Weekly Fave! Hand Knit Tee

The cotton T-shirt is the quintessential piece of a wardrobe. Even more special is knitting one, a great warm weather alternative to a sweater. This lovely, casual version of the classic Tee is a pattern available from Blue Sky Fibers. It’s knit in Organic Cotton Skinny, a smooth yarn consisting of multiple plies. Cotton is…

Weekly Fave! Men’s Cardi’s for Spring

I don’t know about you, but it’s time to put some spring knitting on my needles. Rowan Magazine is at the top of my favourite magazine list, and their latest #69 is a treasure. What I love about Rowan collections is the inclusion of men’s knit fashions. The above classic men’s cardigans from Rowan’s Spring/Summer…

Weekly Fave! Spring-time socks?

A couple of weeks ago I presented some cute baby socks in Weekly Fave! It’s time for us grown-ups to make a pair of socks for spring. To fit the bill comes “Frondescent Socks”, from the latest Interweave Knits magazine. Their leaf pattern celebrates spring, a beautiful colourwork motif you’ll want to show-off in some…

Weekly Fave! It’s Time For Some Glam!

I’m getting a bit tired of wearing the same casual clothes day in, day out. I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed up and going out, but during this past year, just as with so many of us being in a similar situation, I’ve worn the same type of outfit for far too long. Understandably so, but…

Weekly Fave! Gift for Baby

One of the best gifts for the new baby, besides a blanket are tiny socks. They are quick to make, and a great project for the beginner sock knitter. The instructions for this adorable, simple sock design is available at Purl Soho. The socks are made in Season Alpaca, a luxurious 100% baby alpaca yarn;…

Weekly Fave! Geometric Colourwork Cardigan

“Strands of Joy” by Anna Johanna, available from Laine contains what she refers to as mindless two-colour stranded projects, which are all knit from the top down. I agree that working with two colours in a row is much easier than garments knit in a full array of colours with many yarn ends to weave…

Weekly Fave! Intricate Cable Wrap

Who needs another scarf, right! I certainly don’t, but I can’t resist this gorgeous knit masterpiece from Purl Soho. The name “Bas-Relief” is apropos, reminiscent of ornate Greek architecture. This wrap is indeed a work of knitting art; with a variety of cable panels and bobbles placed on a background of double seed stitch. The…

Weekly Fave! Classic Vest

The Siena vest designed by Jonna Hietala is a great example of an investment piece. It’s characteristic of men’s classic tailoring, to be enjoyed for years to come. Siena is a simple design, knit in worsted weight yarn from the top down. The button band is not made in the typical way, rather it is…

Weekly Fave! 3-D Fingerless Mitts

A pair of fingerless mitts is one of those relaxing, quick to make projects, that you can wear in no time at all. These Limn Mittens from Brooklyn Tweed is an artful, yet simple design with a 3-dimensional welt detail on a background of garter stitch. A contrasting coloured welt is optional, but these mitts…

Weekly Fave! Classic Layering Cardigan

The light weight cardigan, reminiscent of college days is a classic layering staple. The Low-V Cardigan from Purl Soho represents simple design at its best. Subtle tailoring details like the visible decreases shaping the v-neck is all that’s needed to create a professional finish. The yarn is sport weight Mulberry Merino by Purl Soho, a…