Solstice Glow chicken hat

A Hat Pattern For Those Who Raise Backyard Chickens

I’m knitting a fun little hat with a motif of chickens! The stranded colorwork pattern is called the Solstice Glow Hat and is by knitwear designer “Bunnymuff”, who is Mona Zillah. A link to the pattern page is at the bottom of this page. The yarn I am using is Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Shetland […]

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Finished knitting Carbeth Cardigan

Holiday Knitting a Woolly Carbeth Cardigan in Alafosslopi

My son worked Thanksgiving Day and since it’s only me and him, I spent the day getting a new knitting project on the needles (I finished it on New Years Eve). The Carbeth Cardigan (Ravelry pattern page) is a design by KDD and Co., Kate Davies Designs. The pattern suggests holding two yarns together, but […]

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Red and gray mittens

Made-Up Mittens Pattern Knit in Two Types of Lopi Wool

This is a mitten pattern I made up by pulling from a couple of patterns I recently knit. Once you know the basics of mitten knitting, it’s quite easy to wing it with your own designs and colors. Of course my made-up mittens don’t look great. In fact, they don’t match but they are for […]

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fishermans kep

Fishermans Kep Knitting to Support Fair Isle Museum

I came across this Facebook group while browsing Ravelry. It was created to support the George Waterston Memorial Centre and Museum in Fair Isle. When accepted to the group, a Kep pattern (traditional “hat” of the region) is offered for sale, and the profit goes toward supporting this museum. Links to FB Page and Museum […]

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