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  • Double Basket Beanie Prototype

    Double Basket Beanie Prototype

    I finished the first prototype of my new Double Basket Beanie. Based on Barbara Walker’s Double Basket Pattern this beanie is comfortable and squishy. Also an easy knit. The stitch pattern is just knits and purls. Like my Basket Weave Beanie I’m writing the pattern to be easily sized by adjusting the number of stitch…

  • Bulky Swatch Blanket

    Bulky Swatch Blanket

    I’ve started putting together the Bulky Swatch Blanket. I plan to tile the swatches together somewhat randomly and use different colors for the connecting knitting bands. The swatches are various sizes, so I will keep it random and shoot for a Mondrian-style look.  We’ll see how it goes 🙂

  • Beanie Prototype: Double Basket Pattern

    Beanie Prototype: Double Basket Pattern

    I am working on a new Beanie using the delightful Double Basket pattern. The prototype is comfortable, squishy, and has an interesting texture. Keep an eye on this space and I’ll let you know when the pattern is ready on my Ravelry page. Enjoy!

  • Basket Weave Beanie

    Basket Weave Beanie

    I just added my first pattern to Ravelry. The pattern is for a great little beanie using the Basket Weave pattern. Enjoy!

  • Vertices Unite Shawl

    Vertices Unite Shawl

    It took a while, but I finally finished my first Westknits shawl, Vertices Unite. I used the sock yarns from @by.delz’s sock club, so each section has a nice sparkle. It was a fun knit, and I love the colors. Now I need to wait for cooler weather to enjoy it.

  • “Fair Isle” Pattern

    “Fair Isle” Pattern

    On page 91 of Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, pages 88-89 is the “Fair Isle” pattern. It is nice stranded colorwork and a nice intro to Argyle patterns. It is an enjoyable knit, and for the swatches, I’m trying to keep a 2 stitch border on each side in garter for…

  • Harlequin Pattern

    Harlequin Pattern

    My new favorite pattern from Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, pages 88-89 is the Harlequin Pattern. It doesn’t look like much from the accompanying picture in the book, but a) this is a fun knit, b) the resulting texture is robust, and c) the pattern is delightful! I am also delighted…

  • The Fitzgerald Sweater

    The Fitzgerald Sweater

    I finished knitting my first Cardigan, and my first sweater done in pieces. The pattern (Fitzgerald by Amy Christoffers) is from Berroco and uses the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, so the pattern knits quickly. (Well…quickly for a sweater.) I’m still waiting on the buttons to arrive to call the sweater 100% complete. I really like…

  • My finished watch cap

    My finished watch cap

    I finished my new watch cap! Really happy with how it turned out. I want to learn more. For my next project, I’m going to give cables a try. I found a recommendation for an easy cabled hat. Will post more as it progresses. Enjoy!

  • I miss my old watch cap

    I miss my old watch cap

    I’ve enjoyed knitting off and on for many, many years. The last time I took the hobby seriously was back in 2005. During that time, I knit a really nice watch cap to wear on an Alaska trip.