Purple Starfall

My latest FO is Starfall by Jennifer Steingass of Knit.Love.Wool. The back shot above is not the best angle for showing off my colorwork since the BOR is located at the back of the left shoulder, but from this angle you can soak up the intricate colorwork motifs of the yoke. There were two things…

Jelly Roll Sweater

Congrats to Isabelle Brunette for being the giveaway winner! Thanks to all who took the time to comment below. I will be replying to each of you soon if I haven’t already. One day a few weeks back as I was aimlessly rummaging through my stash, I unearthed a couple of skeins of yarn from…

Underwing Mitts

Few knitting designs have captivated me like Erica Heusser’s Underwing Mitts. All of her stunning accessory patterns feature intriguing colorwork designs, but the underwings spoke to me the loudest. As a little girl one of my favorite activities was to catch insects for my dad’s bug collection. Sometimes I caught them by hand–usually unsuspecting beetles…

A More Fitted Alyeska

The Aleuts are a native American people related to the Eskimos who currently inhabit the Aleutian Islands, western Alaska and small portions of eastern Russia. Their language–the Aleut language–is still spoken today, albeit sparsely, and it is the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning “great land,” from which the name for the state of Alaska is derived….

Nelchina, My First Steeking

Nelchina is yet another masterful design by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks) that combines colorwork and texture. The entire yoke is a complex and intriguing pattern of colorwork that I liken to the shadows you might see displayed on a forest floor, and the body and arms are covered in squishy 4-stitch cabled repeats. Below are…

Colorwork Sans Floats

I’ve made it pretty clear to the knitting world that when it comes to colorwork, floats and I are incompatible. We just don’t get along. So what do I do? Omit them, of course! Below is a video demonstrating my method for knitting colorwork sans floats. I hope it helps you or at least entertains…

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…

The Grand Zweig Sweater

When Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks cited Stefan Zweig as the source of inspiration when naming her newest sweater design, I confess that this English major had never heard of him. According to Wikipedia, Zweig was a famous Austrian writer of the early 1900’s, and since I consider myself fairly versed in the literature of…

Sunset Highway: A Contemporary Voyage in Colorwork

Just when I thought I was done with pink and green combos I unconsciously selected another one for my Sunset Highway sweater. The pattern is designed by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks), and sometime around its release she announced that Olann, whose yarn she used for her sample, would be selling kits as a preorder for…