***Originally published on April 24, 2015***Remember this one? She was the star of our Fall Knit-Along, and has
been proudly displayed in our front window, inspiring dozens of
asymmetrical shawls and scarves ever since.In my version, I mimicked the colors shown in the printed pattern, using a solid fingering weight wool/merino blend, in contrasting red and grey.
This wrap is all garter stitch, but the part that keeps it
interesting is the short rows, which are what give it this asymmetrical
look, with the stripes on one side gathering more closely together than
on the other....
***Originally published on July 17th, 2015***I’m loving this (free!) pattern from Purl Soho, the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top.
You see it worked up here in merino wool, but try it in cotton for a
warm weather alternative! The contrast of both the colors, and the
stitch pattern right around the bust line makes for a fun project that
will keep your attention the whole way through.
Here, you can see how the simple K2tog /
YO stitch pattern can yield a beautifully delicate lace fabric, if it’s
done in the right color.
Cap Sleeve Lattice TopCost of Materials:...
***Originally published on July 31, 2015***This is a pattern that had been in my queue for a looooong time
before I finally cast on for it last year. In fact, I wound up the yarn
for this one back in 2013, and had been sitting on a fat cone of it for
years until the time was finally right.And, while many parts of the project are relatively mindless — easy
stockinette knitting at a fairly small gauge — there are other parts
that do require some serious concentration. The radial
yarn-overs, which give this pattern its distinctive eyelet holes, force
you to kee...
***Originally published in October 17, 2014***I’m loving this slip stitch dish towel that one of our sample knitters, Linette, knitted up!
To re-create the yarn we’ve used here, simply visit our Custom Yarn Creator,
and build a yarn in your palette that includes one strand of bamboo,
and two strands of thin cotton (the ones that say 6720 YPP when you
hover over them). You’ll want to do this twice, with two contrasting
colors, and the more similar the shades that you choose for the cotton
and bamboo, the more your yarns will look like two contrasting, solid
colors, as they ...
This Otherside Tank
has totally won me over to the virtues of linen. Using just two
strands together of our fingering weight linen, in two different
contrasting colors, this yarn was lightweight enough to look open and
airy when knit on Size 6 needles, but still has a nice weight and drape
to it for a cute summer layering top.
Here we are just past the neck opening, where you simply bind off
some of the middle stitches on one row, and then cast the same number
back on in the very next row, and then mirror the stripe sequence back
down to the bottom.
In the home s...
***Originally published on July 16, 2014***This shawl was born out of a USPS disaster. A few months back, my friend Naomi emailed me, wanting to design a yarn for her friend’s wedding shawl (here
is the pattern she was using — isn’t it cool?). We went back and forth
over email, tweaking the weight and fiber content, and finally landed
on a beautiful blend of bamboo and linen.
We wound it up, shipped it out…and it never arrived by the intended
deadline that she needed it by, to get cracking on it and have it
finished for the bridal shower. Now, you’ll never meet a...