Double wrap cowl pattern

Honey Cowl Number Two in Bulky Yarn

This is the second Honey Cowl I have knit and this time I used bulky yarn. The color,”Rock Sparrow”, yarn offered at Miss Babs a while ago. The other yarn weights were sold out, so I chose the K2 skein because it was all that was left. I had no idea what to use it […]

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Katies keep number two

Knitting Katie’s Kep Number Two in Earthy Colors

Because my first Katie’s Kep (hat) came out a bit large, I decided to cast on four fewer stitches for my second knit. (Find the link to the Kep pattern at the bottom of this page.) I still used a size 3 circular needle and did the Old Norwegian cast on – or something like […]

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Provisional cast on with crochet hook

Help With The Provisional Cast-on

The provisional cast-on is needed when you will have to go back at some point and use, or pick up, the stitches that were cast onto the needles to begin with. Waste yarn – some yarn other than your main yarn – holds those stitches until they are used. This cast-on method combines both the […]

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Miss Babs K2 Chunky yarn, Rock Sparrow

Knitters and Covid, A Good Time to Stash Dive

I’m glad I have this knitting hobby to keep me relaxed in times of stress. As a self-proclaimed hermit, I am used to being home…a lot, so this quarantine is not hard on me. My son shops for me and I work online (have for years) so life has not changed all that much here. […]

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Knitting a top

Over the Top Tee, Knitting For Hot Weather

For summer, which is year round in Florida, I am knitting a pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier called “Over the Top Tee“. She knit it using silk yarn, and I am knitting it using linen yarn, which I have not used before. Once I bought the pattern, I began searching for a good, summer weight yarn. […]

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