Weekly Fave! The Tee

The iconic white Tee, considered a fashion staple. I beg to differ, a summer T-shirt should be one knit in a light weight, breathable yarn like linen. This lovely Boxy Tee made in lace weight linen, featured in Vogue’s latest issue will take you through a hot summer, and is a tad more elegant. It…

The Pros And Cons of Knitting With Cotton

Summer is usually the time knitters think about making a project with cotton. There are always pros and cons to the fibers that make up a yarn. Cotton is no exception, and there are characteristics about cotton that make it desirable to knit with, if you choose your project accordingly. Cotton Pros Tightly spun yarns…

Weekly Fave! A Modern Vest

What a stunning vest from Shibui, an example of simple design. Simple design is my choice  in clothing, for its elegance and modernity. But for “simple” to look its best, the design must look professional, neatly knit and attention paid to the finer details. The yarn used to knit Axis, is a blend of linen,…

Fashion’s Future

The fashion industry has reached a critical point in its history, where it is one of the largest polluting industries. The “fast fashion” business model is the root cause of our sustainability challenges. People have begun to understand that if we continue to produce cheap clothing and consume it at an excessive rate, things won’t…

Weekly Fave! The Essential Shopping Bag

Outdoor market days are finally here in Edmonton. Of course what’s needed is the essential shopping bag to carry your produce. For the crochet lovers, Louet has designed this bag in one of the best 100% linen yarns produced by them, Euroflax Sport. Churchmouse Yarns is selling the Pouch Bag pattern along with this amazing…

Designing Knit Hand Accessories – Part 2

In my last post, I introduced you to designing hand accessories – gloves, mittens, and fingerless styles. All three styles have many of the same components: cuff, wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers. The design process begins with taking hand measurements, with the most crucial measurement being the circumference of the hand above the thumb. The…

Weekly Fave! Crochet With Raffia

Wool and the Gang’s goal is to produce fashion in a sustainable way. Their fashion business uses knitting and crochet as its means of production. They source and create yarns that reduce the impact on the environment. They also produce kits, that for the most part are simple, modern designs. Wool and the Gang has…