Turtle Dove hand-knit sweater in Quarry

Photos of My Turtle Dove Sweater / Poncho

The Turtle Dove sweater pattern is offered FREE from Espace Tricot, which is very nice of them. I have a link to their Ravelry pattern page below. I knit mine using bulky Brooklyn Tweed Quarry yarn because it was on hand. So, here is how it turned out. The Size Even though I knit the […]

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Finished knitting the Colorado Chic beanie

Free Hat Pattern Knit in “Mad Hatter”

In need of a hat pattern that was fun to knit, I began to search my favorite patterns which are saved at Ravelry. Many hat patterns are simple enough to knit up quickly. The Colorado Chic(k!) Beanie looked interesting, and it could be knit in a heavy weight yarn – and it’s free! I just […]

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hand knit washcloths

Learn to Knit, Free Projects, Needles, Yarn and How To Begin

If you are at home more these days thanks to the Coronavirus, you may need to find a hobby to stay busy. How about knitting? Knitting is not just for Grannies! There is much to learn, which means your brain can be challenged for years learning new knitting techniques. Even if you don’t have someone […]

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storing and organizing yarn and knitting projects

Practice Knitting a Cardigan, Tips for Beginners

If you are like me, sweater knitting is frightening. I’ve knit two now and I’m still intimidated by knitting a large project. For so long I checked out the forums and blogs and knitwear designer sites and would be amazed that people could create such things from strands of yarn. They all seemed so intricate […]

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Spindrift shawl

Finishing Up The Spindrift Shawl

The Spindrift shawl was a free pattern download offered by designer Helen Stewart. I appreciate having something like this crescent shawl pattern to practice on.  The pattern is fairly simple, but I did learn how to do a picot edge bind-off.  You can read more about how I came to be knitting this shawl on […]

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