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Highlights + Happenings | November 2023

Highlights + Happenings | November 2023

The Chilly Dog fetched your links to this month's featured knitting patterns, membership perks, tutorials and more.

New Pattern

Polarity Hat

Knit from end to end with no joining, this 2-layer- 2-color hat pattern is cozy and reversible. The hat tops have 4-petal flower shaping. A lightly lacey, peak and valley type stitch pattern allows the color of the inner layer to peek through. A simple picot edging helps you transition from the first layer to the second as you knit and makes the fold at the bottom of the brim.

+Plus Level Members download this pattern for free through 12/4/23.

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Stitch Counsel | November 10, 2023
This month let’s talk about Finnish rug weaving and my Grandpa’s loom.

New + Noteworthy


Recommended Reading | To Dye For
A page turner for anyone wanting to detoxify and be healthy.
Yarn Emergency Shadow Box
Flash your stash or decoratively display your leftover yarn bits.
There’s an Heir Loom in the Studio
Introducing Ukki, the rug loom built by my grandpa.

Learning Library

Double Lifted Increase
Decoratively adding two stitches.
Decrease Slants and Stitch Charts
Chart symbols visually represent the direction a knit decrease will slant on the RS.
Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Toe-Up Sock Heels
Comparing socks with short row, gusset and flap, and (flapless) gusset heel shaping.
Make 1
One of the most common ways to increase a stitch in your knitting.

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A Note from Ellen

When the calendar flips to November my mind turns to gratitude and I certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

Thanks to my amazing collaborative partners! These small businesses provide yarn and needle support for my knitting adventures and are there to cheer me on. More importantly I can always count on the people behind the scenes to offer professional guidance and encouragement when I'm tangled up.

Thanks to my special guests, Christine from Treasure Goddess Yarns and Megan from Billy and Baa for Zooming with and getting to know The Chilly Dog's Plus Level members. I appreciate your time and talent.

Thank you for knitting with me! I hope you enjoy my making patterns and learning from my tutorials as much as I enjoy creating them for you.

May your month be filled with cozy knits and many joys to be thankful for.

There's more to explore in the Learning Library!