Weekly Fave! A DIY Summer Scarf

I needed to jazz up a favorite summer scarf because the original tassels were coming apart. I updated it by knitting two lace edgings in a Half Herringbone Faggot (Multiple of 3 stitches) the width of the scarf ends. This stitch pattern consists of repeating one row: *k1, yo, k2tog: rep from *; pretty simple….

Weekly Fave! A Breezy Summer Tank

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her Sayer Tank designed for Purl Soho is a versatile A-line shape, yet classy style for warm weather fun. With two different necklines, a V-neck and a crew, you can reverse the back and front. It’s knit in Cattail Silk, a 100% nubby silk, spun in…

Weekly Fave! A Spring Shawl

I love lace stitchery, but I prefer the patterns to be relatively simple and not knit with lace weight yarn – too fine. I like the versatility and weight of fingering yarn for these types of projects. This lovely Garter and Lace Shawl fits the bill for me. My decision to make it was confirmed…

Weekly Fave! The Best Dishcloth

Need a mindless, on-the-go project? These are so cute, and of course functional, you’ll want to knit a whole set in a colorway to go with your home’s decor. The Pebble Dishcloth is simply knit in garter stitch with Purl Soho’s Lantern yarn, a blend of cotton and linen. Remember that cotton and linen are…

Weekly Fave! Summer Poncho

What speaks summer more than a linen lace wrap, adding a decorative touch to a breezy summer dress. This bohemian inspired Winona Poncho is knit from Louet North America Euroflax Sport, a 100% wet spun linen yarn. If you have never tried this yarn, make it your summer pick. Linen is the ultimate summer yarn.

Weekly Fave! A Year Round Pullover

I don’t think I would pull out the paint brushes wearing this lovely, lightweight pullover from Purl Soho. Its name is simply suggestive of being dipped in paint. It has a vintage appeal, knit in fingering Linen Quill, a blend of wool, alpaca, and linen. I love its simplicity, color blocking, and the small amount…

Weekly Fave! A Modern Shell

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is selling the knitting pattern and yarn for this elegant, refined style from Shibui Knits Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Mirage is a modern, layered piece available in two versions – short sleeves or sleeveless. The sheer underlayer is knit with Shibui’s Silk Cloud, a lace weight blend of silk and mohair. A…

Weekly Fave! One Sweet Sweater

This is definitely One Sweet Sweater, made fashion forward with bell sleeves and a cropped cut. This lovely summer sweater uses Tina Tape Yarn, a 100% vegan silky tape, manufactured from eucalyptus trees. Wool and The Gang excels at designing beginner kits that are simple, yet fashionable. For some simply designed projects, adding details like…

Weekly Fave! A Lace Summer Tank

This blush pink tank is a lovely, lady-like summer project from Knitscene’s Summer 2018 issue.  The designer is Heather Zoppetti. It’s a somewhat challenging project, but well worth the effort. If you’re a fast knitter you could have it ready to wear this summer. I love the back detail, so romantic.

Weekly Fave! RaRa Raffia Accessories

Wool and the Gang has come out with RaRa Raffia, an eco-friendly 100% wood fibre yarn in four natural shades, packaged in a generous 250m spool. The best projects for this ribbon yarn are crocheted accessories. I particularly love this floppy hat and clutch from Wool and the Gang’s latest collection of kits. Treat yourself…

Weekly Fave! Baby Layette

Do you need a project idea for a newborn in the coming months? This is an  adorable, heirloom Knit Layette Kit, available from Purl Soho. The kit contains Line Weight yarn, a 100% merino wool, as well as mother of pearl buttons, and the pattern instructions for the hat, cardigan and the cute booties. A…

Weekly Fave! Turkish Bed Socks

Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is one of my favorite items to knit, particularly at this time of year. Spring is when I store my winter boots and pull out my shoes and sandals. I’ve knit many pairs of these to wear as loafer socks. These socks would also be great as…