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On the needles and the hook

Work in Progress

I’m working on another disembodied hood, and a blanket that keeps causing me to change my mind about what the heck I’m doing.

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I knit a hat.

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For some time, I’ve been perusing Ravelry in search of the perfect pattern.

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Over the river and…

Through the Woods

It’s show-and-tell time! Today: the disembodied hood.

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Chevron Cowl

The Chevron Cowl, loom-knitting pattern at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s a new loom knitting pattern! This one is suitable for complete beginners, but attractive for more experienced loomers, too. A Chevron Cowl is quick to work up, too. Make one in a day or two!

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Looming again


I’ve got something new in the works for you patient loom-knitters who haven’t heard much from me in something like two years. How do you feel about chunky warm cowls?

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Dovetail Cowl

Dovetail Cowl

I used up the first of my Rhinebeck skeins last night. And when I say “used up” I mean, I skipped the last five rows of the pattern and still had to find a few yards of a similar substitute yarn in order to bind off the last six inches. You can’t tell that I […]

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New Pattern: Striped Yoke Cardigan

Striped Yoke Cardigan knitting pattern by Lisa Clarke at Polka Dot Cottage

Colorwork can be intimidating, but you won’t find an easier way to get your feet wet in the technique than stripes and trim on a flat-knit piece!

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Charlotte Leydon

Leydon wristwarmers.

I made a new pair of fingerless gloves for myself. The pattern is called Leydon, and the yarn is from an alpaca named Charlotte.

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Striped Yoke Cardigan

Striped Yoke Cardigan

I’ve been designing sweaters again. This time, there are stripes

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Ok, NOW it is finished.

Ok, NOW it is finished. Pockets duly added.

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