Yarn Review: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering – Multi & Kettle Dyed

14 Apr

When I designed my Double Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern, I needed a warm, machine washable, fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition to highlight the lace pattern. I wanted the stitch pattern to shine. I didn’t want to use a multicolored yarn that would distract from the stitch pattern, but I didn’t exactly want a solid colored yarn, either. I decided to try Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Kettle Dyed Delphinium colorway, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. It was the perfect yarn for my scarf. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought several more skeins (and will probably buy more in the future). So here’s my review of the Knit Picks Hawthorne Yarn. Continue reading

Finished December Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Dec

My December afghan is finished! I am so excited to be finished with the challenge!
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Finished June Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

30 Jun

My Afghan for June is finished! I love the look and feel of this squishy stitch pattern.


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Rainbow Ridge Afghan – FREE Crochet Pattern

23 Jun

Free pattern! The Rainbow Ridge Afghan features the popular chevron stripe pattern with a textured twist. I chose to use 6 bright colors for my afghan, but this design would also be lovely as a baby blanket or in a neutral color palette.

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Choosing Yarn for the April Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

10 Apr

The April Afghan will be crocheted from Knit Picks Brava Worsted yarn.

Happy Yarning! 🙂