swatching for a knit gansey

Let’s knit a gansey

Gansey, guernsey, jersey. What on earth am I talking about? A sweater, of course. You know the sort I'm talking about. A deliciously cabled, blue…
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Multimodal split bike mittens (free knitting pattern)

I'm so excited to share a new free knitting pattern - multimodal split bike mitts. This split mittens pattern is designed with biking in mind.…
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70+ gifts for knitters and crocheters

It shouldn't be hard to find gifts for knitters and crocheters, right? After all, you can always buy them yarn, right? Wrong. Knitters and crocheters…
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Keeping warm in a knitted hat

Lining a hat: the warmest winter beanie!

Why bother lining a hat? After all, any knitted hat is probably plenty warm, right? Usually, but not always. Jesse requested a new winter beanie,…
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View of the fluffy pompom on my handknit beanie

Cable knit beanie with fur pompom (+ the free knitting pattern I used)

For the longest time, I've wanted a chunky cable knit beanie topped with a big faux fur pompom. I stared at other women's densely cabled…
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Close up of beanie with leaf like lace

Knitting gifts: fingerless mitts and a lace beanie

Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the deal: we choose to live…
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Might be Marcame Crochet plant hanger pattern

Might Be Macrame Crochet Plant Hanger – My First Published Pattern!

I'm so excited to share my first published pattern: Might Be Macrame Crochet Plant Hangers in Crochet Now Magazine Issue 28. The team at Crochet…
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A sweet and cabled blue baby aran sweater

Baby Aran Sweater

When my niece was little (well, littler), my sister dressed her in a sweet baby Aran sweater. It was densely cabled and handknit by some…
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About me

My name is Rachel, and when I'm not crocheting or knitting, I might be playing ukulele, or mucking around on the internet. I'm a New Zealander and in Geneva, with my husband. Find out more or say hi.

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