LolaBean Pinto Bean and Cool Beans DK

$ 32.99 Regular price
Adella of LolaBean Yarn Co. curated a gorgeous palette exclusive to Knit Stars. Classic neutrals and bright jewel tones were spun and dyed just for this collaboration by our friends in Peru! Adella then hand-dyed a beautiful colorway to pair perfectly with several of the solid colors.

Fiber: 100% Superwash Merino Wool 
Weight/Length: 100g = 273 yards (250m)
Gauge/Needles: 22 sts = 4 in (10cm) on US 6 (4mm) needle
Care: Machine wash on gentle or hand wash, lay flat to dry.


"Graphic Elements" by Tamy Gore

Check out “Graphic Elements,” a loose-fitting pullover-type swancho with a cozy, everyday fit.

You’ll need 4 (5, 7) skeins of your main color plus 1 skein each of 2 contrast colors for sizes XS-M (L-2X, 3X-5X). Finished bust circumference is 45.5 (54.5, 66.5”) in / 116 (138, 168.5) cm.  

Pattern available on Ravelry.


"Spiny Socks" by Fatimah Hinds

About her “Spiny Socks” pattern, Fatimah writes: “I really enjoy knitting and wearing heavy weight socks. They work up quickly and the result is very plush. These socks feature an offset cable that is mirrored on each foot flanked by plenty of squishy ribbing. The horseshoe cable made me think of a spine. The foot of the sock is knit with the purl side out so the inside is smooth for the wearer.”

As these socks are knit from the toe up, it is easy to adjust width and length.

This pattern only requires one skein of LolaBean Pinto Bean DK, and calls for US Size 4 (3.5mm) and 5 (3.75mm) needles.

Pattern available on Ravelry.


"Loops and Rope" Hat and Mitts by Fatimah Hinds

For Fatimah’s Loops and Rope Hat and Mitts, “reverse stockinette is contrasted with a striking cable pattern that won’t get lost in variegated yarn or make a bold statement in a solid color.”

This hat is knit from the brim up, with instructions for a folded or flat brim. The mitts are knit in the round with thumb shaping. With this yarn, there should be enough yardage in one skein to make both the hat and mitts, depending on your gauge.

Find the patterns for "Loops and Rope Hat" and "Loops and Rope Mitts" by Fatimah Hinds on Ravelry. Pattern calls for US Size 7 (4.5mm) needles.


"Conversationalist" by The Plucky Knitter

No need to put your knitting down when having coffee, strolling, or simply chatting at home with friends while knitting this hat! The Conversationalist is the perfect companion for those social knitting times when you need a simple knit and don’t want to lose your place; whether you choose two-toned or a single color, you’ll end up with an adorable, wearable, hat!

Pattern calls for US Size 7 (4.5mm) and 5 (3.75mm) needles. Find "Conversationalist" by The Plucky Knitter as a free download on Ravelry.


"Over the Universe Cowl" by Susan Lin

You'll be over the moon for this asymmetric cowl. Cast on the longest edge with gradual decreases, you'll wrap up this no-sew cowl in no time! Just one skein each of three colors is all you need.

    Pattern calls for US size 6 (4.0mm) needles. Find "Over the Universe Cowl" by Susan Lin on Ravelry.


    "Friends" mitts by Dani Sunshine

    These one-skein mitts are the perfect unisex accessory for the in-between seasons. They are worked in the round, in one piece.

    Pattern calls for US Size 5 (3.75mm) needles. Find "Friends" mitts by Dani Sunshine as a free download on Ravelry.

    "Old Soul Beanie" by Tif Neilan

    The design on these hats was inspired by Tif's love of the herringbone stitch. It features a simple stranded colorwork pattern in three distinct colors, to playfully mimic a herringbone motif. This hat is designed to fit with a bit of slouch and is offered in four sizes ranging from toddler to adult large

    Carolyne knit her Old Soul Beanie using solids Tin Roof Rusted, Smoke Show, and Oatmeal Raisin. One skein each of three colors is enough to knit two coordinating hats in any pattern size.

    Pattern calls for US size 6(4mm) and 9(5.5mm) 16-in (40cm) circular needles, plus DPNs for decreases.

    Find "Old Soul Beanie" by Tif Neilan on Ravelry.

    "Bluewater Wrap" by Tressa Weidenaar

    This substantial wrap is knit on the bias and uses three main pattern repeats to form the design. The textured pattern is both written and charted.

    Leigh knit this beautiful wrap using 5 skeins of solid Tin Roof Rusted. Pick out your favorite color and grab 5 skeins to create your own Bluewater Wrap.

    Pattern calls for US size 7(4.5mm) 32" (80cm) circular needles.

    Find "Bluewater Wrap" by Tressa Weidenaar on Ravelry.

    "Coastal Crop Raglan" by Tif Neilan

    Coastal Crop Raglan is a top-down raglan style pullover, knit seamlessly from the collar to the hem. German short row shaping in the back raises the back of neck slightly.

    This stylish sweater features pops of color in the slip stitch collar and sleeve cuffs, subtle eyelets within the yoke and a faux cable with eyelet design running down the side body. Finished with a flattering split hem which is slightly longer in the back.

    Mitzi knit her Coastal Crop Raglan using solids Teal Me In (main color) and Tin Roof Rusted (contrast color). This sweater is designed to fit with 2-7" (5-18 cm) of positive ease. Choose your size based on desired finished bust circumference:

    34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66) inches 
    86 (96.5, 107, 117, 127) (137, 147, 158, 168) cm

    Yarn requirements:
    Main color: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 5, 5) skeins
    Contrast color: 1 skein all pattern sizes

    Pattern calls for US sizes 6 (4mm) and 8 (5mm) circular needles

    Find "Coastal Crop Raglan" by Tif Neilan on Ravelry.

    "Bean and Olive Grown Up" by Andrea Mowry

    The "Bean & Olive" children's sweater by Andrea Mowry was such a hit that she made an adult version, "Bean & Olive Grown Up."

    Both sweaters are knit from the top down (meaning you can try it on as you go and add length to suit your own personal style!), beginning with the collar. The circular yoke is adorned with a sweet chevron and heart motif, and then you will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished. The sleeves are then returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater.

    We used solid "Adella's Purple" and "Lola's Pink" for the body of our mom-and-me sweaters, and hand-dyed "Fanciful" for our colorwork contrast color. Pick out your favorite colors and make one for you and a lucky child in your life!

    This sweater is designed to be worn with 0-4" (0-10cm) of positive ease. Choose your size based on desired finished garment chest size:  

    Child Sizing
    To Fit Ages: 3-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yr, 2-4 yr)(4-6 yr, 6-8 yr, 8-10yr)
    17.5 (19, 21.75, 23.25)(25.5, 28.5, 30) inches 
    44.5 (48, 55, 59)(65, 72.5, 76) cm

    Main Color: 1 (1, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) skeins 
    Contrast Color: 1 skein all child sizes

    Adult Sizing
    30.5 (32, 35.5, 38.5) [42.25, 46.5, 50.25] (53.75, 58.25, 62.5) inches
    77.5 (81.5, 90, 98) [107.5, 118, 127.5] (136.5, 148, 159) cm

    Main Color - 3 (4, 4, 4) [5, 5, 5] (6, 7, 7) skeins
    Contrast Color - 1 (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1] (1, 2, 2) skeins 

    Needle Sizes:  US 6/4mm circulars for body, US 7/4.5mm for sleeves and US 4/3.5mm for ribbing.

    Find "Bean & OIive" and "Bean & Olive Grown Up" by Andrea Mowry on Ravelry.