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    Monique’s blankie

    Sometime last year, prompted by a dear friend’s pregnancy, Monique asked if I’d guide her in knitting her very first project. She’d only knit before, and had never cast on, bound off or done any kind of decrease. I immediately accepted and visited Patternfish on my ipad so that she could choose what to knit for Kate (also known as the

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    Sommet

    Those who don’t subscribe to the newsletter probably don’t know that we recently added something new to our collection: This is Sommet – it’s a pure baby alpaca which knits up at the same gauge as Nordique. Trust me… I’ve tested it every which way to Sunday! First, I swatched by its lonesome using Laura Grutzeck‘s Hunter Jacket pattern as its

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    What I knit in Iceland

    I’ve been back from Iceland for a few days, but the simple cold I had when leaving Reykjavik had its volume turned up to 11 thanks to air travel. I’m hacking away still but hey! I make sense now. As you can well imagine, a knitter cannot visit Iceland without stopping by Istex and, luckily for us, Ragga wasted no

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    Iceland Day Two

    Technical difficulties yesterday resulted in no photos… I’ll try to make up for it today!

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    Packing

    When I fist saw Elizabeth Zimmermann’s green sweater in  Twist Collective, I knew I had to make it. Took a bit of celestial alignment – I picked up the pattern in Wisconsin and knew I needed something warm for Iceland* – but here it is. It really is hard for me to knit anything as written. But I didn’t make

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