***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...
***Originally published on December 30, 2009***At
long last! This project and I have been in a relationship for over a
year now, and it’s finally off the needles and ready to wear. I’m
pretty psyched about it because when I started it last spring,
I actually didn’t think it was my style at all (I just loved the
simplicity of the pattern and the way the yarn knit up!) but for some
reason this fall I’ve really been into the belted tunics and fitted
t-shirt dresses, and I’m always game for a cowl neck!Coffee Tunic,
knitted in a sportweight bamboo/wool/nylon blend; burgundy with ...
Originally published January 11th, 2011Remember back in the fall when I was working on my Chevron Lace Cardigan? Well, it’s been sitting at 98% finished for quite a few weeks now, and just the other night I had a few minutes to sew on some buttons and call it done.Dudes, I’m so excited about this pattern. It is SO simple, SO fast, and totally my style. I had decided to whip it up in a yarn that had not been such a hot seller, just to test out the pattern, but now that I know how it turns out, I’m psyched to make another with a lighter colored, springier yarn.
Although I ha...