Finished Friday

It is below zero here this Friday the 13th! Soooo very very cold.  I am thinking Spring with this project and hoping for warmer weather. I know it will be a few more weeks of waiting yet, so in the meantime here is another finished project.

Woodland Knits from Tiny Owl Knits is once again my go to for a project. I happened to have the yarn I needed and I love the pattern. You can find the book through Amazon below: (it is an affiliate link, so you know).

Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns (Tiny Owl Knits)

The Moonbeam Duster is a quick and fairly easy knit with lots and lots of fringe! My daughter is modelling the finished item for me. See below for all information and a pattern review.  I really enjoyed making this and can’t wait to wear it!

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The main part of the vest is made using Malabrigo yarn in the Purple Mystery colorway. the fringe uses the leftover Malabrigo as well as a skein of Plymouth Encore DK in a lavender, 2 Regia sock yarns in purple and pink tones, a dark purple from Knit Picks Palette collection, and crochet thread in dark purple from either Aunt Lydia’s or South Maid.

Pattern Review: I would rate this as a beginner pattern. There is a little shaping in the armhole, but otherwise this is straightforward knitting. The part that takes the longest is measureing, cutting, matching and placing the fringe. I love the softness of the Malabrigo for this project, making the finished garment quite snuggly and easy to wear. It is lightweight enough to be worn for a Spring or Fall piece and would fit right in at music festivals.  If you decide to make this vest/duster, let me know how it goes!

Go out and Create something today!

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