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Summer Throw is perfect for a little bit of warmth while watching the sunset over the beach, or reading a book on the front porch while a cooling breeze blows. It’s also terrific for a quick pop of color in your home décor when you put your winter blankets away for the season.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
One of the great things about crocheting accessories is that you can pay great attention to design details without making a lifetime commitment to creating the project! These luscious gauntlets have glistening seed beads on the diamond section covering the back of the hand, and lace up with slinky silk ribbons that both look incredible and help ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
There’s nothing like a new baby to make us want to wield our knitting needless in a frenzy of creativity. There are tons of ways to make a fabulous baby blanket, but these two beauties are the ultimate in practicality as well. Each fits neatly inside a car seat with just a little bit of fabric to tuck around its occupant, and has an off-center o...
The Rose Cardigan is a flattering combination of openwork stitching and clean shaping. Built in two directions off of the center band, the stitch patterns are set up so the fabric expands a bit in width as you stitch, giving you a terrific cardigan that forms to your curves without bulk where you don’t want it!
Knitting: Cowl, Neck / Torso - Other
This confection of lace and beads is knitted flat, then sewn into a moebius shape during assembly. An easy-to-learn lace repeat made up in a pre-beaded lightweight yarn gives you an elegant, flexible neck or head covering that looks a lot more complicated to make than it is!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This very lacy, incredibly drapey shawl is a design I made for a birthday present for my friend Renee. Renee is a needlepoint designer so is already yarn-friendly, but she is fascinated by yarn that has a long color repeat-– long repeats are not incredibly useful in most needlepoint!
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Sometimes a stitch pattern will just tell you what it wants to be. This one, with alternating columns of leaves and garter stitch, really wanted to be a slouchy hat! I love the way the decreases for the crown fit neatly into the established stitch pattern.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I find I get the most use out of wardrobe pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. This lacy, oversized, linen and cotton rectangle can be worn as a simple shawl, or you can slip your arms or head through the slits and arrange it in several different looks.
A delicate open work pattern gives you a top that’s light and lacy, yet still covers you up where it counts. This scoop-necked pullover has a very slight a-line cut so it will skim the body from the fitted bust to the hip, and the crisp, linen/cotton blend yarn gives great stitch definition.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
There’s nothing like a new baby to make us want to wield our crochet hooks in a frenzy of creativity. There are tons of ways to make a fabulous baby blanket, but these two beauties are the ultimate in praciticality as well. Each fits neatly inside a car seat with just a litte bit of fabric to tuck around its occupant, and has an off-center...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This soft cotton shrug is quick to knit on large needles, and has a striking X pattern on the back to add some interesting detail to a simple shape. The shrug is knit in one piece from cuff to cuff, and comes in three sizes. The stretchy fabric conforms to your body; the sleeves are