Rosann Fleischauer


Rosann started knitting when her husband got a boat and decided to take a few weeks and see the coast and she wandered into a local yarn shop during a much needed shore-break. She picked out a book, some yarn and needles to get started, and it turned the whole vacation around. Now ever year while he gets his boat ready for the season, Rosann scours the local yarn stores to build up a stash of projects to do underway, the smaller the better and always in the round with circular needles (because chasing double-pointed needles around the deck is not fun and provides twice as many ways to impale one’s self in heavy seas).

Rosann works with several community groups as a volunteer to teach others knitting techniques. She is always amazed at the number of fellow knitters she's met along the way and thankful to each and every one of them for the pleasure of their company and stories they have told. To this day, Rosann tracks her projects in terms of where she bought the yarn, who she was with and where she went while knitting it.

Projects by Rosann Fleischauer

Cabernet Crossbody Bag

A funky stitch, some superwash wool and a few vintage findings make this a quick weekend project. The strap can be a vintage piece of chain, a knit i-cord, a 5-stitch tunisian crochet rectangle or a ribbon. Use your stash of notions to make it your own.

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Boardwalk Breeze Dog Bandana

Love your pet and want to give him/her a stylish little accessory? This bandana is unique in that there’s a space for your leash clasp to hook onto the collar through the bandana. No more stopping mid-walk to pick up your dog’s bandana!

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Kali Stripes Beginner Shawl

Social knitters and beginners alike will rejoice at the simplicity of the Piper Shawl. Stripes are a fun way to keep the stitches flowing without having to stop every few stitches to check one’s place in a pattern repeat but still have a bit of visual interest to keep it fun. Shown here with the Classic Shades Hat, if you’re interested in crochet!

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Offshore Raffia Bag

With a bold central stripe, this beach friendly clutch features a reinforced base making it ideal for any beachtime essentials. Plus, it uses one of our favorite new yarn types: raffia yarn.

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Paris Amour Pillow

This pillow design is easily customizable due to a simple four-row repeat that can be used to create two different pillow sizes (16”x 12” or 16”x16”). Complete with little heart buttons, this pretty design is feeling the love.

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Memory Lane Shawl

Take a brisk walk in the park with this stylish shawl. This is a fun little knit that is an easy to memorize pattern that is knit flat on a circular needle to accommodate the stitches as the piece is knit.

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Ivory Roses Tank

This ivory colored tank is almost too elegant for words. The cabled edging perfectly complements the timeless simplicity of the bodice. Combine this with a flowing skirt and fun beach hat for the perfect summer outfit.

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Caribbean Waves Tank Top

The electric blue of the Caribbean Sea finds its home in this stunning tank top. It is designed with an innovative stitch along the bottom that interprets the calming curve of a wave’s crest, and it will look great with shorts or a skirt.

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Shimmering Mermaid Sarong

Looking for something dreamy to wear at the pool or for a romantic walk at the water’s edge? This sarong is in a league of its own, with shimmering gleams peeking out from the rayon yarn’s metallic undertones. Plus, the sturdy material can hold its own, so you can enjoy the ocean waves while still looking fabulous.

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