Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

Welcome Laurel, Angora Snood and Yellow Brick Cold Cowl

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

There are a bunch of new patterns in the shop,which is always a great thing, but I have to admit that two of them (at least) are terribly out of season. Oh well, If you don’t mind knitting way ahead of winter, you’ll be in good shape. First, the seasonally-appropriate Laurel by Colette Patterns:

This pretty pattern is super simple and can be a blouse or a shift dress. One version has instructions for an underlining so you can use sheer fabrics and another skips the underlining for fabrics that just don’t need it.

See, this one’s pretty out of season, but still it would be a delight to knit this summer—airy and soft—especially if you were somewhere enjoying the shade or air conditioning. In any case, you’ll thank your summertime self when winter comes around again and you are both stylish and warm.

Ditto here on the seasonality, but just look at that pretty thing! And did I mention that both of the cowls are free patterns? Nice, huh?

Happy crafting!

Hello Spring

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I just couldn’t resist this lovely little pattern by Quince & Co — even though I can’t sell their patterns and I don’t think I’ve knit anything that I don’t sell in years and years.

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Doesn’t it just say “Spring?” In fact, I had started another sweater, but just barely, and then saw this one and switched (pulling out a couple inches of knitting!).

I love how knitting is a year-round hobby now. It used to be so hard to find pretty patterns and lovely yarns that weren’t terribly bulky. Aren’t we lucky?

Happy knitting!