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Monday, November 11, 2013

Cowls & Cuffs for the Gifting Season!

Cowls and boot cuffs are quick and easy accessories you can make for yourself or for gifting this season!

My newest pattern, the Adderley Boot Cuffs, are on trend with the "spats" look and have an easy embellishment of crossed ties. The Swift Kick Short Boot Cuffs have simple slip-stitch colorwork and all the ends are tied into a tassel (so . . . no weaving in!)

The Sweet Potato Twist Cowl looks knitted, but it is a variation of the single crochet, worked in the round. There is a YouTube video to help you with this stitch: link to video here

The Bandanity Cowl can be done with either one or two skeins of Madeline Tosh Vintage, or a similar worsted weight yarn. Other options are Quicker (super bulky yarn), CounterChange (Indie Hand Dyes) and Ballew (great beginner pattern).

Happy gifting . . . and as always, please let me know if you have questions about your patterns.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Sidekick, Violet!

For over a year, I have had a vision of a little violet sheep to go with my brand . . . OneLoopShy Designs. Violet, my shy sheep, will go with me whenever I teach and otherwise, preside over my home studio. Alas, Violet is still just a vision and four balls of yarn. I am determined that she will appear this month . . . along with a pattern so you can make your own!

The yarn for Violet, sitting on top of my logo banner!