Posted yesterday on Ravelry, Spirit, a new hat knitting pattern, probably the most comfortable winter hat I have ever worn. Cabled around the ears for warmth and coziness, roomy in the crown. Use stranded colorwork to highlight interesting stitch patterns, or work entirely in monotone colorway…ever how the spirit moves you.

These hats pictured here are all knit with variegated and solid Malabrigo worsted Merino yarns.

Finished size is approximately 18-20 inches (46-51.5cm). Spirit will fit older children, teens, and adults. Sources for faux and genuine fur pom poms included with the six page photo tutorial pdf. Hope you will enjoy knitting Spirit. I certainly enjoyed designing this hat pattern.black monotone spirit cable hat

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It’s a new year, and for me, it has meant, thankfully, new followers here on WordPress, many thank you’s. Also, I’m  returning to some enjoyable knitting projects of long ago when knitting for our children as teenagers and young adults and just finished this Fair Isle pullover or jumper. It’s a free pattern and was the sweater Scarlett Johansson wore in the film, “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon.

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Sharon Watterson

Fair Isle design gets a once every 20-year push and is all the craze again this year as it was in the 60’s and 80’s.  (more…)

Stay on baby booties

These baby booty patterns are great, because they stay on baby’s little feet. This was a much visited article I wrote a while ago, plus a special heirloom pattern and another new crocheted one, just wanted to make it available to you again. Knit and crochet Baby booties free patterns…

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