Weekly Fave! Hand Knit Tee

The cotton T-shirt is the quintessential piece of a wardrobe. Even more special is knitting one, a great warm weather alternative to a sweater. This lovely, casual version of the classic Tee is a pattern available from Blue Sky Fibers. It’s knit in Organic Cotton Skinny, a smooth yarn consisting of multiple plies. Cotton is…

Choosing Yarn Colours

Colour is an essential component of an artist’s toolkit, including the knitter’s toolbox. People often believe that mixing colours is an innate skill or “gift”, but with practice, some basic colour theory, and inspiration from a variety of sources, you can develop a wonderful sense of colour. After all, colour theory is both a science…

Weekly Fave! Men’s Cardi’s for Spring

I don’t know about you, but it’s time to put some spring knitting on my needles. Rowan Magazine is at the top of my favourite magazine list, and their latest #69 is a treasure. What I love about Rowan collections is the inclusion of men’s knit fashions. The above classic men’s cardigans from Rowan’s Spring/Summer…

Shaping Lace Knitting

Lace stitch patterns create the most beautiful knit fabrics, but not without some challenges. Have you ever asked yourself questions like, how do I shape the armholes while maintaining the lace pattern, or at what point do I stop the lace pattern? These are common questions from knitters. When shaping pieces, that is increasing (adding…