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I found one odd skein of Araucania Nature Wool Chunky on sale at the LYS, and instead of using it to make one project, I wanted to maximize my project possibilities by getting two neckwarmers from one skein. Quick, easy, and good excuse to use a cool wood toggle button. I cast on 17 sts. since my yarn less than super bulky. I knit for 22" and then blocked it severely because it curls quite…

A simple yet enjoyable project with gorgeous result. My second Noro project, but my first time with Kureyon. I love this scarf; I am definitely a fan of Noro. It is yet to be blocked, and I am someone who is not bothered by really course or textured yarn. Though, I may block it eventually when it actually gets cold so it can soften up, but it is already quite long and really wide even…

My first Noro experience! It was on clearance and a steal at $6 a skein. It was scratchy, but I soaked it in Eucalan bath for blocking and I'm not one that is averse to textured fabric. The pattern is quick, reversible, and easy to memorise. I highly recommend it for any colourful yarn you may have to use. Two skeins of Noro yielded less than 50" scarf, but I was able to block about…

Tudora, started December 30th 2007, finished January 17th 2008. Pattern: Tudora by Cheryl Marling from Knitty, Winter 2007. Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Highland Peruvian Wool - 100g/220yds) - Cranberry - less than one skein Needles: US6/4.0mm 16" circs Modifications: One row button hole Tools: Cable needle, button Lessons Learned: One row button hole Cost: $2 button + $8 yarn (not really since it was less than one skein and I'm going make another hat out…

Danica started December 12th 2007, finished December 25th 2007 Pattern: Danica by Jesse Loesburg - Knitty, Winter 2005 Yarn: Patons SWS in Natural Earth - 80g 110yds 70% Wool 30% Soy - 4 skeins Needles: #8/5mm straight bamboo Modifications: Due to yarn change, no changing of yarn between sections. Added fringe from Lady Eleanor Stole in Scarf Style. Lessons Learned: Entrelac and knitting backwards (purling on the RS) Cost of Project: $20 for yarn Would…

Nomad Hat and Scarf, started October 5th, 2007, finished October 18, 2007 Pattern: Nomad Hat and Scarf by Kate Coyle from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007 Made for: Mom Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed (75% Acrylic 25% Wool 123 yards per 100g) - 3 skeins of Earthy Brown Tweeds Needles: #9/5.5mm 150cm circs for hat, #10/6mm and 7mm for ear flaps Modifications: Needle size changes, different cast-on. Lessons Learned: I didn't like the tutorials for the…

Clapotis, started February 26th, 2007, finished May 4th, 2007 Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty Yarn: 100% mercerized cotton DK Needles: #8/5.0 mm straight bamboo Cost of Project: $10 for the yarn Pattern Notes and Comments: One of the most well known of online patterns. I've wanted to knit this for awhile, and considered a lot about the yarn. The pattern uses a lot of it. I found a discounted cone of DK cotton at my LYS.…