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  • Pattern Preview: Issue 8 - Campfire

    August 18, 2022 1 min read 1 Comment

    Wohoo, it's that time of the year! There's a slight chill in the evening air, the leaves are slowly turning, and I'm starting to crave new cast ons - textured sweaters, cabled scarves, a beanie here or there... Fall is almost upon us!

    And with fall comes our next issue: Campfire!

    For Issue 8, we’re inviting you to settle down with us in a little clearing in a fall forest, a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hands, and stretch out your feet towards a crackling, sparking campfire. Watching the flames dance, the smoke disappear into the canopy, the sparks fly, we’re sinking into the warmth and coziness of this fleeting moment. Breathing in, breathing out, we’re becoming aware of the neverending interplay of forest and fire and ash, flames and rebirth and smoke, us and nature.

    Our Pattern Preview for Issue 8 is now up - including all Pattern Detail pages, so if you want to know which exact colorway the sample is knit up in or how much yarn you need, just click through to them. We've put it on a separate page instead of the blog so that we can play around a bit more with making it look good. Head over here or click on the picture down below to see the full preview!

     

    Do you already have a favorite project you cannot wait to cast on? Let me know in the comments below!

    Hanna Lisa x

    1 Response

    Dawn Bradt
    Dawn Bradt

    October 12, 2022

    Hi! Love the orlina sweater and I’ve started it. I am making a size 3. The cast on is CO 29. I opened the raglan increase page and in size 3 the CO is 33.
    Which one is correct please?

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