The Ultimate Summer Yarn – Linen

100% linen is one of my favorite, albeit underrated yarn. “Linen” is a generic term to describe flax fiber, woven textiles, and yarn. It is made from the stem of the flax plant, a bast fiber. Many flax species have beautiful blue flowers sitting on a high stem. The plant is cultivated as a food…

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“Open Air Wrap”, an apropos name for this linen blend wrap from Purl Soho. Quick to knit in Soho’s Linen Quill, a blend of alpaca, merino, and linen. What could be more luxurious.

Knitting On The Edge – It’s Easy To Knit Up A Ruffle

One of the simplest, and most feminine details to knit up is a ruffle. The number of stitches that you begin with to create a ruffle is more than the number of stitches for the body of the piece. The following are two, simple ways to knit a ruffle at the bottom edge of a piece. For both methods,…

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Dressing couldn’t be easier than throwing on a favorite cardigan to wear on a cool summer evening or in early fall with a long skirt and boots. This is one of my favorites from an older Rowan Magazine (Spring/Summer Number 23). It’s time consuming, knit in 4-ply fingering yarn, but worked in the best yarn…

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Wool and the Gang is one of my favorite sites and Fringe Association paid a nod to them in their latest post. Wool and the Gang has come out with a new sustainable yarn “Billie Jean”,  made from pre-consumer denim remnants. What a great idea for a product for the eco-conscious and Fringe Association felt…

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I love the classic thermal Henley shirt. It is usually collarless with a placket beneath a round neckline, and sewn in a waffle weave knit fabric. I found two examples of sweaters knit in the Henley style with a few twists; one for women (Interweave Knits, by Heather Zoppetti), and one for men (Sawyer by…