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    Westknits HiberKnitAlong ’22

    EN | GE | NL 🇬🇧 Yes, I’m late to the party. The HiberKnitAlong from Westknits already started on December 26, 2022, but I didn’t cast on my project until the new year. The KnitAlong is still going all of January, so why should I stress? This year’s Hiberknitting shawl is the “Aurora Cabin Shawl”. It is knitted from five…

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    End-of-the-year review 2022

    🇬🇧 Especially the end of the year was an emotional roller coaster for Heathland Knits. My followers on Instagram exploded due to a little real, I was attending to my very first (and bitter cold) Christmas Market, and I managed to publish a pattern that got me on the first page of the Ravelry pattern search. I am not used…

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    Merry Christmas

    🇬🇧 Christmas is the time at the end of the year where many people finally find some time to wind down and spend quality time with families and friends. It is also a time for Christmas traditions, like setting up Christmas tree, preparing elaborate family dinners, and sharing presents – and for knitters maybe finishing those last pair of socks…

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    The Simple Thing (Shawl)

    🇬🇧 It is not a scarf, it is not a shawl, it is just a simple little knitted thing in-between that can be easily knitted from one to infinite skeins of yarn. This small scarf-like shawl is worked sideways in rows starting and ending at a narrow tip. The shawl is worked in garter stitch. Needed skills are therefore basically…

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    Hand-dyed yarn: Stripes and Pooling

    🇬🇧 For me, hand-dyed skeins of yarns are fascinating. Each skein is unique because the dyeing is never perfectly reproducible. That’s what makes the yarn so special when you look at it and work with it. But it can also happen that you see a skein of yarn and think it’s just great, but when you actually start knitting with…

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    (Holiday) Gift pattern ideas

    EN | DE | NL 🇬🇧 One more week and then the Advent season begins. Time to think about what to give your loved ones for Christmas (or Sinterklaas / St. Nicholas). Time to share a few ideas for knitted gifts that can be done relatively quickly from relatively little yarn. Socks and Slippers Socks are an evergreen when it…

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    Joji Fall KAL 2022

    🇬🇧 As the last years, I was very much looking forward to the autumn knit along from Joji Locatelli, the Joji Fall KAL. It started on the 1th of September and is still ongoing till 30th of November. I decided to participate with two shawl designs and one cowl. Yes, that is a lot, but I could not decide what…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Pattern

    Earth and Sea Shawl

    🇬🇧 During summer, I knitted a light, one-skein shawl in fresh, vibrant colors. For fall, I knitted a version of the shawl using two skeins in muted colors. It’s perfectly representing the current transition from summer to fall. For the upcoming MolenMarkt, 1st October ’22, I prepared the pattern. It’s a modular design that lets you freely combine several different…

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    The yo-yo (boomerang) sock heel

    EN | DE | NL 🇬🇧 The yo-yo heel (also known as jo-jo or boomerang heel) is a technique to work sock heels using short rows. Since it is the least bulky heel this is definitely my favorite sock heel variant. Also nice, the heel is symmetric and can be used in top-down as well as in toe up worked…

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    How to use a braid star

    🇬🇧 I do not know where and when the origin of the braid star is located. It reminds me very much of a simple variant of the Japanese Kumihimo. The Japanese word Kumihimo stands for braided cord, and that is exactly what can be made with the braid star. To start braiding a cord, you need 7 threads, which are…