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Zadie Sweater Knitalong

UPDATE 8/25/17: Zadie is now available as a stand-alone pattern for you to knit in the yarn of your choosing! Go get your copy today!

Zadie Pullover PDF, $7.00 



Want to learn to knit a bottom-up, seamless, cabled sweater?
Now is the time!

The Grocery Girls, the podcast sisters, are hosting a knitalong for my Zadie sweater pattern on Off Our Needles this summer! They have created some incredibly helpful (and funny!) videos on the Craftsy YouTube channel. Knit your sweater from start to finish with a ton of other knitters, both experienced and newbies. Last time I checked, one of the Ravelry forum threads for the KAL had 600+ posts. Many knitters have said that this is their very first sweater! Jump into this KAL whenever you want this summer, then knit at your own pace.


Zadie comes as an exclusive kit from Craftsy, with their wonderful Cloudborn Highland Worsted wool yarn. This yarn was a joy to knit with. Springy, bouncy, with enough body to hold up to the cable details at the raglan faux “seams.” It’s available in a beautiful range of colors. During the knitalong, get your kit for 50% OFF!!! Read more about the kit and the knitalong on the Craftsy blog.



Due Capre Cowl


It’s summer, and time for easy to follow and simple to carry projects!

And so I bring you the Due Capre cowl. This is a one-skein stashbuster with a simple-to-follow lace pattern, that can be sized up or down according to your yardage. If you have a margarita and get chatty, it’s unlikely that you’ll veer too far off course on the lace pattern (charted and written, btw). Knit in one skein of Mrs. Crosby’s limited edition Due Capre, a luscious cashmere and mohair blend, this is also a great pattern for other luxury skeins you may have set aside for the perfect pattern.

Due Capre PDF pattern download, $5.00 



Due Capre PDF pattern download, $5.00 



Fremen Cowl PDF, $5.00

Have you ever watched the movie Dune?


It’s a 1984 piece of David Lynch weirdness. It’s got this whole outer space rock opera, sci-fi visual thing going on. Bizarre characters, a lot of over-the-top hammy acting, but fun to watch. Likewise, the books that the movie is based on, by Frank Herbert, are also a fun read, if sci-fi is your thing.

This cowl pattern, Fremen, is named for the desert-dwelling people of the planet Arrakis from “Dune.” It features cables and lace which alternate to create soft textured chevrons on an oversized cowl, like undulating waves on the sand dunes of Arrakis. Wear it loose or pin it up for a closer fit. Fremen uses 1-2 skeins (approx. 400 yards) of fingering weight yarn.


This model is knit in an alpaca/silk/linen blend yarn, Aegypte by Phydeaux Yarns. Aegypte is really lovely to work with, it has an amazing sheen and drape. The best yarn substitutions would have some drape, but most fingering weight yarns would work well with the textured stitches. Fremen is a great stash-buster.

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions. Originally released for the Badass Women’s Yarn Club, March 2016.


Fremen Cowl PDF, $5.00