Leaf Kerchief is LIVE!

Leaf Kerchief

Leaf Kerchief

We had originally planned the launch of this pattern around Rhinebeck, the New York State Sheep and Wool festival in mid October of last year, but due to some technical difficulties we weren’t able to get it on Ravelry. After a couple of months of patiently waiting for behind the scenes Ravelry help, we got it fixed and Leaf Kerchief is now live and ready for purchase!

This is Florrie’s first big foray into pattern writing, and I think she did a lovely job! Isn’t is beautiful? Its knit in Koigu’s KPPPM, a beautifully colored, hand painted, fingering weight wool. So simple and so pretty. We can’t wait to see all the gorgeous pictures of the projects that will soon be out there in the wild.


Leaf Kerchief

April Scarf

20131028-100405.jpgI know its October, but I wanted to show you the April Scarf.

April Scarf

April Scarf

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I wrote this up a couple of years ago, but recently it got a little makeover and I reformatted the pattern and made it a little more concise and easier to read.  By no means did I invent the chevron stitch, its got many, many, many incarnations in the knitting-verse. But this is my little version of a classic.  I really enjoy how the zig zagginess lets a delicious ombre or variegated yarn really shine. The colors get to play along the hills and valleys and the very simple stitch looks great but it doesn’t require strict attention.  Its great for hanging out with friends and chatting or watching your favorite season premiere while your fingers stay busy. If you have already downloaded this pattern I hope you find the few changes helpful. If its a new pattern I hope you’ll enjoy knitting this slinky beauty up! Download the FREE pattern here.

April Scarf

New Woolies

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I got some beautiful yarn the other day. Lovely lovely merino. L to R: Koigu Kersti (why yes… I do have a problem) Spud & Chloe Sweater and more squishy luscious Koigu Kersti.  I was a little worried that the Sweater yarn would be hard to knit with, as its a wool/cotton blend.  However my fears were unwarranted, its springy and cushy and lovely to knit with. You’ll be seeing my finished products next month!

-Marie