Weekly Fave! The Coolest Slippers

  If you’ve knit up Churchmouse Yarns and Teas “Turkish Bed Socks”, you’ll love this pattern, Chunky Slipper Socks. I’ve printed off this free pattern and purchased Rowan Cocoon in color Duck Down.  This yarn is a blend of merino wool and kid mohair. I may sew some suede soles to the bottom, so I…

Weekly Fave! A Delicate Cable Scarf

I’m a huge fan of simple design. like this Delicate Cable Scarf from Purl Soho. A single travelling cable (more crossed stitches than cable) floats from side to side on a background of garter stitch. The success of this stunningly, simple design is mainly due to the beautiful winter white yarn. Flax Down is a blend of…

Weekly Fave! The Iconic French Accessory

The Beret is one of the trendy accessories for the season. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas has reworked their Cashmere Beret pattern in different yarn, but no less luxurious than cashmere. The yarn choice combines fingering weight Shibui Birch worked together with Shibui Silk Cloud. Silk Cloud is a blend of kid mohair and silk, creating…

Weekly Fave! Color Block Scarf

Color Block Scarf is my latest project. My inspiration came from a color blocked dress I saw on television. I used the same colors as in the dress; pink, red, camel, and black to make my scarf. The rib pattern is Mistake-Stitch Rib. This textured pattern was probably discovered by accident, since it’s not the…

Weekly Fave! Minimalist Hat

What I love about this super simple hat by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is its DIY capability. Create the fabric and fit you desire by choosing a different yarn weight and adjust the gauge accordingly. All the necessary information to do so is given in this free pattern. Churchmouse used cashmere for the version above. If…

Weekly Fave! 3 Versions of a Popular Accessory

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her latest work is a simple, but beautiful shawl adorned with lace detail. The great news is the pattern comes with two other versions, a scarf and a cozy wrap.  Simple design, well done with quality yarn is the ultimate, classic luxury.

Weekly Fave! A Simple Party Skirt

You may be able to finish this glitzy mini-skirt for the upcoming holiday season! This Churchmouse design is simply constructed, knit in a chunky yarn embellished with sequins. Dress it up or down, this fashionable skirt could be worn for events other than the occasional party.

Weekly Fave! A Sweater for the Space Nerd

Interweave Knits Winter 2019 has hit the newsstands. Inspired by the sciences, this issue’s projects are dedicated to all the nerdy professionals. I’m going to add Saturn’s Rings Pullover on my “to knit” list. It’s made with two strands of fine weight yarn held together, Rowan’s Fine Lace and Kidsilk Haze. The magic is in…

Weekly Fave! Casual Cable Knit Sweater

The internet is a wealth of knit designs and patterns, and at times overwhelming. When you do find a designer that elicits ooh’s and ah’s, it’s indeed a great find. That’s how I feel about The Gift of Knitting, a site that features a small but great collection of modern and fashionable knits by Alina…

Weekly Fave! Rise of the Dad Knit

Recently, I was on vacation in London, England. In central London,  on every street corner were boxes containing the London Evening Standard, a free daily newspaper. They produce ES magazine, a style insert every month. In the Men’s Style section of ES for October 2018 is the “Rise of the Dad Knit”. So I’m thinking…