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Shiny new possibilities

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Is there anything more pleasing than the possibility of something new? Casting on a new project, opening a new book… I hear there are YouTube channels devoted to people opening CD cases, so I guess I’m not alone in this excitement. Maybe the only thing better than starting something new is finishing something. In that case, I’ve had a really …

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Mystery along!

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Whether or not we’re ready, it’s Fall. Schools are starting back up all over, the air wants to be more crispy than sweltering, and I don’t know about you all, but I’m ready to get back into daily, obsessive knitting. To that end, Tina, the color goddess (and everything else) at Blue Moon Fiber Arts and I have partnered up …

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I like big yarn and I cannot lie…

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I have this thing for big yarn. There’s something so very satisfying about stitches that are 1/2″ wide. Big, ropey balls of fluffy goodness get my knitterly heart all a-flutter. So, when LJ from Knitted Wit asked me if I’d be interested in designing something with her brand-spanking-new Cotton Candy, there was no hesitation. At all. Winding the yarn into …

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Knit it: Textural Healing Cowl

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The Textural Healing Cowl 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 (ha!) little piece. I’m releasing it now in honor of Plucktember, the best excuse ever to bring a bit more Plucky Knitter into your life. And, it’s only $4! Yarn Requirements: Approximately 405 …

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Knit it: Dashes and Dots Cowl

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Here is my latest pattern design! Dashes and Dots Cowl is a cozy, squishy piece that can be made as a one-loop or two-loop cowl. Pick two contrasty colors of your favorite single-ply fingering (may I suggest Knitted Wit‘s Single Fingering?), and get to knitting. It’s in the round and goes fairly quickly and mindlessly. Yarn Requirements: Approximately 340 (750) …