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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Summer evenings in Amsterdam is for bike rides through the congested City Center, the cool nighttime breeze made quicker by the ride. It’s those moments, clad in a short sleeve shirt dress or a three quarter length cardi that I long for just a little extra sleeve on my meandering path home.
Knitting: Wall Hanging, Decorative - Other
You know what makes a party really fun? Bunting, that’s what. And as a knitter, you’ll certainly want to make your bunting a knitted bunting. Right? Right. Make this happy little bunting line from scraps of worsted weight yarn just laying around the stash cabinet. Better yet, get your knitting group to make flags for an expecting knitter friend,...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Curtain
I have a love/hate affair with silk. I love how it drapes, but I dislike how formal very shiny silk can look. With it’s intriguing shades punctuated with sometimes demure, sometimes colorful nubbs, Tussah Tweed from Danish company, BC Garn, has completely changed my mind.
The Dutch are better known for their Texel wool, so this wonderfully sheepy Dutch-raised Shetland that appears in wool shops in the fall is a special pleasure. Part of a new project in the Netherlands to encourage local sheepherders to keep their sheep’s wool for yarn, the local fleece is sent to Germany to be spun and returned to the Netherlands.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This wonderfully textured hat is a perfect warmer weather project. A soft mix of linen and wool together with the lofty stitch pattern make for a light and breathable fabric - well suited for breezy summer nights and cooler climes. The turned picot brim is so easy and adds a feminine touch. For a simpler look, use a plain turned edge.
This simple little collar can dress up any old T-shirt, dress, or blouse for a cute vintage look. Made with a light, fingering weight yarn, it’s perfect for adding a hand knit accessory in warmer climates and in summertime when it’s too warm for that luscious woolly scarf you knit last winter.
Lyr is a deceptively simple lengthwise knit scarf. The contrast color stripes are punctuated by reverse stockinette on the front side and a hand-stitched look on the reverse side where the colors change. This long and cozy scarf is simple to knit and perfect for the person who prefers the understated.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Brimmed Hat, Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
This delightful wintery hat makes a super stylish accessory to your cold-weather wardrobe. Garter stitch earflaps are worked flat and then joined in the round with a dimpled drop-stitch pattern. Top it all off with a furry pom-pom, or make your own with yarn scraps!
Elska is the Icelandic word for love. I designed this pattern during an inspiring summer trip to Iceland. The brightly colored yarns seen here are hand dyed mostly with local Icelandic flora by Hespa Dye Studio. In short, they are the knitting equivalent of a love letter to Iceland.
The Noordermarkt in Amsterdam is a treasure hunter’s dream. It’s a little market, cuddled up against an old church in the Jordaan neighborhood. It was there, in one of the bustling stands among clothes by the kilo, stacks of old deer skulls, and truly odd trinkets that I found them.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ah Holland! How I love thee. In France, they call it Les Pays Bas, the Low Lands. The land that would be at the bottom of the sea if it weren’t for Dutch ingenuity. The Lowland Hat Collection is inspired by Dutch patterns and motifs and the palette of a land that is quite often covered in clouds.
These clever little mittens are knitted tip-down using the same method as toe-up socks. The simple cable detailing on the top side of the mitten combined with a picot bind off and a ribbon run through a row of yarn-overs at the wrist gives them a soft victorian look. Perfectly feminine, woolen and warm, the Melina Mittens are inspired by a girlf...