Category Archives: colorwork

harvest bulletin: two pattern repeats

With a motif that runs over so many rows, finishing two of them on a cardigan body is a big accomplishment, thank you very much: Those waist decreases do help in moving things along. Of all the photos I’ve taken … Continue reading

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crown time

That hat I started last week? It’s going swimmingly, thank you very much: This newer, looser iteration constitutes a major improvement! Fortunately, it’s still proving to be a fairly quick knit, with the result that I’m just about to head … Continue reading

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New pattern: Cocoa Rosa gloves and mitts!

I’m pleased to announce that the Cocoa Rosa pattern is now available for purchase: $6.00 or add to cart The pattern includes instructions for both gloves and mitts, and is available in five sizes, with finished palm circumferences of 6.5 … Continue reading

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double green

Remember this hat from last fall? It was cute, but the stitch pattern in single sided form wasn’t well-suited to a close-fitted toque style. So I ripped it out and am reimagining it as a tam, but with not too … Continue reading

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Cocoa Rosa is coming!

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve got a definite release date slated for Cocoa Rosa: May 15th (2012, obviously). The pattern includes instructions for four sizes: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8.25, 8.5)”; 16.5 (18, 19, 21, 21.5) … Continue reading

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repeat one

I made it up to the second (of four) body decreases on my cardigan, which I’ve now dubbed “Harvest”: In addition to having half the body decreases done, I’ve also now worked one full repeat of the color motifs. It’s … Continue reading

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cardi-up!

Last week I took the plunge and cast-on for the body of my mega cardigan project: It’s taken me that long to get up to the first body decrease! Granted, I have had a lot on my plate, trying to … Continue reading

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quadratic rose

Remember when you were in high school, and you learned all about polar coordinates? And for the next week you and your classmates were all secretly trying to figure out what cool and pretty pictures you could make on the … Continue reading

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color color color

I seem to be in a stranded knitting stretch at the moment, with lots of multicolor projects in the works or recently completed! My Cocoa Rosa gloves are all done, and I had enough yarn left to make a pair … Continue reading

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Book Review: 200 Fair Isle Motifs

Like many knitters, I love the look of beautiful, intricate colorwork. You know the kind I’m talking about. Fine gauge, perfect balance of colors, subtle patterns hidden within the larger and more obvious ones. Creating these kinds of pieces is … Continue reading

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