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Winter Woollies

We have the best experts on the Knit and Crochet Now! website. This time around we have Lee Sartori (first on left) and Melissa Leapman (second from right) to treat us to some first-class instruction! Even better, all the patterns we use on the show are available for free (yes, free!) from Knit and Crochet Now!.

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Just in time for you to knit something beautiful for yourself, the fourth episode of season nine includes two beautiful cocoon shrugs to knit or crochet. First up, our knitting guru Melissa shows us how to work the Royal Rib Turtleback in beautiful machine-washable Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted.

Royal Rib Turtleback

Then we have the adorable Lee teaching us how to crochet the Boyfriend Cocoon. Choose your favorite worsted-weight yarn and spoil yourself with a truly special project.

Boyfriend Cocoon

Want some more indulgent knitting and crochet options?

Knit yourself up the adorable Pumpkin Spice Hat & Mitts Set. Basic knits and purls are anything but when you combine them in this adorable ensemble.

Pumpkin Spice Hat & Mitts Set

And if you want another snuggly knitted cocoon option, try the Harvest Cocoon. Choose a gorgeous self-striping yarn and the yarn does all the work for you!

Harvest Cocoon

I adore all-in-one accessories like this crocheted Road Trip Hooded Scarf. When you're done crocheting it, you've got a beautiful scarf and hood all in one, and just to make it even better, it has pockets -- because everything is better with pockets!

Road Trip Hooded Scarf

Finally, for another cozy cocoon option, crochet the Just Me Shrug for a perfect piece you will be proud to wear all year round!

Just Me Shrug

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