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What I’ve been up to

I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on a pattern I’ll be self-publishing; I’ve got some down time between submitting the final pattern being published somewhere in the spring and starting a new pattern that will be published in the summer. Don’t get me wrong–it’s really nice to be busy and to have […]

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Twisted Diagonals Jacket

I did mention 2 designs, didn’t I? Introducing the Twisted Diagonals Jacket! Pattern: Twisted Diagonals Jacket Yarn: Three Irish Girls Lindon Merino Colorway: Estuary (available from various Three Irish Girls retailers) Like with Diamond in the Sky, this pattern was designed to be knit with variegated yarns–the traveling twisted stitch pattern, which creates the diagonal […]

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Free Pattern: It’s Cold Outside

Update 12/17/10 – My husband asked for one of these for himself, but that meant I needed to add another size. The pattern now comes in an adult large. I was beginning to wonder when winter was really going to start–our fall lasted longer than I expected, and every time it started getting cold, we’d […]

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My yarn is holding me hostage – send help!

I really should be in bed. It’s 11:20pm (or 2320, as my husband and I usually say; old habits die hard for this Sailor). I haven’t had a good night’s sleep for 2 nights because my daughter’s been sick–between the itchy rash and the high fever, she’s been miserable at night and the best solution […]

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The Birth of a Design, Part II: What to Stitch, What to Stitch

Read Part I here. Having settled on a yarn base (Three Irish Girls Lindon Merino) and a clothing style (a sweater suitable for boys), I decided to try to work up a couple swatches. Here is where my Barbara Walker treasuries were absolutely invaluable. I pulled all 4 off the shelf and began flipping through […]

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