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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 …

One Thing Down

Rick finally had his surgery! If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram (@FiddleKnitsDesigns) you may have noticed a bit of a lull in my posting activity recently. It’s been a little crazy around here. Rick finally had his surgery on June 29. It was a long 6 months of waiting for that day …

chevron stitch pattern

When 80 Blankets Turned Into 125

If you’ve been following along with my #80Blankets posts then you already know a piece of my story. In case this is our first meeting, let me share some of the blanket history. My wedding was scheduled for December 2020. (“Was” being the key word in this sentence.) We planned to have our ceremony outdoors under a …

chevron stitch pattern

Wedding Blankets: My Go-To Stitch

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with …

80 Blankets: Pineapples

Follow along with the blanket on my Instagram feed @FiddleKnitsDesigns and using the hashtag #80Blankets The yarn combination on this one might seem a little surprising. I took a 100% polyester chenille-esq yarn and paired it with an 90/10 acrylic/mohair blend. Weird? Maybe, but it works! The combination is a soft yet substantial fabric. Even …

feels like butta

80 Blankets: Double The Butta

I originally started this blanket wanting to work front post double crochet stitches. This makes a VERY squishy fabric. It also eats through yarn like crazy. You can see my start using this stitch in the photo above. I might revisit it using a different yarn. We’ll see. For now, though, I switched gears and …

Tinton afgan in Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarn

Another Day, Another Blanket

Another day at home and another blanket in progress. I mentioned this one yesterday. It’s Tinton Afghan in Color Made Easy. The pattern can be downloaded free from Lion Brand. Tip, you don’t have to be logged in to a Lion Brand account to download the pattern. Go to the pattern page, scroll down to …

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 …

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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