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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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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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More edging fun during the polar vortex

The uncommonly cold weather recently prompted me to use a skein of new-to-me yarn and knit a warming cowl. The result is the Mafalde Cowl, now on Ravelry. The yarn is Cloud from Cascade Yarns. This yarn has a cabled … Continue reading

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Playing with color in knitting with stripes

A theme I see in the knitting patterns that I recently added to my Ravelry store is using stripes to add color. Here are three designs that use stripes. They many not all be the most obvious striping techniques. All … Continue reading

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Playing at the edge of knitting

Recently I added some patterns to my Ravelry store, and one of the themes I noticed is some decorative edges. Two easy-to-knit edgings on two accessories. A quick-to-knit headband called Mafalde has a decorative, textured, ruffled edge. A ruffle that … Continue reading

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Fire Escape Cowl inspired by city images

I’ve been in a somewhat urban frame of mind since our weekend in New York. Walking on pavement for miles and seeing buildings with metal fire escapes zig-zagging along their walls. At Knitty City (see how even the shop’s name … Continue reading

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