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Mittens in the making

alpaca design mittens wool

Whenever I complete/work on a project with a technique that is new to me, or just fun, I usually find myself thinking of more patterns with that technique. In this case, I just cast of a double knit hat (see that post here) and saw a photo on Pintrest that made me think, "Oh of course! Double knit mittens!". Living in Minnesota, I never underestimate the need for a warm hat and warm mittens. One thing I'd like to try with these mittens is using different types of yarn for the two sides of the mitten. A warm alpaca blend...

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Wheat and Reeds - double knit hat

design double-knit hat

Wheat and Reeds - double knit hat

Sometimes I find that starting a project, without a pattern, can be really rewarding. It certainly was for this up coming, double-knit hat pattern - "Wheat and Reeds". I had wanted to make a double-knit hat so I had an extra warm hat for winter. So, I made a swatch to estimate my stitches and went for it! If, during the knitting, it didn't seem to work, I could always start over. But it ended up looking and feeling great! I can't wait to share it with you.      The first image is the "right side" of the hat...

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"Socks with Posts"

design socks

"Socks with Posts"

A title in the works, "Socks with Posts" is a design I've been working on for a while now. Mostly because there always seemed to be a project that needed to get finished - just living the W.I.P life. But, I think I've finally been able to take some time to finally figure out the exact details and write it all up. Easy to knit up with some cute details, these socks will serve more than their base function. A win-win, really. As current projects progress, I'll do my best post updates via Instagram.

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