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Mary Beth Temple


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Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines in the US and UK, and she is also the owner and lead designer for the popular pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in select independent yarn stores.

Mary Beth is the author of many books and booklets, most recently Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, both from Design Originals. You can also catch her teaching at yarn stores and fiber conventions across the country!

You can find her at Hooked for Life, www.Arm-Knitting.com, www.facebook.com/hookedforlifepublishing, www.pinterest.com/mbtemple/, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.

Projects by Mary Beth Temple


Cherry Cobbler Cowl

This airy, but warm, project results in a dense but not-too-heavy fabric. Paired with a bright, bulky yarn and eye-catching buttons, you can have a fashionable button-up cowl completed in a weekend.

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Cozy Pocket Scarf

Who needs to carry a purse when this handy pocket scarf will give you a place to stash your phone, keys and change purse? Nice deep pockets keep your hands warm while the thick, garter stitch fabric keeps your neck toasty. This scarf makes a perfect holiday present for someone special – or for yourself!

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Seafoam Open-Sleeve Top

This cute little toddler top is ready for sweet summer days. Featuring trendy open sleeves, this pattern is easy to make and perfect for all your little ones summer adventures.

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Your Guide to Reversible Knitting

While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of fabulous knitting stitch patterns in the world, in this article we are going to take a look at reversible stitches. Nothing is more frustrating that trying out a simple scarf to learn a new stitch pattern and then realizing the contortions you’ll have to go through when

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Greener Fields Baby Blanket

Invite nature’s alluring green shades into your little one’s nursery with this charming baby blanket. The gradient stripes perfectly coordinate with the multiple lace stitch changes, creating a textured, visually stunning piece.

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Brainfreeze Hat

Brainfreezes are just a pesky side effect of scarfing down your favorite warm weather treat, but it won’t hurt when this ice cream cone goes to your head! Knit from the bottom up, this adorable, silly hat looks like an upside-down cone and will delight your fellow ice cream fanatics.

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Aquamarine Shawl

Aquamarine Shawl

March’s birthstone is the brilliant blue aquamarine. This pattern is simply luscious – the twist stitch pattern adds texture, which is only enhanced by the density of color in this hand-dyed yarn. Warm, cozy and fashionable, it’s as fun to wear as it is to knit.

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Cozy Pocket Scarf

Who needs to carry a purse when this handy pocket scarf will give you a place to stash your phone, keys and change purse? Nice deep pockets keep your hands warm while the thick, garter stitch fabric keeps your neck toasty. This scarf makes a perfect holiday present for someone special – or for yourself!

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Daisy Stitch Shawl

Do more with your stitches by changing up the way they face. The cast-on is actually in the center of the shawl, and each subsequent section, including the garter stitch border, is picked up and knit from elsewhere. Featuring the easy-to-learn daisy stitch, this shawl is perfect with either subtle color variations or with contrasting colors.

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