Turkish patterned cap knit in brown and white

Second Time’s A Charm Knitting the Turkish Patterned Cap

Because my first Turkish Patterned Cap came out so pretty, not counting the trouble I had with the crown, I began knitting another one. Well, the second time’s a charm, but I felt cursed when I got to the crown. I knew that my first attempt at knitting this hat was a fail when it […]

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Colorwork pullover sweater Marshland pattern

Knitting a Bohemian Version of the Marshland Sweater

This is my bohemian version of the Marshland sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits. The pattern is in their book “Strange Brew”. Once again I am knitting with yarn I really don’t like all that much. I purchased this yellow Arranmore yarn when the color was on sale because it is / was discontinued. I […]

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Key West Kotton yarn and Anzula "For Better or Worsted"

Yarn Sale Drags Me In, Anzula and Key West Kotton

I can’t even remember how I got there, but once I was (online) strolling through Four Purls yarn shop I saw Anzula yarn on sale! Regular price, on average is $35 per skein, and I bought these three skeins for $24.15 each. I believe I was searching for washable worsted yarn. Whatever, I snatched up […]

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First colorwork was ripped back

First Time Ripping Out Many Rows of Knitting

I’ve begun knitting the Marshland pullover sweater by Tin Can Knits – see the pattern link at the end of this page. The pattern is in the “Strange Brew” book. I chose this pattern because I had worsted weight yarn to use. Because the pattern colorwork looks to me like it was meant more for […]

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Triple patterned watchcap changed up

Catching Floats and Carrying Yarn, MC and CC

This post is specifically for catching floats while doing Fair Isle, or stranded colorwork knitting. Fair Isle knitting is when two colors are used to knit across one row. For this example, the Main Color (MC) is held in the right hand, and the Contrast Color (CC) is held in the left hand – you […]

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