Weekly Fave!

A classic pullover for children, a free pattern from Purl Soho, is knit in fingering weight yarn. The fiber type is your choice, merino wool, linen, or silk. This design has the perfect neckline to pull over a toddler’s head. For such a classic piece, if you are an experienced knitter, with pattern design skills,…

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Believe it or not the fall 2017 magazines have started rolling out – Vogue Knitting Early Fall and Knitscene Fall 2017. I particularly like the Knitscene issue devoted to cardigans and essential accessories. Two of my favorite cardigans are shown above – simple stitches and shaping. This issue is sure to please both beginners and experienced…

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This beautiful, drapey, asymmetric tunic by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is made from Louet’s Euroflax, one of the finest quality 100% linen yarns in the market. Leisl Project is available at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and could be knit up quickly to wear this summer. Linen is one of my favorite fibers; check out the…

Polyester Rant

“A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of an ester of a substituted aromatic carboxylic acid, including but not restricted to substituted terephthalate units, and para substituted hydroxy-benzoate units.” Wow, a lot of chemical jargon in defining polyester; to summarize, polyester…

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Striped Ts and pullovers are a fashion trend this summer. This design by Erika Knight is on trend and knit in one of her yarns, Studio Linen. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is offering the pattern for sale. Erika Knight, a UK designer was part of a group of English designers who revolutionized knitting in the…