New Updated Version of The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms

I just finished an update of The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms. It’s a handy list of common abbreviations and knitting terms to keep in your knitter’s toolbox, plus a couple of my favorite knitting techniques. Check it out! The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms

Weekly Fave! Summer Poncho

What speaks summer more than a linen lace wrap, adding a decorative touch to a breezy summer dress. This bohemian inspired Winona Poncho is knit from Louet North America Euroflax Sport, a 100% wet spun linen yarn. If you have never tried this yarn, make it your summer pick. Linen is the ultimate summer yarn.

How to Make a Cut-in Pocket

  The cut-in pocket is one method of adding a pocket to your knit garment. For my vest, I wanted to make a couple of non-functional, or purely decorative pockets, so I chose this method to make them. Cut-in Pocket Steps: Work across the row to beginning of pocket insertion. Drop your main colored yarn…

Weekly Fave! A Year Round Pullover

I don’t think I would pull out the paint brushes wearing this lovely, lightweight pullover from Purl Soho. Its name is simply suggestive of being dipped in paint. It has a vintage appeal, knit in fingering Linen Quill, a blend of wool, alpaca, and linen. I love its simplicity, color blocking, and the small amount…

Mindful Fashion And Style In 2018

            Continuing along the lines of my last post, Polyester Rant II, I’ve been thinking about what and how much we’re consuming, and what fashion means to us in North America. We spend many dollars shopping, but much of the clothing we purchase is poor quality fast fashion. One of…

Weekly Fave! A Modern Shell

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is selling the knitting pattern and yarn for this elegant, refined style from Shibui Knits Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Mirage is a modern, layered piece available in two versions – short sleeves or sleeveless. The sheer underlayer is knit with Shibui’s Silk Cloud, a lace weight blend of silk and mohair. A…

Weekly Fave! One Sweet Sweater

This is definitely One Sweet Sweater, made fashion forward with bell sleeves and a cropped cut. This lovely summer sweater uses Tina Tape Yarn, a 100% vegan silky tape, manufactured from eucalyptus trees. Wool and The Gang excels at designing beginner kits that are simple, yet fashionable. For some simply designed projects, adding details like…