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A friend of the shop knit the Diamond Sweater by Oge Knitwear Designs and said everything about this knit made her happy: the pattern, the yarn, and the final result! This pattern is sized for children ages 1-12 and is available on Ravelry for $5.50.

It is knit using Rowan's Softyak DK, a blend of cotton, yak and nylon. Although it is a well-loved Rowan yarn, it is new to our shop. This yarn can be be gently machine washed, so it has been used for as many different projects as you can think of!

We considered making a simple neckdown pullover with this yarn using the free pattern Good Old Raglan, but the designer doesn't want shops to distribute the pattern. You may want to print it yourself if you are looking for a classic dk weight child's pullover pattern.

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We are well aware that many crocheters come into our shop and we are thankful for their support.

We continually try to get more crochet projects presented in the newsletter and at the shop. We are also thinking about having designated crochet help at the shop, and are talking with some experienced crocheters. Sunday afternoons could be a good time slot. We would love any feedback you may have.

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Mirja knit the Alaska hat using Rowan's Felted Tweed Colour. Felted Tweed has been a tried and true yarn for Rowan, and a few years ago they added a multicolor/gradient option to the line. Our experience is that although the gauge range is listed at 22-24 sts/4", we have knit this yarn at a tighter gauge, making a lovely fabric. (Its ball yardage is closer to that of a fingering yarn.)

Mirja was looking for a yarn that would give the illusion of the northern lights and the result was exactly what she was looking for. Because she made a smaller hat, she spliced the yarn in one section to quicken the color change. She used some stash yarn for the ribbing and trees. The pattern is available on Ravelry for $4.25.

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