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Community Project - Pinstripe Perfection

Jane W. shared photos with us of her Pinstripe Perfection baby blanket.  Since she got the yarn from us, she'll receive a coupon for 10% off.  If you'd like to see your work featured here, please check this post for details. Jane chose Juniper Moon Cumulus for her project because she wanted something very soft and machine washable.  The brushed cotton of Cumulus is definitely cuddly enough for the perfect blankie! We love the sophisticated palette she chose.  This is a beautiful piece of knitting that will last long past the baby years.  Thanks very much for letting us share your work, Jane!  We look forward to seeing what you make next :)

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Independent Designer Interview - Mary Rose

Meet Mary! Mary Rose is a knit designer from Central Ohio who is unbelievably speedy with the needles!  Though she might finish her samples in record time, she meticulously checks and double checks her patterns to ensure that they are easy to work from and accurate.  Her classic style, which favors lace and texture, means her designs never go out of fashion.  Mary recently participated in our Independent Designers Program, creating the lovely Second Saturday Shawl for us out of Katia Lino.  She also authored a blog post on successfully working with linen yarn, complete with a free pattern for a spa cloth (which handily enough is a perfect swatch for the shawl!). Sasha for Skein Shop (SS):  Hi Mary!...

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Guest Blog Post - Swatching with Linen by Mary Rose

Mary E. Rose is a very talented designer from central Ohio.  She's part of our Independent Designers Program, and her pattern will be released next week.  In anticipation of that, we asked her to write an article for you on how to successfully work with linen - a versatile fiber we're seeing more and more of.  She has some great tips and a free pattern for you! Swatching With Linenby Mary E. Rose It's nearly summer here in central Ohio, and that can only mean one thing:  daytime and evening temperatures high enough that all those wonderfully wooly knits I have made through the years get cleaned, neatly folded, and put away for another season.  It is always a bittersweet time...

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Community Project - Anonymous Shawl

Jillena R. was kind enough to share her project photos with us.  Since she got the yarn from us, she'll be receiving a coupon for 10% off.  If you'd like to see your work featured here and get a coupon, read this post for details. I test knit the the Anonymous Shawl for The Wool Club. I love Verena’s designs for their texture and simplicity. My favorite thing about this shawl is the juxtaposition of the garter stitch with the crosshatch stitch sections - they really complement each other and create such a nicely draping fabric. Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK is truly the perfect yarn for this pattern. I wear my Anonymous Shawl both as a scarf and as...

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Community Project - Lacy Valance

Thank you to Julie V. for allowing us to share her photo!  She'll be receiving a coupon for 10% off because she got the yarn from us.  If you would like to have your project featured (and get a coupon in gratitude), please read this post for all the juicy details. Julie used the one of Queensland Collection's new spring yarns - Tide.  She made a valance for her bathroom window by modifying this curtain pattern. Julie says that she was planning on knitting a whole panel, but the way the yarn was hanging, she thought a valance would work better.  She thinks she'll use her leftovers to make a scarf. Great job, Julie!  Your valance is absolutely lovely :)

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