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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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Penelope's Pumpkin Hat

This cute pumpkin hat pattern knits up quickly in one evening.  Complete with stem and tendrils, it is the perfect punctuation to any autumnal outfit! Materials:approximately 84 yds of Lichen and Lace 4ply Superwash Worsted in Pumpkin (coming soon!)approximately 10 yds of Lichen and Lace 4ply Superwash Worsted in Evergreen5mm (size 8) 16” circular needle5mm (size 8) set of double pointed needlesgauge: 4.5 stitches= 1”3 sizes: baby, (toddler,  child)Method:1.Using the circular needle, cast on 56 (64, 72)stitches and join in the round.2.Knit in the round until piece measures 1”.3.Now we will begin to purl the 1st and every 8thstitch to create the ridges of the pumpkin:*purl 1, knit 7, repeat from * to end of roundon this round and all subsequent rounds.4.Continue in this manner until peice measures 5”(6”,7”)...

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