Weekly Fave!

This unusual styling for a cardigan from Purl Soho would easily become a classic in my wardrobe. A merino and silk blend makes it lightweight and a beautiful, all-season piece. I think it would look fabulous worn backwards, the buttons running down the back, and strings of pearls around the neck reminiscent of Coco Chanel!

A Common Mistake: Twisting Stitches On A Circular Needle

Casting on a lot of stitches with fine weight yarn onto a circular needle can be frustrating. The most common mistake is twisting the stitches, and you probably won’t notice this until you have knit a few rows. This means when you join the round, the knit fabric twists and doesn’t lie flat. There is…

Weekly Fave!

I’ve found some amazing knitting projects from the designer Julie Hoover, who also happens to be one of the pattern designers behind the Brooklyn Tweed label. The Crosby above is one of her designs for Brooklyn Tweed. I love the classic Henley style with the addition of cables.

Weekly Fave!

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is selling this pattern from Brooklyn Tweed’s first printed book Capsule by designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian. It’s worked in the round and would look stunning in the different colorways, Churchmouse offers.

Provisional Cast-On: Getting On Live Stitches

Some projects require returning to stitches on the opposite side of a cast-on edge, such as toe-up socks or fold over edges, or even at other points in a project. A provisional cast-on (PCO) allows a knitter to easily work into live stitches waiting on waste yarn. The beauty of a PCO, is that there…

Weekly Fave!

This is a modern, graphic wrap from Knit Picks. It is knit on a long, circular needle in a slip stitch pattern. A stunning addition to a spring/summer wardrobe.