Weekly Fave! A Summer Lace Dress

Dresses are my go to wardrobe staple. They’re easy to wear; just throw one on with a few accessories and I’m ready to go. Lace knit dresses in linen or cotton are often a summer fashion trend. Vogue’s latest issue rewards the dress knitter with a lovely lace striped, sleeveless version. It’s knit in pure…

Weekly Fave! A Stunning Knit Dress

One of my favorite designers is Julie Hoover. Her latest design for Purl Soho is Copley, a flattering dress knit in a nubby, cotton/linen blend, just in time for the summer months. It’s a simple, classic style. I’ve always been a fan of simple design, and when executed to perfection is stunning. Knitting a dress…

Weekly Fave! The Classic Cardigan

I’d be willing to bet that many of you have a favorite cardigan in your drawer. Cardigans have a retro appeal and are a common go to worn with a skirt and blouse, or over a dress. This classic cardigan is a design by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. The pattern for it offers a range…

Weekly Fave! The Classic Summer Tank

The tank is a wardrobe staple for the warmer seasons. It’s a timeless piece worn alone, or layered under a vibrant coloured suit jacket (a hot trend for 2019). The cut-in shoulders of this tank is a figure flattering style – who doesn’t have great shoulders. This beautiful tank pattern by Spud and Chloe is…

Weekly Fave! The Duster Cardigan

I love the name of this long-line cardigan, Dover Duster; some fashion books would name it a “duster cardigan”. The historic costume term “duster” was a light, loose fitting coat worn by horsemen and early 20th century car drivers to protect their clothing from the dust kicked up by the trails, or from behind the…

Weekly Fave! A Versatile Sweater

I find it’s the simple, versatile pieces that I wear over and over. This classic pullover in worsted cotton by Blue Sky Fibers is that type of garment. It’s not just for the warmer months, but would look lovely layered over a crisp blouse, skirt and boots in the fall. Maybe a few in different…

Weekly Fave! The Ultimate Cardigan

I think the best cardigan for layering is made in light weight yarn, simply constructed, and in a neutral colour. The Simple Yoke Cardigan pattern offered by Purl Soho made in a merino/cashmere blend, fits all my requirements. The yoke knit in garter stitch is simple to create, and is a detail that adds a…

Weekly Fave! The Leopard Sweater

Bold graphic designs for hand knits is the major theme of Vogue Knitting Late Winter 2019. Animal prints are a trend in most fashion collections season after season, as many stylists consider it a neutral classic. This lovely leopard print sweater is “spot on” (no pun intended) this season. I love the subtle striped background,…

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…