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  1. Angela
    January 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

    Just a beginner and many friend recommended ravelry which is kind of overwhelming- luckily I found one of your simple collection patterns there which led me here to exactly what I need as beginner- a progressive set of items to make that I will actually love and use!

  2. M Fjorden
    November 16, 2021 @ 7:12 am

    Thank you!

  3. Jen
    May 28, 2021 @ 1:44 pm

    Some of the pattern introduction list an order. For example, Malt is listed as being the first project. Is there an order you recommend for all of them? I’m a beginner just looking for projects to practice basic skills with. Thanks!

    • Emily Wessel
      May 31, 2021 @ 1:41 am

      Hi Jen –

      We published the patterns in the following order:
      1. Wheat Scarf or Malt Blanket
      2. Barley Hat or Oats Cowl
      3. Maize Mittens
      … then you can work the following in whatever order you like:
      Flax sweater, Grain Shawl, Harvest Sweater…

      And the Light versions of Flax, Barley, and Rye can be subsituted for the worsted/aran weight original version if you prefer to work with lighter yarn.

      Enjoy! Emily

  4. Joli Taryla
    December 9, 2020 @ 6:45 pm

    Your twsm has become my go to every winter! For gifts, for myself, for my kids, they are always a hit. I have loved playing with the pattern as well, adding cables, making fingerless mitts, and more. I don’t think i will ever tire of this quick little knit. Thank you!


  5. Melinda
    October 22, 2020 @ 6:37 am

    I love this so much. I can’t wait to try my first sweater!

  6. Annie
    September 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am

    Love the new photo of flax, thanks for being more diverse and inclusive. I have found your patterns incredibly helpful to developing my skills as a knitter.

  7. janet
    September 24, 2020 @ 3:45 pm

    love. love that you created the simple collection – for free! – to help all knitters. love the size inclusivity – just love everything about this post and your sharing it.

    thank you.

  8. Denise Fordyce
    September 24, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

    I love reading your thoughts and stories, and I really love the way you have made such terrific designs freely available to us.
    I knitted “Old Growth” at the start of our Winter and get comments each time I wear it. Very comfy, too!
    A different perspective on size: I’m 60 years of age and weigh 43kg, have been the same weight all my adult life. Only time I attained “normal” weight was whilst pregnant! Where others struggle to lose weight, I struggle to keep it on. I find it really interesting that friends and acquaintances seem to feel very free to comment on my weight in ways i don’t hear them commenting on others who are overweight. It is hurtful to hear some of the stuff that is said to me and about me. Why can’t we see past what people “look” like and see the person inside!

  9. honeybeepurls
    September 24, 2020 @ 12:10 pm

    I love the Simple Collection. I come back to it time after time. Sometimes I use a pattern as a jumping off point for an original-ish design. But often I just enjoy knitting these simple patterns and letting a beautiful yarn really shine.

  10. Susan Baughman
    September 24, 2020 @ 8:12 am

    Thank you for the update. I added short rows when I made my Flax and the fit is great. I still like and wear this knit often.