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Mmmmm… Marina Merino…

Marina yarn - Manos del Uruguay | frecklesandpurls.com

Sometimes, when designing a new pattern, the pattern idea comes first and then the search for the right yarn begins. And other times, like now, a beautiful skein of yarn arrives and the work to create the perfect pattern for it begins. I received a skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Marina yarn and immediately started the task of […]

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Fall knitting

Hiro Pullover | frecklesandpurls.com

Well, it’s finally October. Which means it’s supposedly Fall. I say “supposedly” because the high temperature here today was 91º! Even though the weather isn’t playing along, I am definitely planning my Fall knitting. Hopefully the weather will catch up to me soon! As I’ve mentioned about a million times on this blog, Fall is my absolute favorite […]

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Pebble Brook

Pebble Brook pattern by Allison LoCicero | frecklesandpurls.com

My newest cowl pattern, Pebble Brook, is now available! For this pattern, I was inspired by the colors of the rocks and the flow of the water in a mountain stream. Pebble Brook uses slipped-stitch cables to highlight the color changes in variegated yarns and give this cowl a sense of movement. It is knit in the […]

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Introducing Ripplerock

Ripplerock pattern by Allison LoCicero | frecklesandpurls.com

The Winter 2015 issue of Twist Collective came out last week, and I am thrilled to have my newest shawl pattern in it! Ripplerock is a large, cozy shawl perfect for snuggling into on cold days.The body has a solid all-over diamond pattern that provides both interest and warmth and is knitted down and out […]

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Marlanna

Marlanna by Allison LoCicero

My newest shawl pattern, Marlanna, is now available! Marlanna is a crescent-shaped shawl knit from the top down. The garter stitch body and stranded border are the perfect canvas to highlight the different colors in variegated yarns. This shawl can be knit with one skein of fingering weight yarn so it’s a perfect project to use that […]

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