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Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci

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For fiber artists everywhere. Happy New Year!

An Olive and Gold Neck Cowl for Wintertime

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Here's Lynnie, my son Jake's significant other, wearing the newest addition to my Etsy shop: a neck warmer in olive green and mustard gold, handknit in nubby handspun.

The construction is simple: I knitted it lengthwise, as you would a scarf, in alternating stripes. The nubbier stripe uses thick-and-thin handspun in the moss stitch, while the smoother stripe uses two-ply worsted-weight yarn in the stockinette stitch.

You might also wear this on your head, as a very thick and warm headband. Or, you may want to make it a holiday gift for the fashionable dog.


Above: Biggie Smalls, Jake and Lynn's French bulldog/Boston Terrier semi-puppy. He knows how to pose!