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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Time keeps rolling on, another summer is slipping away and it’s time for another Summer’s End Mystery Knit-a-Long! This year I’ve been working with Dani at Sunshine Yarns to come up with a special pairing of yarn and pattern. She has worked up some kits in her wonderful Classic Sock with the required yardage for this shawl. Che...
Stillwater is a saddle-shouldered reverse stockinette pullover knit top-down and seamlessly with simultaneous set-in sleeves. The shoulder cable is repeated at the hem on each side. It is knit from the inside to minimize purling. Columns of twisted stitches flow from the cables down each sleeve and up the sides.
Several years ago I adapted my Lizard Ridge Dishcloth pattern to make some coasters for my knitting friends. I’ve had a few requests for more detailed instructions so I finally knit up another set so I could take photos of the process and wrote up a coaster-specific pattern. You can find more photos of the process here on my blog. These kn...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless and thumbless mitts knit up in no time in worsted weight yarn. Pattern is written for 2 colors, but use just one or as many as you like. Garter rib makes for clean stripes and gives a fun texture. Each mitt is a plain tube with a few increases at the cast-off end to give enough stretch to wear them either way.
I had been searching for an afghan pattern that takes advantage of Kureyon’s long color runs. This block pattern is based on Barbara G. Walker’s Short-Row Stripes square in her Learn to Knit Afghan book. The original idea was to knit a square occasionally as I came across new colors of Kureyon, finishing the afghan in time to send it to college ...