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More Patterns for Yarn Advent Calendars! No Shawls

Hannah Civico

More Patterns for Yarn Advent Calendars! No Shawls

In my previous post, I shared 15 knit and crocheted shawl and cowl patterns that you can make with your 12-day or 24-day yarn advent calendar. I'm back with a part 2, but this time we're steering clear of neck accessories, focussing on jumpers, blankets, and tree decorations. Just to add a bit more confusion into your decision. None of the links in this post go to Ravelry. Jumpers & Cardigans 1. Radvent Cardigan - Ambah O'Brien I wrote at length about Ambah O'Brien's shawl patterns, but she also has great options for shawls and cardigans. The Radvent Cardigan is...


15 Yarn Advent Calendar Shawl and Cowl Knit & Crochet Patterns

Hannah Civico

15 Yarn Advent Calendar Shawl and Cowl Knit & Crochet Patterns

There are so many amazing shawl and cowl patterns out there, it can be difficult to know what to make out of your 12 or 24 mini skein countdown to Christmas. You will have different requirements, depending if you have a faded advent, or if your advent embraces the chaos more. None of the links in this blog post go to Ravelry. In this post, I'm going to share shawl and cowl patterns and the other pattern suggestions will be coming soon! You can't talk about mini skein shawl patterns without mentioning Ambah O'Brien. She has so many incredible patterns...


The Crit & Knit KAL 2021!

Hannah Civico

The Crit & Knit KAL 2021!

In February of 2020, before I was aware of what the year would become, I announced the Crit & Knit KAL! I thought it would be fun to bring it back for 2021 as there are so many more things I want to knit for it! (Image of I Am Dragon III by Alexandra Davidoff) The Theme The theme of this knit/crochet along is Dungeons & Dragons. Knit or crochet (both are allowed and encouraged) something D&D related, or high fantasy. This can include other tabletop RPGs, Lord of the Rings, unicorns, mermaids, witches, wizards (NO Harry Potter), gnomes, goblins,...


My Lodestar Sweater

Hannah Civico

My Lodestar Sweater

When I opened up issue no. 37 (Summer 2021) of Pom Pom Magazine, I saw so many gorgeous knitting and crochet patterns! The one in particular that caught my eye was the Lodestar, by Kjerstin Rovetta. It has such a gorgeous lace pattern at the top, with a stocking stitch body. The perfect balance of interest when you cast on a project, followed by the mindless comfort knitting of the body and arms. (Image from Pom Pom Magazine no. 37) I dyed up some yarn right away and cast it on. I've had a Pom Pom subscription for over 2...


Advent Calendar 2021!!

Hannah Civico

Advent Calendar 2021!!

The Chromatic Yarns Advent Calendar is back for 2021! Full of gorgeous Dungeons & Dragons inspired colourways and the perfect countdown throughout December to Christmas. In it, you will receive: 24 x 20g Sturdy Sock mini skeins 1 x 100g Sturdy Sock skein Lots of D&D themed goodies throughout! My Sturdy Sock base is 75% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, and 25% Nylon. It won't be a fading Advent calendar. There are lots of very talented yarn dyers who can dye beautiful fades, and I'm happy to admit that isn't where my strengths lie. So you will get a completely different colour...