Yarn Play: Superfine 400

Yarn Play: Superfine 400

I haven’t had much time in the last two months to sit and just meander and play with new yarns, but this week, I insisted to myself that it was time. In fact, it was past time. I was given the chance to dig my fingers into a brand new yarn, one that is mesmerizing in its delicate comfort: Superfine 400 from Yarn and Soul (distributed by Classic Elite Yarns). There are times when we just need … to be

Stitch Play: Telluride

Stitch Play: Telluride

When I knit up a sample of Telluride from Classic Elite Yarns, I wanted a stitch pattern that was as simple and beautiful as the yarn itself. Oh, yes, I think this one hit the mark. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Remember, 2/2 LC is a left-leaning cable, so work it like this: slip two stitches to a cable needle and hold to the front, knit two, then knit the two from the cable

Stitch Play: Softly Summer

Stitch Play: Softly Summer

You might have liked the simple little diamond lace pattern in my Yarn Play of Berroco Maya yesterday, so, for your knitting pleasure, here is the stitch pattern! First, sk2p means: slip the next stitch knitwise, then knit two stitches together and pass the slipped stitch over. Softly Summer Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Rows 2, 4, and 6 (WS): Purl. Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from

Stitch Play: Savory Twist

The stitch pattern that I played with this week is delightfully springy and textural, making it an ideal choice for borders, warm fabrics, garments, and accessories. You’ll find it on the advanced-intermediate side, but if you’ve been itching to try your hand at twisted stitches in your knitting, then give this a try! I used a light worsted weight called Trinity Worsted from Sweet Georgia and size US 7 needles. Stitches Used K-tbl: knit through the back loop. P-tbl: purl

Stitch Play: Stacked Columns

Stitch Play: Stacked Columns

Yesterday, I shared my love of Anzula’s yarn called Cole, a luscious, thick yarn that lends itself beautifully to textured patterns. I tested that theory out with a simple ribbing stitch pattern. While definitely a basic stitch, it still feels rich with depth. Gentle raised columns, stacked with two rows of knitting. You’ll love how quickly the pattern is memorized and how well it blocks out. A Stacked Column (mult of 2 sts + 1) Row 1 (WS): Knit. Row

Stitch Play: Diagonal Dance

Stitch Play: Diagonal Dance

When I pulled out the Hawthorne Sport this week, I wanted to see how a light, subtle eyelet pattern would behave with such a strong, colorful yarn. It is often hard to utilize different stitch patterns, particularly lace, when knitting with short color changes, but I’m quite pleased with the resulting fabric in this swatch. The soft pop of the pinks/reds doesn’t detract from the diagonal lines of the decreases and eyelets like I thought it would and the openwork lends drape to

Stitch Play: Just A Hint

Stitch Play: Just A Hint

My stitch play this week is just a hint of cables and a hint of lace. You know, the foundations of all knitterly delight? Combine those two elements into an easy rib and you have a timeless stitch that will never go out of style. Just A Hint (mult of 7 sts) Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (WS): *K3, p4; rep from * to end. Rows 2, 4, and 6 (RS): *K4, yo, p3tog, yo; rep from * to

Stitch Play: A Subtle Leaf

Stitch Play: A Subtle Leaf

Tabetha plays with different yarns and stitch patterns pretty regularly and writes about her experimentation here on the blog in the categories: Yarn Play and Stitch Play. Join her in swatching and playing to uncover the delightful characteristics of new yarns and patterns!  I played with two decidedly different, yet equally spectacular yarns this week from Mrs. Crosby, featuring a subtle leaf stitch pattern. Columned eyelets stand out amid the fabric of decreases and stockinette for a result that is