Weekly Fave! Sweater Inspiration From Prada

I would love to own fashion by the designer Prada. Maybe one day, but in the meantime her collections are filled with inspiration. All luxury brands have an innate quality or DNA, and Prada’s is cutting edge modernity. Miuccia Prada doesn’t follow, but sets trends. I’m inspired by this cutout sweater from Prada’s Spring/Summer 2019…

Weekly Fave! A Simple Garter Stitch Wrap

I’ve always been a fan of simple design. When executed skillfully, the lack of excessive detail is its appeal. This beautiful, triangle shaped wrap is knit in garter stitch and earthy toned highland wool. This pattern is free from Purl Soho. The yarn used is a DK (double knitting) weight, so I think I’ll use…

Weekly Fave! Spring or Fall Capelet

The snow is still coming down in Edmonton, and it’s March. With global warming, the world weather patterns are unusual to say the least. One can hope that soon we can wear lighter clothing. This feminine, textured capelet by Churchmouse Yarns fits the bill. It’s knit in Rowan Cashmere Tweed, a transitional piece to throw…

Weekly Fave! A Colourful Blanket

From Purl Soho comes “The Pocket Full of Posy Blanket”, a cute name for a blanket knit with the full colour palette of Posy yarn, a blend of merino wool, cashmere, and a touch of nylon. The pattern is offered free on their site or you can purchase the kit. The blanket is knit in…

Weekly Fave! Men’s Funnel Neck Pullover

One can’t forget the man for Spring 2019. From Interweave Knits is the Sunchokes Pullover, a cable knit in Cascade Eco+; one skein of this Peruvian Highland Wool is a remarkable 437 meters. I have a dress with this funnel neck style with a cord; it’s not tight like some turtlenecks, yet provides some warmth…

Weekly Fave! Floral Inspired Cardigan

If you’re a fan of Interweave Knits, the latest issue for Spring 2019 is available on newsstands. One of this issue’s themes is “Vintage Botanicals”, which includes this Hydrangea Cardigan. It incorporates an allover cable pattern with a romantic, low neckline; an ideal piece to wear over a long floral dress. Be sure to check…

Weekly Fave! A Textured Knit Pillow Cover

Over the years, hand knit home accessories have become fashionable decor items. Pillow covers add texture, warmth, and casual elegance wherever you decide to toss them. This statement, looped pillow cover is a free pattern by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, knit in Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Chunky yarn. Take a break from your other projects and…

Weekly Fave! A Cozy Wrap

I love the name of this piece, Endless Wrap. It looks daunting, but this large piece of work is a great next level project for beginner knitters. The wrap is knit in worsted weight Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers; an excellent yarn choice for stitch definition. This cozy wrap incorporates a beautiful mix of textural…

Weekly Fave! A Flattering Peplum Sweater

The peplum is one of those style details that is figure flattering on many different body types. Peplum shaping can be subtle or exaggerated, waist length or longer, and hides a less than perfect abdomen or hips. This beautiful textured peplum sweater graces the cover of Vogue’s latest magazine for Winter 2018/19. It’s a typical…

Weekly Fave! The Coolest Slippers

  If you’ve knit up Churchmouse Yarns and Teas “Turkish Bed Socks”, you’ll love this pattern, Chunky Slipper Socks. I’ve printed off this free pattern and purchased Rowan Cocoon in color Duck Down.  This yarn is a blend of merino wool and kid mohair. I may sew some suede soles to the bottom, so I…