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Spring Shawls with Ravenstitch Knits

Happy Spring! Today I wanted to introduce you to Ravenstitch Knits! Leslie is a knitter and designer living in Campbell River, British Columbia. She has been designing with Lichen and Lace yarns for a year now and has many designs available on Ravelry. Here are just three of her gorgeous shawls - there are many more here! The shawl above is called Floraar Flora. It is knit with 4 skeins of Lichen and Lace 1ply Superwash Merino in Wild Flowers. The Engifer Shawl shown above is named for the old Norse word for Ginger. It is designed with 2 skeins of Lichen and Lace 1ply Superwash Fingering in Ginger Snap along with 1 skein each of Lichen and Garland. It...

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Adult Sweaters to knit with Rustic Heather Sport

These are my top five favourite sweater designs for our Rustic Heather Sport :)   Pomme de Pin by Amy Christoffers   Missoni Accomplished by Espace Tricot   Shifty by Andrea Mowry   Bright Sweater by Junko Okamoto   Lunenburg Pullover by Amy Christoffers  

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5 Favourite Knit Blanket Patterns

photo by Instagram user @vehicularsugar Many people are knitting blankets right now! Crocheting too, but I will leave that for next time.  I thought it might be a good time to highlight some of my favourite knit blanket patterns.   If you didn't know, I used to own a yarn shop, and so I have LOTS of experience helping knitters choose a pattern and the right yarn to go with it :)  The Chevron Colour Block Blanket designed by Espace Tricot is a free pattern that can easily be sized up or down.  It is written for aran / worsted weight yarn using a 7mm needle and just less than 2000 yards of yarn.  It is shown in the first...

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  These are my making goals for 2019! 1. Ruffle Sleeve Top  2. Sensum Sweater  3. Pinnacle Top  4. Sierra Jumpsuit  5. Hilary Top  6. Dawn Jeans  7. Sunday Sweater 8. Meridian Dress 9. Ondawa Sweater

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wrap up: #2018makenine

Well,  by some standards I was not as successful this year in my make nine attempt. I did not hold myself to my list, instead just making what I felt like - and I did make a lot.  I sewed a lot of clothes for myself and will continue to do so this year!  So here is what was completed and was not, and then just to prove to myself that I'm not lazy I had to make another graphic to showcase 9 additional makes that were completed in 2018!   1. Burnside Bibs 2. Libby Shirt 3. Hinterland Dress 4. Isca Shirt Dress 5. Tecumseh Sweater 6. Persephone Pants  7. Halla Hat 8. Kielo Wrap Dress 9. Tea House...

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