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The Cinnamon Girl Cardigan began with a conversation about the yarn. Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire is a hand dyed 100% Rambouillet wool from New York state, its a bouncy round Aran weight that finds that perfect balance between rugged and softness. In short its the yarn you want for a ‘forever sweater’, the kind of sweater you reach...
This pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down in the round. The yoke is worked in a hybrid of ‘round’ yoke and raglan shaping with subtle neck shaping integrated into the yoke construction. The body and sleeves are separated and worked seamlessly to the cuff.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Named for the little shore birds that scurry with invisible legs and fly together in cloud formation over the coastline of New England, this shawl is worked on the bias in a completely reversible rib and eyelet pattern- there is no right or wrong side.
The everyday, everywhere, with everything cardigan. This cardi started life as a class demonstration for my ‘how to finish a sweater’ class at SSK, the Knitgirllls Super Summer Knit-together. It is worked in pieces and seamed because it was designed as a primer on basic finishing skills- mattress stitch, shoulder joins, how to set in sleeves, pi...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
The Catboat Cardigan is having a little fun with tradition, mixing a little of the traditional Gansey with modern sports wear. The tweedy Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance pairs perfectly with some leather buttons but it has already occurred to me that I want to do this all season, everyday, sweater again with the Spinnery’s Cotton C...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A riff on the traditional, a cabled cardigan inspired by Vermont granite and by the late 19th/early 20th century stone carvings done by the Craftsmen in Central Vermont. The cardigan is hip length with a fitted saddle shoulders, waist shaping and generously overlapped fronts for that perfect mix of tailored fit and a laid back, comfortable style.
A perfectly wearable, everyday cardi, knit from the top down without seams. The yoke is worked with an elongated raglan for a relaxed slouchy feel and a cut-away hem channels the feeling of a cocoon sweater with out the fuss or extra fabric. The body is worked in stockinette stitch with gentle waist shaping and the edges are finished in a neat 1...
The body is worked in one piece to the under arm, then fronts and back are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. A sequence of sheer/opaque stripes are worked throughout.
The body is worked in the round to the under arm, then front and back are divided and worked back and forth in rows. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. A sequence of sheer/opaque stripes are worked throughout.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A hat with a textured stitch pattern inspired by Gladys Thompson’s Guernsey & Jersey Patterns book. Hat is written for 3 lengths, beanie (ski cap), slouchy (cloche like), and very slouchy (tam like)- The varying lengths can also used to adapt the pattern to a variety of head sizes with blocking. Hat shown is the middle size: slouchy.
Ephemera are transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. These mittens are sort of like that. Knitted in a loosely spun single ply yarn, they will not last more then a season or two. But they only take a day or two to knit (a few hours...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Men’s wear inspired but softer and lighter, with a nicely feminine fit. The allover texture stitch, reminiscent of the subtle plaids used in classic woolen ‘sporting’ jackets, is a simple knit/purl combination, easily memorized and quickly knit in a worsted weight yarn. The jacket features generously sized welt pockets and an oversized collar kn...
The simplest color work, a ‘wrong side’ that is completely different yet as nice as its reverse and a clever little trick with a crochet hook for the finishing yield whole that is greater then the sum: A light and gauzy scarf knit in a deliciously soft yarn with brilliant retro colors.
Details, details, this bag is all in the details, a double start CO, knit in the round, lace every row, applied i-cord, sewn lining and zippers to close.The yarn is cool and elegant, perfect summer knitting and a nice lace alternative to a shawl for the hot humid days to come…
Pinnate: Having leaflets arranged in two rows along an axis. From Taylor’s Guide to Perennials. Inspired by a Victorian shirt waist, updated to a modern a-line silouette with ¾ set-in sleeves and a shawl collar. Columns of rose leaves from hem to bind off create a long line on a stockinette stitch body with a simple eyelet stitch panels on the s...