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Barbara Benson Designs


Barbara Benson says, “My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means … instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. While my first love is lace, colorwork is a close second (mosaic in particular) and I have a definite soft spot for interesting textures. I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting, be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.” Barbara’s patterns are available through Tumped Duck website, LoveCrafts, and through clearly marked links to Ravelry.

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  • Wide headband with lacy leaf pattern
    Drooping Elm*
  • Triangular shawl in two colors with diagonal bands of texture.
    In the Library with the Candlestick*
  • Lacy narrow shawl in two colors, intricately interwoven.
    Golden Lion Throne*
  • Large lacy shawl with bubbling pattern.
    There is Water at the Bottom of the Ocean*

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