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A Groovy Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

A Groovy Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern | SimplyNotable.com

I love how fast crochet can be – especially with worsted weight yarn. This groovy crochet dishcloth pattern sports a fun wavy pattern that looks difficult, but isn’t at all! Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton in at least two colors: outline color and inner groove color(s) Crochet Hook, 5.0 mm (size H) Abbreviations: ch = chain sc = single …read more

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Scrappy Sock Ingenuity

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My ongoing affection for scrappy projects was recently rekindled when I spied these fabulous Scrappy Happy socks from Andrea of the A Sunny Day for Bluej blog. She shared her project in our Ravelry group and sent me down the best kind of scrappy sock wormhole, searching for more information and how-to’s. Andrea used a basic sock pattern and …read more

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Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Knitting Pattern

The Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern | SimplyNotable.com

I’ve discovered a very resourceful knitter who modified the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern into the most clever little makeup removal cloths. If you make washcloths or dishcloths, I’ll bet you have plenty of cotton yarn leftovers that are just waiting to be transformed into these. I also think her modifications are written in such a way as to …read more

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Vintage Pique’ Rib Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Free Knitting Pattern - Vintage Pique Rib Socks | Simplynotable.com

Here’s those socks I promised to match the Vintage Pique Rib Hat pattern I last posted! These are designed to fit a newborn but are stretchy enough that they’ll grow with baby for awhile. Knit toe up, you can use every last bit of sock weight leftovers by making a taller or shorter cuff. Knit using your favorite method. size: newborn   gauge: 9 …read more

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Vintage Pique’ Rib Hat

Baby Knitting Pattern - Pique Ribbed Hat and Socks | SimplyNotable.com

  It seems I’m always looking for a new baby hat knitting pattern. This is the first pattern of a matching hat and sock set for newborns in a classic design. Pique’ rib creates a texture that adds interest to solid yarns. The intersecting purl bumps also break up variegated yarns into interesting little dashes of color.  Happily, the nubby …read more

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Simply Basics: Wind a Center Pull Ball

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Ever wonder how people hand wind such neat looking center pull balls? I wanted to learn to make those perfect little parcels myself and tried doing it around my fingers, but just made a mess.  I recently learned how to wind a center pull ball on a nostepinne – a tool originated in Sweden that makes the process a snap. Nostepinne’s can be as …read more

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Bedazzle your Spinning!

Add beads to your spinning! | SimplyNotable.com

Spinning with beads is such jazzy, dazzling fun. All those pretty glass baubles catching the light and making your handspun extra special! I get that you can string beads onto thread or yarn and ply it with handspun to get the effect, but always wondered how you’d accomplish it with singles. I recently investigated and gave it a trial run. It was …read more

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Be Fearless

Spinning Yarn Fearlessly | SimplyNotable.com

  When it comes to spinning  – experimentation is the rule for me these days. I’ve been taking the time to explore different methods and to play with color. I’ve had some help and inspiration with a new spinning resource: PLY magazine by spinner extraordinaire – Jacey Boggs. This is a compendium of spinning know-how that has sent my little …read more

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Will Spin for Coffee!

Spinning Yarn for Coffee Cozy | SimplyNotable.com

Sometimes I find that spinning an entire braid of fiber becomes a chore and my bobbins fill up with unfinished singles that I’m tired of spinning. At times like these, it’s refreshing to break out my spindles and spin up a small project. A fast little color fix fits my mood this week and I took the opportunity to spin up some yarn for small projects …read more

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Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Oh My!

Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Oh My! | SimplyNotable.com

Here’s another popular idea that’s been burning through the knitting blogosphere for some time….it’s been around awhile, and I’ve taken note each time I heard about it. I guess I just had to hear about it a hundred times before I finally decided to try it myself. :-) This heel was developed by Patty-Joy White,  Sox Therapist on Ravelry. This is …read more

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