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.
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.
Ombre shading techniques using 3 colors of yarn creates an artistic knitting project. What is ombre you ask – colors or tones that shade into each other, a gradation of light to dark. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas sells this kit made with their Bias Before and After Scarf Pattern, and fine weight Isager Alpaca Merino 2, a blend of 50% merino lambswool and 50% baby alpaca. Just imagine the colorways and luxurious, softness around your neck!
Designers always say how difficult it is to make a simply structured design look professional. I believe this, as the workmanship has to be perfect, well almost perfect. This design by Amy Christoffers for Churchmouse Yarns is a great example of simplicity at its best, worked in Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca elevated by a few design elements – patch pockets and applied I-cord. Stunning!
I know what this time of year does for us knitters and crafters – you want to make all your gifts, but you don’t have the time. So this Weekly Fave! is different, not a knitted project, but hand woven scarves and shawls by the artisans of Manos del Uruguay. These beautiful merino/silk pieces can be purchased on Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, perfect when you run out of time to make a gift for Christmas.
There’s nothing I like wearing more than a skirt and boots. This simple, straight knit skirt designed by Carol Lansinger for Churchmouse can be made to any length. A great project for the first time skirt knitter!
Another winner from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas; a flattering A-line shell, knit in a blend of pima cotton and modal rayon. It is a quick knit if you are looking for a summer idea. It could be a transitional piece extending into the fall season worn under a tailored jacket.