Weekly Fave! Toque Weather

We’re expecting a little of the white stuff today, a tad early, but not unexpected. So I guess it’s almost toque time. The winter can be somewhat bearable with the perfect, cozy hat; they say keeping the head warm helps the rest of the body warm. The Tonka Bay Toque from Blue Sky Fibers is…

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 Layering Capelet

Here’s a lovely light weight capelet design from Blue Sky Fibers, that can be worn on a cool summer evening. It also makes a great layering accessory worn under a jacket, like the chic look in the image. The yarn is a fine, wool/silk blend in fashionable multi-colours by Spud and Chloë. It’s relatively quick…

Weekly Fave! Summer Footies

  For the summer, I usually make myself a new pair of loafer socks, and my go-to pattern is Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns.  They are easy to make,  a great way to use sock yarn remnants, invisible in most shoes, and don’t bunch up. I saw these cute Lilydale Footies on Blue Sky…

Weekly Fave! A Crocheted Rug For Any Room

What could be more fun than a speedily crocheted rug in jumbo yarn. This cute circular rug pattern by Blue Sky Fibers is made with Woolstok Jumbo and single crochet. I love that this yarn is made of Peruvian Highland wool in a braided construction, providing durability and a “cushy” feeling to home décor items….

Weekly Fave! A Poncho For Stylish Tots

An adorable, stylish yet practical poncho for the toddler in your life. A great beginner project, and one you can quickly work up so they can wear it now. The garment is worked side to side, with a contrast band. This poncho made in washable wool and organic cotton blend is easy to clean, for…

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! Cozy Mittens

You may have an opportunity to whip up one last Xmas gift this year. These mitts knit in Blue Sky’s baby alpaca are available in a kit at Churchmouse Yarns. I’m more of a glove person, but I love the uneven stripe placement of these mitts. The colours are thoughtfully chosen to coordinate beautifully. Even…

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…