What to stash — or knit — this week

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The Pepperberry Cowl from Mitenae, a new designer and fellow Yarn Hoar on Ravelry who hails from the Western Australian city of Perth, uses 720 yards of fingering-weight yarn in three colors. It has a beautiful chevron pattern created with an intarsia technique (the pattern includes a tutorial) and I’m sure you can find some great color combinations from an Indie Untangled dyer — or your own stash.

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As she promised, Barb of Spencer Hill has updated her shop with a ton of naturally-dyed skeins. These OOAK lovelies come in a range of colors, from delicate pinks to bright reds. Included in the update are a few skeins of Lalo, a 40/40/20 blend of baby alpaca, wool and silk that Barb used for the top section of the LightWaves shawl by Susan Ashcroft, pictured above — which she has knit a couple of times.

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If you’re looking to knit up an heirloom, consider KarenDawn’s newest arrival, the Clairvaux Baby Blanket. The classic blanket squares in a lifted twist pattern (knit all in one piece) and a seed stitch border, though it’s not too much for the adventurous beginner. The name was inspired by Bernard of Clairvaux, a Cistercian monk from the 12th century and an important figure in Christianity.

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