Fireside Knits with Puddles

Fireside Knits

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Cozy up by the fire with your knitting! Rhythmic stitches playfully dance to the sparks and tune of the crackling fire in Fireside Knits. As a bonus, this long design also serves as a cozy blanket while you knit. Once complete, fear no winter weather because in Fireside Knits you’re free to romp and roam in the deepest snow. For a fashion-forward look, wear it as a cowl. When the winter winds whip, the built-in cowl converts to an ear protecting head covering.

Fireside Knits with Puddles by the fire

Stitch in Focus Alternating Cable Cast On

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Please join me in welcoming back Heidi from Vegan Yarn 😊. We first met Heidi in 2014 on the blog Dye to Perfection. Since then her indie small business has grown like the weeds she uses for dyeing! With our Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL, I thought this the perfect time to check back in with her to discover how her adventures the past few years have molded the growth of Vegan Yarn. Q1. On your FAQ page on why vegan you state: “To be really simple, we prefer to allow animals to live their lives free of the intentional or unintentional violence of a human-made industry. Like the saying goes, ‘live simply, so others may simply live.’ Please keep …

Design Imagination Plus Hypothesis Testing with Christine Guest

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A friend of a friend, internet style. It’s so fun how people meet in this day and age – I meet Christine through an internet friend and maybe one day I’ll meet them both in real life. Innovation is key in Christine’s designs. So for our final GAL interview, let’s see what inspires her to think outside the knitted box!

Remix Hour close up photo

Remix Hour

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When Jack Frost whistles, hums, or bites your butt, look no further than Remix Hour. With sweater, tunic, or knee-length dress options, it’s sure to be a go-to for every occasion. This pattern fuses fun and form with top-down construction and saucy side panels. Whether over a pair of jeans, a long-sleeved tee worn with boots, or dressed up over a button-down blouse, Remix is the layering piece you didn’t know you needed, but suddenly you do. This Jack Frost proof wardrobe staple is one you’ll choose time and again and wonder how you lived without!

Lindsay and Puddles

Lindsay’s Disappearing Cast On

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“I hate finishing!” How many posts have begun with that? So true for me! So creativity got to work figuring out a top down construction method that didn’t require the finishing of “seam shoulder” pieces. So I’m happy to introduce “Lindsay’s Disappearing Cast On™” for all your seamed needs (where you don’t actually want to work the seam)!

Puddles and Lindsay on the deck

Bucolic Chic Tips and Tricks

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Tip 3: another suggestion from a review knitter – skip the counting during the shawl with a little cast on prep! After you’ve cast on half the picots for your size, place a unique marker, and cast on the remaining picots. Then simply follow the increase directions until you hit your unique marker and when you do transition to the decrease directions. No shawl stitch counting required!

Boscage fun close up shot

Boscage

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Deep in the woods stunning stitches lay in the cool of the boscage. Knit the airy stitches of your Boscage through this season’s transition and greet the mixed climes of Autumn with your lush new cowl.

The Ravellenic Games

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The Ravellenic Games are under way! Have you joined a team yet? Do you have a mile long queue of patterns by Indie Designers? So do we! Come knit and crochet along with Team Indie as we support Indie Designers, make amazing projects, and even have prizes along the way. We’re a laid back group that wants to share the love! Puddles and I are hosting Team Indie this year in the Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry. Joined by co-captain, Ruth Brasch, and supplied with pattern prizes by a wonderful collection of indie designers, we’re determined to bring you an indie loving knit and crochet ravellenic team of epic proportions! So grab your yarn and favorite indie patterns and …

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Daring Details Detailed

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Bundled for a scavenger hunt! Bundled for a scavenger hunt! K2tog by God – What “Daring Details” are inside this diaper cover? K2tog by God re-introduces my “Zip As You Knit”(TM) technique, which provides an easy way of doing color work for cotton without long yarn carries! I-cords and color work also fall into the “daring details” category. Zipline – It’s a cowl, it’s a snood, it’s a hat, no… it’s all 3! Convertibility is the “daring detail” behind this design – with 3 ties that run the length of the design and 1 tie that rounds the circumference. It even can be converted to a trendy “messy bun hat” 😉. Inspired by extreme winter sports and those daring enough …

Woodsong timeline

The Winding Road to Woodsong Camber

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It’s a behind the scenes timeline look back at my design process. I shorted it to highlight the important stages, but it is as long as was the roller coaster adventure behind the design. Enjoy! Don’t worry – this didn’t make the cut! But it was the original ;-). Don’t worry – this didn’t make the cut! But it was the original ;-). Over the next several months I worked with the TE to rebuild the parts into a standard pattern format. With each homogenization of the parts the difficulty increased as the tools needed for that particular section were not right next to the section. However, we worked through it until we had what we thought was a test …