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A gift for a friend

This was a quick and delightful knit in two colours of mohair yarn, one with a sparkly accent. It's squooshy and warm, and to knit it up quickly, I used an old shale lace pattern only at the ends (about 10 repeats on each end) and stuck to garter stitch in the midsection. 

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Finished sweaters!

Okay, I finished these a while ago, but I've been neglectful of posting. Here are three sweaters using the same raglan pattern I usually knit. All have slightly nipped-in waistlines, reducing the stitches just a bit. The stripey one and the black one have 3/4 length sleeves, which I prefer because I keep pushing them up anyway.

The brown one is super warm, 100 percent wool.

The stripey is a wool/acrylic blend (Caron Cakes, jellyroll colourway) from this sweater process post. 

The black (Fluffygothy sweater from this post) is just some cheap acrylic leftover yarn with the addition of fun eyelash yarns. It's hard to photograph, but looks really cute on.

Sweater process

Last colours of summer

A friend and I went to the local annual fibre festival this morning, and I came home with this beauty of a locally dyed yarn.

Summer knitting in the garden

It's been a lovely week, and there's absolutely no excuse to stay out of the garden. Here's the newest addition to our deck space.

And here's what else I got up to:

In love with linen stitch...

It's hard to pick up in a photo, but this simple stitch makes my sea silk yarn absolutely lustrous. 
Here's how to do linen stitch, which is not only lovely, but has the added charm of not curling, yay!
Work linen stitch on an even number of stitches.
Row 1: K1, slip 1 with yarn in front, and repeat this to the end of the row.
Row 2: *P1, slip 1 with yarn in back, and repeat this to the end of the row.
(Note: when slipping your stitches, always slip as if to purl.)
That's it! Only two rows to repeat, and so pretty. 

Faded Blue Summer Beret

Cotton worsted yarn in light blues and grey knit up in a day for a summer cap!

For pattern, see my Simple Christmas Beret.