October: Ruschia knitalong

Welcome, welcome! Another month is on us, and October is all about short-row shaping. We are working on Woolly Wormhead's brilliantly cosy Ruschia Hat, which uses a provisional cast on (the crochet method that we met in August on the Little Tern blanket) and garter stitch grafting (which we mastered last month!), as well as introducing us to either German Short Rows or the wrap and turn method.

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Revealing the Ruschia hat by Woolly Wormhead

I've long been a huge fan of Woolly Wormhead's A-MAZING hat designs. A browse through my Ravelry projects reveals that I've knitted 8 of her hats over the years, and I can safely say that there will be MANY more in the future. So I was absolutely delighted when Woolly agreed to create a design for A Year of Techniques, and here is Ruschia:

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Presenting the Little Tern blanket and two provisional cast ons...

Welcome to August! This year is just flying by, and I'm still pinching myself that it's so much fun. A Year of Techniques has been a massive project for us, but now that the proofs are about to go to press I'm feeling a little sad that this is the last monthly pattern release! The anticipation each month has been brilliant. When we post the next pattern photos it will be the end of the month and we'll be on the countdown to the release of the whole book. There are still so many things to share...

So on to this month's pattern, which is an absolute stunner. Tin Can Knits have (again!) knocked it out of the park with a beautiful, beautiful blanket: Little Tern

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