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Swirly Curly Beret

Need to get started on holiday knitting but don’t want a lapful of wool? How about a hat? Swirly Curly Beret uses Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino. It’s an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but …

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Introducing Fruit Fling!

This just may be my favorite pattern ever. When we first started dyeing gradient sets, I knew I had to design something using one of them, I was pretty sure I wanted it to be a shawl, so I doodled with yarn and needles until I had something going that I liked, and then I …

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The Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo is Coming Up!

Here in Ann Arbor, spring means fresh air, blue skies, and the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo. We can’t wait. This year it’s taking place Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, and will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. We’ll be there, with a booth full of happy, colorful fiber, yarn, and patterns. We’ll have …

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Knit yourself a Burwick Tam

Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, …

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Have you made anything with your Spinzilla yarn?

You may recall I spun some merino/yak yarn during Spinzilla with the intention of making super warm mittens since my hands get really cold during the winter. I made them, and then it was unseasonably warm for months. The first day of winter felt more like the first day of spring. But when I woke …

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That Was One HOT Festival

We had a great time at the Michigan Fiber Festival and, if you were there, we hope you did too! Temperatures climbed all weekend, so this year it was all for the metaphysical love of wool and its comrades. In the heat patterns sold really well, especially the new Trecolori shawl.  I really hope you all …

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Knit a Spring Valley Shawl for Fall

The last of the patterns we debuted at TNNA, Carol Ullmann’s Spring Valley Shawl features a deep lace border along one edge of a large funky striped triangle. Three semi-solid colorways of DK Merino make it scrumptious and soft. it’s like wearing your favorite blanket, only it looks way cooler! Buy the PDF now on …

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Cata cata cata cata Caterpillar Girl

Caterpillar Girl, a shawl pattern by yours truly, is our first pattern with our recently introduced Merino Mono. I love its squishy softness and its singles texture, and I wanted to design something that would take advantage of that. A shawl! Caterpillar Girl can be worn three ways. You can wear it draped over your …

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Heal Thy Soles Sock Pattern by Rachel Russ

Anyone who knits knows that not all socks are created equal. Handknit socks are, of course, the best — made with love, wool, and someone’s bare hands, they embrace your hardworking tootsies like no commercially produced sock ever will. Knitwear designer Rachel Russ took it one step further.  While undergoing chemo for breast cancer, Rachel’s feet …

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It’s a Scarf, It’s a Stole…It’s Hypotenuse!

Hypotenuse is a knitting pattern that uses a reversible triangle lace pattern created by Riin Gill.  You can knit the scarf sized version from one skein of slinky Merino Tencel fingering weight yarn, or go big with the two skein stole version.   Our samples, pictured here, were knit up in Colorado River (scarf) and …

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