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This cowl was designed by lace maven Brooke Nico as part of the Pairings Yarn Club, month 3. Inspired by the Italian wine Chianti, the cowl features a Milanese lace pattern and a kettle-dyed deep red yarn, a match made in heaven. It’s a wonderful project suited for a single skein of handpainted laceweight yarn!
Mix a skein of handdyed Francesca (by Black Bunny Fibers) and a small amount of a solid, and whip up this fun cowl. Warm and cozy -- and full of the beautiful handdyed colors that only Black Bunny Fibers can create. (If you prefer, you can make the entire cowl with just the handpainted skein, but I love the way a solid color picks up one of the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The second pattern in the Pairings Yarn Club, this hat was inspired by the twists and turns of the grapevine. Cable panel is set off by ribs for a flexible fit. Unisex. Two options to customize it: add some leaves and/or throw in a random mock cable as part of the ribbing to mimic the twists of a real grapevine stem.
The first pattern in the Pairings Yarn Club -- Wine edition, designed by Brooke Nico especially for Black Bunny Fibers. An easy-to-knit capelet, knit in one piece from side to side, with a ribbon and button closure. The pattern was inspired by the cool citrus-y colors of a wine spritzer, and the BBF sock yarn was dyed to match.
Just one skein of bulky-weight handdyed yarn is all you need for this cozy cowl. Knits up fast so it’s a great gift item. Can be worn folded over or unfolded, your choice! Add an extra row of garter stitch or two if you don’t like the rolled edge but it does look super cute.
Knitting: Stocking, Hats - Other
Sample is knit in two colorways of Noro Kureyon; one skein of each colorway is required. But the hat could easily be knit in a solid or handpainted yarn, or use oddballs and leftovers for a truly wild look! Category 4 yarns will work, including Universal Poems Silk, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Quince & Co. Lark, Cascade 220, Plymouth Encore, Rowan ...
A charming unisex scarf, easy to knit with just knits and purls. A reversible asymmetrical border and checkerboard pattern give textural interest. Shown in a lovely handpainted yarn, this scarf would look wonderful in a solid, machine-dyed yarn, too. Possible substitutes include Cascade 220, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, two strands of St-Denis Nordique,...
Terrific way to play with handpaints: this scarf takes four mini-skeins of handpainted yarn and gives the knitter the option of casting on the long edge and knitting long vertical stripes (shown in the brown/yellow/orange colorway) or casting on the traditional way and making blocks of color (shown in the blue/purple/pink colorway). Pattern incl...
An updated version of my original beaded yarmulke design, which now includes a version with textured detailing instead of beads. Pattern contains instructions for both versions. These are an easy, quick knit and would be a lovely gift for a wedding party, bar mitzvah or other occasion.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A terrific cuff-down sock option for a man -- but it would also look wonderful for a woman, too. This pattern features a cable rib stitch that is easy to learn and contains a great deal of stretch; this makes it a little challenging to measure an exact gauge, but means that it will fit lots of different-sized feet. Comes in Adult S/M/L, with cir...
A truly unisex scarf, made with an easy-to-handle lace stitch pattern. If you’re wondering what to make with a pretty skein of sock yarn other than socks, if you’d like to try a manageable first lace project, if you’re looking for an impressive-looking gift for a dear friend… then this is the pattern for you.