My Autumn Threipmuir

For some reason I had previously knit only one Ysolda Teague pattern, which was a MKAL shawl a few years back. Yet, when I spied this Threipmuir (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) on Instagram I absolutely had to knit it. It had been a while since I had taken on a colorwork project,…

Sophie’s Apple Picking Socks

When I gaze upon this yarn, I think of sunny days and rainbows and spring. When I both gaze upon and say the name of this yarn (“Apple Picking”) completely different images are evoked: autumn skies, going back to school, playgrounds and–not surprisingly–apples. The yarn brand is Must Stash Yarn, a company out of Texas…

Almond Auger Tank

I started the Auger tank by Pam Allen last summer but hibernated it after finishing the front piece. This year I pulled it back out, worked the back piece and seamed it up. The pattern calls for Quince and Co Willet, a 100% organic cotton sport weight yarn. I chose the colorway Almond for my…

The V-Back Tee

V is for versatility! Allow me to introduce you to my new design: The V-back Tee. It can be worn with the V in back or front, so it is delightfully reversible. The pattern is written for a five-color format but includes instructions for how to fade/transition with three or four colors as well. (Of…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cardi

Is it a sandwich or a cardigan? Read on to find out… This Winterfell Cardigan is the first pattern I have knit by the designer Katrin Schneider, with whom I was not all that familiar before hearing about Winterfell. This cardi was one of those designs that I not only promptly added to my Ravelry…

The Shusui Shrug

  As with many of my projects, Shusui started with the announcement of a KAL on Instagram. Indeed, Fuse Fiber Studio, the host of the KAL, even had a nice selection of yarn that would work splendidly for this shrug. ‘Eh, I’ll have a look at her shop,’ I thought to myself. ‘I don’t really…

How to Work German Short Rows

I have found German short rows to be the cleanest and easiest short rows to knit. They have no wraps and no gaps. (Wrap-less and gap-less!) When working German short rows, a Double Stitch (DS) is created at each turn. This double stitch automatically closes the gap and keeps the work tidy. Below is a…

How to Work Two-Color Brioche

If knitting is a language–and I believe it is–then brioche is a dialect. The term brioche as a knitting stitch is derived from the French pastry of the same name, of which it supposedly bears some resemblance. I don’t see it, but I do know knitting and pastries have both evolved over the years so…

The Anniversaire Cardi: My First PomPom Knit

I stumbled across the Anniversaire pattern on Ravelry a few months ago and added it to my queue lickety-split. This cardigan, designed by Veera Välimäki for Issue 21 of PomPom Quarterly, has more texture by far than any garment I’ve ever made, but it wasn’t just the texture overload that appealed to me. This cardigan is…

A Girl’s Best Friend Shawl

Here I go again with another pink and green combo, or purple and green. It doesn’t matter–both speak the same language. I don’t know what the deal is with my fascination with pink/green and purple/green, but I have dubbed this style “granny eclectic” because my dear belated grandmother was a fan of these combos. Even…