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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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Hudson River Stones

Hudson River Stones

Time for a little sweater show-and-tell! The pattern is Sea Stones by Melissa Schaschwary.

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Sheep and Fiber

At the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival

I spent today wandering around the NJ Sheep and Fiber festival, snapping pictures, eating ice cream, touching yarn…

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Back to school – for YOU!

Go back to school!

I’m taking a few online classes you might like. Check them out!

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Book Review: Knitting Reimagined

Book Review: Knitting Reimagined

I think that the moment I was tempted to call this book a “wackadoodle knitting book” is the moment that I confirmed with absolute certainty that I am not of the “high fashion” world.

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Stripes on the needles

Stripey Sweater in progress

Lest you think I’ve done nothing but nerd out all summer, here’s something knitting I’ve been working on.

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Book Review: Makery

Book Review: The Makery by Kate Smith, at Polka Dot Cottage

Makery is a collection of 30+ projects to sew, knit, crochet, or otherwise craft. Get a peek inside, and see what I have to say about it.

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