Perfect Newborn socks pattern knitting

Free Knitting Patterns I Have Used and Liked

As a beginner knitter I was always searching for free patterns to try. I was afraid I wouldn’t understand a pattern if I bought it because those were for people who knew what they were doing! Fortunately some clever people do write up patterns and share them for free. Some of these people are designers […]

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knitting three sweaters

Knitting Three Sweaters

At the beginning of 2021 I decided I would make this a sweater knitting year. Right now I have three sweaters on the needles, after having a few “fail” moments to narrow down the patterns. All three sweaters are pullovers and two have colorwork yokes. Sweater #1: The Hand-spun Yarn Sweater Because I really wanted […]

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Lettlopi wool skeins in white and blue

Discovering The Goodness of Icelandic Lettlopi Wool

The last thing you may expect a Florida gal to do is order wool from Iceland to knit a sweater! But that is just what I did a couple of weeks ago. I have now fallen in love with this wonderful Lopi wool. While living here in the jungle heat, I dream of being in […]

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calliope pattern sweater knitting

Knitting The Calliope Sweater Pattern

Knitting has begun on my Calliope pullover sweater pattern (link to the FREE pattern below). Somehow I managed to pull a muscle in my neck which is causing me some extreme discomfort. The pain is keeping me from doing much of anything except sit in front of the television and knit. For that reason, my […]

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knitting colorwork yoke of Meadow Moon pullover

New Knitting Project: Color-work Pullover Pattern

My next big knitting project for 2021 will be a colorwork, or Fair Isle, pullover sweater. I’ve been searching the internet and Ravelry for some ideas and now it’s time to narrow down the selections. It’s taken me months to write this post, and it’s already September, so I’ve already begun two sweaters (see below), […]

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