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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 …

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 …

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 …

Shimmerie

Confession: I Love LBY

Before I started working at Lion Brand 3 years ago I didn’t use their yarn all that much. Occasionally I would use a skein of WETQ (Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®) here and there or maybe try something new on a rare trip to Michaels, but that was about it. I was much more wrapped up …

Crocheting Mystery Yarn: It’s Cozy

I have no idea what this yarn is, but I’m loving it. Someone was donating it and I couldn’t resist the bulky roving and color palette. In weight it’s similar to Lion Brand’s Fifty Fifty yarn. It’s definitely not that, though. Also comparable in weight would be WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool. It’s also not that. …

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 …

A Little Birdy

I tend to pick pretty basic yarns as my favorites. Even though I used to hand dye yarn as a business I gravitate toward solids and semi solids. Every once in a while, though, I find a multi and the vibe is right. Lion Brand’s Stitchbird yarn is one of those yarns. I only even …

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 …

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