Weekly Fave! A Transitional Cardigan

The latest issue of Interweave Knits explores luxury yarns and the variety of woollens. The Sandness Cardigan is knit in classic, fingering weight Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift wool. This stylish cardigan has beautiful cable and rib detailing on the front and back. Its lightness and practicality will carry through the seasons. Spring is almost here!

Investment Dressing Does Matter

(This lovely image of two stylish Parisian women put a smile on my face. They are women who definitely have a sense of who they are in their clothes. This image comes from the unique instagrammer,  thesartorialist, a photographer of stylish people around the world. What I love is that his photos are real and…

Weekly Fave! The Wearable Bucket Hat

I think a bucket hat is one of those styles that most people can wear. Another great feature is this hat style can be worn year round. The hat pictured above is crocheted (sharpen up your crochet skills) in double stranded worsted weight yarn, and is quick to make, in time for your next outing….

Design Tips for Baby And Children’s Knits

For many knitters, nothing is more enjoyable than knitting baby or children’s garments. They are smaller and much faster to make than adult knits. It’s wrong to think that kid’s designs are simply mini versions of adult styles. Baby and children’s sweaters are not only smaller, but the proportions are different from an adult’s. Motifs…

Weekly Fave! The Hood Scarf

Hood scarves are a practical accessory, and have come and gone through fashion’s history. This pattern offered by Blue Sky Fibers is an easy rib knit, with a generous scarf length. This updated version is also versatile, with just enough fabric to be worn as a wrap over a jacket for milder days. Very chic!

How to Properly Sew on a Collar

Many knitters avoid sewing on a separate collar piece; instead it’s easier to make one by picking up stitches around the neckline. Depending on the project, a separate collar may be preferable. Even though I’ve made sewn-on collars over the years, I’m still confused when it comes to sewing them onto the neckline. Just one…