Weekly Fave! Classic Rib Pencil Skirt

Knit skirts and dresses are on trend this fashion season. I love a knit skirt; its the ultimate travel and transitional garment to have in your closet. This ribbed classic skirt by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is made in double knitting Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed. The skirt’s details are simple, a foldover waistband and a…

Weekly Fave! A 3-way Shawl

This gigantic shawl is more of a throw, but it certainly has two more uses, a warm wrap belted around a coat or worn as a scarf. A chevron striped and lace border makes it a stand-out piece of work; knit in a light DK merino and alpaca blend . Perfect for cold winter days…

Weekly Fave! Gift a Knit Stuffed Critter

What child doesn’t love a huggable hand knit toy. A hand knit animal is a great gift and fun to make; giving you a break from more complex knitting. Liam the Llama is an adorable critter made in a llama/wool blend, and brushed to mimic natural fleece.

Weekly Fave! Make Your Own Knock-off Sweater!

I rarely purchase knit sweaters and cardigans, other than fine knit merino and cashmere items. One of the main reasons I don’t is the lack of quality or rather the small amount of natural fibers used in the manufacture of many knits. I won’t pay a high price for a sweater composed predominantly of acrylic…

Weekly Fave! A Stunning Wrap

Martin Storey has a long history with Rowan Yarns and has designed this stunning shawl for a new collection by Rowan. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is offering this accessory as a kit, including three shades of Rowan’s Felted Tweed, one of their iconic yarns. An alternating stripe pattern creates the illusion of depth and texture.

Weekly Fave! The Cambridge Cardigan

I couldn’t have thought of a better name for this collegiate cardigan from Interweave for Fall 2018. It’s oversized, worked in a tartan pattern with classic Jamieson’s Shetland wool. A long piece of work incorporating steeks, but well worth the effort. Guinness and a good book anyone!

Weekly Fave! The Knit Dress for Fall/Winter 2018

Fashion knits for Fall/Winter 2018 are diverse including classic oversized pullovers, 80s bold intarsia, exaggerated shapes, bold colored stripes and loads of texture. The standout has to be the knit dress. My favorite are the knit or crocheted dresses; a few of the most beautiful samplings featured above. These may just inspire you to design…

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…