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It’s a Cardigan you can wear Everyday

Gray Tweed Everyday Cardigan

There’s a reason why I named this pattern the Everyday Cardigan. It’s the perfect, non-fussy design to wear to work over a blouse, to put on over a t-shirt while hanging out at home, or to pair with a swingy knit dress for a weekend party. I’ve knit several, but this is only the second one I’m keeping for myself. It’s tweedy, and exactly what I was looking for!

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She sews!

Built by Wendy 3835 Modified

I needed some new tops to wear to work, so I went back to my old, easy standby: Built by Wendy, Simplicity 3835. I’ve been sewing this pattern for 11 years! It’s the first shirt I learned to sew, and it’s still the easiest. It’s got nothing in the way of shaping, so no fussy darts to mess with. And the simple pattern shapes are easy to modify.

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The Cogwheel Cardigan for Baby

Cogwheel Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern: Yoke close-up

There’s a new knitting pattern at Polka Dot Cottage: a quick, easy, beginner-friendly baby sweater! The Cogwheel Cardigan features simple stripes with little protruding “cogs” that are simple enough for a colorwork novice to achieve.

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Penstravaganza at the Clayathon!

Penstravaganza at Clayathon 2018

I’ve returned from Galloway, New Jersey, the site of the South Jersey Clayathon, and as usual, I had a fabulous time. Read all about my experience this year, get a peek inside our spacious workshop, and see the reason why I am teased for being crazy productive every year!

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Sweater Yoke Tutorial: How to Replace one with Another

Completely substituting one patterned yoke for another in a top-down round-yoke pullover results in a fresh-looking sweater with a familiar fit. Here’s how.

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