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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


Marilla Cocoon Cardigan

A cocoon cardigan need not be a warm accessory, simply a colorful or visually interesting topper swimwear and summer outfits. The beauty of the piece is the way in which the simple rectangle shape is folded and seamed then worked in the round to complete the front and cuffs.

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Linen Stitch Gingham Blanket

A modern twist on a traditional gingham quilt, this cozy piece is made up of 25 linen stitch rectangles easily completed on the go. Whip up yours while sitting fireside in your favorite oversized chair and enjoy the finished piece all winter long.  

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Sunset Linen Stitch Scarf

The inspiration for this scarf came from the yarn itself.  The long color repeats of Urth Uneek Worsted created thin vertical stripes when crocheted over a longer field of stitches without pooling. The resulting sunset-like lines are pleasing for beginners and experienced crocheters alike as they master the linen stitch.

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Dog Mom Cowl

Winter can be harsh and accessories can be fun.  This simple to scale cowl will help keep you and your four-legged friend coordinated through the worst of the winter. Skip skimpy cowls that don’t stay by your neck and treat yourself to a cowl that will actually protect you. Plust, the matching dog cowl won’t get wrapped up in your dog’s leash and you two will look stylish and cozy all winter long.

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Bleu Dog Sweater

Bleu Dog Sweater

Everyone needs a warm stylish jacket to feel their best on a cold day.  It’s time to rethink the shape of dog jackets to provide better coverage and comfort for dogs and make it easier to get our dogs into their jackets, particularly broad chested breeds and those who do not like to slip their feet into a sleeve. Bleu checks all the boxes and looks adorable to boot.

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Adventure Dog Cowl

adventure dog cowl

Winter can be harsh and accessories can be fun.  This simple to scale cowl will help keep your dog warm when the wind starts to howl.  Crocheted using a hdc through the back of the loop the piece has a soft hand easy to slip over your dog’s head.

To maximize the fit, measure the circumference of the neck and widest part of the head to make sure at gauge you can slip the cowl over his/her head without a fuss

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Circular Chenille Afghan

Crocheted from the center outward using chenille yarn, this large and cozy afghan is a warm welcome to cold winter days. Warm as a woolen blanket and washable, this clever design is a keeper with its faux pom edging in lovely mint.

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Gillian Gradient Shawl

When you want a layer over your beach-side look, look no further than the delightfully smooth and silky sensation of this shawl. The cotton blend used in this project makes this an easy-to-care-for layer when traveling and a delight to wear on even the most sensitive of skin types.

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Crochet by Boat: The Knitted Purl

Uncover a new and colorful world with crochet designer Rosann Fleischauer as she tours the ports of Long Island to explore the local yarn shops that are crochet-friendly. On this adventure, discover the charming fiber haven that is The Knitted Purl. Kepp up with the adventures on the I Like Crochet blog – Just look for the crocheting by boat series!

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Crochet by Boat: Part 3 – The Knitting Garden

The village of Huntington is a charming stop as we make our way around Long Island by boat searching for the perfect yarn destination.  From the moment you settle into your slip at Willis Marine, you know this is going to be a good stop.  Willis Marine is at the head of the harbor and

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