Weekly Fave! Knit Pieces Working Together

I’ve been a collector of Rowan magazines for many years. This British brand of hand knits and yarns is both a creative and inspirational influence on me, because the designs are so timeless yet modern. You don’t see a whole knit ensemble worn very much these days, so I was drawn to these pieces from…

Weekly Fave! Colourful Patchwork Wrap

From Vogue’s Late Winter 2020 magazine comes one of the most beautiful wraps I’ve seen, and the photo is stunning. The design is from none other than the master colour artist Kaffe Fassett. This lovely gentleman is over 80, and enjoys his work with the vigour of a 20 year old. You should check out…

Weekly Fave! A Wearable Cardigan and Bralette Set

Not your classic sweater set! This trendy bralette and cardigan set is for the fashion lover. Simone Set is an intermediate knitting kit available at Wool and The Gang; knit in a fluffy, alpaca wool blend yarn. If you’re not brave enough to wear the set, the items can be made separately. The bralette is…

Weekly Fave! An Architectural Scarf

Simple design is usually my go-to, but always with an added touch to give the project drama. I was immediately drawn to the Stoa Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, that reflects this aesthetic; knit in a rib pattern, narrow at the centre and then widening towards the scarf ends. This simple, structural detail adds…

Weekly Fave! Crocheted Purses

Many years ago I owned a small crossbody bag in a beautifully lined, embroidered fabric; I eventually wore it out because I used it so much. These lovely, very practical crocheted versions by Churchmouse Yarns made in raffia and linen will stand the test of time. I particularly love the clutch that morphs into a…

Weekly Fave! The Return of the Vest

Years ago I designed this tennis vest for a spring/summer collection. The stitch pattern isn’t very visible in the image, but it was knit in a cable and textured box pattern with double knitting cotton. Tucked away in my archives, I never gave it much thought. That is until I saw Prada’s cable vest from…

Weekly Fave! A Transitional Cardigan

The latest issue of Interweave Knits explores luxury yarns and the variety of woollens. The Sandness Cardigan is knit in classic, fingering weight Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift wool. This stylish cardigan has beautiful cable and rib detailing on the front and back. Its lightness and practicality will carry through the seasons. Spring is almost here!

Weekly Fave! The Wearable Bucket Hat

I think a bucket hat is one of those styles that most people can wear. Another great feature is this hat style can be worn year round. The hat pictured above is crocheted (sharpen up your crochet skills) in double stranded worsted weight yarn, and is quick to make, in time for your next outing….

Weekly Fave! The Hood Scarf

Hood scarves are a practical accessory, and have come and gone through fashion’s history. This pattern offered by Blue Sky Fibers is an easy rib knit, with a generous scarf length. This updated version is also versatile, with just enough fabric to be worn as a wrap over a jacket for milder days. Very chic!

Weekly Fave! For Blanket Lovers

My eye was immediately drawn to the strikingly beautiful colour palette of these knit blankets from Purl Soho. A blanket is one of my favourite projects to knit in the winter months. This Mitered Corner Blanket pattern is free, and why not imagine it in your chosen yarn colours and arrangement. The construction is unique,…