Author: knittaforlife

Nai-Nai’s Favorite

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Beginner / No Gauge / Patterns

I love giving wash cloths as gifts. They are quick, and add a little touch of heartfelt luxury to the morning ritual. This one was for a friend’s birthday, and doubles as wrapping for a piece of handmade soap. I can’t really say that I wrote the pattern; I’m more like a scientist, splicing the genes of two compatible knits: the Chinese Waves Dishcloth, and the classic Grandmother’s Favorite. I love the Chinese Waves stitch […]

Nimbulous Gradience

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Spinning / Techniques

Sitting somewhere deep in my big-involved-project queue is an Evenstar Shawl. While covetously perusing the FO’s on ravelry, I noticed many of these beautiful shawls (like this one) are knit up in a custom gradient yarn by The Unique Sheep. Lovely of lovelies, it compels me to make it! Now of course, this spinner is thinking – how would one spin a long gradient from hand dyed fiber? You may be asking “why not just […]