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Knitting The Mitten State: A New Pattern In Development

With plans for an exciting Handmade Tour of Michigan in the works, I’ve been thinking a lot about the great state I call home.

I’ve also been thinking about rising gas prices and how I’m going to pull off this self-funded trip. It’s not a lucrative solution, but I’ve decided to write a fun Michigan map dishcloth pattern and sell it as a PDF download on this site.

I will probably end up using my cloth for a more decorative than practical purpose, but the knitting is fun either way. I hope to wrap up my pattern draft in a couple days. Then I’ll recruit some test knitters to check my work and make the pattern available for all you mitten state lovers ASAP.

In the meantime, please keep sending in your tour stop suggestions. I’ve gotten some wonderful tips from readers and can’t wait for this summer’s handmade adventure. I’m also cooking up a plan to craft with people along the way. So let me know if you’re interested in showing me around your town. Tell me what you make and how we may be able to collaborate this summer.

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Comment from brandi
Time: April 5, 2011, 1:48 pm

I don’t know anything about chigcago so I couldn’t tell you any places to go. However, I can’t wait to see the mittens.

Comment from Elizabeth
Time: April 5, 2011, 4:59 pm

I don’t know if I told you this before, but I love, love, love this. Also, the knitting pattern sounds so fun – what a great idea! I could probably help you translate it into crochet if you want to go that route, too. :)

Much love to you and the fam!

Comment from jennifer
Time: April 5, 2011, 5:31 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth. I think it’s going to be a really fun summer. : )

Comment from Heather
Time: April 11, 2011, 1:24 pm

My family is from Michigan, so I am excited to see the pattern.

I would love to do a handmade tour of Michigan. I have such fond memories of all of my summers spent up there.

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