Weekly Fave! Hand Knit Obi Belt

  The two Obi belt projects above are from Vogue Knitting Magazine Holiday 2017. I needed a belt for my dress, and I finally chose design #10 from this issue. Vogue’s offers a unique take on a traditional Japanese accessory, knitting an Obi belt. Knit belts are a quick and easy project, and a great…

Weekly Fave! A DIY Summer Scarf

I needed to jazz up a favorite summer scarf because the original tassels were coming apart. I updated it by knitting two lace edgings in a Half Herringbone Faggot (Multiple of 3 stitches) the width of the scarf ends. This stitch pattern consists of repeating one row: *k1, yo, k2tog: rep from *; pretty simple….

A Sustainable Option – The Thrift Shop

Following the sustainability theme of my post Polyester Rant II, I came across Shift to Thrift by Fashion Revolution, a discussion on how to thrift shop and reach the goals of quality, versatility, and sustainable clothing purchases. In my post, I neglected to mention this option of buying quality fashion in thrift stores. Quality and…

Weekly Fave! A Breezy Summer Tank

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her Sayer Tank designed for Purl Soho is a versatile A-line shape, yet classy style for warm weather fun. With two different necklines, a V-neck and a crew, you can reverse the back and front. It’s knit in Cattail Silk, a 100% nubby silk, spun in…

How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together

“How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together” is one of my most popular posts, so I wanted to update it and add some information that wasn’t included initially. I think this type of topic is an essential how-to, and is a basic topic that is often overlooked in books and even knitting classes. Assembling a…

Weekly Fave! A Spring Shawl

I love lace stitchery, but I prefer the patterns to be relatively simple and not knit with lace weight yarn – too fine. I like the versatility and weight of fingering yarn for these types of projects. This lovely Garter and Lace Shawl fits the bill for me. My decision to make it was confirmed…

Weekly Fave! The Best Dishcloth

Need a mindless, on-the-go project? These are so cute, and of course functional, you’ll want to knit a whole set in a colorway to go with your home’s decor. The Pebble Dishcloth is simply knit in garter stitch with Purl Soho’s Lantern yarn, a blend of cotton and linen. Remember that cotton and linen are…