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The Harvest Cowl Knitting Pattern: Cozy + Warm Textured Knit Scarf

The Design Concept of The Harvest Cowl Knitting Pattern: Cozy Texture Plus ColorWhen designing The Harvest Cowl knitting pattern, I had in mind to create a unique, textured cowl scarf that was a total show-stopper. I actually don’t have any cowl knit or crochet patterns in my design portfolio, so I thought it was the perfect timing to add some to the Darling Jadore collection! The stunning knitted texture of The Harvest Cowl engulfs you with unparalleled warmth and coziness […]

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The Driftwood Mittens Crochet Pattern: Classy, Crochet Cable Mitts

The Design Concept Of The Driftwood Mittens: A Classic Cable-Crochet Mitts DesignWhen I designed The Grove Mittens knitting pattern, I immediately had loads of people sending me e-mails requesting for me to design a crochet version of this classic mittens pattern. And I didn’t mind one little bit! I instantly began design plans to adapt The Grove Mittens to a crochet version that was similar, but also very different in their own right — and that’s exactly how The Driftwood […]

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The Iris Beanie Knitting Pattern: A Swirl Spiral Hat Design With Faux Fur Pom

Design Concept For The Iris Beanie Knitting Pattern: A Spiral Swirl Hat Design With A Faux Fur PomWhen coming up with design concepts for beanies for the fall, I wanted to make sure I had some beginner-friendly patterns that were a breeze to knit up and took no time at all. I thought it’d be unique to have a simple knit beanie with a twist spiral detail design that swirled up to the top of the hat, so that’s exactly […]

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The Cypress Beanie Knitting Pattern: A Classic Fair-Isle Hat (Unisex)

The Design Concept Of The Cypress Beanie Knitting Pattern: A Classic Argyle Fair Isle Beanie That’s UnisexBelieve it or not, I actually designed The Cypress Beanie knitting pattern many years ago, and retired it a few years back with intentions on revamping it one day in the future. But for a long time, it patiently waited in the back of the closet for the day it would make its reappearance…and today’s the day! I’ve always loved the look of classic, […]

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The Grove Mittens Knitting Pattern: A Classic Cable-Knit Mitts Design

The Design Concept Of The Grove Mittens: A Classic Cable-Knit Mitts DesignWhen designing The Grove Mittens knitting pattern, I simply wanted  to make a pair of cable-knit mittens that look really classic and sophisticated, with a classic ribbed cuff and sleek cable design. I knew I wanted to design the cables to be smaller than the usual cables I knit into my mittens designs, so after numerous sketches and testing, I finally got The Grove Mittens exactly how I wanted them! […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Koigu Origins New Yarn Line: Mohair, Corriedale, + Gotland Wools

*Disclaimer: This post was made in collaboration with Koigu yarn. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. Darling Jadore Knits With Koigu’s Yarn Again: Love At First TouchIt’s no surprise — we’re huge fans of Koigu over here at Darling Jadore! We first discovered their gorgeous yarns a few years ago and I designed an infinity scarf for their Vill collection with their stunning Chelsea Aran yarn (you can peep it here and buy the knitting pattern for […]

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The Canyon Shawl Knitting Pattern ⨯ A Beginner-Friendly Asymmetrical Scarf Knitted On The Bias

The Design Concept For The Canyon Scarf Knitting Pattern: A Unique, Asymmetrical Shawl/ScarfThe initial design concept for The Canyon Scarf knitting pattern came from a trip I took while traveling where I saw this giant canyon (see photo below!). The beautiful colors and unique shapes inspired me to design an asymmetrical scarf that’s knitted on the bias, and would be the perfect, meditative project for beginner-scarf/shawl knitters.  The colors of the canyon that day were spectacular, so it took awhile […]

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The Woodsy Mitts Knitting Pattern ⨯ Cable-Knit Mittens Perfect For Fall + Winter

The Design Concept Behind The Woodsy Mitts Knitting Pattern: Cable-Knit CozinessI don’t think many things are cuter than a classic pair of cable-knit mittens in the fall or winter, so I knew months ago I wanted to design The Woodsy Mitts knitting pattern. I’ve been knitting and designing cable-knit mittens for many years (e.g., The Cappuccino Mitts have been my customers’ go-to fave autumn knitting pattern for awhile), and I just can’t get enough of them! I wanted these mitts […]

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The Rainfall Shawl Knitting Pattern ⨯ A Western Boho Half-Circle Shawl With Tassels

The Design Concept Of The Rainfall Shawl Knitting Pattern: Simple Lace With A Touch Of TasselsWhen designing The Rainfall Shawl knitting pattern, I knew right away I wanted to knit a boho-inspired shawl that had drop stitches, simple lace, and tassels! I absolutely love the look of tassels on knitwear accessories, but I wanted to make the tassels for this particular shawl extra long and flowy, and to create a design that reminded me of rain falling. Living out west, […]

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The Ruska Shawl Knitting Pattern ⨯ A Mustard Lace Half-Circle Shawl With Eyelets

The Design Concept Of The Ruska Shawl Knitting Pattern: Eyelet Lace Mustard Shawl For FallA lacy, mustard-yellow knitted scarf is a must-have during autumn for me, so I’d been playing around with the design concept for The Ruska Shawl knitting pattern since spring. It took me months of sketching and strategizing until I finally landed on a design that I fell in love with. The main inspiration behind The Ruska Shawl was the Quaking Aspens in the fall, and “Leaf […]

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