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

Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 + Giveaway!

My role with SweetGeorgia Yarns is Design Director, Knitwear. That means I get to have the amazingly fun job of curating the collections, from theme development to writing content to launch extravaganza. It is fabulous on every level, especially now that the hard work of the entire team has come to light! On September 8, we launched the Fall/Winter collection and I could not be more tickled. I truly hope you are as delighted to see, knit, and experience it as

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: 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

Quick & Easy Freia Scarf (free pattern!)

Quick & Easy Freia Scarf (free pattern!)

Yesterday, I mentioned the easy scarf I whipped up on a whim – something for ME (for once). In fact, I knit this while watching the Super Bowl a couple of months ago, while the Seahawks and Pats battled it out. I used the the hot (seriously, even hotter than Katy Perry’s performance) Super Bulky by Freia Fine Handpaints. Here’s how you can knit one of your own! Tools I used Size US 19 (15mm) needles, 1 skein of Super Bulky