Knitting!

#WIP

#WIP

⁠I typically have at least 6-12 projects going at once. This month, that includes:⁠⁠-2 Brooklyn Tweed cardigans (because why would you make one when you realize that you have enough yarn for a second one hello?)⁠ -6 beanies using the #valebeanie pattern I posted about yesterday, and doing extra large sizes as well as making some more fitted, color blocked beanies using a bunch of yarn I picked up in #Sydney over Christmas.⁠ -4 different scarves, including the piece pictured here using some leftover scraps of fingering and a massive stash of super-fine alpaca a friend gifted me 2 years ago...

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One Kallara Shawl is NEVER enough!

One Kallara Shawl is NEVER enough!

Designed by Ambah O'Brien, you can purchase this pattern on her Ravelry page here. Worked in two increase and two decrease sections-I loaded up on yarn in complimentary colors and took a number of these projects on the road. One of my favorites was a mix of Malabrigo worsted, Quince & Co Chickadee and Swans Island.  Gauge is less important here, but just know the thicker the yarn-the bigger the shawl.  Also the pattern is modular-4 sections-so I found it easy to start a section and take my project on the go. If you're anything like me, I have maybe 6-12...

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Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Pullover

Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Pullover

I was drawn to this pattern because of the circular yoke collar-and I LOVE working with Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter yarn. After a series of projects using sock/fingering weight-it was nice to do a project that worked up quickly. I added an extra few rows at the collar because I can't stand my t-shirts showing when I'm wearing a sweater, and I made the body slightly smaller than what the pattern called for. I happened to choose the off white but I think any lighter color would be really stunning in this pattern. Happy Knitting! And share pictures of your projects...

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I KNIT A THING. (Custom Elizabeth Smith Knits Ramona Cardigan in MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran)

I KNIT A THING. (Custom Elizabeth Smith Knits Ramona Cardigan in MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran)

When my friend Tanz requested a custom sweater months ago, my first thought was her tiny frame would make the process quick.  But then I considered her style. Tanz is quirky and experimental; she can transform pajama pants into couture, and pair patent pink purses with basic graphic tees like they were meant for eachother. So… since Tanz’s style is ANYTHING but basic, she deserved a sweater with an edge. Long story short: the project suddenly became a little more complicated. And then the kicker... she asked for a cardigan. I was horrified because: button holes. Plus, I've never actually...

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