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

Winter Winds Balaclava

Say goodbye to the woes of “hat head” and embrace the comfort and elegance of this versatile accessory. This hooded cowl is a breeze to knit up and the best part? It’s done entirely in the round, making for a seamless and efficient knitting experience. Once you reach the crown, a simple cut and finishing touch create the perfect winter accessory, ensuring you stay cozy without compromising your hairdo. This cowl is not only fashionable but also serves as an excellent introduction to the art of steeking. By knitting in the round and then skillfully steeking, you’ll create a piece that seamlessly combines tradition with innovation.

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Icicle Elegance Cocoon 

Step into the holiday season with a touch of radiant elegance. Our Icicle Elegance Cocoon pattern invites you to bask in the warm glow of festive celebrations. Crafted with a silky yarn infused with a delicate sparkle, this shrug embodies the spirit of holiday glamor. Designed as a rectangle for the back, this pattern allows for effortless customization to achieve your desired fit. Embrace the versatility of this cocoon-style shrug, whether you prefer a relaxed drape or a more tailored silhouette.

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Maude Poncho

That moment as the sun kisses the horizon and the sky is illuminated in calming shades of pink, gray, ivory and a hint of peach is captured perfectly in this yarn.
Ethereal is the most fitting way to describe this poncho.The incredibly soft and lightweight fabric is knit from side to side, devoid of seams, to mar the incredible beauty of this yarn as it gracefully drapes over the person lucky enough to wear it. For a cold weather version, add the funnel neck, bottom hem rib and sleeves as presented. For a version suitable for those fireside chats at the beach, skip the extras and just go with the flow of the poncho itself. Written to allow you to make changes along the way, this poncho will surely become a wardrobe staple.

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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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