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"A Serviceable Sweater"

Free Antique Knitting Books

Yup.  They exist. Now, before we get too far into this, I would like to unequivocally state that of my four favorite places on planet Earth, three are libraries.  Libraries are wonderful places, home of local knitting circles, knitting books (and other books), knitting magazines (and other magazines), knitting videos …

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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2014

Notes on Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette vs. Available Yarn: This post is the result of an entire evening spent scouring the internet for yarn colorways which live up to Pantone’s high standards.  Granted, I did briefly get sidetracked looking at photos of Hitomi Shida’s breathtaking designs.  But I also …

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. …

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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…

Bridget Riley - Untitled (Fragment 3) (1966) & ModCloth - A Real Wild Cardigan

Art for Sweaters’ Sakes

I’m a huge fan of art museums. As a child, I was fortunate enough to have a mother with the audacity to take children to art galleries. There was nothing to do but sit still, look, and above all DON’T TOUCH. It became a game after a little while—how close …

Knit Daffodils

Free Pattern – Daffodils in Twelve Rounds

I was working on a small girls’ knitted dress for a friend and felt compelled to add some knitted daffodils to the skirt.  (It’s a Walt Whitman thing.)  The dress is long and white, very cloud-like, and cheerful yellow flowers with bright green stems seemed just the thing to rescue …

Pantone Spring Fashion 2013

Knitting Ahead – Spring 2013

I Love to Knit Ahead. It’s the sense of satisfaction which really appeals to me.  The knowledge that even though a sweater may take me two weeks or three months or a couple years to finish, it is done before I need it to be. With this in mind, I …

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