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Closeup of the front bottom of a blue handknit tank with a lace bottom

Desert Grass: Wear It As a Tank or Vest

Bra straps? Nowhere in sight. Side bra? Covered. When the monsoon season arrives each year in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, the seemingly barren landscape is transformed into a botanical wonderland filled with cacti, wildflowers and grasses. Desert Grass was inspired by the grasslands, an underrated yet vital desert ecosystem. Desert Grass is an elegant tank design […]

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Mom’s Filigree Shawl

Every now and then I come across an amazing shawl that I simply have to knit, but this one may triumph them all. PROJECT BREAKDOWN Filigree by Julie Knits in Paris Yarn: Knit Cosmic Strings Yak (65% merino, 20% silk and 15% yak) in colorways Tobacco, Temple, Dark Woods and Shadows To view my project […]

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Autumn Love Note

Does this top qualify as a Halloween sweater since it’s knit in an orange color and it’s almost trick-or-treat time? Either way, this is about as close as it gets for me when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. I’ve been seeing Love Note sweaters regularly in my Instagram feed ever since the design […]

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Waning Lace: My New Spring Design

The Waning Lace pattern can be purchased from my Ravelry store here. With cool spring days in mind, I started playing around with the idea of a fading lace yoke sweater back in December of last year. When jumping to my closet, time and time again I select sweaters that are on the lighter side […]

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A Girl’s Best Friend Shawl

Here I go again with another pink and green combo, or purple and green. It doesn’t matter–both speak the same language. I don’t know what the deal is with my fascination with pink/green and purple/green, but I have dubbed this style “granny eclectic” because my dear belated grandmother was a fan of these combos. Even […]

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The Grand Zweig Sweater

When Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks cited Stefan Zweig as the source of inspiration when naming her newest sweater design, I confess that this English major had never heard of him. According to Wikipedia, Zweig was a famous Austrian writer of the early 1900’s, and since I consider myself fairly versed in the literature of […]

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Tegna II, Still Speckled

Tegna II is done. Clearly I really like the Tegna knitting pattern by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks). Released in May of this year, Tegna is constructed from the bottom up starting with the lace section and has a loose, boxy shape that I feel is well suited for hand knit garments. For me the fit […]

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The Tegna Tee

I really don’t know where to begin with the Tegna tee. Genuinely, this top has blown my mind. It is by far my favorite knit piece ever, and that is saying something because I love my knit pieces. The Tegna pattern is authored by Caitlin Hunter (@boylandknitworks on Instagram), and while this pattern is her […]

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Titania’s Shawl for Mom’s Birthday

Flipping through the Summer 2017 edition of Interweave Knits magazine, I spotted the lacy Titania’s Shawl by Susanna Ic. I had not knit anything from Interweave in quite some time, and I was intrigued by this shawl, envisioning it would make an elegant new piece for my mom’s ever growing knit wardrobe. The pattern calls […]

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Aila Tank

I found the pattern for the Aila Tank on Ravelry late last spring, and while I started knitting it in early summer it took me nearly a year to complete it. Why, you ask? See below… The pattern, written by Isabell Kraemer, calls for the Quince and Co yarn Sparrow, which is 100% organic linen […]

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