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Desert Shawl

My husband’s family has a house in SE Utah, called Fort Abajo. We road-tripped there for Spring Break, and spent an amazing week gathering gorgeous rocks, hunting for dinosaur bones, and squinting into the sun. This shawl was the perfect accompaniment to a perfect Spring Break.

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The Wonder Shawl

This shawl really is a wonder to me: the construction is simple and elegant; the knitting is a pure pleasure, stitch after wonderful stitch; the shawl wears so very well; the color (Fruity Loopies – what could be more wonderful, color-name-wise?) just plain makes me happy; AND the shawl itself is a wonderful hug of a thing for all seasons. …

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Flotus Shawl

This is the first pattern in the League of Busy B’s! As a tribute to Michelle (and all of our illustrious First Ladies past), and as a nod to the big knitting trade show being held in DC this year, the Flotus Shawl was born. Grab a gorgeous gradient, mix in a sprinkle, and you’ve got potato chip knitting at …

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Eliza Scidmore’s Shawl

Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore was an American writer, photographer, and geographer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She was a frequent visitor to Japan, where she fell in love with the gorgeous cherry trees she enjoyed while there. With the support of First Lady Helen Taft, she was able to begin to seed Washington, DC with Sakuras, and it is …

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Mean Girls

Inspired by the amazingly fabulous and wonderful early-2000s movie Mean Girls, this shawl is meant to be worn by the nice girls in your life. Or at least by the ones you like the most. The shape of this shawl is a bit different than you may be used to – the edging stitches used means that the edges are …

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Dreamer Mitts

The best part about these mitts is how very versatile they are – use a gradient set of six colors, a rainbow set of six, use two or three colors, or go wild and use a variegated skein that’s been languishing in your stash.

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Smithy

Sure, we all have way too many irons in our personal fires. That’s why we are so lucky it takes a loooong time for iron to burn, huh? Go ahead, channel your inner blacksmith and put another iron in your knitterly fire by casting on these socks. They knit up quickly, with an easy-to-memorize chevron pattern that is elevated by …

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Stolen Moments

You know those times you’re sitting in the sportsball stand, watching your kiddo at ? Or, the times you’re in pick-up line at school? Swim lessons? Birthday parties? Well, these little ditties are the perfect project for all of those times. With a reverse stockinette stitch path up the front, and an easy toe-up design, they are perfect for those …

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Short Attention Span

When we have so many things pulling us in all directions, the last thing we want from our knitting projects is more pressure. That’s why I’m all about the anklet lately – just as you are finding yourself so stinking sick of your current project, it’s time to cast off and start something new. The Flying Geese pattern along the …

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Sundae Socks

Want a little treat for your feet? The Sundae Socks are just the thing. Choose your bowl: toe up or cuff down. Then, choose your toppings – stockinette, picot, lacy, ribbed, ruffled, even with a wee pompom – there are so many to choose from. You can get three whole ankle socks out of one skein of Knitted Wit Victory …