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Magic Knitting

Knitting Using a Magic Ball | SimplyNotable.com

I received a beautiful magic ball when our Simply Notable Ravelry group had a magic ball swap last January. My partner had made up a wondrous magic ball of superwash sock weight leftovers in gorgeous hues. I searched patterns for awhile with a certain amount of indecision because I wanted to show off the interesting and colorful interplay of …read more

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Wind Up a Magic Ball!

How to Wind Up a Magic Ball | SimplyNotable.com

There’s been some buzz about magic balls on some of the pod casts I watch and listen to lately. Our Simply Notable Ravelry Group even got excited enough about this to create a “Ball of Wonder” Swap where members made up magic balls from their own stash and sent them to one another! I’ve always thought of magic balls as balls of yarn wound up with …read more

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i ♥ tawashis

Heart Tawashi Knitting Pattern from Simply Notable!

Tawashi’s are the most adorable sort of pint sized scrubby! Daughter Carli got me started with them when she made me a sweet little apple slice tawashi for a holiday gift. I make them for the kitchen, of course, but also keep a basket handy in the bathroom for makeup removal and facial cleansing. Cast on these little tokens of double thick, …read more

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Magic Corkshrooms

Another great free knitting pattern from Simply Notable - Magic Corkshrooms!

  Transform your leftover fingering and sport weight yarn bits into whimsical little Toadstools to decorate your world. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, they come to life quickly, just like those that spring up in the wild! ♥ Materials: Small Amounts of Fingering to Sport Weight Yarn Size 2.25 mm needles (double points or …read more

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The Almost Lost Washcloth Pattern

Almost Lost Washcloth Knitting Pattern - Gorgeous!

  On my last visit, my Mom in law gave me a most welcome gift: a generous stack of hand-knit washcloths! Not only were they plentiful, they were lofty and thirsty, in a perfect size, round and scalloped. When I asked which pattern she used, she said it was one a former neighbor had given her. She wasn’t sure she even still had it.  I offered …read more

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Hello Dolly

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I recently spent an afternoon with an old friend, someone I’ve known for over 45 years, and gave her a little makeover with a leftover ball of handspun and help from another generous knitter. Poor Dolly had been woefully neglected and forgotten. I found her in the bottom of a box of memorabilia in the back of my closet when doing some spring cleaning …read more

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A Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl

Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl Knitting Pattern

The Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl is a popular free pattern that’s been waiting for my attention for a few years now. I love the feminine, homey stitch pattern that lends itself so well to stripes of coordinating colors and I’ve dreamed it into existence with so many different combinations! This large shawl came to be using a skein of handspun …read more

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Herbaceous Mitts

DIY Free Fingerless Mitt Knitting Pattern

Warm, but light, Herbaceous mitts are just the ticket for cool fall days. The branched leaves lace pattern grows out of the lower ribbing and twines up the front of these long lacey mitts. Knit in the round, they knit up surprisingly fast in a fingering weight yarn. The pattern shows up best in a solid or tonal color. Materials:                             …read more

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A Fix for Vintage Hankie Washcloth

Corrected Vintage Hankie Free Pattern

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve not paid the proper attention to the error in my Vintage Hankie Washcloth pattern, originally published last summer. I thought I’d fixed it once, not long after it was published, but since I never completely re-knit it to be sure – the error persisted while I was off to new patterns and other projects. The Vintage …read more

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Handspun Oaklet

Handspun Yarn - Oaklet

After the process of dyeing, spinning and plying a selection of fiber, knitting with it is the absolute icing on the cake for me. This lovely lace shawl started life as a 4 oz length of natural BFL and silk roving that Carli dyed for me in her kitchen! I described my goals for the spin last year about this time in my Tour is On post, and showed …read more

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