Weekly Fave!

I love knitting blankets. They are time consuming, but I enjoy one on the go as a diversion from other projects I’m working on. I can just knit away without thinking too much, while watching TV or listening to the radio, particularly if it’s a simple pattern stitch like the blanket above from Purl Soho….

Weekly Fave!

The above cardigan is an original Bohus Stickning, from a small hand knitting business started in 1939 by Emma Jacobsson, the wife of the Governor of Bohus Province in Southern Sweden. The business began mainly as work relief for women in this economically depressed area. Bohus Stickning became world famous, and a desired fashion item…

Schematic Tell-All

The schematic is a map to get you where you want to go. It reveals almost everything you need to know about knitting a project. Everything but the stitch counts and pattern stitches. A schematic is a line drawing of the pieces drawn to scale. Each drawing corresponds to each section that you’ll be knitting….

Weekly Fave!

  Simplicity at its best in this free Classic Cowl pattern from Purl Soho. It is knit in the round, and you could use any of your favorite worsted weight yarn. Brioche stitch and twisted rib are the pattern stitches used, adding warmth with its fluffy texture.    

Weekly Fave!

I have been dying to make this dress since I first saw it in Noro’s Knitting Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013. It’s knit in Silk Garden Lite, a blend of silk, kid mohair, and lamb’s-wool in double knitting weight. I think this is the year that I make it for myself.