Weekly Fave! A Modern Shell

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is selling the knitting pattern and yarn for this elegant, refined style from Shibui Knits Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Mirage is a modern, layered piece available in two versions – short sleeves or sleeveless. The sheer underlayer is knit with Shibui’s Silk Cloud, a lace weight blend of silk and mohair. A…

Taking Measurements For Knit Hats

I came across this post on Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and it’s definitely worth passing on to my readers. For the best fit, it’s important to take the proper measurements for all garments and accessories. Even though hats are easier to fit than sweaters, head measurements are often overlooked. Bonus:  How to take measurements for…

Weekly Fave! – The Welted Infinity Loop

Structural purl welts, knit in contrasting colors make for a very striking infinity loop, from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. It would be just as beautiful in subtle shades of the same color. Worn as an elegant loop under a coat, or cozy and warm doubled around the neck. A classic scarf for men and women!

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I can’t believe how fast this year went by; another Christmas is upon us. I love knitting small items like toys and decorations. These adorable elves are by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. The kit comes with everything you need to make 12 elves to decorate a tree or create a vignette this Christmas.

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Churchmouse Yarns has created Autumn Wardrobe Classics – eight garments and accessories in shades of grey. One of these garments is the Buttoned Wrap Skirt, a simple design knit in worsted wool, and easily adjusted to get the perfect fit and length. Definitely a timeless classic.

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These beautiful pouches from Churchmouse Yarns, crocheted in Rowan Handknit Cotton are perfect as makeup bags, for knitting accessories, or for a variety of other uses. I would definitely line the pouch with beautiful fabric. Tip: Make a paper pattern for the lining by tracing the crocheted piece(s) onto light weight paper (tracing paper works…

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This beautiful, drapey, asymmetric tunic by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is made from Louet’s Euroflax, one of the finest quality 100% linen yarns in the market. Leisl Project is available at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and could be knit up quickly to wear this summer. Linen is one of my favorite fibers; check out the…

Weekly Fave!

As you’ve probably guessed by now, I love scarves – the ultimate accessory to add a little finesse to your outfit. This one by Churchmouse is knit in Rowan’s light and airy Kidsilk Haze. The dots aren’t made with colored yarn, but knit in a large eyelet pattern stitch – simple yet creates a luxurious…

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The Moroccan Slippers from Churchmouse Yarns are the crochet version of their popular Turkish Bed Socks. I have made many pairs of the Turkish Socks (a couple of pairs are shown above), which I wear mainly as loafer socks in the summer. I can’t wait to try a crochet version…probably quicker to make than the…

Weekly Fave!

Ombre shading techniques using 3 colors of yarn creates an artistic knitting project. What is ombre you ask – colors or tones that shade into each other, a gradation of light to dark. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas sells this kit made with their Bias Before and After Scarf Pattern, and fine weight Isager Alpaca Merino…