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    Knitting patterns that are making my fingers twitch! #knitting
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    My mom and I have a deal. Every Christmas she gives me an IOU for a class I’d like to take, and in return, I share with her what I learn. Over the years I’ve taken quilting classes, Italian, calligraphy, weaving, machine knitting, the list goes on… What will this year’s class be you ask?!?! Indigo dyeing! I picture this class in a flower-filled garden or a breezy field (proof, I suppose, that I’ve grown very tired of winter). While I wait to find this perfect springtime class, my imagination fills with inky blues and seeping dyes, and so, I decided to translate the as-of-yet unknown art of indigo dyeing into something I do know… knitting. And since this polar winter is seemingly endless, it feels just right for right now!  For my Arctic Wrap I used Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist merino in the color Heirloom White as a constant backdrop and Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure for beautiful, shifting color. In a basic 1 stitch x 1 stitch Fair Isle pattern, the blooming halo of Alpaca Pure hovers over the smooth finish of Worsted Twist, highlighting the textural difference and softening the pixilated stitches into a gorgeous knit translation of a dip-dyed fabric.  Working on this generously sized wrap has kept me cozy warm as I daydream about my indigo dyeing class, the sun on my cheeks, my fingers stained deep blue. Are any of you chronic class takers? What are you most curious about lately? Whatever it is, I hope it inspires you to create… maybe even this Arctic Wrap! -Laura PS: You can get all of the yarn you'll need for this wrap with Purl Soho's Yarn for Arctic Wrap kit!

    Arctic Wrap | The Purl Bee

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    Cashmere Ombré Wrap | The Purl Bee - gorgeous!

    Cashmere Ombré Wrap

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    Gorgeous

    Bamboo Wedding Shawl

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    DIY: lacy knit market bag

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    Wow.

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    Love the Bandana Cowl by the purl bee! I'm knitting it right now, and want to make a dozen more! #knitting #cowl

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    I so want to make everyone in my family knitted slippers for Christmas! #knitting #slippers

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    These would be great to make for mi madre. #knitting #slippers

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    Malabrigo Loafers. Really like these! I want to knit some for my husband. Color is fun too. #knitting #slippers

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    Obsessed with these! I want to figure out a pattern similar and make a pair for Christmas presents! #knitting #fall

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    So pretty. I love a shawl that can double as a scarf. #knitting #shawl #fallfashion

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    In. Love. This is my next big project on my list of knitting to-do's! Don't you just want to crawl inside of that and get cozy? I love a piece that you can wrap around you like a scarf on the way out the door, then wrap around you like a shawl in a chilly restaurant or movie theatre. #knitting #shawl

    Ravelry: Bolting pattern by Stephen West

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    Ballet-Style Slippers. Love these, and the pattern looks pretty simple. What great Christmas presents these would make! #knitting

    Ballet-Style Slippers

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