Dove Wreath Kits

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T’is the season to be jolly! Now December has arrived, I feel that I can storm full force ahead into Christmas. Bask in the glow of twinkling lights, bake to my hearts content and fully embrace the magic of the season.

I’ve been making these petite wreaths for several years and have finally gotten organized enough to offer a kit so you can indulge in some Christmas crafting. Simple and elegant, these wreaths are easy to make. Some require a little more time than others, but the end result of each is beautiful.

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However, for those of  you who are already feeling overstretched and are in manic panic mode – completed wreaths are also available for purchase.

The classic color palette of red and white creates a wreath that is timeless and simple. The fronts of the doves are constructed of leather and sewn to a felt back. The grapevine wreaths provide the perfect understated background allowing the doves to capture all the attention.

KIT DESCRIPTIONS:

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Double Dove with Berries Wreath Kit

  • One 6”(15.25cm) Grapevine Wreath
  • Leather
  • Red Acrylic Felt
  • 18”(45.75cm) of ⅛”(3mm) Red Ribbon
  • Three Red Berry Stems

 

 

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Dove with Bells Wreath Kit

  • One 6”(15.25cm) Grapevine Wreath
  • Leather
  • Red Acrylic Felt
  • 24”(61cm) of ⅛”(3mm) Red Ribbon
  • Two ½”(13mm) Silver Jingle Bells

 

 

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Five Dove Wreath Kit

  • One 6”(15.25cm) Grapevine Wreath
  • Leather
  • Red Acrylic Felt
  • 18”(45.75cm) of ⅛”(3mm) Red Ribbon

 

 

 

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Peace Dove Wreath Kit

  • One 6”(15.25cm) Grapevine Wreath
  • Leather
  • Red Acrylic Felt
  • 18”(45.75cm) of ⅛”(3mm) Red Ribbon

 

 

 

 

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Pomme: A Knit Collection

Here’s a video preview with all the patterns from Pomme, some of the knits are available now at our Ravelry Shop. Follow us on the blog and our YouTube channel for more!

Pattern: Cortland Fingerless Mitts| Pomme

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Click here for the Cortland Fingerless Mitts $5.00 for the PDF download on Ravelry 

The first pattern from our collection Pomme is out today!

The Cortland Fingerless Mitts are a perfect blend of form and function. They bring warmth and comfort while leaving fingers free to knit. The sport weight yarn of Madelinetosh Pashmina is smooth and delicate. It’s whisper soft blend of merino, silk and cashmere feels like pure luxury. A pretty fish scale pattern adds a lovely texture to the body of the mitts, and the moss stitch cuffs and thumbs are classic.

Pattern Details –

Suggested Yarn
MadelineTosh Pashmina (sport weight)
75% Merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere
Skein – 360 yards (330m) / 4oz (113g)
For project: approx. 90 yards (82m) / 1oz (28g)
Colorway shown – BegoniaLeaf

Needle
1 pair US2.5 (3mm) 9” circular needles,
Or a set of US2.5 (3mm) double pointed needles
1 set US3 (3.25mm) needles

Gauge
16 stitches & 18 rows per 2 inches
in main stitch pattern. (repeat rows 20-27)

Finished Measurements
3.25in (8.25cm) wide – laid flat
6.5in (16.5cm) long – laid flat
finished weight – 1oz (28g)

Notions
Stitch markers
Darning needle for finishing

Pattern Notes
Knit bottom up and seamless. The mitts are also knit inside out because the star stitch is much easier to make when you’re purling the three stitches together.

Pomme – More Sneak Peeks!


We’ll start releasing our new knitting patterns Saturday! Pomme (French for apple) makes us think of early autumn afternoons, crisp cool evenings, scrumptious foods and a deepening autumnal palette of colors. We hope you’re as excited about this upcoming season as we are!

Pattern: Leap Day Hat

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Last month I was doing a little research on Leap Day, trying out a few ideas for a Leap Day knit. I discovered that gloves are a traditional Leap Day gift and at first I was excited, “Ohh I could totally design a pair of gloves!”. That is, until I read a bit further and realized why gloves are a Leap Day thing.

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Apparently in some cultures Leap Day is sort of Sadie Hawkins-esque, where women are ‘allowed’ (‘scuse me?) to propose marriage to a man. Shocking, I know. Unclutch your pearls, dears. It’s about to get worse. Now, tradition says that if the poor spinster’s proposal is turned down by her lover, he must recompense by gifting her with a dozen pairs of gloves.  That doesn’t sound so awful… But why gloves, you ask?

The reasoning behind this innocuous gesture is really quite cringe-worthy. It’s designed to cushion the blow of rejection by allowing her to cover her hands, thereby concealing the fact that she has no engagement ring. To shield her from the scorn of the world knowing that she’s husband-less. It’s to cover her shame. (oh rly?)

And why so many gloves?  So that she has a pair for every month of a calendar year, because rejection is the humiliating sting that lasts. And lasts. Or so they say.  That little tale of woe kind of turned me off to the idea of Leap Day gloves. 😀  What can I say. I’m a rebel Dotty.  I unabashedly expose my naked ring finger for the world to see! I’m not saying that a husband is a bad thing, quite the contrary. I’m just saying there’s no shame in not having one either.

So in place of shame gloves- here’s a fetching hat! It’s unisex, too. It’s a fun little take on the standard 1×1 ribbed cap. The ribbed panel leans to the left while the ribbing continues in pattern over the whole of the hat.

$4.00 US for the downloadable pattern PDF on Ravelry.

Today through Sunday 3/6 get 29% off the pattern PFD at checkout with code: TAKEALEAP

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Big huge thank you to the pattern testers in the Ravelry Pattern Tester forum! Besos!

Happy Leap day everyone!

As a bonus, here’s a little video showing how to do the m1pw (make one purlwise) stitch from our youtube channel, be sure to subscribe for more tutorials!

Pattern details-

Instructions included for both Beanie and Slouchy versions.

Beanie:
8.5in(22cm)wide, at bottom
8.5in(22cm)long
finished weight – 45g
Suggested Yarn
Woolfolk FAR(100% Merino)
shown in #4 Pewter
142yards (130m/50g) per skein
For project: approximately 1 skein
127-140yds(128m-45g)
Gauge in Woolfolk
13 stitches and 16 rows
per 2in(5cm)
k1, p1 ribbing un-stretched
swatch knit on US7(4.5mm)needles

Slouchy:
10in(25.5cm)wide, at bottom
10in(25.5cm)long
finished weight – 84g
Suggested Yarn
Purl SoHo Worsted Twist(100% Merino)
shown in Timeless Navy
164yards (160m/100g) per skein
For project: approximately 1 skein
140-145yds(132.5m-84g)
Gauge in Purl SoHo Twist
11 stitches and 13 rows
per 2in(5cm)
k1, p1 ribbing un-stretched
swatch knit on US7(4.5mm)needles

Notions
6 stitch markers
darning needle for finishing

Suggested Needles
US7(4.5mm)9in(23cm)needles
US7(4.5mm)double pointed needles

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