Weekly Fave!

This beautiful easy, lightweight pullover, is knit in one of the best mohair blends in the marketplace, Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze, a combination of silk and mohair. The silk adds a brilliant sheen and a relaxed drape. This Slouchy Pullover is one of the eight classics designed by Churchmouse Yarns for Fall 2017. You could certainly have…

Add Linings to Your Hand Knits For a Couturier’s Finishing Touch

With simple sewing skills, you can add an elegant touch to tailored hand knit garments like coats, jackets, and skirts by lining them. Although lining hand knit garments is a personal choice, linings provide stability, retention of shape, warmth, prevent sagging, provide longer wear, and make it easier to slip items on and off. The…

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Wool and the Gang is a design collective that sells knitting and crochet kits; paper bags stuffed with their private label yarns, needles and pattern instructions. Wool and the Gang’s mission is to produce fashion in a sustainable way. The Full Moon Jumper is one of their latest kits for Fall 2017. The stitchery of…

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Brooklyn Tweed is a US wool, knitting and design company. I enjoy checking out their collections, and their latest Lookbook is full of high quality, on-trend hand knit patterns for the fashion forward knitter. High on the trend list for Fall 2017 is “Folk Lore” – long dresses or skirts with boots, paired with a…

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                  Fall 2017 Collector’s Issue marks the 35th anniversary of Vogue Knitting Magazine. In 1982, Vogue Knitting was reinstated after a long hiatus – not much interest in hand knitting in the 1960s and 70s. Vogue has always been the pulse of what’s new for the season,…

What’s Inspired Me The Most On My Knitting Journey

The outsiders call us obsessed, or they can’t believe our focus on “just a hobby”. But we persevere, no matter what our reasons for knitting may be. We find endless pleasure in what we do, even if it’s only for half an hour a day; we just can’t stop. So what is the inspiration that…

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Churchmouse Yarns has created Autumn Wardrobe Classics – eight garments and accessories in shades of grey. One of these garments is the Buttoned Wrap Skirt, a simple design knit in worsted wool, and easily adjusted to get the perfect fit and length. Definitely a timeless classic.