Weekly Fave! Casual Cable Knit Sweater

The internet is a wealth of knit designs and patterns, and at times overwhelming. When you do find a designer that elicits ooh’s and ah’s, it’s indeed a great find. That’s how I feel about The Gift of Knitting, a site that features a small but great collection of modern and fashionable knits by Alina…

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…

How Did We Get Here – A Brief Social History Of Knitting

“Knitting is the new black”. I love this phrase, and it’s true. Knitting has become “cool”. It certainly has a fashion history, but it also has a social history that explains how it became cool. Historically, interest in knitting was more a response to the political and economic environment, and gender role expectations. Today, there…