Weekly Fave! A Unisex Cowl

  The young man looks particularly handsome in this bright yellow cowl by Brooklyn Tweed. This cowl design boasts a reversible fabric and can be worn by both sexes. The stitch pattern mimics cables creating a geometric texture, and is knit in Quarry, a chunky weight wool available in many beautiful colours. A chic accessory…

Weekly Fave! The Knit Dress

  Nothing is easier to wear than a sweater dress.  A knit dress is a decadent, comfortable alternative to wearing athleisure, that so many of us have been putting on everyday since we began working and staying at home more than usual. This lovely dress from Bottega Veneta 2019 may be the inspiration you need…

Weekly Fave! Not Your Usual Quick-Knit Blanket

  Although many blankets are lengthy projects, I find knitting one a relaxing break from shaping and sewing garment pieces together. Wool and the Gang tends to design quickly made projects, including the Midnight Blanket shown above. Quickly knit projects are usually knit in basic pattern stitches, but the Midnight Blanket combines Herringbone and Twisted Rib…

Weekly Fave! Mitten Time Is Coming

These are the most beautiful embellished mittens from Making magazine’s upcoming issue #10. Because the issue is not out yet, I’m not able to get any details on the construction. It looks to me as though they are embroidered with the same yarn used to knit the mittens. Mittens are fun and quick to knit, and…

Weekly Fave! The Classic Men’s Cardigan

  Men’s knitting patterns often don’t get the attention they deserve. Historically, fashion has always focused more on women’s collections, mainly because of the enormous variety of styles of women’s clothes, as compared to the ones that make up a man’s wardrobe. Brooklyn Tweed does a great job of designing men’s knitwear, like this classic…

Weekly Fave! Sweater Time

  Most workplaces have been impacted by Covid-19, including how magazines are made. In the latest issue of Interweave Knits, the photos for their latest collection didn’t include models. The photo shoots of the knits were styled with garments and accessories. Because models bring life to clothes, it looks a little unusual using only props….

Weekly Fave! A Fashionable Coat

  I’ve made a few knit coats over the years. A coat is easy and comfortable to wear, and knit in the best yarn is a classic staple. I immediately fell in love with the Moscow Coat from Blue Sky Fibers. High on fashion with a shaped, textured waistline, and a detachable collar which offers…

Weekly Fave! A Crossbody Tote

Years ago I had a tote bag similar to this. It was smaller, but for me it was the most practical bag I owned, and literally wore it out. Purl Soho designed a very sturdy one using heel stitch, which you may be familiar with because sock heels are often made with this slip stitch…

Weekly Fave! Toeless Socks

Nothing is lovelier than a well pedicured foot in the summer. From one of my favourite sock books, “The Joy of Sox” (I love this title) by Linda Kopp is a pair of Peekaboo Socks, made with a toe strap to hold them in place. Or you could go a step further, and remove the…

Weekly Fave! Nostalgic Tunic

My design aesthetic often leans towards simple, modern design with nostalgic details, like in this knit tunic. I love the lace detail that makes up the borders of the body and the 3/4 sleeves, as well as the cinched waist. And the back V detail is so attractive. This design reminds me of the well-dressed…