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When choosing yarn for a project, one is faced with a gazillion options.  From brand to fiber content to price, it can become quite overwhelming.  Every now and again you come across fiber that is ridiculously yummy.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new yarn from Patons, Patons Pure Organic Cotton, then go right now and find some.  It’s soft and thick (worsted weight) and strong and delish!  This yarn has officially made it’s way into my heart and is now my go to cotton yarn.

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Patons Pure Organic Cotton, Butter

What are your go-to yarns?

Seems like fair isle is my technique of choice these days.  Just finished the Fair Isle socks for Patons Yarns.  Go check ’em out…

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Over on the Patons Blog you will also see that we are in the midst of a Knit-Along.  The pattern is a tam and it’s beautiful!  Please feel free to join in on the fair-isle fun!  We are all using Patons Classic Wool in 5 different shades.  Think vintage for my color selections.  Seriously, it reminds of a sweater that just walked out of the 1960s and I LOVE IT!

Alright, so my next big Patons project calls for the new Patons Pure.  This is a 100% organic cotton in worsted weight and it’s lovely people.   Go find some, touch it for a little and let me know what you think.   Since my little sister is graduating from college and it’s her birthday, the Cables and Lace Hoodie (Ravelry Link) in ‘Butter’ will be her gift.

As for my personal knitting, I am going to start the Autumn Rose Pullover.  I know, I have said probably a gazillion times by now that I am going to start this, but really, I am going to cast on as soon as I cast off the Fair Isle Tam.

IMG_3499Project Specs

Pattern: Hooded Cardigan by Patons

Pattern source: Patons Pattern Book, Next Steps Six – Learn to Cable and Ravelry.

Finished Size:  2

Supplies: Size US 6 and US 7, 24″ Circular Needles, 4 balls of Patons Classic Wool in Moss Heather. Scrap Yarn, darning needle and 4, 1″ buttons.

Ravelry Link:  Hunter’s Fall Hoodie

LOVED knitting this for my son, Hunter.  The pattern was great, the yarn was awesome and better yet, it only took me a little over 2 weeks to complete!  Gotta love small garments…  What was really cute though, was how exited Hunter was throughout the process.  Whenever I would be working on it in front of him, he would say “Hunter’s jacket Mommy.”  He was also very patient while trying this on for me.  I cannot wait for it to get cooler here so he can actually wear it!

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The back is my favorite part!

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Since this was a project for the Patons blog, you can read more details on any modifications that were made HERE.

Coming soon…  Fair Isle Socks, Ishbel and starting the Autumn Rose Pullover

Made my debut over on the Patons Blog today!!

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There really should be a tee shirt that says that.  This past Friday I found out that I got selected to be a blogger for Patons yarn.  It was through a friend of a friend of a friend kind of thing.  Talk about luck.  Sometimes, things just fall into place, you know?  Anyways, so my Internet BFF (Andrea) is also going to be doing this.  I am SO thrilled to have this opportunity.  So what exactly will I be doing you say?  Well, I select a pattern from a list that the editor has chosen.  They send me the pattern and yarn (I know, YAY).  I make it and then blog about it approximately once per week.  Have about 1 month to complete each project.  I even had to sign a contract!  My coworker was teasing me and asked if he could be my manager.  I guess every pro-knitter needs a manager.

I am so excited to start.  Just emailed my first pattern/yarn request.  Think fair isle socks!!!

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