Friday, September 25, 2009
This Fall, chunky knit cowls are showing up everywhere. Cowls make a lot of sense from a practical point of view- they require no decisions about your favorite method of scarf-tying and stay in place once on. The photo above is from the October issue of Vogue. The photo below is a cowl that I knit up yesterday afternoon from one skein of Twinkle's Soft Chunky. It was super quick- a fast way to update your Fall wardrobe. It is also great for gifts. Plus, the pattern is so simple, it would be easy to change it for a smaller gauge yarn if you would like a softer cowl with more drape to it.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This sweater is from Noro's Designer Mini Knits Two. A customer knit it out of Chirimen, a cotton/silk/wool blend yarn by Noro (of course). I think the colors are just beautiful. It is the perfect little cardigan for Fall days.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
There, I said it. The weather is not going to be this beautiful for much longer. Sad? Maybe a little but I have a confession- by this time in the summer, I am so tired of summer clothing, I can't stand it. I start to get really excited for Fall clothes and accessories. I have visions of drinking hot chocolate while walking through colorful piles of leaves and of course, wearing different assortments of hats, scarves and chunky sweaters. This hat is the first hat of the season. I knit it out of a hand-dyed cashmere blend boucle yarn. Boucles seem to be everywhere this Fall. If hand-dyed isn't your thing, we have other boucle yarns in gorgeous solid colors that would be just as fabulous.
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is Lullabye from Louisa Harding's Bizoo Bizu. The pattern calls for duplicate stitching the initial on the front. But I knit the T in intarsia since I knew I would never finish the sweater if I embroidered it later. Isn't it cute? I can't wait to see Theo in it!