Hearth Keeper

This crescent shawl was inspired by a family name. When researching our family tree, I found that the translation for Heitkamper
was “keepers of the hearth.” My grandparents, Edward and Katherine Heitkamper, were living examples of what love is, and they kept the
home-fires burning. The edge of the shawl is aflame, but it is intended
to wrap around you like an embrace from a loved one.

The shawl is worked from the neck down in garter stitch with increases
worked near the edges on right side rows. The flame lace border is knitted on and serves as a bind off for the live stitches. This part requires attention at first, as the stitch counts change, but as you work it becomes intuitive quickly.

Sample was knit with one skein of Miss Babs Yowza in colorway Wanna Go Crazy. Thanks to Miss Babs for use of the lovely photo and for being great to work with.

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Bruised Orange

Named for my favorite John Prine song, these socks are an easy toe-up sock pattern with a Strong Heel. I prefer this heel to a standard short row heel because it allows room for my high arches. The other benefit is that the heel turn is akin to that of a flap heel sock except that there is no heel flap or picking up stitches. The pattern is written needle neutral, so use whichever sock method you like.

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Love It or Leaf It

This sock is worked cuff down with a Strong Heel. There is a gusset, which provides extra room for your arches, but there’s no need for a heel flap or picking up stitches. The pattern is written needle neutral, so use whichever sock method you like. Because this pattern is intricate, and I wanted to offer generous sizing options, I found it necessary to divide the instep and back leg/heel stitches unevenly on two of the sizes. For your convenience, I am including those numbers here.

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Nomadic Knits Issue Two: New York State – Giveaway Videos

This video is just me offering some sincere gratitude to some great people and telling you how the drawings will work.

Actual drawings for my ravelry group winners and my instagram winners.

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Hell Gate Socks

My Hell Gate Socks are on the cover of Nomadic Knits Issue Two: New York State. It is a gorgeous book. My pattern was so popular that they are releasing it on its own for a very limited time. 12/15/18 – 12/25/18.

Also, there is a Christmas Day Cast On KAL in the Yarny Ewes Facebook Group. The rules for the KAL are posted in their group. Good news is you can use yarn from either the original indie dyer, The Periwinkle Sheep, or from Olive And Two Ewe. I bought both!

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Leading a Charmed Life

I am super excited to have been a guest on the Charmed Knits Podcast last night. The podcast is live right now! The podcasters were super chill and fun to hang out with. Give it a listen!

I am going to do a little giveaway on my @goldberryknits instagram page to celebrate so watch for that tomorrow.

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Attached Border/Edging Tutorial.

 

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Katherine’s Roses

These rosy mitts were named for my grandmother. She always had gorgeous fragrant red rose bushes next to her porch steps. Her favorite color was red, and she had lovely hands with long nails and slender fingers. More often than not, her nails were painted bright red.

I like to think that if she were still with us, she would proudly wear these mitts.

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Claire in Detention

This pattern was inspired by Molly Ringwald’s character in The Breakfast Club. The diamond motif represents the earring she gives John Bender at the end of the movie. I am obsessed with the 80’s, so this will not be the last Breakfast Club inspired pattern you’ll see from me.

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