February 4, 2022

A ‘Princess Bride’-themed MKAL

The text As you wish, an inconceivable MKAL! on a yellow background.

There’s a shortage of perfect MKALs in this world. It’d be a shame not to join in (otherwise, just give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it).

Lyrical Knits is back with a fun MKAL for a shawl designed to get you through the fire swamp of the the past few years. A “festival of stitches” type of shawl, the project will feature sword fights, shrieking eels, and a few Stitches of Unusual Sighs (with video tutorials for any atypical stitches). The pattern is on sale at a discount (no code needed) until the first clue drops on Feb. 22nd.

January 11, 2022

The JazzaGal

A woman wears a pink skirt and olive green handknit sweater.

Lyrical Knits follows up their Fold in the Cheese hat pattern with a second Schitt’s Creek themed design: A sweater pattern called The JazzaGal. Worked from the top down, it features 3/4 sleeves and a round yoke with a cascading, teardrop lace pattern. Sized to fit anywhere from a 29″-64″ bust, it’s knit with a strand of fingering yarn held together with a strand of laceweight mohair. Not into mohair? It works nicely with a heavy DK/light worsted yarn as well.

The pattern is available on both Ravelry and Payhip at a 30% discount with the code preciouslove through Jan. 17th.

November 17, 2021

Fold in the cheese, David!

A gray hat with yellow slipped stitches.

You don’t have to know how to fold broken cheese to knit this quick, slip-stitch hat that’s an homage to an infamous episode of Schitt’s Creek.

Worked up in heavy DK/light worsted weight yarn, the textured colorwork pattern is worked using only one strand of yarn at a time and slipping stitches here and there. Knit it up in two solid colors, or substitute a variegated skein or scraps for the contrasting color. There’s even a handy table to help you figure out which size to make at different stitch gauges if you want to work it to a different gauge than the pattern.

August 31, 2021

Yellow Brick Rodeo

  • A yellow sweater with a variegated slipped-stitch yoke.

Whether it’s your first rodeo (for a top-down yoked sweater) or not, this quick knit is a terrific way to let a variegated colorway shine. The spiraling zigzag pattern uses only one strand of yarn on any given round—no stranding—and is worked by simply slipping a stitch here and there. The not-too-cropped bodice is in relaxing stockinette stitch (no purling!) and is easily lengthened if you prefer. Plus, the yoke pattern is both charted and written out line by line, so you’ve got this!

The pattern is on sale at a 30% discount through Saturday, Sept. 4th — use the code lionsandtigersandbears on either Ravelry or Payhip.

 

April 5, 2021

The Knights Who Say KNIT

A knight holding wooden knitting needles with a skein of yarn on her head.

Lyrical Knits seeks the finest and silliest knitters to join in a Mystery Knit-a-Long quest for the grail! The pattern is for a shawl, and there will be coconuts! Unladen swallows! And you must bring us… a SHRUBBERY! The pattern is available for preorders and is discounted through April 15th.

March 3, 2021

Cozy McBlanket

  • A blue, gray and gold striped sweater held out like a blanket.
  • A woman in a draped blue, gray and gold striped sweater.

Lyrical Knits has just released a pattern for a knitted blanket you can wear: Cozy McBlanket is a blanket with sleeves, but the magic is in some cleverly placed short rows to help it curve around your shoulders and neck for a better fit than your average blanket. No more having to leave your lap blanket behind when you make the trip from your desk to the kitchen for another cup of tea.

The pattern is currently on sale at a 30% discount through Sunday, March 7th with the code wrapmeincoziness on both Ravelry and Payhip.

February 9, 2021

Hello Ruby Tuesday

A pink lacy sweater.

Lyrical Knits’ new pullover pattern features a stunning lace design, drop shoulders and no finishing. Worked from the top-down with a strand of sock yarn + mohair laceweight held together, the sweater has a lovely drape with just a touch of a halo. Sizing is to fit anywhere from a 29-60″ bust, and the pattern in on sale at 30% off through Monday, Feb. 15th with the code hanganameonyou.

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.