10th Annual Indie Gift-A-Long

Indie Designers Gift-A-Long A pretty special make along is happening now on Ravelry, in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group.  There are knit/crochet alongs in 8 different categories, loads of fun games and prizes to be won and more chatting than anyone can ever keep up with. I’ve already won a prize, in the Designers Alphabet …

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12 Cozy Days of Baubles

12 Cozy Days of Baubles 12 Cozy Days of Baubles features 12 quick and fun baubles perfect for gifting or decorating your own tree. A variety of techniques ensures that you can use this pattern on different types of yarn, from commercial, to hand dyed, to handspun. I knit my samples using Marianated Yarns Practicality …

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Double Twist Trio Sock Pattern

Let Me Introduce Double Twist Trio I just released a new sock pattern on Ravelry and Payhip, Double Twist Trio. Double Twist Trio sock knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock I love a lot of things about this sock design. The number one thing is the return on mental investment. What do I mean by that? Some cable patterns …

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Botan Yuki Scarf

Our first snow of the season in central Virginia was a Botan Yuki one! Are you familiar with the term? I was not, until my friend Devon educated me. I couldn’t think of a name for this pattern, and held a naming contest on Instagram. Devon suggested the name Botan Yuki, which is Japanese for “Peony Snow.” That’s …

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Undercover Love Sock Pattern

Socks make such nice handknit gifts. They are much easier to size to the recipient than, say, sweaters, and they don’t squish your hairstyle like a hat might. Why not kick it up a notch for those really special feet and knit a pair of socks with a secret love note? Undercover Love ankle socks are the …

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Definitely cool enough for hats!

prismatica hat I’m wearing my Prismatica hat today. It’s one of my favorites. Knit with fingering weight yarn, it is especially suited for this time of year in Virginia. The pattern is really fun to knit, which probably explains why I have 3 samples of this design. Prismatica features a crochet provisional tubular cast on, …

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