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50% Off My Aran Skull KnitCrate Through September 30!

This month's KnitCrate features my new Aran Skull Hat pattern and two skeins of a beautiful Suri/Huacaya alpaca blend, just in time for Halloween knitting! I wanted to let you know that there is a great deal for 50% off until the end of the month -- that's just $14.99 plus shipping (and international shipping is available).

Simply go to this link (it tells them that I sent you there!) and add the $29.99 crate to your cart. That will activate the deal:

I have been playing around with cabled skull motifs ever since I saw a ready-to-wear skull sweater by Alexander McQueen. My husband wanted it so badly and the price tag was so ridiculous that I decided to make him one as a birthday gift. Though other knitters have charted this out, I decided to challenge myself to make this entire pullover just by looking at several photographs. Wow, that was an interesting experiment! I'm still convinced there are things done in the sweater that seem impossible by hand, but I did ok. :D

Château d'Oex, Switzerland

When KnitCrate asked me to design a pattern for Halloween, I wondered if I could take the challenge further and make a mini version of the cabled skull. Obviously, it's not as refined, but I think it worked out!

To make the motif stand out, I framed the front of the hat in reverse stockinette. However, the rest of the hat is in simple stockinette.

This hat pattern is super addictive! It's just so much fun to see the skull form with every round. I hope you enjoy it, please do take advantage of the sale. Here's the link to buy again and thanks for your purchase!

Until next time,


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