Weekly Fave! Some Inspiration For Fall 2019

The Italian Fashion House ETRO produces some of the most magnificent, luxury textiles in the world of fashion. ETRO is known for vibrant patterns, specifically paisley. Their fashion forward styles, and rich design aesthetic are visual eye candy for me. The above photo from ETRO’s Fall 2019 women’s collection manifests the colorwork knitting trend for…

Weekly Fave! A Retro Pullover

When I saw this sweater for the first time, it conjured up images of Downton Abbey and Miss Marple. It’s a modern take of a short sleeved sweater, with a looser fit and bold color. The collar is the detail that makes this otherwise simple knit pullover special. A great design from Brooklyn Tweed to…

Weekly Fave! Oxford Socks Anyone!

Every style of footwear requires the right hosiery. I love the look of these short Oxford Socks, worn with a long skirt; casual, yet undeniably chic. This basic sock pattern is worked from the toe-up, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit to the desired length. I think my fall flats need some jazzing…

Weekly Fave! A Sweet Cardigan

Rowan has included a bonus collection with Number 66 Magazine for Fall 2019. This collection is called Focus, designed using Rowan’s new natural fibre yarns. The above cardigan by Lisa Richardson is one of the projects in Focus. A sweet, simple design, yet elegant with strategically placed bobbles along the centre of the sleeves. I’ve…

Weekly Fave! A Cozy Pullover

August is often the month when the fall knitting magazines hit the shelves. I purchased Interweave Knits Fall 2019 this week. It’s filled with cozy, outdoorsy sweaters, cardigans, and other projects; all that’s needed in the fall sans the bulky coat. My favourite style of sweater for fall is a pullover like the one above,…

Weekly Fave! Sweater season is coming!

In their description of the Pine Island Pullover, Blue Sky Fibers calls it a “Where did you get that?”. Wearing this modern sweater is certainly a piece everyone will comment on. It looks as though it’s knit in garter stitch, but is really worked in reverse stockinette stitch, a better choice because of how bulky…

Weekly Fave! A Chevron Scarf

The simple design of this lace scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas speaks volumes. The undulating zig-zags of a chevron lace pattern, alternating with stockinette stitch is stunning. If you choose to make one, the stitch pattern is best defined by using a light weight, springy wool. This scarf is a substantial size, perfect worn…

Weekly Fave! Another Perfect Tee

I so love a good hand knit T-shirt, like this Contour Tee pattern offered at Purl Soho. It’s far more chic than the typical, bargain cotton T-shirt. Knit it in the round with bamboo yarn. To elevate the simple construction a few design details are worked in, interesting neck shaping, split hem, and the flattering…

Weekly Fave! Master Colorist, Kaffe Fassett

Finally, a luxury goods company has recognized that a craft is worthy of the runway. The honor goes to none other than Kaffe Fassett, the artist who revolutionized the knitting industry in the 1980s, and is still going strong creating beautiful textiles. For their Fall RTW 2019 collection, Coach incorporated Fassett’s colourful floral prints into…

Weekly Fave! Rowan 40 Years

  To celebrate a 40th anniversary, Rowan published a beautifully photographed book of 40 iconic designs from their magazines. If you’ve never purchased a Rowan magazine, or experienced their yarn collection, treat yourself. Rowan magazines are truly an art book filled with fashionable designs, representing the best of British knitting. I have made Rowan garments…