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IRL – Templetop Cowl

I was surprised when Jen told me she had never done Fair-Isle knitting before. I was surprised for two reasons: 1) Jen is always knitting or crocheting. Or spinning. She always has a variety of projects going on from lace to cables and more. With all that stitching, I couldn’t believe she’d never done colorwork … Continue reading IRL – Templetop Cowl

Saturday, August 1st @ 12PM

Free Pattern Friday – PC538 Tapestry Toys and Cardigan

It’s still Free Pattern Friday!   This is Pattern Collecton PC538, Classic Worsted Tapestry Volume 2.  Up until now, it’s never been available digitally, and never for free.  Happy Friday! We’ve had several requests for this leaflet, not least because although the original yarn, Classic Worsted Tapestry is gone, the colors in Uptown Worsted Tapestry are perfect … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – PC538 Tapestry Toys and Cardigan

Friday, July 31st @ 5PM

Free Pattern Friday – Exploded Pineapple Halter

It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Exploded Pineapple Halter in Good Earth. We’re calling this an intermediate project, good practice for crocheters who have never tried reading a crochet chart before to do so. One of our resident experts notes, “Crochet stitches can take on such organic form, that a chart really tells the story of … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Exploded Pineapple Halter

Friday, July 31st @ 4PM

Knitspiration – Peter Rabbit

In honor of Beatrix Potter’s birthday, how about a little knitspiration?   Helen Beatrix Potter was born 149 years ago today.  She had great success as a scientific illustrator and conservationist, but is best known today for her children’s books.  Everyone has a favorite.  Mine is Peter Rabbit.  It’s such a nice mix of home … Continue reading Knitspiration – Peter Rabbit

Tuesday, July 28th @ 6PM
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