New: Ffrench Twists

Ffrench Twists is a bulky weight hat inspired by the work of natural dyer Caitlin Ffrench. The pattern is knit in the round and the texture from the twisted stitches make it nice for showcasing variegated yarns. Top it off with a floppy pom-pom and you are good to go!

Ffrench Twists

Ffrench Twists is available on Ravelry and on my pattern page for $3.00 CAD. Happy Stitching!

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Post Christmas Round Up: Holland Cowl

This marks the beginning of my post-Christmas knitting posts – delayed a month or so by health issues, but never mind. Here they are!

So usually “bulky” and “lace” are not two words I like putting together in one project, but this is the exception. Knit for my boyfriend’s mother, this little neck warmer was surprisingly tricky, but once I got the stitch pattern¬†finally understood (charts would make this pattern so much easier for me) all was well.

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The yarn blocked much better than I expected, and lay flat with minimal use of my “piling on textbooks” technique. I added an extra 8 stitches to the round to make sure it went¬†comfortably over her head (without mussing hair, bonus feature!). The bind off was done using size 8 mm needles to make sure there was lots of stretch in the edge. Overall I’m quite pleased with it.

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