Weekly Fave! A Layering Capelet

Here’s a lovely light weight capelet design from Blue Sky Fibers, that can be worn on a cool summer evening. It also makes a great layering accessory worn under a jacket, like the chic look in the image. The yarn is a fine, wool/silk blend in fashionable multi-colours by Spud and Chloë. It’s relatively quick…

Weekly Fave! Summer Footies

  For the summer, I usually make myself a new pair of loafer socks, and my go-to pattern is Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns.  They are easy to make,  a great way to use sock yarn remnants, invisible in most shoes, and don’t bunch up. I saw these cute Lilydale Footies on Blue Sky…

Weekly Fave! Garter Stitch is Chic

  Who says a beginner garter stitch scarf isn’t chic. For most knitters, a garter stitch scarf was a first project. The beautiful Foxy Roxy Scarf in this image is sold as a kit at Wool and The Gang, made in Crazy Sexy Wool. But even a beginner can make one from scratch, any width…

Weekly Fave! Heirloom Crocheted Blanket

  I’m often working a blanket at the same time as a different type of project. Nothing is more beautiful than a knit blanket, but crocheting one is much quicker. And if you find or design one as lovely as this Vintage Crocheted Throw from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, you’ll be able to toss it…

Weekly Fave! Summer Essentials

  Every stylist will attest the benefits of having a capsule collection or basic pieces that are the core of a wardrobe. Knits can also be included as the building blocks of your closet. The latest issue of Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2020 designed six essential hand knit pieces as a capsule collection. These two featured…

Weekly Fave! Elegant Lacework Shawl

  Years ago taking an art class, I was lucky enough to try a printmaking method known as linocut. A sharp tool cuts a design in linoleum pieces, and then it’s used to block print paper or even fabric. It requires a great deal of skill to cut a design into the hard surface of…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Evening Sweater

  A design from one of the most beautifully photographed magazines, Laine. This elegant, simple sweater is the result of the thoughtful combination of lace panels and basic stockinette stitch. The Nordic Laine publication celebrates quality fibers, great design and expert craftsmanship. If you’ve never seen the work of this publishing house, you must put…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Lace Pullover

It’s summer time knitting, and what is more beautiful to wear than a lightweight, lacy pullover. This elegant evening sweater by Interweave Knits is one of a series of designs for summer, all of which are knit in fingering weight yarns. The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up, with a repeating…

Weekly Fave! A Crocheted Rug For Any Room

What could be more fun than a speedily crocheted rug in jumbo yarn. This cute circular rug pattern by Blue Sky Fibers is made with Woolstok Jumbo and single crochet. I love that this yarn is made of Peruvian Highland wool in a braided construction, providing durability and a “cushy” feeling to home décor items….

Weekly Fave! A Poncho For Stylish Tots

An adorable, stylish yet practical poncho for the toddler in your life. A great beginner project, and one you can quickly work up so they can wear it now. The garment is worked side to side, with a contrast band. This poncho made in washable wool and organic cotton blend is easy to clean, for…