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eBook : 2 patterns

The patterns in this collection represent the natural cycle of growth in the mountain forests: birth and death, growth and destruction, beginning and endings, fire and ice. Nature, as Charles Darwin once said, is “red in tooth and claw.” Yet even though fires are part of nature’s cycles, we must always remember to do our best to protect our precious environment and help to avoid unecessary fires caused by human negligence or carelessness. Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
What could be more elegant than diamonds and circles? This shawl features several diamond motifs charted by Dorothy Reade in the 1960s for a book she was working on. The unpublished manuscript was given to me by her daughter, when I was working on research for my own book, Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade. Dorothy ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I created this shawl for a mystery knit along in the 2012 Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club. I purchased the yarn, A Tree Hugger’s Wife Royal Silk from the dyer, Melissa Highfill, when I was at Seaside Yarns in Juneau, Alaska, on a real knitting cruise in 2012.
Knitting: Snood
This hood reminds me of my dreams of the cold winters in Belarus, where my friends Irina and Olga live. We met in Vilnius a few years ago when we were all studying Lithuanian and we hit it off and have stayed in touch off and on, getting together when I visit Eastern Europe and chatting online once in a while between trips. I’ve never gott...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
You can wear these gorgeous fingerless gloves for warmth or as handmade jewelry. The beads add a sparkle against the matte finish of the wool yarn. To make your beads look like raindrops on a spring day, use clear beads or beads that match the color of your yarn closely. For a more dramatic look, choose beads that contrast starkly.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’d forgotten what the first blush of spring looks like in New England. For the first time since I moved away from the Northeast in 1982, I’m being reminded by the greens and pinks and mauves and purples and yellows of spring. The pale colors mimic fall but on a much more muted scale. The music of spring is quiet and light, a flute and guitar du...
Knitting: Rug
Braided rugs made from old rags represent frugality and parsimony, but their flamboyant colors speak of a love for beauty. This rug, made of alternating garter and stockinette stitch strips shaped with short rows, gives you the chance to bring this classic beauty into your own home.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Drawstring Bag
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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks, made with qiviut-blend sock yarn from Arctic Qiviut are the softest, warmest things that have ever touched my feet. With temperatures not rising above freezing for the last week here in Vermont, I was very tempted to start wearing them before I took photos or wove in the ends!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Perfect for working on the computer or your knitting on a chilly winter day, these colorful mitts will remind you that spring will be here again before you know it. The colors remind me of spring and summer in Alaska, when bright flowers are scattered everywhere. Made from qiviut-blend sock yarn, they are decadently warm and cozy as well as quic...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This simple sock pattern is one I use all the time to make soft and cozy socks for myself as well as rough and sturdy work socks for my husband. You can change the size by using smaller or larger needles and thinner or thicker yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is made from one large skein of wool and one large skein of mohair. The shawl is soft and cuddly and would be a wonderful gift for any woman who has suffered from a recent crisis or loss. The lace pattern is easy to memorize and works up quickly on size 11 (8mm) needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Design your own textured cap.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
Design your own textured sweater.
Knitting: Scarf
Design your own textured scarf.
Knitting: Scarf, Headband
This easy scarf and headband will give you practice making cables. It’s perfect for anyone needing a bit of warmth.