Have you ever seen a photo online and wanted to recreate the feel of it in your own life? I saw this warm, romantic, and slightly vintage looking photo, and I just knew I wanted to create a sweater that evoked the same feeling.
Enter the Rebecca Pullover.
I knit this with Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool so it’s giant and oversized and definitely going to keep me warm during the spring. It’s perfect to wear with all my high waisted skirts, and I think the elongated cables give it a bit of a romantic vibe that I was trying to evoke.
Watch the video below to learn more (starting at 08:31), and click here to head over to Ravelry to favorite it, queue it up, or buy it!
I’ve noticed people tend to knit what they know, and when it comes to sweaters, they usually only know top-down or bottom-up sweaters.
I’m not an exception to that. I definitely prefer bottom-up sweaters, and that’s probably because my first sweater was bottom-up.
I can’t fault anyone for having a preference, but I’ve run into a surprising about of people who tell me they will never knit bottom-up sweaters because they want to try on their work as they go.
This baffles me because you can definitely see if your sweater is going to fit you before you finish… so I made a video that I hope will help! Check it out below, and let me know if it was helpful or if you still have questions.
The Mojave Miniskirt is a very fun twist on the desert motif, evoking the bright colors and the hot sun in a fun transitional knit for spring! The skirt is fitted through the waist and hips with an elastic waistband to ensure a snug fit.
Knit from the bottom up and featuring intarsia and duplicate stitches, the pattern is across the center front and back, with a border in garter stitch to really emphasize the pattern and give the skirt a bit of stretch.
Starting at 13:28, check out my Monthly Chatter video where I give more details. (And don’t mind that I keep calling it the Zerda Skirt; I forgot about the name change, oops!)
Click here to queue it up or favorite it on Ravelry, or click here to go straight to I Like Knitting’s website.
The Winter Whimsy Box Pleated Skirt almost didn’t happen! It’s fairly simple with a seed stitch border and stockinette throughout, but I couldn’t get the sizing right. But then it snowed and I felt a huge push to finish, and I’m so glad I did!
You can click here for all of the details on Ravelry or watch the video below to hear more on the skirt. This is knit with super bulky yarn – perfect for traipsing through the snow on a winter day.
The pattern includes detailed written instructions, photographs, and links to a video for the pleats so it should be clear, regardless of which way you learn best.
The Cuffed Cozy Hat is my new favorite basic for a few reasons.
- It’s knit with chunky yarn so it knits up really quickly.
- Because it’s knit with chunky yarn, it feels a bit fun and dramatic, rather than a normal hat. (Check out my selfie at the end of the pictures – it’s great!)
- It’s unisex. I designed this with men in mind, and I love that anyone can grab it and go!
- It comes in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large for teens, women, and men.
Did you see me chatting about it on Monthly Chatter? Watch below.
Click here to get your own copy of the pattern on Ravelry. If you purchase the pattern before March 1, 2018, you can grab any of my older patterns as well for 50% off. Click here to browse my older patterns.
I used to run a sewing blog.
I technically still do, but it hasn’t been updated in a really long time because knitting has taken over my life!
Melanie from Baad Mom yarns was kind enough to feature me on her Maker series, and we chatted all about how I started knitting, how my process works (aka trial by error), and why I love knitting more than sewing. Click through to watch the interview or click here to check out her incredible yarn selection.
I’ve been knitting like crazy the last 2 months, and especially if you include a recent colorwork project, I have a TON of leftover scraps of yarn.
They’re usually long enough that I feel guilty throwing them away so I scoured the internet to figure out what I could do with them. Here are some of my favorite projects, click for more info!
1. Wrapping Gifts, from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.
2. Grab an embroidery hoop and wrap some spare yarn around it! You can hang glasses, jewelry, or anything else that’s fairly lightweight!
3. Use your scrap yarn and some pipe cleaners to spell out words. Click here for a tutorial.
4. If you want to continue to show off your scrap yarn, consider making mini skein earrings! Aren’t they adorable? Click here for a video tutorial.
5. Make a card! It doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day, but using heavyweight paper and a needle can yield some really cute results. Click here for the tutorial.
Note: A popular idea is putting scrap yarn out for birds to gather. If you do this, please make sure the yarn is between 4-8″ in length!