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Most cheerful linen stitch scarf

The most recent scarf knitted in linen stitch has been bound off and blocked! Now that it is dry, I can show you its cheerful nature. The scarf is based very loosely on Churchmouse’s Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf, which I … Continue reading

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An ounce of cure for a lace shawl

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yes, yes, though sometimes the cure is not so onerous. When knitting a lace shawl this winter, I thought I had prevented the risk of running out of scarce yarn … Continue reading

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Why the Ten Stitch Blanket has nine spirals

Recently I finished a Ten Stitch Blanket in Kauni yarn. It was a thoroughly enjoyable purl-free knit, and I love the result. Garter stitch projects like this one offer few serious challenges to the knitter. I have previously commented on the … Continue reading

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Ten stitches, nine spirals, one complete blanket

The Ten Stitch Blanket is finished! Knitting, weaving in ends, and blocking are all complete. I love the result, which is a 30″/76 cm square. The pattern is Frankie Brown’s well-loved Ten Stitch Blanket. The yarn is Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn … Continue reading

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Ten stitches, three decisions, one amazing blanket

At last! I am knitting a pattern I have admired for years: Frankie Brown’s Ten Stitch Blanket. The original, square version. I am using Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in the colorway called EKS. (Someday, I’d love to know how these … Continue reading

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Fixing one’s knitting: not enough yarn to finish the shawl

Uh oh! While knitting a small lace shawl from point to point, I ran out of yarn and cannot get more of the same yarn. The second point is missing. The Mallory Hills Shawlette would be unusable without that point. After … Continue reading

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Cold weather brings seed catalogs – and warm cowls

The polar vortex is still with us. In the midst of really cold weather, the mailbox bears seed catalogs and with them the hope of summer. A page of zinnias seemed especially cheerful. I wanted more cowls and used the fresh colors of zinnias … Continue reading

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