Lost in Yarnland

Afternoons at Longbourn- FREE PATTERN

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This shawl was created to utilize the Regency Collection colors inspired by the world of Jane Austen.  When imagining the colors I saw myself walking through the fields just like Lizzy Bennet or spending the afternoons chatting away with Miss Lucas. I wanted a shawl that would almost be like a blanket, something to wrap myself in as I imagined evenings by the window or of long afternoons walking the grounds of Longbourn with the Bennet sisters in tow. This is a simple triangle shawl with lots of fringe. The stitches used make this shawl reversible while also allowing you...

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Discontinued Fandom Colors

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As I have mentioned in a few other newsletters that I recently sent out I am working on re-vamping the website and getting rid of dyed on demand colors. The goal is to switch everything over to in-stock. And while those colors may be in stock I will still keep the Fandom navigation bar for easy access. But like with the last update I am letting go of some of the colors and moving them into the discontinued pile. These discontinued colors will be available to order until May 31, 2017 until 8 pm EDT. Here is the list: All Random...

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To Frog or Not to Frog- part two

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Ok- so as some of you know I was knitting the Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer and had joined the KAL going on through Instagram. I seriously love this shrug and was so very happy with my new color choices. But-I have no idea why I have such a problem with brioche. Its like we are fr-enemies. I know how to do it and I like to think I am good at it but every single brioche project I knit has mistakes--- errrrr--- design elements. And for the most part they are the kind of pattern where you can fudge your...

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Versicolor- FREE PATTERN

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Versicolor means of various colors and this shawl is the perfect way Learn some new stitches while playing with various colors when creating this attractive triangle shawl.  The shawl begins with a garter tab and grows from the tab top down. It was created to compliment the Color Me Happy Kits that are offered in the shop. However,  this project is also a good way to destash colors you may have left from other projects.  So let your creativity and  versicolor imagination go wild! Note: That while this comes with written instructions this is more of a shawl recipe than a pattern....

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To frog or not to frog... that is a very good question.

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To frog or not to frog is always a question I ask myself. First you need to understand that I have only been knitting since 2012 and my idea of frogging means taking everything back to the beginning. Like to the very beginning and starting completely over. And yes I know what "life lines" are and no I have no desire to use them. Even though they could save me from a lot of heart ache. Its just the idea of stringing this long piece of what ever through a bunch of stitches seems like it would take longer than...

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