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Archive for January, 2009

New Magazine Pattern!

Knit Simple Winter ’08/09

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Knit Simple Winter ’08/09 is on newsstands now and it features my new pattern, Plush Sweater. It’s a comfy boyfriend sweater made with Universal Yarn’s Rebecca.

Very easy to knit. I knit it in the round and the sleeves are worked in the round, too. It’s a great beginner sweater since the bulky yarn knits up very quickly.

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This is my Strawberry Milkshake hat. Actually, it’s a hat and glove set but I’m just going to talk about the hat today.

Now that it is  colder,  it is the perfect time to make this hat. It is very comfortable, made out of Tilli Tomas Aspen and Flurries, which has little beads strung on the yarn. The pattern is simple and the hat is very easy to knit. It is perfect as a quick-to-knit gift (maybe for Valentines).

If you are wanting this hat but don’t want to make it out of Tilli Tomas yarns, you can just substitute any yarn of the same gauge (worsted weight).  I also made a red one and a black one with some wool I found in my stash box. Then on another hat that I made with this pattern, I just followed the pattern but changed it a tiny bit. I kept on knitting the top (before the 2×2 rib) so that it was a lot taller, thus making a smurf hat.

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