Weekly Fave! A Summer Scarf

The soft, pastel colors of this scarf caught my eye. It’s called Alexandra’s Airplane Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas; it’s simplicity makes it the perfect airplane project. Although it’s simple design makes it easy to knit, the outstanding feature is the fresh color palette. This scarf is knit in a fingering weight yarn for…

Design and Knit a Skirt From a Style in Your Closet

Step 4: Knitting a Skirt The planning is done and now we get to sit down and knit. If you’ve chosen a hem like me at the lower edge, and are knitting from the bottom up to the waist, we need to knit the hem first. I’ll discuss knitting hems, followed by shaping skirts, waistbands…

Weekly Fave! Cable and Lace Pullover

The Cable, one of the most beautiful of the knitting pattern stitches, takes center stage in Knitscene Fall 2018. Cable patterns can be tricky for beginners to execute neatly, so I’ve got a tip for you. My fave this week is this shapely, lace and cable pullover, looking very modern layered over a silky blouse and…

Knitting is a Form of Meditation

Medknitation Anyone!   In the latest issue of Knitscene Fall 2018 is a brief editorial entitled “Medknitation”. I chuckled to hear this, not because it’s silly but because knitting is a mindful activity or one form of meditation. Meditation and mindfulness are practices gaining much attention, for their health benefits. I have been happily knitting…

Weekly Fave! A Turtleneck for a Coastal Getaway

Tensile is a light weight, airy turtleneck, knit in an eyelet pattern. It’s made with Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft yarn, in a muted grey. Loft is a bouncy woolen spun, fingering weight yarn, a great choice for a summer layering piece. A beach worthy turtleneck!

The Alarming Practice of Destroying Unsold Fashion Goods

Recently, I was enlightened, or rather shocked to find out that unsold luxury and high-end designer goods, and even less expensive goods are burned, or destroyed and tossed into landfills. Chanel and Louis Vuitton are two of many companies cited as burning unsold merchandise. I must admit I hadn’t put thought to what happens to…

Weekly Fave! A Gingham Cardi

Wool and the Gang has a New Gingham Collection.  Available as an intermediate kit, the Penny Cardigan has a retro vibe, knit in a large gingham pattern with Pima cotton. Picnic anyone! Wool and the Gang kits contain the usual suspects, yarn and instructions, but for many of their knit projects they also include wood knitting…