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…

Weekly Fave! A-line Skirt Pattern

I’ve finally completed the skirt from my series of posts: Design a Skirt From a Style in Your Closet. It took me way too long to finish, mainly because it kept getting put aside for other projects. I really like the finished result, and love wearing it. When you make a garment that fits you…

Weekly Fave! The Tee

The iconic white Tee, considered a fashion staple. I beg to differ, a summer T-shirt should be one knit in a light weight, breathable yarn like linen. This lovely Boxy Tee made in lace weight linen, featured in Vogue’s latest issue will take you through a hot summer, and is a tad more elegant. It…

Weekly Fave! A Modern Vest

What a stunning vest from Shibui, an example of simple design. Simple design is my choice  in clothing, for its elegance and modernity. But for “simple” to look its best, the design must look professional, neatly knit and attention paid to the finer details. The yarn used to knit Axis, is a blend of linen,…

Weekly Fave! The Essential Shopping Bag

Outdoor market days are finally here in Edmonton. Of course what’s needed is the essential shopping bag to carry your produce. For the crochet lovers, Louet has designed this bag in one of the best 100% linen yarns produced by them, Euroflax Sport. Churchmouse Yarns is selling the Pouch Bag pattern along with this amazing…

Weekly Fave! Crochet With Raffia

Wool and the Gang’s goal is to produce fashion in a sustainable way. Their fashion business uses knitting and crochet as its means of production. They source and create yarns that reduce the impact on the environment. They also produce kits, that for the most part are simple, modern designs. Wool and the Gang has…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Raffia Pouch

The perfect go-to bag style for summer – a raffia pouch. Churchmouse Yarns is offering the pattern free for this crocheted bag. They call it a passport pouch, but it’s more than this. It’s 7inch by 8inch size is more than enough room for the basics you’ll need to carry. The pouch is crocheted in…

Weekly Fave! The T-Shirt

Ah-h the T-shirt, a wardrobe staple. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own a white T-shirt. Most of the time when I find that perfect T, for whatever reason I never again find a similar one. I think the solution is  knitting a T, like this one from Purl Soho. Purchase some quality yarn, the…

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…