Kiuru Hat Test Knit

Many of you have probably seen the cable-covered Kiuru pullover pattern in Laine Magazine: Issue 3. A few of you may know that I started knitting that design back in January, but as warm weather approached I hibernated it away until the arrival of cooler days. Much like sweater projects, some reptiles, amphibians and fish…

Wolfgang Hat

The Wolfgang hat is yet another pattern by–you guessed it–Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks. Keeping in line with her never boring style, Caitlin designed the colorwork with three different shapes, yet pulled them all together in stunning harmony. Combined with the slouchy fit, Wolfgang is a truly distinctive hat. For my yarns I chose Swift…

Fleesensee Hat

KAL’s are almost always an impetuous undertaking for me. Typically I plan my knits well in advance, but then sometimes certain lately sprung KAL’s are all too tempting. And hey, when you have the yarn already on hand, why not join in? Meet the Fleesensee hat by Verena Cohrs of The Wool Club. (Fleesensee is…

Sophie’s Handspun Windschief

When Tour de Fleece came around this year I wanted to spin in solidarity with other fiber enthusiasts around the world, though I was too late to sign up for a team. My hands were already full with knitting commitments, but I made time to spin one of the many rovings (and tops and rolags)…

Knit Layette with Cables

If you visit the Purl Soho website eight to ten times a day as I do, then you know what I mean when I say Purl Soho is magical. I want to make all of their crafts! I want to own all of their supplies! For this project I wanted something special for a special friend,…

Peach Melba Oceana Hat

I knit this Oceana hat for two reasons: Look at that beautiful diamond mesh stitching! The pattern is a winner. The pattern author, Cali (Willoughby Way Designs and @throwstyler on Instagram), is donating all of the pattern proceeds to the organization Oceana, which works to preserve the world’s oceans. Needless to say, whenever a fabulous…