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Fiddle Knits Designs

Loose Knit

I’m out of practice! I’ve been doing so much crocheting for the #125WeddingBlankets (fingers crossed we can actually have 125 guests at our wedding by June…. but that’s a whole ‘nother tangled ball of stress) that my fingers are out of knitting practice. My stitches are loose! When I first started knitting I had the …

Staying In: An Increase In Stitching Time

There’s a whole lot of not going out happening right now. Stay off mass transit, stay away from crowds…. The silver lining, if you can find one, is getting a lot of crocheting and knitting done. We just got word that our food tasting for the wedding has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It …

faux fur cowl pattern

Free Faux Fur Knitting Pattern: Snowy Owl Cowl

Last winter (2018) I discovered Go For Faux (GFF) at work (Lion Brand). It’s sooooo soft and I loved it immediately despite the shedding (which seems to have improved since I handled the protocol samples). Fast forward about a year and now we have the jumbo version. Queue up everything in Go For Faux Thick …

Chunky Knit Love

When I first started knitting I was all about bulky and super bulky yarns. Almost instant gratification and super cozy. Thatโ€™s when my knitting world consisted of me, old magazines, and the Michaels yarn aisle. Above: The Dockside Cardigan Soon I discovered Ravelry, podcasts, knitting groups, & my LYS (Local Yarn Shop). I left chunky …

Dockside: A Free Knit Cardigan Pattern

Dockside is a simple oversized knit sweater. This free pattern uses Knit Picks Billow yarn worked up on size US 11 (8mm) needles. The sleeves are created by increasing on the front and back pieces.  Pattern Info Suggested Yarn Knit Picks, Billow – 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins Tea Rose [120 yards, …

Itโ€™s That Time Of Year

August is coming to a close. The temps have been noticeably cooler, which means knits have been making more of an appearance; grabbing a cardi to snuggle in or layering on a soft shawl for my commute. With the increased need for warmth comes an intensified desire for knitting time and making all the things. …

The Avalon Top: A FREE Knit Top Pattern

I whipped up this knit top a few months ago, but held on releasing the pattern until I could get some other eyes to look it over. It’s pretty simple. If you’ve made a garment before then this will be a breeze. And since there’s no sleeves it goes by quickly, which I love. I …

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