Weekly Fave! A Bias Knit Shawl

My favorite accessories are scarves and wraps, and as a result I have too many. This striking, new Bias Wrap pattern by Purl Soho caught my eye. The stitch pattern is very interesting; the two ends in twisted rib forming chevrons, and the main part of the wrap in stockinette stitch knit on the bias….

Weekly Fave! Fashion Forward Fair Isle Sweater

Fair Isle patterning is still a trend for Fall 2018. But a twist to this trend is the use of unexpected bright colors. This lovely sweater designed by Deborah Newton for Vogue Knitting Fall 2018 incorporates brightly colored roses on a classic Fair Isle background. This modern, tunic style sweater is a challenging piece of…

Weekly Fave! A Classic Cardigan

Need a cardigan idea for Fall 2018. From Chanel’s Fall 2018 Collection comes inspiration to help with your choice. These classic, boldly colored Chanel cardigans are simple in structure, made fresh by the addition of fringe or an unfinished edge to the borders. Why not knock off a cardigan for your fall wardrobe without the…

Weekly Fave! A Retro Car Coat

Churchmouse has released six new patterns for Autumn Classics 2018. From this collection comes this retro car coat, a cozy classic knit in chunky Rowan Cocoon yarn. Worked in double moss stitch and thick yarn, this stylish garment will knit up quickly, ready for those chilly, fall days.

Weekly Fave! A Fashionable Man’s Cardigan

Over the last few years, a cardigan has become a popular wardrobe staple in a man’s closet. Interweave offers an updated version of the collegiate style cardigan this Fall. The tweed yarn combined with textured and cable stitch patterns gives this cardigan a professional look. An appealing option for the well-dressed man!

Weekly Fave! A Transitional Sweater

Knitty has been producing an online knitting magazine since 2002. In their current issue, is a lovely transitional sweater, Millville by Amy Christoffers. This loose, cropped sweater is made in Berroco’s Regatta, a bulky cotton tape. Although it is a bulky weight cotton, it’s said to feel unexpectedly light. Millville is a classy looking sweater,…

Weekly Fave! The Perfect Summer Tunic

Edmonton has been so hot this summer, not unlike other cities around the globe this year. The Liesl pattern sold at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas may be the perfect layering piece for warm weather. It’s made in one of the best 100% linen yarns available, Louet Euroflax Sport. Linen is the right yarn choice for…

Weekly Fave! Knit Blanket for Nature Lovers

Ah-h the hand knit blanket, my favorite go-to when I want to relax and simply knit. This stunning blanket from Purl Soho is knit in a blend of highland wool, alpaca, and linen, a fiber lover’s dream combination. It’s worked in a well chosen color palette of nature’s best. Although many blankets require a time…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Scarf

The soft, pastel colors of this scarf caught my eye. It’s called Alexandra’s Airplane Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas; it’s simplicity makes it the perfect airplane project. Although it’s simple design makes it easy to knit, the outstanding feature is the fresh color palette. This scarf is knit in a fingering weight yarn for…

Weekly Fave! Cable and Lace Pullover

The Cable, one of the most beautiful of the knitting pattern stitches, takes center stage in Knitscene Fall 2018. Cable patterns can be tricky for beginners to execute neatly, so I’ve got a tip for you. My fave this week is this shapely, lace and cable pullover, looking very modern layered over a silky blouse and…