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The Chunky Alpaca Cabled Afghan Knitting Pattern

The Chunky Alpaca Cabled Afghan Knitting Pattern

The sounds of my home waking up in winter are quite different than the warmer seasons when the windows and doors are thrown wide open and we are roused by the birds and the wind.  In the colder months, we are closed up and tucked in, insulated from nature’s alarms.  When I wake before light to start my day, our winter home offers the comforting morning sonata of the gurgling coffee pot, the furnace kicking in followed by the soft whir of the blower, and the gentle snores of my dogs (and sometimes husband) as they all linger in dream land.  It is this winter soundscape that will always be audible memory of writing this pattern.  Up before the rest of my household, my knitting would expand with the growing light.

Chunky Chocolate Alpaca Afghan

As winter projects go, there is none better than this alpaca throw.  Steaming cup of coffee beside me, I’d work tucked beneath the warmth of my work in progress watching the sun burn the mist off the field outside my window.  Core spun alpaca is a sensory joy too work with and it’s working weight would gently nudge my sleepy muscles to wakefulness.  Finishing up at over 6 lbs, this throw is a physical project with big broad movements as undulating cables are manipulated and the throw is rotated from row to row.  Back and forth.  The greatest pleasure may be rewards of seeing such a large project work up so quickly.  Knit on size 50 needles, progress is swift.  Cast on today and you will be snugly tucked in beneath your completed blanket in no time.

cream alpaca afghan in progress

The Chunky Alpaca Cabled Afghan is available as an instant download in my shop.  Happy Knitting!

Ombre Chunky Cabled Afghan

Cabled Leg Warmers: A Knitting Pattern

These leg warmers make the perfect weekend project.

Things happen when I’m home alone on a Sunday.  Getting dressed involves an oversized sweatshirt from high school and leggings.  Not feeling particularly well put together, I decided to accessorize.  My needle doodles turned into leg warmers, and I can assure you that once my ensemble was completed, I was way cuter.  You can be, too, because the pattern is ready!

The Chunky Alpaca Cowl Knitting Pattern

New release!  This Chunky Alpaca Cowl is a satisfying quick knit, made from an utterly soft super bulky alpaca yarn. You’ll be warding off the cold in no time.  There’s some cabling.  There’s some texture work.  But a dedicated beginner will do fine.

The Chunky Alpaca Cowl. Make it!

Abbreviated Materials List:

Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Alpaca or Gedifra Highland Alpaca 3 skeins

Size 17 knitting needles

Crochet needle K

Cable needle (optional)

Two buttons, 1 5/8″

This quick knit cowl features a cable stitch that almost feels like lace.

Chunky Alpaca Cowl Pattern 5.

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Sunflower Hooked Pillow: A Pattern for Rug Hookers

I designed this pillow a couple of years ago, and it’s been exciting to see how well received it’s been.  I was even more excited when I was invited to teach a class to fellow avid rug hookers to show them how to make this pillow, too.  And as  result of all that, I decided to write the pattern so that hookers everywhere can have the opportunity to put their own personal stamp on their version of the pillow so that it perfectly suits their home and decor.

This pattern is available as an instant PDF download in my Etsy shop.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Send pictures!

Pattern for the Sunflower Hooked Pillow. Make your own!