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Knitting Patterns
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These knitting patterns have been trialed in home spun BFL and BFL mixed with other fibers as described in the pamphlets. You may need to adjust the gage or your needs in order to size correctly. Knitting swatches helps to determine gauge. On the other hand, its always an adventure and the scarf patterns lend themselves to any gauge.


Knitting lace is easy. It uses only a small number of stitch types. The whole idea is to leave holes where they will outline the pattern. Larger needles with finer yarn gets your there.

Knitters love the way BFL shows colors because of the extra sheen it has. For extra elegance and shine, it blends beautifully with kid mohair or silk (especially the lambs fleece with silk). For softness and loft, use Merino or Targee. Add in some angora for real luxery. Pure BFL yarn had a lovely soft slinky drape.

When knitting with handspun, remember to upsize your needles and not to knit it too tight. The character of the yarn shows up better if it has room to move and puff in the weave of the fabric. Always make a large swatch to test your needle size to your pattern because the diameter varies some. It's worth the time. I've had to pull too many projects out and always make a swatch now.


Simple Leaf Lace Scarf

Simple Lace Scarf

Double Strand Mittens


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