October 31

Pattern: Hocus Pocus Cowl

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I hope everyone has been having a Happy Halloween. Anyone running afoul of the Sanderson Sisters, well, you are on your own!  But back to the Hocus Pocus cowl.  Wonderfallz on Raverly the designer behind Thea Eschliman Designs has another great pattern.  The Hocus Pocus cowl. A very fitting design for the season.  And the drop in temperature.

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The pattern is available for purchase on Raverly, and intrepid knitters have converted the pattern into hats, gloves, and bags.

 

October 17

Pattern: Madman with a Box

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“Amy Pond, there’s something you better understand about me, ’cause it’s important and one day your life may depend on it… I am definitely a madman with a box!”

Over at Cheeky Monkey Designs this madman with a box can keep you extra warm. Reversible with worsted weight  yarn, this cowl would be a great addition to your wardrobe as you drift towards a cold star

Winter is fast approaching (be proud I didn’t say it). So why not get ready?

 

 

 

September 19

Pattern: Bat’leth Scarf

If you looked at that title and shook your head, you need more crafty Klingon’s in your life.  Over at The Giving Flower a design for a Bat’leth scarf is up for any enterprising knitter.

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As the designer describes:  “Feeling a bit agressive? Need to let your inner Klingon free? Then this is just the scarf for you. It can be used in battle or just worn around your neck to keep you or your favorite Klingon warrior warm. With the silk and merino content and the holes formed by the grips, it flows gently around any Klingon or non-Klingon neck and won‘t get too warm. It also can come in handy in case a Klingon battle ensues. Don‘t be caught empty handed this winter!”

If that’s not a call to winter  battle. We all know the colder season is approaching for some of us. And its time for it to taste defeat.

September 12

Pattern: The Gates of Moria

Speak friend and enter. *Mellon, to be specific. The gates of Moria only show this entry way in moonlight and starlight.  Natalia  Moreva of Kulabra designs has designed these mittens that make me want to rethink my mitten ban (everything falls to the floor if I wear mittens). But these call to the Tolkien geek in me.

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So why not buy a copy of the pattern, and get knitting, and have a new pair of mittens for when the last Hobbit movie comes out?

 

 

 

August 15

Knit: Longer on the Outside Scarf

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Unless you are/were one of the lucky ones to get into a World Tour Screening we are nearly at the premiere of a new season of Doctor Who. And  we know how I feel about having fitting crafts for the times right? So why not a re-imaging of the fourth doctor’s scarf with some illusion knitting to go with it.  Designer, Franklin Habit, has done just that.

Illusion/Shadow knitting is a technique, where using two colors and the basic knit stitches of Knit & Purl (seriously everything is built on those two guys). You use two colors and alternating your knit and purl stitches in pattern to create an image that is only visible at certain angles.  A fun way to have a surprise picture appear.  You can  see this effect in the scarf photo.

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I’ve always been torn about making myself a 4th doctor scarf, but this? This will have to happen.  Head over to Raverly to purchase you own copy.

July 25

Knit Some Chewie Mittens

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So there is a movie franchise that is getting more movies . Something about a long time ago in a galaxy far away. Or so I’ve heard.  Raverly Designer Therese Sharp has designed a pair of Chewie Mittens.  With SDCC happening right now and more cons approaching, what better then knitting some geek love? The pattern is available on Raverly.

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