Leaf Slouchy

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Introducing the Leaf Slouchy. This hat is a slouchy with the ability to be made smaller into a normal depth hat. It is available in Small, Medium and Large adult sizes.  As the winter was coming the leaves were falling everywhere and I wanted to incorporate that into something. A hat seemed like a great way to show this level of a design.

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Butterfly Socks

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Released!! The Butterfly socks are written for three sizes (S, M, L), so they will be a versatile pattern for anyone. I decided on a butterfly pattern, because they were cheerful and spring like. I sense a theme from my projects lately. I seem to really like Spring and Fall. Perhaps that is the best time to consider making items to warm the hands and feet. I used Knit Picks Stroll in the Cucumber Tonal colorway. The yarn was soft and nice to work with. It makes for very comfortable socks. 😀

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By The Shore Fingerless Mittens

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Released! The pattern for these mittens has now been released, and is for sale on Ravelry. I have added a small extra of detailing the mitten flaps that I made for my cousin to go with these mittens. The flaps have not been tested, and are purely just a little extra tidbit to go with the pattern. The main body of the mitten pattern has been fully tested.

This pattern is in the advanced category. The stitch pattern is called the Oyster stitch, and reminds me of days by the water watching the waves crash, and hunting for little creatures or dulse (a dried seaweed that I grew up eating). Sometimes when you are sitting down on the rocks, on the shore where I grew up, and the sun sets, you really need something to cover your hands. These are fantastic for that. They are warm and snuggly, but leave the fingers free to do what you need to.

The yarn is Woolfolk TYND, which is heavenly to knit with. I had 223 yards, but didn’t use all of it. This oyster stitch has proven to be challenging for some of my testers. It is more complicated and very tension fussy. If the tension is too loose, the oysters will not line up and will not be as defined as you want them to be. This makes them very awkward.

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Dreaming of Spring fingerless mittens

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Released! This pattern has now been released, and is for sale on Ravelry. I have designed these to be friendly to knitters and others who need to be able to use their hands while wearing these mittens. The bobbles created by the raspberry stitch are just on the top of the hand. This means that there is less to catch your hands on as you work. It still gives the lace texture on the top for some elegance, and allows them to be functional. They have been designed in three sizes. The small size will fit up to a 7″ circumference of hand. The medium is up to an 8″ circumference. The large is up to a 9″ circumference.

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