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#2018makenine

List starts from top left.  These are my making goals for 2018 - I finished everything I from 2017's makenine - so I feel confident! 1. Wiksten Oversized Kimono 2. Aqui Mittens (Photo credit to @pucco_h) 3. Treysta Sweater 4. Carolyn Pajamas 5. No Frills Cardigan 6. Mercury Collection 7. Rug Sweater  8. Sophie Swimsuit 9. Birkin Sweater

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Find Your Fade

These days I'm packing up lots of yarn destined to be knit into Drea Renee Knits Find Your Fade Shawl's and i thought you'd like to see some of the colourways.  This gorgeous shawl takes seven colours so for the next seven days I will share a different scheme with you.  Today from left to right is: i see seashells, wildflowers, teal tide, pressed flowers, citron, rhubarb, and orchid.  Come back to this page to see a new colour scheme tomorrow!    Day two's colour inspiration from left to right is sweet potato, sunburnt lobster, beet root, rhubarb, day lily, faded rose, orchid. This is one of my favourites!   Day three of Drea Renee Knits Find Your Fade Shawl colour inspiration! Today...

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#2017makenine

Farrow Dress  Flaum Clare Coat  Wiksten Tank  Pine Bough Cowl  Ginger Skinny Jeans Bright Sweater  Blair Shirt  Driven  List starts from top left.  These are my making goals for 2017 - wish me luck!  

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What to Knit with 1 Skein of Worsted?

A knitter contacted me today and asked what she could knit with one special skein of Lichen and Lace 4ply Superwash Worsted that she had purchased from me at the Sackville Farmer's Market some time ago.  I thought this was a good opportunity to put together a top five list of my favourite projects to make with 200 yards or less of worsted weight yarn. Here are the pattern links working clockwise from top right:  Spiced Cocoa Fingerless Mitts by Laura Aylor Windschief Hat or Cowl by Stephen West In Threes Baby Sweater by Kelly Herdrich Zuzu's Petals lacy cowl by Carina Spencer Calorimetry Headband by Kathryn Schoendorf            

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Soot Hat

Materials:  1 skein Lichen and Lace 80/20 Bulky Yarn ( 100 grams, 76 yards) 10mm 16” circular needle or double pointed needles Gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rows over 4" in knit purl diamond pattern Method: cast on 44 stitches, join in the round and place marker. K1P1 rib for 2 inches Row 1: *P1, K3*, repeat to end Row 2: *K1, P1*, repeat to end Row 3: K2, *P1,K3*, repeat to last two stitches, P1, K1 Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end Repeat rows 1-4 until hat measures 8” from cast on, ending after a Row 1 Decrease Round 1: K1, P2tog, *K2, P2tog* repeat to last stitch, K1 Decrease Round 2: K2, P2tog, *K1, P2tog* repeat, end...

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