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Finished Object: Summer Chevron Cowl

Originally published on September 11, 2015This was a super fun cowl that — appropriately named — took me all summer long to finish! In actuality, the reason I named it the Summer Chevron Cowl is that while it’s long enough to wrap around your neck twice, and has enough alpaca in the mix to keep you warm, the yarn is balanced with both linen and bamboo, which keep it breathable and not-too-hot on those summer evenings. For this pattern, I wound up equal amounts of all 3 colors, as they are distributed evenly throughout the pattern.The pattern is free and can be found right here.  T...


How to Make a Log Cabin Blanket

Originally published January 30, 2014One of my good friends is due in April, and after having just finished a crocheted baby blanket for my cousin, I decided I wanted to knit this one.  And you know what I haven’t made in forever??A Log Cabin Blanket!    So, I wound up five different colors of semi-solid yarn (I used a bamboo/acrylic blend for these — each one is 3 strands bamboo + 1 strand acrylic so they’re exactly the same weight, and they all look nearly solid). The beauty of log cabin blankets is that — unlike most any other square knitting project, it begins...


Holbrook Shawl

Originally published August 14, 2015You may remember seeing The Holbrook Shawl in some WiP posts about a year ago, as I was knitting it for my good friend’s wedding last June.Most notably, it was a blocking feat of pretty epic proportions.Of course, at the wedding itself, we were all far too busy celebrating to even think about taking some nice photos of Kate wearing the shawl (it was a warm day, and Summer Solstice to boot, so she didn’t end up wearing it for much of the evening).  But, I just recently received some of the official photographer’s shots, and can now share the finished pro...


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