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Striae

In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available by Shannon

This is a simple shawlette available in two different versions. The striping reminded me of the grooves formed by glaciers on Kelly’s Island in Ohio, a fantastic place that we used to go to as kids for family vacations. The most fun part about this pattern may just be picking the perfect two colors of a gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn. …

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Big Green Cowl

In Aran weight yarn, Cowls, Patterns, Worsted weight yarn by Shannon

This is the epitome of a soothing knit: use a decadent worsted weight yarn, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a knitting time. Wear it long, wear it doubled, whatever you do, make sure you wear this cowl! MaterialsFinished Measurements: 60” in diameter, 9” tall.Yarn: approximately 325 yards worsted-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Luscious Single …

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Arms Akimbo Mitts

In Fingering weight yarn, For the hands, One skein projects, Patterns, Shop sample available by Shannon

Wear these mitts all fall and winter long – they’ll keep your non-knitting parts good and toasty. Chevrons are a great way to add visual interest to the long color repeats of this yarn, and my favorite I-cord bind-off is featured at the top of the mitt. MaterialsFinished Measurements: 8.5″ long, 7″ around (3.5″ across when laid flat) at base …

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Leafy Greens

In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available, Sport weight yarn by Shannon

Inspired by a simple leaf motif and the loveliest green yarn in my stash, I played around with shawl shaping and pattern-mixing, and after a few fits and starts, came up with this pattern. In either fingering or sport, the long arms allow for many different wrapping styles, and construction gives the piece a soft curve in back. MaterialsFinished Measurements: …

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Alma Lou

In Aran weight yarn, Bulky weight yarn, Fingering weight yarn, One skein projects, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available, Worsted weight yarn by Shannon

I first made this shawlette for my mother, Alma, for her birthday. We call her Alma Lou, because her middle name is, quite surprisingly, Lucretia. I wanted something simple, with a bit of frou-frou, but not too much. Eyelets seemed to be the way to go, and on a garter background, they’re almost rustic. This is a simple pattern with …