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Leno Hat by Isabell Kraemer

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Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Bramble Heather, Palette in a coordinating color. I ran out of the Palette due to the extended brim and had a similar color in sport. There is a small color difference that I managed through alternating the stripes. This was my first time using a provisional cast on and picking up the stitches. It went smoothly and has a barely visible join. The pattern has a great tree motif that made it a great gift knit for the guys in my family.

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New Yarn Alert!

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New yarn alert! I was shopping with my sister at @michaelsstores this past weekend and stumbled across a new yarn that I haven’t seen before from @lionbrandyarns! It’s in the Wool Ease line, which is a bulky acrylic wool blend yarn. This is a roving style yarn, which is one of my favorrrrite styles. My sister loves the color yellow, so we picked up the Daisy colorway. I cast on 44 stitches on a size 11 needle and did a 1×1 cuff for 6 rows, and then knit stockinette on a size 13 needle until it would be just a...

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Wicked Simple Pleasures Hat

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Pattern: Simple Pleasures Hat by Purl Soho Worsted: Malabrigo Rios in Tormenta Mohair: Rowan Kid Silk Haze in Wicked

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Wicked Mittens

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Super simple project – very easy to make using magic loop.Held Rios and Kid Silk Haze double, and it made for a lusciously soft fabric. One of the thumbs is longer than the other by a few rows, but its barely noticeable when worn. Pattern – World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits Worsted – Malabrigo Rios in Tormenta Mohair – Rowan Kid Silk Mohair in Wicked

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Pattern Review: Purl Soho Color Tip Scarf

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What could be easier than a garter stitch scarf? Purl Soho has been one of my go-to designers for all things sewing and knitting for YEARS. They are always on trend, always use high quality materials, and have easy to follow instructions with pictures. Link to pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-tipped-scarf Link to my Ravelry project: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/handstitchedlife/color-tipped-scarf I was home sick one day this past October and needed a boredom buster. It had been a while since I had knit a full project and I needed something simple to get me back into the swing of things. I used some Berroco Vintage worsted I’ve had...

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