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Falling Leaves

From the first time I saw the gorgeous Pan’s Labyrinth colorway from Tre Liz, I knew leaves needed to be in the mix on the finished design. This asymmetric triangle, marrying fun mesh and a leafy border perfectly complements a highly variegated colorway, in a fun and unexpected way.

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Trisectrix

In geometry, a trisectrix is a curve which can be used to trisect an arbitrary angle. This shawl plays with the idea of a trisected curve by using short rows and groups of three to create a very knittable and wearable piece.

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Point of Symmetry

These mitts actually have many points of symmetry — the two mitts are symmetrical to each other; the point at which you join the circumference is a point of symmetry; and the exact middle of the thumb gusset is a point of symmetry. This also means that the left mitt is the right mitt is the left mitt, which makes …

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Line Segment

When I started thinking about how these three colors could play together in a hat, my mind immediately went to stacking bricks, and slipping stitches and movement. There’s a swirly geometric loveliness to this pattern that’s both soothing and interesting to work.

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Jasper Shawlette

Inspired by gorgeous rocks found in my lovely Oregon, the Jasper Shawlette is a great excuse to play with color.

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Jasper Cowl

Inspired by gorgeous rocks found in my lovely Oregon, the Jasper Cowl is a great excuse to play with color.

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Rainshowers Cowl

April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. In the Pacific Northwest, it seems that the rainshowers are gone already, and flowers abound. But, just in case those showers do come back, this cowl has got you covered. There are two versions – a single loop that doubles as a snood or hood, and a double loop that can …

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Vesna

There’s nothing like Spring in the Pacific Northwest – most days, it’s enough to throw a shawlette on over a long-sleeved shirt. Vesna is the poetic word for “Spring” in the Slovene language, and refers to mythological female creatures associated with Springtime in early Slavic mythology. The Vesna Shawlette is an asymmetric shawlette, knitted from tip-to-tip, and it’s big enough …

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Textural Healing Cowl

This is the cowl-sister to my Textural Healing Shawlette, with the added bonus of using two colors. The picot bind-off makes it a plucky little piece.

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Textural Healing Shawl

In a knitting funk? Need some immediate gratification? This is a fun, fairly easy shawlette pattern with various textures just perfect to highlight a gorgeous semi-solid yarn. Its almost-half-circular construction sits just right around your neck; add the perfect shawl pin, and you are ready to rock and roll.

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Hazelwood Sweater

I live in a part of Portland that’s a bit more off the beaten path than I ever thought I’d live. It’s East of 82nd. But, I’ve grown to really love the little neighborhood we’re calling home these days. Three playgrounds within walking distance (a boon for my littles), a big yard, and a great Thai place pretty close by. …

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Margaret Sullivan’s Shawlette

The Portland neighborhood, Sullivan’s Gulch, is named after Timothy Sullivan, who was a world-class traveler until settling in Portland, building his homestead, and inspiring a neighborhood to be named after him. He met his wife, Margaret, in Tasmania in 1841. This shawlette seems the kind of thing a globe-trotting, practical 1800s woman would throw on to head out to tend …