Weekly Fave! A DIY Summer Scarf

I needed to jazz up a favorite summer scarf because the original tassels were coming apart. I updated it by knitting two lace edgings in a Half Herringbone Faggot (Multiple of 3 stitches) the width of the scarf ends. This stitch pattern consists of repeating one row: *k1, yo, k2tog: rep from *; pretty simple….

A Sustainable Option – The Thrift Shop

Following the sustainability theme of my post Polyester Rant II, I came across Shift to Thrift by Fashion Revolution, a discussion on how to thrift shop and reach the goals of quality, versatility, and sustainable clothing purchases. In my post, I neglected to mention this option of buying quality fashion in thrift stores. Quality and…

Weekly Fave! A Breezy Summer Tank

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her Sayer Tank designed for Purl Soho is a versatile A-line shape, yet classy style for warm weather fun. With two different necklines, a V-neck and a crew, you can reverse the back and front. It’s knit in Cattail Silk, a 100% nubby silk, spun in…

How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together

“How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together” is one of my most popular posts, so I wanted to update it and add some information that wasn’t included initially. I think this type of topic is an essential how-to, and is a basic topic that is often overlooked in books and even knitting classes. Assembling a…

Weekly Fave! A Spring Shawl

I love lace stitchery, but I prefer the patterns to be relatively simple and not knit with lace weight yarn – too fine. I like the versatility and weight of fingering yarn for these types of projects. This lovely Garter and Lace Shawl fits the bill for me. My decision to make it was confirmed…

Weekly Fave! The Best Dishcloth

Need a mindless, on-the-go project? These are so cute, and of course functional, you’ll want to knit a whole set in a colorway to go with your home’s decor. The Pebble Dishcloth is simply knit in garter stitch with Purl Soho’s Lantern yarn, a blend of cotton and linen. Remember that cotton and linen are…

New Updated Version of The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms

I just finished an update of The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms. It’s a handy list of common abbreviations and knitting terms to keep in your knitter’s toolbox, plus a couple of my favorite knitting techniques. Check it out! The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms

Weekly Fave! Summer Poncho

What speaks summer more than a linen lace wrap, adding a decorative touch to a breezy summer dress. This bohemian inspired Winona Poncho is knit from Louet North America Euroflax Sport, a 100% wet spun linen yarn. If you have never tried this yarn, make it your summer pick. Linen is the ultimate summer yarn.

How to Make a Cut-in Pocket

  The cut-in pocket is one method of adding a pocket to your knit garment. For my vest, I wanted to make a couple of non-functional, or purely decorative pockets, so I chose this method to make them. Cut-in Pocket Steps: Work across the row to beginning of pocket insertion. Drop your main colored yarn…

Weekly Fave! A Year Round Pullover

I don’t think I would pull out the paint brushes wearing this lovely, lightweight pullover from Purl Soho. Its name is simply suggestive of being dipped in paint. It has a vintage appeal, knit in fingering Linen Quill, a blend of wool, alpaca, and linen. I love its simplicity, color blocking, and the small amount…

Mindful Fashion And Style In 2018

            Continuing along the lines of my last post, Polyester Rant II, I’ve been thinking about what and how much we’re consuming, and what fashion means to us in North America. We spend many dollars shopping, but much of the clothing we purchase is poor quality fast fashion. One of…

Weekly Fave! A Modern Shell

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is selling the knitting pattern and yarn for this elegant, refined style from Shibui Knits Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Mirage is a modern, layered piece available in two versions – short sleeves or sleeveless. The sheer underlayer is knit with Shibui’s Silk Cloud, a lace weight blend of silk and mohair. A…