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Learn to Knit Afghan :: Block Fourteen

Working with the Chevron Pattern While working on this pattern I kept making mistakes until I took the time to really "see" the pattern. Rather than looking at the whole zig-zag pattern, you need to look at it as a series of stacked triangles. The light color builds triangles that stack up from the base. Then when you repeat the pattern you are building a set of dark colored triangles that are ... read more

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Moon Fairy Jacket & Celtic Knot Work Pattern

For Halloween and the Renaissance Festival this year, Fairy wanted me to make her this fairy jacket from Simplicity pattern 1293. Although it was in adult sizing, I was able to modify the smallest adult size to work for her, mainly by reducing the length of the sleeves. To add some interest to the back, I chose to create a Celtic Knot Work Crescent Moon pattern in gold rope ribbon. If you would ... read more

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DIY Sunflower Showcase

Sunflowers are one of my all time favorite flowers. I love how big and bold their beauty is. I love the healthy seeds they provide us with. I love how they spend their day following the sun. And I love that their harvest signals the transition from summer to autumn. I was looking for some inspiration for making some sunflowers, and when I was overwhelmed by so many choices, I thought the projects ... read more

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