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Brionay Scarf Test Knit

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Yup, another test knit. I love doing test knits for other designers as it forces you to produce an FO (you have a deadline). It’s great for practicing the art of knitting. Finally, as an aspiring designer who has a few patterns under her belt, it gets you better aquainted with all the aspects of producing a pattern that will work well for other knitters. I never used test knitters for my 5 or so patterns, and thankfully I’ve never had any problems, but now I see it’s benefits!

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Pattern: Brionay Scarf
YarnCascade Eco +
Needles:
 US 7 / 4.5mm, US 10 1/2 / 6.5 mm

I feel ultra silly for blogging about a definite winter accessory, but it is what it is. I’ll appreciate it’s existence about 7 months from now!

The design is very simple and yet has a great effect. It’s done in a bulky weight yarn and I chose Cascade Eco+ because it’s a LOT of yardage in one skein. I didn’t have a lot of colours to choose from at my LYS, but seeing as I have a thing for green, and this was one of “my” greens, it was an easy choice.

ZigZag Cowl Test Knit

This is a test knit I very recently completed for the lovely Faye, a very talented British knitter, designer and blogger.  The pattern will be available through Erika Knight at some point in the future.  There will be a link on Faye’s blog, Buttons and Beeswax, and on Ravelry when it is finally released.

It was a fun and easy project, but the result is a luxurious and warm cowl!

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Pattern: ZigZag Cowl*
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, Straw-Gold
Needles:
 US 7 / 4.5 mm

*I’ll update the link to the actual pattern page on Ravelry once it’s available.

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It’s a very versatile design and can be used as a hood, which is particularly useful for those of us who live in places where winter likes to make a very definite appearance!

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Faye has previously designed a matching hat which is already available for purchase.  You can see some great photos of it on her blog here: ZigZag Hat.

Thank you Faye for another great design, and for letting me test it out for you!

The Ashling Tote Pattern

This is a pattern I’ve been working on for months.  Not straight mind you, but as I could, and as my sanity permitted.

I’m releasing the first version which is specifically for using a very lovely Canadian wool in Briggs & Little Heritage.  This is hands down my most favourite wool for making bags. And it’s incredibly affordable!

I do hope to get the Cascade 200 Wool version ready in the near future.

So here she is, the beloved Canadian version of The Ashling Tote:

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This pattern can be purchased as a pdf file in my Etsy shop: The Ashling Tote Pattern at Etsy.

If you are a member at Ravelry, you can check out the pattern page for The Ashling Tote to see more details.

The Ashling Tote at Ravelry
$7.00 USD