Weekly Fave! Color Block Scarf

Color Block Scarf is my latest project. My inspiration came from a color blocked dress I saw on television. I used the same colors as in the dress; pink, red, camel, and black to make my scarf. The rib pattern is Mistake-Stitch Rib. This textured pattern was probably discovered by accident, since it’s not the…

Knitting Patch Pockets

Pockets are either decorative or functional. Patch or applied pockets are the simplest pocket style to knit up; knit a square, rectangular, or other shape in the desired pattern stitch. Although they are simple to knit up, the difficult step is sewing one neatly in place. I’m going to show you a few methods to…

Weekly Fave! Minimalist Hat

What I love about this super simple hat by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is its DIY capability. Create the fabric and fit you desire by choosing a different yarn weight and adjust the gauge accordingly. All the necessary information to do so is given in this free pattern. Churchmouse used cashmere for the version above. If…

Weekly Fave! 3 Versions of a Popular Accessory

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her latest work is a simple, but beautiful shawl adorned with lace detail. The great news is the pattern comes with two other versions, a scarf and a cozy wrap.  Simple design, well done with quality yarn is the ultimate, classic luxury.

Twisted Stitches – Knitting or Purling Through Back Loop

The appearance of basic stitch patterns can be altered by entering the stitch contrary to the usual way – knitting or purling through the back loop. Working into the back of a stitch twists the loop a half turn at the base so that it does not lie as flat as a regular stitch. Abbreviations…

An Experience Not To Be Missed – Cashmere

Owning a classic cashmere knit garment has always been a cherished symbol of luxury fashion. The UK is home to some of the most famous cashmere knit manufacturers and retailers. This beautiful chunky knit turtleneck for Fall/Winter 2018 is designed in 100% Mongolian cashmere from one such store, N. Peal. In October, I walked into this…

Weekly Fave! A Simple Party Skirt

You may be able to finish this glitzy mini-skirt for the upcoming holiday season! This Churchmouse design is simply constructed, knit in a chunky yarn embellished with sequins. Dress it up or down, this fashionable skirt could be worn for events other than the occasional party.