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Iridescence

I finally made myself a Minoru, from Sewaholic Patterns. And yes, the world now has its million-and-tenth Minoru, and that’s ok because this is such a good, versatile pattern, lending itself to any adaptation from winter sports jacket to a pretty  cover-up. Just look...

On the Adriatic

My first Custom Fit sweater: (Which also happens to be my 12th sweater this year. How did that happen?! That probably deserves a post in itself!) Of course, since I had everything perfectly prepared for the test knit, the knitting gods decided the first sweater would...

Koukla

And here’s Koukla: A pattern photograph can sometimes strike so strongly that you have to have that sweater in that colour. I loved Koukla so much when I bought Brave New Knits in 2010 – in fact, it was the pattern which tilted my decision in favour of buying the book...

Pumpkin Set

A couple of quick projects, gifts for a dear friend: Also, the realization that  sometimes you have to join the herd because the herd knows what it’s doing. The Berry Baby Hat has 5747 projects on Ravelry so far. And Saartje’s Booties has 13406. I had to make some...

Dahlia Dearest

Yes, finally. I’ve written plenty about this before, and there’s nothing significant left to add about the knitting. This pattern is basically a rectangle with slits left for armholes; stitches are picked up around those slits and arms worked down. This creates a...

A Stroll on George Street

I’ve felt the need for a simple sweater,  intended for wear under other layers in deepest winter.  Beta testing Custom Fit was a perfect opportunity for this! I decided to go for pure function over form for this one, choosing a higher neck and shorter length than is...