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spinning leaves shawl knitting pattern

Issue 1 Index : Simple Pleasures

There’s a crisp sense of fall in the air, here in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s no better time to break out the needles and create for some small projects.

Babouches : Spin the yarn

Babouches : Spin the yarn

When I knit the initial design sample for these slippers, I used typical sock merino which is usually 2-ply, spun worsted style, with quite a bit of poofy twist for lots of spring while knitting and which also adds durability and warm to garments. My resulting hand-spun is based on typical sock merino. […]

Another Phone Cozy knitting pattern

Another Phone Cozy

Yes, I know. Another cell-phone cozy. There are all sorts of these around. But aren’t they handy little things to have? How about one which uses up your leftover bits of hand-spun in practically no time at all? […]

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The 27th Annual Wool Festival • Taos, NM

The scenic mountain town of Taos, NM, is the site of northern New Mexico’s best-known annual sheep and wool festival. Nestled in the southern Rocky Mountain chain and known for it’s great skiing and funky-crunchy vibe, Taos is home not only to a thriving outdoors, skiing and hiking community, but an artistic one as well. […]

Mohs Mitts Knitting Pattern

Mohs Mitts PDF

A textured diamond pattern graces the top of these mitts, named for Friedrich Mohs, inventor of the Mohs Mineral Scale, which of course, lists diamonds as the hardest mineral around. Diamonds are everyone’s friend with these mitts. […]

Cuppa Joe Mitts PDF

Cuppa Joe Mitts

These easy-going unisex mitts are great for cool fall mornings when you want a little extra warmth for your hands. They are knit in the round and are a quick knit project, perfect for making several pairs for yourself or gifts. […]