Weekly Fave!

Polka Dot Scarf – Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

As you’ve probably guessed by now, I love scarves – the ultimate accessory to add a little finesse to your outfit. This one by Churchmouse is knit in Rowan’s light and airy Kidsilk Haze. The dots aren’t made with colored yarn, but knit in a large eyelet pattern stitch – simple yet creates a luxurious lace. I would love to try this piece.

Weekly Fave!

Husk Wrap – in Linen Yarn from Purl Soho

I’m fond of linen, and this beautiful brioche rib wrap from Purl Soho takes full advantage of their new yarn, Field Linen, 100% linen. Check out my post “The Ultimate Summer Yarn”  for the scoop on linen. The Husk Wrap pattern is free, and brioche rib is a great choice for this yarn. Linen gets more beautiful with age and drapes elegantly.

Weekly Fave!

Marmor Cardigan – pattern by Regina Moessmer

I’m always looking for a classic cardigan, and I came across this one by Regina Moessmer on Fringe Association. When it comes to a simple design, it’s all about details and having an even tension; I like the exposed seams and rib borders of this cardigan. When making a garment in garter stitch, you have to remember that it can stretch in length, so the best fiber to use is a firm wool, and not a heavy cotton or bamboo, or the garment will lose its shape and drape too much. I once made the mistake of making a structured cardigan with pleats in bamboo, and it draped so much that I couldn’t wear it. This is a perfect pattern for the simplest of knit patterns – garter stitch.

Weekly Fave!

The Moroccan Slippers from Churchmouse Yarns are the crochet version of their popular Turkish Bed Socks. I have made many pairs of the Turkish Socks (a couple of pairs are shown above), which I wear mainly as loafer socks in the summer. I can’t wait to try a crochet version…probably quicker to make than the knitted socks.

 

Weekly Fave!

Mosaic Blanket – Purl Soho

This stunning blanket is a free pattern from Purl Soho. It looks complicated, but isn’t. The colorwork technique is Mosaic Knitting; you don’t have to carry any colors, simply slip stitches, knit and purl. I know it’s a little crazy to knit blankets when summer has just begun, but it could be knit up and ready for a cool fall evening!

Weekly Fave!

Lace Skirt (Design #4) – Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2017

The latest issue of Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2017 doesn’t disappoint. Lace projects dominate the collection, perfect for summer days or cool summer evenings. This slim skirt in blush pink, one of the trend colors for Spring 2017 is fashionable worn with a simple white blouse and sandals. What I like about the skirt’s pattern instructions, is that the designer indicates the point where you can adjust the length. If I was making this skirt, I would make it longer, around the knee or just below it. Enjoy this must see issue of Vogue Knitting.

Weekly Fave!

Knit Layette Socks – Purl Soho

These adorable newborn socks are one of three patterns offered in the Knit Layette kit from Purl Soho. A quick gift made in soft merino for the new baby in your life. Why stop at one pair!