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Book Review – Metropolitan Knits

Details Title: Metropolitan Knits: Chic Designs for Urban Style Author: Melissa Wehrle ISBN: 978-1-59668-778-3 (pbk.) Published: 2013 Interweave Press Summary A pattern collection emphasizing knitting on the urban edge.  Divided into three chapters entitled Heart of the City, Urban Bohemia, and City Gardens, featuring a well-rounded selection of patterns for …

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Red Herring’s Helpful Household Hint #1

Über short post this time, as I’m in the process of trying to organize my knitting projects and this website for fall.  Normally, I leave my projects in a sort of creatively-inspired upheaval, but I happen to know that I will have less time than normal to knit in the …

Defiknition

Adding Some Defiknition(s)

*Defiknition noun  A word defined in a knitting specific manner, usually with the spelling altered to reflect the change in meaning  :  Here is a list of 20 defiknitions. Now.  Two things: If you have a severe distaste for knitting-related puns, or puns in general, stop reading here. For the …

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Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers

Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers To download pattern .pdf directly, click HERE Or Download at Ravelry Finished Size The pattern is written for a 14” calf and a 15” shaft. This is easily customizable by adding in a few extra stitches (3 per inch required) in the center …

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You can’t mix dyelots? Seriously?? (Plus a Color IQ Quiz)

Okay.  So am I really the only one who has ever fudged the whole dye lot issue and used two different lots of yarn because the colors were the same?  And I mean, only when two lots really look the same.  I’m not kidding. I certainly wouldn’t risk the health …

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Book Review – Knits of Tomorrow

Details Title: Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs Author: Sue Culligan ISBN-13: 978-1596688360 (pbk.) 2013 Interweave Press Summary A collection of patterns inspired by past advances in technology and science, e.g. sputnik, radio, reel-to-reel players, cassette tapes, robots, rockets, etc. Contents The book consists of twenty …

I♥Suspenders

Free Pattern – I♥Suspenders

I♥Suspenders To download pattern .pdf directly, click HERE Or Download at Ravelry Finished Size Adjustable size: Each strap is 50” long; width is 1 and 1/16 inches. Custom Size (details listed in parentheses): Length is Individual Measurement; width is 1 and 1/16 inches Shown in custom size with straps 38” long. …

Sunshine+Knitting+Foreign Films

Hooray For Warmer Weather! I could spend the next few months in anguish for my stored woolens, but I won’t.  Nope.  Being warm all the time is a wonderful sensation, and one of the primary reasons I love my sweaters.  Besides, sunshine and flowers and 80 degree days doesn’t mean …

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Free Spring Stitch Pattern – Butterfly Cable

Nearly Three Weeks Into Spring, and Saturday was the first day I ventured outside without my winter coat.  It was lovely.  Breezy, blowzy, with Spring’s trademark combination of post-winter damp and pre-summer warmth.  It made me want to dig my kites out of winter storage and go kite flying.  Because …

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Free Pattern – Gardenias from Knitty Spring+Summer 2013

Gardenias Pullover Pattern from the Knitty Magazine Spring+Summer 2013 Issue Copyright 2013 by Ashley Dale. Like this:Like Loading…

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