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Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

Rose Williams has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life, but this year her projects have added meaning. She set a personal challenge to design patterns in honor of friends – picking one friend for each letter of the alphabet. My Friend Virginia is a lightweight mini-poncho named in honor of a fellow… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

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Designer Spotlight: Deep Ocean Waves Baby Blanket by Mike Horwath

A self-described “fiber artist addict,” Mike Horwath is an avid machine knitter with a goal of publishing more patterns in 2015. His first of the year is the Deep Ocean Waves Baby Blanket, which is knit in Berroco Remix. As Mike explains it, the yarn chose him – for this project and several others that… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Deep Ocean Waves Baby Blanket by Mike Horwath

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Designer Spotlight: Simple Eyelet Cowl by Gretchen Tracy

Gretchen Tracy’s stash is filled with one or two skeins of various yarns that she is always trying to knit up in creative ways. Usually, she waits for the yarn to tell her what it wants to be…no matter how long it takes. Gretchen’s stash of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine took a while to decide,… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Simple Eyelet Cowl by Gretchen Tracy

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Designer Spotlight: Campfire Shawl by Lucinda Iglesias

Knitting for 12 years and crocheting most of her life, Lucinda Iglesias claims she still can’t really follow a pattern. But that hasn’t stopped her from designing patterns of her own! She just grabs yarn (she owns a LYS called Mont Tricot, so she’s got plenty to choose from) and starts playing. Lucinda’s Campfire Shawl… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Campfire Shawl by Lucinda Iglesias

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Emily Explains: Dyssodia Pattern Stitch

Dyssodia, an oversized pullover from booklet booklet #340 Maya Vol. 2,  is a great first time lace garment. The pattern stitch is super easy, using yarn-overs to form eyelets and dropped wraps to create elongated stitches. I love garments like this because they are big, baggy and sheer. You can throw them over just about… Continue reading Emily Explains: Dyssodia Pattern Stitch