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7 Pairs Of Socks And A Shawl

It’s midway through 2017 and this is where I am. I have pair# 8 and 9 on the needles and I started another shawl. The Reyna shawl is a free pattern and easy to memorize. All you need is one hank of sock yarn for a perfectly sized shawl. Enjoy!

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Triple Play Scarf Free Pattern 

Remember when Lenny Kravitz was photographed wearing that huge scarf/blanket a couple of years ago? I thought I would trip and die if I ever attempted to wear that. It was ridiculously overwhelming.

Now I have my eye on this pattern from Lion brand. It’s a maybe. I’m thinking it could be for when I’m  indoors and I need a wrap to get the chill out. I’m always cold. No winter person here. Nope. 

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Chunky Cable Pullover

This is my current project. I saw Amy Herzog on the television show Knit and Crochet Now and she was giving instruction on how to knit this sweater. I fell in love with it. The cables make it look complex, however, Amy’s explanation gave me the courage to give it a go. 

I’m hoping to be finished by Vogue Knitting Live in January. I was too late to sign up for Amy’s class. ( There’s always next year) It sold out quickly. I would love, love love to be able to wear it to my most favorite knitting event. 

My progress so far. 
Here is the free sweater pattern, if you’re interested. The designer is Sandi Rosner. 

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Three Free Bulky Cowl Patterns

My all time favorite cowl pattern is The GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley. It’s the first one I knit and also the easiest. It’s a simple seed stitch (my favorite) and always looks great. Comfy and cozy.

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Another goody is The Cozy Ribbed Scarf by Lady By The Bay. The ribbing gives this cowl a wonderful, stretchy feel. This one says “weekend and jeans” to me.

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Next is The Squishy Soft Cowl by Jill June. This one has an interesting and pretty diagonal line.

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All three of these cowls are on the hot right now list on Ravelry. They are quick knits due to the bulky yarn and large needles. Give one, two or all three a try. Enjoy!

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My First Fair Isle Project

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The free pattern is available at http://www.lionbrand.com

 

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Look at all the color possibilities.

In June of last year, the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild had a members teaching members night. I signed up for two sessions. The two were, learning color work and knitting cables without a cable needle. This week I will start an actual project with what I learned in the color work session.  Now, I’m not sure how much I remember from way back then and that’s where Nancy comes in. She is in my Tuesday night knitting group and is familiar with reading color work charts.

I selected Gretchen’s Easy Tam as my first project. It’s a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarns. There is also a video tutorial by Iknits on YouTube.

I’m itching to start my hat. I’ll wait until Tuesday though and will post about it on Wednesday. Let’s see if it’s a s easy as it’s title says.