Rift Tee and Another Pair of Arenite Pants

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Knitting Pattern: Rift by Jacqueline Cieslak in the 44″ size Yarn: Little Fox Yarn Linea in colorway Chasing Blue Skies, sport weight (50% Merino wool, 25% cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk) To view my Rift Tee project page on Ravelry, click here. Sewing Pattern: Arenite Pants by Sew Liberated in size 8 Fabric:…

Elton Pullover Mod

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Elton cardigan by Joji Locatelli in size Medium, modded to be a pullover Yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (single ply superwash 100% merino) in the Curious Handmade colorway and La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (70% mohair wool, 30% silk) in the Direwolf colorway To view my Elton project page on Ravelry, click…

As If Tee, Arenite Pants and a Hinterland Hack

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Knitting Pattern: As If Tee by Shay Johnson Yarn: Julie Asselin Nurtured [100% wool (Rambouillet, Targhee and Merino)] in colorway “Naturel” and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70 % Kid Mohair and 30% Silk) in colorway “612 White” To view my As If Tee project page on Ravelry, click here. Sewing Pattern: Arenite Pants by…

Mom’s Birthday Bubble Shawl

PROJECT BREAKDOWN Pattern: Bubble Shawl by Stephen West Yarn: West Wool Bicycle in colorways Copenhagen and Glass The texture in this shawl is so fun! I first spotted the pattern in my Instagram feed (Stephen West’s gray and mustard version) and immediately clicked and made plans to knit it. The pattern is simpler to knit…

Scrappy V: My New Summer Design

Isn’t Alli’s rainbow Scrappy V just amazing?! My favorite and most used yarn weight is, without a doubt, sock yarn. After wrapping up a shawl, sweater, pair of socks or some other fingering weight project, I am known to place my leftover balls of yarn on a shelf. Each day I walk by said shelf…

How to Work German Short Rows in Brioche

If you’ve ever wondered how to work short rows in brioche, look no further! I had intended to make a video last year before releasing the Contour Cardi pattern to show how to work the brioche short rows that are described in the pattern. Thankfully, my friend Christina (who actually gave me my first couple…

Me Made May: The Start of a Sewing Adventure

Wait, #MeMadeMay is a sewing trend, right? Correct! I have fallen into the rabbit hole that is garment sewing, and I can say with great confidence that this sewing post is the first of many to come. Because I follow a great many knitters on Instagram who also sew, I have long been familiar with…

Kia Socks

I am a terrible sock knitter. I like knit socks, but I find that I do not enjoy the process of knitting them. Perhaps it’s because I almost always knit them two-at-a-time, a method that sometimes seems like more work than it’s worth. Perhaps it’s the small needles worked in the round (magic loop in…

Wee Baby Rompers

I have had the Little Sister’s Romper pattern by PetiteKnit in my queue for quite a while. When I learned that one of my friends would be having a grandbaby this summer, that’s when I knew I simply had to knit one of these adorable rompers. (When my kids were babies I called them onesies,…

Sipila: 2019’s Purple Birthday Sweater

My attitude toward colorwork is decidedly ambivalent. I am totally smitten with colorwork motifs, but the process is never one that I enjoy. You may be familiar with my not-so-stranded method for knitting colorwork in which I catch the floats following every stitch. While I have determined that this method works best for me, it…