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Warm Weather, Warm Wool

Image This project is officially out of season, but it’s just too cool not to share! (And yay for weather that makes mittens unnecessary! Warmth, it’s been too long!)  Image I designed these mittens myself, with ten-stitch pattern repeats for the colorwork, afterthought thumbs, and colors, colors, colors! Image No combination of colors is the same for any of the blocks of patterning, and the thumbs are two different shades of orange.DSC_8411 Winter’s over now, but these sure made cold days a little more cheerful!DSC_8420

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Finished Projects: Pine Boughs Cowl

Image This may be one of the prettiest things I’ve ever knit. When I tell people that I knit it myself, the response is “You made that!?” It’s a fun project, easy to get into and remember, and stunning as a finished item. It just looks so professional! Image Pattern: Pine Boughs Cowl. The original pattern is double the length, but I ended at the halfway mark. I was worried that a doubled cowl would swamp me and be too heavy to wear comfortably. Decision made, I grafted the ends together to form a mobius loop. It was my first time grafting, and it was actually pretty easy! (The seam might be a little bit visible, but only if you look close!)

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in Marine Heather and Down Heather. I liked this yarn. The tweed adds some nice visual interest and texture. I think I used about 4 balls of each color, with more of the blue than silver. ImageDSC_4606

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