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Carolinian Hat by Kate Oates

Carolinian Hat by Kate Oates is going to be the next hat I knit for myself.

by kate oates

by kate oates

I chose Carolinian Hat pattern for several reasons. First I only have one ball of this yarn. And this pattern works with the amount of yardage I have.  Second I just love the spiraling pattern of the hat. The pattern is on Ravelry and it is by Kate Oates. You can find her shop here.

Browsing through the projects tab on the pattern page to see other peoples interpretation of pattern and yarns they choose, is always interesting to me.

This is my ball of Malabrigo yarn.

by Kate Oates

Malabrigo yarn bulky

I recently went to visit family in Pa for the Thanksgiving holiday and got to do some yarn shopping in person. That is something I don’t get to do much being on the road all the time. So it was a real treat.

I came back to the truck with 3 large storage bags full of yarn for all kinds of projects. They are all stuffed at the foot of my bunk and its fun to have so much yarn on the road.





My favorite knitting patterns

The best place to find a knitting pattern for me is Ravelry.

Some of my favorite knitting patterns are listed below.

Here are just a few of the knitting patterns I admire. I have bought the patterns and have them in my library. They are on my you have to knit this list.

This knitting pattern came across my Instagram feed and I fell in love with it. It is called Voodoo you love me. It is an adorable little creature I want to knit for my daughter. Susan Claudino is the designer and you should check out her shop she has many adorable patterns. I may have to buy a few more.

by susan claudino

by susan claudino

Designer Lauren Riker has a few adorable sock knitting patterns I want to knit. Nothing is better than a fun goofy sock.

by Lauren Riker

by Lauren Riker

Here is the link to this pattern page, aren’t they just adorable!

Lauren Riker has another adorable set of socks.


The link to this cute little bunch of socks is here.

And this hat is a must knit. It will be a project with all the detail color work, but how can I not have this on my project list.

Frostings  knitting pattern By Liz Smith link here to her ravelry store.

by Liz Smith

by Liz Smith

Oh and I can’t forget my new fingerless mitts I want to knit. A knitting mitten pattern on Ravelry, I just have to make. But I plan to edit them into fingerless mitts. Link to her page


She has some other cool knitting pattern designs as well. Visit her shop.

Also if you go to the pattern page of any pattern on Ravelry and click on the projects link above you can see all the variations people have chosen to make these patterns in. It is an interesting way to see color ways that appeal to you.

I have many more favorite knitting patterns, I will come back and share more.