Size: Finished Waist Size 25 (28, 31, 35, 39, 43, 46)” Shown in size 28” Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking Materials Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Crepe Twist (88% Wool, 12% Nylon; 112 yards 102 meters/50 grams): 125 Toast, (5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls. Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; elastic 1” width measuring 2” less than the… Read more »

Finally my obsession with sweater dresses and wiggle dresses and knitting collide! I’m so happy to introduce to you the Cozy Vintage Dress, published in the December issue of I Like Knitting.   It’s fitted, it’s a modified rib, it has a zipper – I’m pretty sure it’s perfect! 😉 Check out my video where I gush all about my inspiration and then explain sizes and materials: Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 34… Read more »

If you’re thinking the name of this pattern sounds a bit familiar – you’re right! While I was knitting the Adirondack Basket Hat for the last Knit Along, I kept thinking it needed matching accessories. I haven’t come up with gloves just yet, but I am happy to report that I found time for a matching scarf!     Just like the hat, the scarf is knit with super bulky yarn so it’s a very quick knit. The pattern is… Read more »

I was contemplating a serious problem earlier this year: how can I make a proper winter sweater with no lace, no cotton, no nothing that I tend to favor? As I was browsing through books and most of the internet for ideas, I was struck by an amazing idea: Of course, I can make it with chevrons! (I know, I know, what a surprise…) But stick with me because this sweater is all about texture. Knit with a Malabrigo’s worsted… Read more »

Since it’s nearing that weird time of the year where I feel like it’s too late to start another summer top, but it’s too early to focus on fall and winter knit pieces, I’ve been thinking a lot about home decor. I know some people go a little overboard and knit everything, like cozies for their apples and eggs (seriously, WHY?!), but I tried to keep my knitting wish list a bit more practical! As usual, there’s a mixture of free… Read more »

I am so excited to introduce this tank top to you guys! It’s part of Knitty’s Spring + Summer 2016 collection, and my tank top is the surprise for the issue, which technically came out a little over a month ago. Surprise!   Lake Diamond was inspired by the hot summer days spent chasing a cool breeze. A lacy, cotton tank top is perfect for summer. The open lacework is stylish and will keep you cool, whether you’re spending a day… Read more »

It’s December!! If you’re special, you’ve done all your holiday shopping and you’re finally able to relax with some hot chocolate while you admire your Christmas tree – or whatever decorations you put up. That surely exists somewhere in the world, right? My December usually resembles something out of the amazing Christmas movie, Jingle All the Way. This movie is somehow even more amazing now that I’m an adult.   Anyway, the point is, I’m here to help! If you’ve… Read more »

  When I made my little hat collection earlier this year, I just knew the Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat would be the fan favorite. Mostly because it was my favorite, even though I love them all equally, of course. What I didn’t expect was to be commissioned to make a matching scarf and pair of gloves. You may have suspected that I’m not a fan of scarves, but it was also a family member asking so I didn’t want to turn… Read more »

I think everyone can agree that handmade gifts are amazing, and most knitters try to get in as much knitting as they can for as many people as they can. I know some knitters go big and try to make matching hats and scarves or socks – or even stockings! I love my friends and family, but I don’t have time for that. I’m all about the small stocking stuffer knit gifts. And I’ve always lamented the fact that cozies… Read more »

Usually people who love fall and winter, or at least love cuddling up in oversized sweaters and blankets and maybe even watching sports, also love to knit. Me? I’m not a fan of cold weather, and I’d much prefer to spend my time on a beach or in a park – when it’s over 75 degrees out. Part of the reason I resisted knitting for so long was because I hate scarves. I’m also not a fan of shawls or socks,… Read more »