Weekly Fave! A Yellow Cable Knit Hat

A color change creates a huge impact on a design project. Indeed, the yellow yarn used to knit the Tillage Hat by Brooklyn Tweed makes an otherwise simple hat the standout feature. I love the way the model is wearing this hat, pushed down on her forehead, and her beautiful curly hair neatly tucked. Experience…

Weekly Fave! The Knotty Ones

What a find! In Style magazine, the November 2019 issue reviewed Knotty Ones, a sustainable knitwear label. Even though I can knit my own sweaters, I still appreciate the efforts of companies who design knits. These companies provide me with inspiration, but sometimes I want to purchase a knit made by skilled workers in the…

Weekly Fave! Plush Poncho

When I was in England at this time last year, I noticed the popularity of ponchos and wraps. This lovely Plush Poncho by Martin Storey is from Rowan All Year Round, and reminded me of the ones I saw many women wearing. It’s so simple to knit; a large rectangle in a nubbly stitch pattern,…

Weekly Fave! A Layering Vest

What a cool vest! It is one of the best layering pieces I’ve seen. The Ribline Vest looks like a turtleneck sweater, without the bulkiness of sleeves to tuck in under a jacket. Split side seams and twisted rib borders round out the details. The icing on the cake is the luxury yarn, 100% Cashmere…

Weekly Fave! The “Working Girl” Pullover

Who doesn’t want a versatile work sweater. This pullover is more than its conservative appeal. It would look great coordinated with other pieces to create many different looks, a piece worthy of any capsule wardrobe. The Plateau Pullover is knit in Blue Sky’s Woolstok, a beautiful, fine highland wool for great stitch definition and durability.

Weekly Fave! A Cozy Cowl

Sunstone, a free pattern from Shibui is available at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. The yarn choice, Tweed Silk Cloud is a subtle blend of silk and kid mohair that adds dimension to this delicate cowl. Cowls are easy to wear, keep you warm, and you don’t have to worry about scarf ends getting in your…

Weekly Fave! A Side to Side Knit Pullover

The first sweater I ever made was for my high school boyfriend. It was also worked side-to-side like this lovely End to End Pullover by Purl Soho. The reverse seaming is the only detail this simple, garter stitch style needs. My first project did not turn out so well; I recall that one sleeve was…

Weekly Fave! The Oversized Pullover

Who says the Big Sweater can’t look elegant. This modern, bi-color turtleneck is a feature design in Vogue’s Fall 2019 knitting magazine. The proportions are right on; oversized and highly textured with an allover cable pattern. A unique play on contrast!

Weekly Fave! Some Inspiration For Fall 2019

The Italian Fashion House ETRO produces some of the most magnificent, luxury textiles in the world of fashion. ETRO is known for vibrant patterns, specifically paisley. Their fashion forward styles, and rich design aesthetic are visual eye candy for me. The above photo from ETRO’s Fall 2019 women’s collection manifests the colorwork knitting trend for…

Weekly Fave! A Retro Pullover

When I saw this sweater for the first time, it conjured up images of Downton Abbey and Miss Marple. It’s a modern take of a short sleeved sweater, with a looser fit and bold color. The collar is the detail that makes this otherwise simple knit pullover special. A great design from Brooklyn Tweed to…