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Kindred Spirits

I’ve been bitten by the crochet bug recently, design name notwithstanding. Meanwhile, Lexie’s developed a sudden interest in an item I knit her a couple years ago (not one of my own designs), which has inspired me to design something similar in crochet (it’ll be my first crochet pattern). I happened to have a skein […]

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I’m sorry, Type A – you’re not on the guest list

I tend to have trouble starting designs. Really, it’s the swatches I have trouble starting, but since I need to swatch before I can sketch (I need to see how my mental vision translates to yarn) or before I write up (I also need to make sure all my plans are feasible) not being able to […]

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The Birth of a Design, Part III: To Swatch, Perchance to Knit

Read Part I here. Read Part II here. Ok, so small, all over stitch pattern with a lot of texture and an even number stitch repeat required. On my first go-through of the Barbara Walker treasuries, I looked just for all over patterns with a lot of texture. Granted, they didn’t meet all of my […]

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