Weekly Fave! Colourful Patchwork Wrap

From Vogue’s Late Winter 2020 magazine comes one of the most beautiful wraps I’ve seen, and the photo is stunning. The design is from none other than the master colour artist Kaffe Fassett. This lovely gentleman is over 80, and enjoys his work with the vigour of a 20 year old. You should check out…

Weekly Fave! A Holiday Sweater

Need an evening Christmas sweater, but not the kind you wear to an ugly Xmas sweater party? This beautiful design featured in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2019 is perfect for any occasion. This issue of Vogue focuses on statement sleeves, and this cable and bobble sweater has a slight, puffed sleeve with exaggerated cuffs. It’s not…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Lace Dress

Dresses are my go to wardrobe staple. They’re easy to wear; just throw one on with a few accessories and I’m ready to go. Lace knit dresses in linen or cotton are often a summer fashion trend. Vogue’s latest issue rewards the dress knitter with a lovely lace striped, sleeveless version. It’s knit in pure…

Weekly Fave! The Leopard Sweater

Bold graphic designs for hand knits is the major theme of Vogue Knitting Late Winter 2019. Animal prints are a trend in most fashion collections season after season, as many stylists consider it a neutral classic. This lovely leopard print sweater is “spot on” (no pun intended) this season. I love the subtle striped background,…

What’s Inspired Me The Most On My Knitting Journey

The outsiders call us obsessed, or they can’t believe our focus on “just a hobby”. But we persevere, no matter what our reasons for knitting may be. We find endless pleasure in what we do, even if it’s only for half an hour a day; we just can’t stop. So what is the inspiration that…

Weekly Fave!

Vogue’s Holiday 2016 issue just came out and contains great classic cardigan patterns. The photo above is a cozy, oversized, cable cardigan in Big Montana, a bulky yarn from Tahki Yarns. A lovely garment for a casual feel.

Weekly Fave!

One of the trends of Spring 2016 was the varsity or college jacket worn with a dress or skirt for a casual cool look. This style has carried over into the Fall 2016 collections. I found a knit varsity jacket in a back issue of Vogue Knitting, and it would be a perfect project in line…

Weekly Fave!

I am a collector of Vogue Knitting magazine since it was inaugurated in 1982. My fave from this issue is Design #23, an oversized vest in tune with the fall trends for 2016. Two color patchwork effect in a variety of stitch patterns adds texture. Applied trims gives it a professional finish. This is an…

Weekly Fave!

The above cardigan is an original Bohus Stickning, from a small hand knitting business started in 1939 by Emma Jacobsson, the wife of the Governor of Bohus Province in Southern Sweden. The business began mainly as work relief for women in this economically depressed area. Bohus Stickning became world famous, and a desired fashion item…

Weekly Fave!

This week I’m beginning my “Weekly Fave” post, a fashion forward knit design. I begin with a wardrobe staple knitted in Cascade 220, a classic worsted weight wool yarn – one of my all time favorites. It is design #9 from Vogue Knitting Magazine, the Fall 2015 issue. Now all I have to do is decide on…