Weekly Fave! – Log Cabin Fingerless Mitts

These unique Log Cabin Mitts are a free pattern from Fringe Association. You can use your remnant stash, as all the mitts require are small amounts of three colors.  Carefully read the pattern before you start, as the mitts are worked in patches (not Intarsia), involving picking up stitches and clever joining. The result is…

Weekly Fave!

I’m always looking for a classic cardigan, and I came across this one by Regina Moessmer on Fringe Association. When it comes to a simple design, it’s all about details and having an even tension; I like the exposed seams and rib borders of this cardigan. When making a garment in garter stitch, you have…

Weekly Fave!

A beautiful, gansey inspired classic, shawl collar sweater designed by Bristol Ivy, which I noticed on Fringe Association. I love the textured pattern stitch that continues into the shawl collar. This pattern can be found at Ravelry. Bristol Ivy has her own site, and also designs for Brooklyn Tweed.

Weekly Fave!

Either you love or hate wearing a turtleneck sweater. I’ve never been a fan of a turtleneck with a close fitting collar. I prefer a mock or loose style. The above are classic picks by Fringe Association. I particularly like the bottom sweater, a ribbed raglan titled Hudson by Julie Hoover, one of my favorite designers. Click here to…

Weekly Fave!

Dries van Noten is one of my favorite designers. If you like designing and knitting your own garments, this oversized, cable knit vest is the inspiration to begin thinking about your Fall 2016 picks. This design was mentioned on Fringe Association’s post “Best of Fall 2016”.

Weekly Fave!

What a great idea! The perfect wrap/shrug with cuffs no less; easy to slip on when there is a chill in the air. “Flying Squirrel” found on Ravelry and mentioned as a favorite on Fringe Association.

Blocking is Magic!

I’ve professed the benefits of blocking in previous posts and I came across a post from Fringe Association “yarn + water = magic” that is so apropos. Yarn really does come to life in water, and will reveal its good or bad properties. By blocking all those swatches prior to beginning your projects helps to determine the appropriateness…

Do You Have A Favorite Hand Knit Sweater?

One that you want to make again and again. My favorite is a textured, navy wool pullover in a simple knit and purl combination, from Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2002. I used a smooth worsted weight wool, and I know the stitch pattern would stand out better in a brighter or lighter color. But I…