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.

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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!

Ombre Infinity Scarf Project from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Ombre Infinity Scarf Project from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

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!

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Bailey Cardigan from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Bailey Cardigan from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Pocket Detail

Pocket Detail

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!

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Woven Scarves and Shawls - Manos del Uruguay

Woven Scarves and Shawls – Manos del Uruguay

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.

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Simple Straight Skirt - Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Simple Straight Skirt – Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

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!

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Gretel from Churchmouse Yarns

Gretel from Churchmouse Yarns

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.