Laura's Loop: The Purl Soho Friendly Fair Isle Sweater
Instructions to make: Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap PDF Pattern. $6.50, via Etsy.
Free Knitting Pattern: Cromwell Court Afghan
one skein, one night seed stitch cowl
Knitted Roving Throw In a time of mass production, Sydney-based Jacqueline Fink of Little Dandelion stays faithful in honoring traditional knitting techniques. Using only her hands and custom-made knitting needles, she creates highly textural fabrics for the home using un-spun wool. Each of these one-of-a-kind throws is made even more beautiful - if you can imagine - by the contrasting colors and variegated textures that naturally occur in pure lambswool.
AISLING THE ELF, free pattern by Rachel Borello Carroll, who writes, "When I was a little girl I absolutely loved fairies and elves, so naturally when I started designing knitted toys a fairy doll was one of the first things that came to mind. Aisling the Elf (so named for the mystical little spirit of The Secret of Kells) has a sturdy little knitted body, but her finer details come the sewn accents of her wings, wig, and tutu."
Aisling the Elf by Rachel Borello Carroll
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