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Free Knitting Pattern: Taylor Swift TTPD Inspired Cardigan

Cozy up and knit with the chairman of the Tortured Poets Department. This cardigan is a labor of love and I wanted to share my charts and notes with you! This blog post covers all of the instructions for this cardigan including my charts - it is not graded to any other size. You can get this pattern in a PDF for free on Ravelry if you prefer .  Size:   This sweater is 44” in body circumference. For me it fits with 6” of ease on a 38” bust. Yarn: Worsted weight - Knitting For Olive Heavy Merino in Pearl Grey - 12 balls for my size. Needles:  US #7 needles (4.5mm) for the body and sleeves.  US #5 needles (3.75mm) for the ribbing on the sleeves and neckline. Gauge:  Average cable gauge 22 sts = 4 inches. In stockinette gauge is 18 sts = 4 inches. Row gauge is 24 sts = 4 inches.  Notions: Three 1" buttons, three removable stitch markers (or more to separate cables), tapestry needle, scissors. Note on this cardigan:   This cardigan is challenging - I highly recommend reading through

Free Sock Pattern: Soft Ruffle Socks

I'm so excited to share with you my free ruffle sock knitting pattern! This post contains the full ruffle socks pattern or you can download a PDF of the pattern for free on Ravelry . This free vanilla sock pattern incorporates a fun fuzzy mohair ruffle with an easy-peasy technique. Hint - knit a totally vanilla sock by omitting the ruffle! Details Dress up a vanilla pair of socks with an oh-so-soft ruffle. These socks incorporate fluffy mohair to make the softest, squishiest, cutest socks in your drawer.  Sizes Sizes S (M, L) are for 7" (8", 9") (18, 20, 23 cm) circumference socks. These socks are intended to use 0.5-1" (1.3-2.5 cm) of negative ease. Measure around the ball of the foot with a fabric measuring tape, and choose the size closest to your foot measurement. This is the circumference of your foot, not the length of your foot which will be measured later.  Yarn Requirements: MC: Approximately 250-375 yards (72-106 grams) Fingering weight sock yarn. I us