5
Jun

52 Weeks of Dishcloths #23 – Picnic Basket Dishcloth

A few months back, I was working on a crocheted hat as part of some charity knitting I was doing.  I said to one of my friends, this hat needs something.  That’s when I learned how to do a ribbing in crochet.  I love it!  So when I went hunting for a pattern to use for this dishcloth, I ran into the basket weave pattern using the raised double crochet stitch that I used for the hat and thought perfect! I used Honeydew Dishie, which makes for a nice strong fabric.

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4
Jun

How To Dress Your Classic Baby

I used to buy new clothing for myself intermittently. Then I had kids, and the wardrobe budget went straight to them. It’s so much more satisfying to buy things that look adorable on your favorite little people, even if they wear them for about two weeks before they outgrow them. I love pairing my favorite store-bought items with the children’s clothes I make. Here’s a few ways you can do the same, using items from our newest kid’s collection “Classic Knits for Kids”.

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2
Jun

June Desktop Calendar

Spring is in full swing and summer is thisclose. To celebrate, we’ve got a brand new calendar wallpaper that shows off Alpaca Cloud, a delightfully soft lace weight yarn perfect for breezy wraps and shawls!

To get the free calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

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29
May

Sophia Spa Cloth

Designing this spa cloth was definitely one of those times where the yarn tells you what it wants to become. I had been swatching away with different stitch patterns and nothing was quite right for this delicate and pale shade of lilac. Finally, I stumbled on a simple v-stitch pattern that used the half double crochet and I knew that this was the perfect pattern to pair with such a sophisticated shade.

28
May

Summer Knitting Happened So Fast

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With Memorial Day this past weekend heralding the unofficial start of summer, my favorite season, I thought I’d take a look at my to-knit list and start planning my warm-weather pieces! I knit year round, although I usually knit smaller items with more plant-based fibers in warmer months, since they’re cooler to hold and take up less space when toting them around on trips.

22
May

Loganberry Dishcloth

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to ride my bike down to my local farmers market and choose a flat with 6 boxes of my favorite berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries – and of course loganberries!  When I finished my new dishcloth pattern, the bobbles resembled berries, especially in the bright Begonia pink of the Dishie color I chose.  So I decided to call it the Loganberry Dishcloth.

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