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Tart

Pattern: Top-down Shoulder Warmer by Laura Chau
Yarn: Madelinetosh Vintage in Tart (2.5 skeins)
Needles: US 8 and 9

This is the second time I’ve knit this pattern. Sometimes a bit of luxury about the shoulders is all it takes to brighten up a crummy day.

This color is amazing. In some lights it’s cherry, in others, an almost black-tinted red. In every light, it’s beautiful.

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Last winter I noticed Anthropologie had some really lovely long, drapey cowls that could be wrapped close or left swinging down. I fell for them, liking the soft splash of color against the neck. But when I went to the store to look at them, each one had a nasty pick or a run in the fabric (seriously bad idea to keep them in a basket, however fetching they looked). So I decided I would make my own out of a really gorgeous shade of Malabrigo sock yarn, Tiziano red.

The pattern, such as it is, was bunging on a lot of stitches, knitting in the round until almost out of yarn, and then using a stretchy bind-off. Et voila!


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The little cloud I started earlier this year never did get much bigger, but it’s fast become one of my favorite wraps.

Pattern: A Little Ruffle by Jennifer Lang
Yarn: Tosh Merino Light in Gossamer, 1 skein
Needles: US 7

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Silk wrap

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit how long it took to get photos of this, especially considering that it was a very fast and easy shawl to make.

Pattern: #3 Lace Capelet by Tanis Gray
Yarn: Laines du Nord Mulberry Silk, in seafoam
Needles: US 7 and 8

Again, thanks to my mom for being such a patient model.

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Monkey See…

My mother liked my aunt’s mitts so much that she wanted a pair of her own.

Pattern: Susie’s Reading Mitts
Yarn: Paton’s Silk Bamboo
Needles: Size 5 dpns

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Pattern: Susie’s Reading Mitts
Yarn: Laines du Nord Mulberry Silk in seafoam green~150 yrds
Needle: Size 5 dpns

For my aunt, but patiently modeled by my lovely mother.

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More Socks

Another pair of socks, this time a completely brainless pair of basic ribbed socks to keep my hands busy while watching TV. I like how they turned out – they look a bit like those quartz stones where the color keeps changing. The wool is very thick and warm, but surprisingly soft. I wish I’d gone down to a US 0…they’re a bit looser than I prefer.

Pattern: Mr. Pitt’s Socks (aka Dad Socks)
Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Socks FX
Needles: US 2/2.75 mm

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