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Issue 5 | Stripes: Breakthrough Hat

About the Pattern: Breakthrough is inspired by the many paths, trails, and roads we all travel. Some short and others long. These lines represent our journeys to discovery. On each path, we hope to connect with others – listen, learn, and respect each other – and continue to grow. Breakthrough is a great unisex hat to add […]

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Unexpected Unboxing of yarnpeople

​​​​​​YES!!!! Finally we have the printed version of yarnpeople.  ​This much requested move from digital to print has been so scary to bring to life and I’m beyond thrilled at the results.  Here’s my overexcited unboxing reactions.  I’ll be sharing a proper look through the mag soon. If you want to grab a copy for […]

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Issue 5 | Stripes: Slow Exposure Shawl

About the Pattern: This is a deceptively simple knit – soothing stocking stitch, with bursts of a moss stitch stripe adding a little excitement. It’s a perfect knit for holidays, knit-nights and long train journeys, and for those times when a spot of comfort-knitting is called for. The contrast of the purple pop in mohair as particularly […]

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A Fun Crochet Flat Braid Join

​​​This is the top down rope join or braid join, my goto joining technique for motifs, granny squares and cowls. I find the method quite relaxing as I work my way through completing a blanket and a speedy way to fiish up the join for a cowl. Note:  Links in the ‘What I Used’ box below are […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | Scales

​​This is the ​second of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  ​This is where the beauty of the stitch becomes apparent.  Once he first set of scales have been created the rest becomes much easier to work on with the scales overlapping to build up a beautiful finish. It’s also a great […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | V Stitch

​​This is the first of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  This is one of the first  stitches I learned, after basics as I adored the texture and of course dragons.  I instantly had visions of dragon scale garments running through my head, which have yet to fully arrive but they’re […]

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How to Crochet a Simple Star

​A fun and fast make for applique, wizards robes, witches wands, Fairy Godmother’s wands and of course our very own Winter Fir Teacosy. This  video tutorial shows how to create a simple 5 pointed star, starfish or sunburst.  The patterns is written below and the video walks you through the process with both US and UK […]

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Crochet a Christmas Tea Cosy

As we spend more time closeup and personal with friends and family there is ever more opportunity to spill the tea 😉 Now you can ensure you are ready with a winter fir tea cozy topped off with a gold star. Its great for using left over yarn, or if you prefer to match the sample […]

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How To Crochet Ribbed Cuffs

A simple to follow video tutorial for  ribbed cuff effect today with both UK and US terms used throughout.  This is the first of two ways I regularly use to create ribbed cuffs for sleeves, cardigans, sweaters, mitts or hats. This example is worked in the round for a sleeve, from the upcoming design Cascade […]

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