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An old school Maine Wool sweater, the kind we wear year round in all seasons. For winter hauling wood through to summer evenings on the lobster boat. Nash Island is knit old school too, entirely flat, with the color work “lice” happening only on the right side to make it easy.Modified drop shoulder with a lace up placket.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This Scandinavian style beanie is a great way to begin your happy colorwork knitting pursuits! It begins with small easy to memorize pattern repeats. If you decide to make the slouchy beanie, you progress to a more challenging “kross og kringle” (cross and circle) pattern common to traditional sweaters found in Norway’s Setesda...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Visiting Eureka, CA, I was taken by the elaborate, lacy yet structured fretwork on the pointy Victorian homes. There was a storm while I was there -- the beach sand appeared dark brown and the sea frothed with white caps, so that informed my color choices. The resulting geometric colorwork pattern makes them as suitable for the city sophisticate...
Mary Jane Mucklestone likes to knit hats as a way to experiment with color combinations and Fair Isle patterns. This stocking cap explores a "limited" palette of fourteen colors (Mary Jane has used as many as thirty in a single project), with one color grouping for the pattern and another for the background. An occasional dab...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A fun fair isle knit! Decreases in the plain rounds shape the tam, until the very top, where a double centered decrease is employed. A variety of border and peerie patterns keep the knitting interesting. With an updated fit, this tam has a slouchy casual feel, perfect for a crisp fall apple-picking weekend, or cool summer evenings at the beach.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
This is one of our clan’s favorite hats. It is simple, a satisfyingly quick knit and fits a lot of different head sizes, and personalities. Best of all it does not take a lot of yarn so its a pretty good stash buster. The body of the hat takes a little less than 125 yds of bulky weight yarn, and the pompoms only add another 20 or so.