Weekly Fave! Tweed Skirt

I love this contemporary, asymmetrical wrap skirt from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. It’s knit side to side in classic Tahki Donegal Tweed, one of my favorite yarns that’s been manufactured for many years. Donegal Tweed is a durable, 100% Irish homespun wool with tweed flecks. Definitely a stylish skirt worn with boots and a leather…

Weekly Fave! – Mitered Garter Stitch Scarf

Like fashion designers, Brooklyn Tweed produces beautifully photographed Lookbooks of their hand knit collections. In their latest Lookbook for Winter 2018 is Bevel, a unisex, mitered garter stitch scarf, designed by Jared Flood. My fave is this version. A stunning, classic scarf, as warm as comfort food.

The Health Benefits of Knitting

I’ve never thought much about the health benefits of knitting, because I have knitted almost every day since I was in my twenties. What I do know is that knitting is my relaxation and private time. Here’s the link to an article recently put on HuffPost about this topic. I particularly like this photo of…

Weekly Fave! Modern Classic Pullover

I’ve found my next project – a cabled pullover from the latest Vogue Knitting Late Winter 2018 issue. The body is worked in three cable sections, adding textural interest. It’s made in one of the new, warm neutral colors for 2018. Just my style, a fashion forward classic. I can’t wait to start knitting!

Weekly Fave! The “Double Knit” Blanket

This free pattern by Purl Soho is a beautiful blanket made by “double knitting”. Double knitting is a technique creating 2 layers of stockinette fabric with the knit stitches facing out on both sides, and these layers are unconnected except at the edges. The “swiss looking dots” add the perfect quilt like detail. This hand…

Addi Flip Stix – The Perfect Double Pointed Needles For My Project

It’s important to find the right needles for a project, and recently I needed short, 6 inch double pointed needles to knit sleeves in the round with fine mohair. I tried bamboo needles, but the mohair stitches didn’t glide smoothly across them. I also tried metal, but the aluminum ones I had in my collection…

Weekly Fave! Textured Poncho

I’m not a huge fan of Knit Simple magazine, but a fabulous special edition Easy Shawls To Knit 2018 is Knit Simple’s latest release. It contains 55 wraps divided into five style categories. I love this Seed Stitch Poncho, a great transitional garment to wear when all the weather requires is something to keep the…