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Point the Way — Update

I am uploading the finished pattern to Ravelry as we speak. You can also access it here. Special thanks to Laurel Dormaier for test knitting!

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Point the Way

I finished drafting a hat pattern for Malabrigo Arroyo. It’s based on this picture from a mail order catalog: Here’s my version, worn by one of the glass heads and by me The pattern is in draft form–if you’d like to try it out, click here for the pdf!

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A skill that I have developed over time is the ability to fix problems in my knitting that happened…oh, let’s just say awhile ago. Even if you’ve been knitting for awhile, even if you knit A LOT, there are going to be times when you should have gone to bed half an hour ago, or … Continue reading »

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Pattern idea for variegated yarns

This is a design that would work really well with the variegation of the Dream In Color Jilly with Cashmere, and it looks like it would be a rhythmic and relaxing knit. Country Song Shawl    

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Scoreboard KAL begins September 3rd!

It’s only nine days until the Seahawks’ first pre-season game, and less than a month until the start of the Skacel Collection​’s Scoreboard KAL! Are you in? Check out the details at! If you are “in it to win it,” let me know. I’ve placed an initial yarn order, but we don’t want to … Continue reading »

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3-Color Cashmere Cowl

3-Color [Not Quite] Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli using Malabrigo Lace held double. There was nothing about this project that wasn’t absolute pleasure.

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It’s 101 degrees out there, so I thought, you know, I should finish a sweater. I even went so far as to put it on. This is my sixth CustomFit sweater, and it is a lightly modified version of Inlet, one of Amy Herzog’s basic designs from the CustomFit Winter/Spring 2015 Collection. My changes were … Continue reading »

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When I traveled to Phoenix in January, one of the things I noticed was that every time I passed by Knit One Crochet Too, I instinctively reached out to touch the samples they’d brought in Batiste, a new introduction to their yarn lines. It is a sport weight wool (50%), linen (30%) and silk (20%) … Continue reading »

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Mini Skeins

According to shop owner friends who just attended The National Needlearts Association summer trade show in Columbus, Ohio, mini skeins were everywhere.  We’ve been on board here at Yarn Folk for awhile, and this limited edition set from Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarns just arrived.  It’s one of the prettiest gradients I’ve seen yet. I think … Continue reading »

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Inspired by Ellensburg

  New fingering weight yarn from Cantering Crow Colorworks of Kent, WA!  Many of these are inspired by Ellensburg–there’s Spring Meadow, Cinnabar, Mt. Stuart, and the Yellow Church Cafe, along with Ellensburg Blues, Nootka Rose, Vintage Rodeo, and Hay Field.  The second photo shows the Scamper base, which is 80% Blue-faced Leicester blended with 20% … Continue reading »

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