A Year of Fair Isle

In January, Carmel announced that she was going to knit a different fair isle hat every month for the whole year.  This was her first hat.  She chose the Basic Norwegian Star Hat by Cara Jo Miller.  Carmel named her hat the Hawaii Star because she was on vacation in Hawaii during January.  Honestly, I was impressed that she was knitting the whole...

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Blend on the Water

...makes me think of the song "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple!  But this shawl is by Cally Monster (Monsterknits on Ravelry)!  Cally used 4 shades of Baah! Sonoma, a gorgeous dk weight yarn!  I am in love with these 'fade' type projects.  I have to admit that haven't cast on for one yet, but it's super on my mind.  If I did cast on for one, I...

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Easy Goes It shawl

Sherri's back with another shawl!  Sherri knits all kinds of things for her store.  Yep, she's a crazy fast knitter and actually does a lot of knitting.  Every time I visit her store, Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor, Washington, her store is light, clean and organized.  She's never knitting, knows where everything is at and always has a smile on...

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Seeded Hat

Ronda is the owner of Main Street Yarn Shop in Hartford, Wisconsin.  She designed this great worsted weight hat called Seeded by Ronda H.  This is a paid pattern available over on Ravelry.  Ronda used Malabrigo Yarn Worsted for her hat.  I love it Ronda!

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Winter Olympics

Jackie, knit this years Winter Games 2018 Cowl by Tanis Gray!  I have this on needles too - BUT, mine didn't get finished.  I swear I will finish it one day!!  Back to Jackie -- she used Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in three colors.  Way to show your pride Jackie - GO TEAM USA!!  Jackie purchased the yarn for this project at Conversation Threads Fiber...

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Lieselotte Shawl

Meet 'merrysherri'!  That is Sherri's Ravelry name - and she owns Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor, Washington!  I love this store, and I love Sherri!!  Her store is chock full of yummy yarniness, including her own special hand dyed yarns that she sells in house.  But, here we have the Lieselotte Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen.  Sherri used Skacel...

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BA Cool

Hey Y'all -- Carmel has knit so many of these hats, we can't even count anymore!  This hat by Joji Locatelli is very current and on trend.  Joji is always coming up with new patterns ALL.THE.TIME!  Carmel used Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash.  LOVE LOVE LOVE, and that pom pom shut.up!!  You can download BA Cool over on Ravelry!

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Isle of Innisfree

Mel is a local gal (to me here in the PNW), that is a member of our Ravelry group -- why yes, we have a Ravelry group.  It started out small, but it's growing all the time.  She knit these lively St. Patrick's Day socks for herself.  I think they are wonderful.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love all things Irish!  AND I love this picture - cute!!...

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Ginger’s Slouche

About four years ago, Carmel & I took a fair isle knitting class at Debbie Macomber's A Good Yarn Shop.  We both knit cool hats.  Of course Carmel finished hers in good time.  Me, well that's another story -- I did mention 4 years ago WHATEVER!!  So here in my finished hat finally.  I learned so much from that class by Sheila Joynes.  She has...

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Not only did a friend of mine's granddaughter get dedicated at church...this mother/daughter duo is very dedicated to their knitting.  We all used to live mere blocks from each other but now, states apart.  But we all still keep in touch and even visit from time to time.  The dress on the little one, Penelope was knit when the first daughter was...

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Test Knitters

Regular contributor Leah Bothe shares her test knit of the new Standing Waves shawl by Nicole Tavares.  This pattern is available on Ravelry!  Leah used Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk Solid in colorway Ocean, purchased at Allyn Knit Shop, and Fancy Image Yarn Merino Tencel Fingering.  Test knitters play an important roll for the designer, to...

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3 Color Cashmere Cowl

So, my friend Lynn, that lives in Missouri knit me this amazing cowl for Christmas!!  I love it!!  This is the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli!  This is one of the hottest knitting projects around right now and has been for awhile.  It's the kind of project, that when you wear it, people ask "is that the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl?" Lynn knit...

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