Knitting Can Be Expensive…and Sometimes, That’s Okay

 

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The Ashland Pullover via Brooklyn Tweed

 

Even though August tends to be the hottest month of the year, in the back of my mind these dog days of summer always mean September–and subsequently fall–is right around the corner. I immediately begin dreaming about cinnamon-spiced everything, changing colors, and cooler days. And, if I’m honest, I’m really fantasizing about sweater weather and getting a new woolen garment on my knitting needles. Continue reading

New Nautical-Inspired Knits from Brooklyn Tweed

Apple’s new iPhone 6 wasn’t the only product launch happening yesterday. Knitters and other fiber craft enthusiasts awoke to the latest collection of knit patterns from Brooklyn Tweed, showcased in the BT Fall 14 lookbook. The new collection, described as “fisherman-inspired,”  is full of tightly knit, highly textured garments shaped specifically for layering and adorned with intricately designed cable paneling. Worked in Brooklyn Tweed’s soft, fleece-dyed, heathered wool in a range of colors from the reds and golds of autumn to navy and other neutrals, the new collection has me dreaming, oddly enough, about winter spent in a small fishing village somewhere on the coast. Form and function collide to create a collection that’s at once elegant and useful.  Continue reading

Beating the Winter Blues: Classic Lace Cardigan

Spring is so close, I can almost taste it. There are only thirty-eight days left until the vernal equinox on March 20 (hallelujah!) and I’m already obsessing about dreaming of warmer, longer days and shedding the dark, heavy winter layers I’ve been buried beneath for the last few months. To get me through these final weeks of my first Pacific Northwest winter, I began working on a knitting project that fixes my focus squarely on spring. Continue reading