits is hosting an annual birthday sale! Use the code birthdaybash to enjoy 40% off any and all patterns in my shop through June 14th. Sweater knitters can also join in the annual sweater-a-long thread on Ravelry for additional support, inspiration, and company as we knit our way through the summer.

April 22, 2020

New pattern name is a little swear-y

A silver cabled hat with a gold pompom.

A new hat pattern whose title sums up all the feels about 2020. Complaining won’t fix the pandemic, but you can give 2020 the what-for and knit a really cool hat that’s way easier than it looks (cables only every 10th row!) and is entirely reversible.

So that’s two hats for the price of one, right? And the price is even 30% off through April 28th — no code is necessary. Just add the pattern to your Ravelry cart, and the discount will be applied when you check out.

September 17, 2019

The Great British Baking Shawl

Colorful yarn cakes on a cake stand with the words The Great British Baking Shawl

An homage to The Great British Baking Show, this Mystery Knit-A-Long from Lyrical Knits is calorie-free, campy and lots of fun! The pattern will be released in four clues, and can be worked with either a 12-mini-skein set (133 yards/mini) or with four full skeins of sock yarn. We’ll pop on our Wellies, munch on Victoria Sandwiches and enjoy knitting a shawl with many layers and no soggy bottom.

July 17, 2019

Taking the Square Route

  • A rectangular wrap with cream, blue and yellow stripes

Just in time for vacation knitting — A completely seamless shawl in three colors that begins with three separate squares that are gradually connected to each other. The garter stitch is soothing and portable while the construction keeps things fun and sleek — you’ll never have a gazillion stitches on the needles, and no huge work-in-progress flopping around on your lap until the very end of the project. It’s fun with geometry with the math all done for you.

Enjoy 30% off the pattern with the code takethesquareroute now through July 22nd.

June 13, 2019

Farrah Fowler Fun

  • A woman in glasses wears a purple v-neck cardigan.

Get your inner nerdy neurobiologist on: The character of Amy Farrah Fowler (AFF) is known to fans of The Big Bang Theory as the quirky scientist who works her way into Sheldon Cooper’s heart. She emerges from her social oddities to become Penny’s best friend and Sheldon’s wife and equal partner — all while rocking knee-high socks, an occasional tiara and usually a cardigan.

This design, Farrah Fowler, is inspired by Amy’s style and smarts: Top-down, raglan stockinette sleeves makes the construction easy while the simple cable pattern on the front and back keeps it interesting and cozy. The fit is intended for 1-2” of positive ease, but it will work beautifully if you prefer to wear it a little more fitted since the cable pattern has a good bit of stretch to it.