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Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

We love reusable beeswax food wraps around here. They’re the perfect plastic-free way to tote your pb & j to work, preschool, or playgroups. And, it turns out, it’s pretty easy to make a simple beeswax-only version, too. To make your own, you’ll need: -an […]

Peaks and Summit Hats

(because someone always asks about the boots, they are Keens) My little family of 4 has been passing around a cold this week, and we’ve been glued to the couch and our hot water bottles. I’ve been all about the instant-gratification knitting, and WEBS’ Valley […]

The Knitted Hat Book

Interweave has just published a lovely new collection of hats in The Knitted Hat Book, and my pattern for the Scoop Brimmed Hat is included in the collection! I wanted to design a hat that worked for transitional weather too, so I chose an allover mesh stitch pattern that’s simple to knit. It’s a great hat to spring and fall, when some of us still want to wear a hat. This hat just 1 lovely skein of Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere, which is ridiculously soft and beautiful, and worth every cent.

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If you order the book from Amazon between now and October 1st, you’ll receive a copy of my Welted Toque pattern for free after entering your order number here. The Welted Toque pattern is also included in my other book, Weekend Hats!¬† (Full disclosure: when you purchase any items from amazon after clicking one of my amazon links, I do earn a very small referral fee which helps me pay for a month or two of hosting this website every year. Thank you!)

Here are photos  a few others from The Knitted Hat Book:

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Free Knitting Pattern: Getaway Poncho

Free Knitting Pattern: Getaway Poncho

Now that Weekend Wraps has been released, our publisher has shared one of the patterns from the book for free, and it happens to be one of mine. I thought I’d share it here, too, for my readers! The sample was returned to me in […]

Bright Spot

Sometimes, those little leftover bits of special yarn beg to be knit up into something special. I’ve been hoarding my worsted-weight Plucky Knitter leftovers, for just this kind of thing. Meet Bright Spot, a worsted-weight fair isle hat that is a great use for those […]

2 for Quince and Co: Alba and Helga

quince-co-glen-knitting-pattern-collection-1Quince and Co’s latest design team collection, Glen, has been released and I designed 2 of the 4 pieces! Alba is a simple fingering-weight colorwork hat that uses lovely Finch, leaving you tons of options for beautiful color combinations.

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Helga is a tunic-length pullover with a hood and pockets, because what’s cozier than that? It uses 2 strands of Chickadee, held together, for a beautiful marled look and a heavy-worsted gauge (4.25 sts/inch) that makes it quick-to-knit!

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Both patterns are available individually on Ravelry: Alba and Helga, or as part of the collection here.

 

Violet Cap & Bonnet: Individual Pattern Release

The Violet Bonnet and Violet Cap patterns from Making zine are now available individually! Both patterns are 35% off until Sept. 9th, no code required. Violet Bonnet Violet Cap

Summer

Summer

When we’re not jumping in the nearest lake, our summer has been all about food. My daughters (2 and 4) love picking up our farm share, and have become big helpers in the kitchen, and it’s been fun figuring out ways to use up every […]

Weekend Wraps Book Giveaway, Part 2

One of the 2 winners of my last giveaway never responded to my message, so I’m back to offer up 1 more copy of [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] to you, my readers. Just leave a comment on this post before the end of the day on August 15th EST, and I’ll draw a name to win a copy. It may take a few minutes for your comment to show up, as I have to approve each one (thank you, spammers!)

You can see photos of all the projects in my previous post, or view them here on Ravelry. Good luck!

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Weekend Wraps Giveaway!

Weekend Wraps Giveaway!

Weekend Wraps is officially out and I think that it’s time to give away a free copy! Take a look at the photos, or visit the project pages on Ravelry, then comment here (it my take a bit for your comment to show up, I […]