The cutest Adriafil dress pattern – free with yarn!

When Adriafil made their new patterns available to us recently, we just knew that we had to have a sample of this sweet little dress made up immediately.

Adriafil dress with pattern

Adriafil Knitcol is one of our all-time favourite yarns here at Spin A Yarn. It’s a self-patterning yarn, which means that the manufacturers have cleverly dyed the yarn in such a way that when knitted up it makes a lovely pattern, giving the impression that you’ve spent hours knitting complicated fair-isle patterns, when you’ve actually just knitted straight stocking-stitch!

Adriafil KnitCol with dress

DK weight, 100% merino and machine washable, our customers have always loved it for children’s knits as well as bright and fun accessories. As you can see, it looks quite different in the ball than it does knitted up.

Adriafil KnitCol shelf

Fortunately Adriafil provided us with a helpful swatch chart which shows how all the different shades look when knitted.

Adriafil Knitcol Shade Card

Aren’t they clever?

The dress pattern is free from Spin A Yarn when buying the yarn from us to make it – just ask one of our friendly staff members if you’re interested in making it.

Free Patterns with Yarn!

Did you know here at Spin A Yarn we have a wide range of patterns that you can receive free when you buy the yarn? We’ve added a small selection here (Free Patterns with Yarn) but will add more in time, and have many more in the shop.

Just mention the name of which pattern you’re interested in when you use our ‘Enquire to Buy’ form and we can either send it to you as a PDF or print it out to send with your yarn.

Free Patterns

Free Pattern – Rowan Beaded Shawl

Rowan Free Shawl Pattern

To celebrate our Spring 2016 Newsletter, Rowan have shared with us a beautiful and very glamorous shawl pattern designed by Jennie Atkinson in one of our favourite yarns, Kidsilk Haze. It features all over lace and a crochet trim making it suitable for the more experienced knitter.

This design uses only 1 ball of Kidsilk Haze and 1 pack of 6mm Swarovski Aquamarine Selection Beads. This pattern has been translated into French, German & Swedish – you need only print the pages you need after downloading.

Rowan Free Shawl Pattern

Rowan Free Shawl Pattern

Click here to download: Rowan Swarovski Shawl by Jennie Atkinson

Make sure you share your photos with us if you make one!

Free Patterns – Simple Boucle Shawl

Touch Boucle Shawl - Free Pattern

This simple, elegant shawl pattern is as much part of Spin A Yarn history as the beautiful skeins of Touch Yarn hanging behind it! The perfect way to ease yourself into knitting triangular shawls, it uses 1.25 skeins of New Zealand Touch Boucle yarn which we stock in an amazing array of hand-dyed colours. If you’re buying the yarn for a shawl, we’re very happy to wind off the additional 0.25 skein for you – just ask.

Materials

Yarn: 125 grams of Touch Boucle OR 150 grams Rare yarns Boucle

Needles: 12mm

Note: Before knitting prepare for fringe by cutting 128 lengths at 10 inches long.

Pattern

Cast on 12 stitches

Next Row and Every Row: Increase at each end of every row until there are 140 stitches on the needle.
(If using Rare Boucle continue increasing for another 4 more rows).

Attach evenly the 64 fringes along the 2 bottom edges.

To download a PDF of this pattern for easy printing, please click here.

Free Patterns – Brushed Mohair Lace Scarf

Materials

Yarn: 100g Touch Brushed Superfine Merino/Kid Mohair OR 100g Rare yarns Brushed Alpaca/Merino (Misty)

Needles: 9mm

Before starting to knit, cut 68 tassels.

Pattern

Cast on 26 stitches using 9mm needles.

1st Row: Wrap the yarn purlwise around the needle then purl 2

stitches together (P2tog). Continue to the end.

2nd Row: As Row 1

Continue in pattern until yarn is almost finished.

Cast Off

Attach 2 tassels at a time evenly along each end of scarf.

You can download a printable PDF of the pattern by clicking here.