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These are the first projects I selected to expand my hand-knitting experience when I started in 2010. I choose a variety of designs and levels of difficulty.


PROJECT #1 – CROFTER’S COWL by Gudrun Johnston (Ravelry)

Yarn: Debbie Bliss, alpaca silk aran

Completed: May 19, 2010


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PROJECT #2 – TIPSY TRIANGLE SOCKS by Arenda Holladay (Cast On, 2010)

Yarn: KOIGU Painter’s Palette Premium Merino

Completed:  June 15, 2010


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PROJECT  #3 – RHINEBECK HAT by Sheila January (Knitter’s Book of Yarn)

Yarn: KOIGU Premium Painters Palette & Louet’s Gems

Completed:  July 10, 2010

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PROJECT #4 – LEAFY GLEN SHELL by Ilga Leja (The Knitter’s Book of Wool)

Yarn:  Ella Rae, Lace Merino

Completed:  July 17, 2010

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PROJECT #5 – DELICATE LACE SOCKS by Debbie O’Neil (VK, Holiday ’09)

Yarn:  Brown Sheep, Naturspun 100% wool

Completed:  August 11, 2010

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PROJECT #8 – TRELLIS SCARF

Trellis Scarf by Evelyn A. Clark (Interweave Knits, Spring 06)
Yarn: Bollicine’s Sissi (2 skeins) – from my stash
Started: May 1, 2010

Finished: December 18, 2010

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Felted Blue Dotted Bag by Sara Treinen (Knit It, Fall 05)
YARN – Lamb’s Pride by Brown Sheep Company (Lotus Pink)
Started: May 6, 2010 Finished: November 18, 2010

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Guernsey Socks by Amy King (Knitter’s Book of Yarn)
YARN – AnneMarie Walter’s, Hand Dyed Sock Yarn, Color #1666
Started: May 23, 2010 Finished: October 9, 2010


Heather Harvest Vest by Cathy Payson (Knitting the New Classics)
YARN – Rowan’s Lima
Started: June 24, 2010 Finished: March 20, 2011

Fair Isle Tassel Hat by Zoe Mellor (Adorable Knits for Tots)
YARN – Kollage Corntastic (from my stash)
Started: June 26, 2010 Finished: October 15, 2010

Little Blossom Cardigan by Zoe Mellor (Adorable Knits for Tots)
YARN – Rowan Handknit Cotton (from my stash)
Started: June 26, 2010

Raspberry Rhapsody Scarf by J.Erickson-Schweitzer (Knitter’s Book of Yarn)
YARN – malabrigo baby merino wool
Started: June 28, 2010 Finished: June 16, 2011

Carolina (Rowan Magazine #39) Replaced with Filati’s T-Shaped Jacket, Model #31 in Magazine #39
YARN – Madelinetosh Vintage

Started: July 16, 2011  Finished:  April 27, 2012

Nantucket Brocade by Kristen Nicholas (Knitting the New Classics)
YARN – Rowan’s Denim Cotton (from my stash)
Started: August 4, 2010 October 9, 2010

Comfy Socks by Ulli Schober Shibuya (Greetings from Knit Cafe)
YARN – Loet’s Gems
Started: September 23, 2010 Finished: October 26, 2010

Entrelac Christmas Sock by Kathryn Alexander (America Knits)
YARN – Various Cottons from my Stash

Started: April 10, 2011

Erin Cardigan by Alice Starmore (Celtic Collection)
YARN – TBD

Fair Isle Cardigan by Laura Grutzeck (VK, Holiday 09)
YARN – Mandarin petit cotton
Started: September 23, 2010

Flowered Vest by Kathy Merrick (VK, Winter 09/10)
YARN – TBD

Norwegian Snail Mittens by Adrian Bizilia (Knitter’s Book of Yarn)
YARN – zealana’s Kiwi
Started: October 17, 2010

Reflecting Pools Bag by M. Diane Brown (Knitter’s Book of Wool)
YARN – Nashua Creative Focus Chunky

Started: April 13, 2010 Finished: April 28, 2011

Rosemal – by Celeste Pinheiro (Knitter’s Magazine, Fall 09)
YARN – TBD

Snakes & Ladders Gansey by Beth Brown Reinsel (Knitting Ganseys)
YARN – Brown Sheep Nature Spun 100% wool
Started: October 17, 2010 Finished: April 2, 2011

Sunflower Pillow by Kristen Nicholas (Kristen Nicholas Designs)
YARN – Paton’s Silk Bamboo
Started: October 15, 2010

Vines Cardigan by Amy King (Knitter’s Book of Yarn)
YARN – Classic Elite’s Giselle (kid mohair, wool and nylon)
Started: December 9, 2010 Finished: March 17, 2011


Let me know what you think of my selections, and…
What do you think are the odds that I will complete them all in one year?

  • No chance, no way, no how
  • Maybe, but I don’t know, it’s a pretty long list
  • I give you a 50/50 chance
  • I think you can do it
  • I’m betting on you all the way
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