Re-thinking Old Techniques

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Yesterday I came across Quince & Co’s Scarves Etc 4 Publication, and came across this gorgeous scarf that made me completely re-think my thoughts of Entrelac.  So after seeing this scarf I did a little digging on Pinterest & the internets and came across these other lovely entrelac designs.

I’m particularly in love with the Vivienne Westwood design, and I’m thinking of knitting up a version for myself for next fall.  I love the blend of the soft oatmeal color of the yarn, and the wood buttons create a warm accent.

For a quicker project, try Purl Bee’s Just Triangles Scarf – garter stitch lace in soft pastel colors?  Who could say no to that?

And for those itching for a lot of a challenge, check out the Forest Path Stole – Lace stitches & entrelac?  Challenge accepted!

On My Plate & In My Mind

I’ve been ticking away slowly at the second front for Timberline, and with nothing but the button band & shawl collar to go, I can’t wait to finally finish this monstrosity.  It’s been great to knit, and I’m excited about finally being able to gift it, but I desperately need to look at something other than a dark grey yarn.

Also on my plate are some mitts to be finished for my design collaboration with @sillylittlelady, a commissioned design for Knit.Purl, and a commissioned design for Holla Knits.

Once these projects have been completed, I can’t wait to be selfish and just knit a few things for me.  There have been a few projects sitting by the wayside that I can’t wait to get started.  Some of these projects include Alloy, Ondawa, this blanket (to be self-published), and a handful of other Klever Knits designs like this and this.

Later this week:  Design launch of Blanca Negra!

Coming Soon – More Klever Knits

I am so excited to announce that one of my designs was accepted for Knit.Purl’s Winter 2015 Issue.  This is the first time I’ll be in a major US knitting magazine, and I can’t believe how lucky I was to be chosen.  The garment is named Okemo, after the ski resort in Vermont – a perfect winter weather destination for wearing this design!

I also got pegged to work with Allyson again at Holla Knits, and I am SO excited to work with her again, especially since I get to work with such a fun, bright yarn!  I’ll be using Knit Picks Shine Sport in Reef, a crazy soft cotton blend.  The design is called Backbone, and once it’s released, you’ll know why!

While I can’t really share much yet about either design, I will be able to share some teaser shots once in awhile, so stay tuned for those!

Tempted Tuesday_Moss Stitch

As I have been knitting away on Timberline, I notice myself being more and more drawn to the simpler knitting stitches.   When knitting so many intricate cables, the thought of a simple stitch with almost no focus needed is so appealing.  And with that, I’ve compiled a collage of projects using the ever so simple Moss stitch.

The simple structure of the sitch just begs to be used when creating garments that need  a little bit of structure, like the Peplum jacket from Kim Hargreaves, Steed.  Or, when you want a warm and cozy pullover with a hint of intrigue.

You can bet you’ll be seeing some more moss stitch from me soon!

The stitch instructions:
American Moss stitch – cast on a multiple of 2 stitches
Row 1 – *K1, P1*
Row 2 – *K1, P1*
Row 3 – *P1, K1*
Row 4 – *P1, K1*