Rosann Fleischauer


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


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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Piece of Cake Cowl

Inspired by the way the colors danced together on the skein, this cowl was designed to take advantage of the color transitions of the Freia line and uses every last bit of yarn on the skein. The pattern itself is reminiscent of the latticework and detail of a wedding cake as it moves from layer to layer. Knit in the round, this cowl will stand up and be noticed as it graces the neck of the person lucky enough to wear it.

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Cupcake Party Afghan

Cupcake Party Afghan

This cozy afghan uses lovely purple yarn cakes to create a pentagon-shaped design. Knit in five sections for easier handling when you knit on the road, the sections are blocked and sewn together using a single crochet seam on the back. Shaping is minimal, which makes this the perfect knit for a social evening out with your knitting buddies.

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Sunday Brunch Dress

Sunday Brunch Dress

Ideal for knitters looking to branch out into more elaborate wearables, this simple tunic is knit from side to side using an aran weight yarn on a US size 8 needle. The end result is a fun-to-wear frock that’s perfect for lunch with mom. Pair it with tall boots and leggings or with bare legs and ankle boots!

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Knitting by Boat: Part 9 – Yarns in the Square

When seeking safe harbor in the Massachusetts Bay, many the mariner has stopped in Hingham to refresh, refuel, and relax. Good restaurants, a charming downtown historic district, a vibrant and newly repurposed shipyard full of retail options, and—just across the street from the shipyard—a yarn shop, Yarns in the Square.  If you prefer to let

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Knitting by Boat: Part 8 – Marblehead Knits

As one turns toward the beacon of Marblehead Light, the town itself unfolds on the hillside. You can sense there is something special about the destination, with its deep water and pristine but laid back waterfront; it’s a haven from the sea, nourishing your soul as you pick up a mooring ball or drop anchor,

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Olive Clutch

Lined with fabric of your choosing, paired with gold chain from the craft store, this clutch is a rewarding little piece. What better way to use up that special little skein on a quiet weekend than by making a little clutch to take to work on Monday?

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