Alexander McQueen black, rib knitted top with flared short sleeves with contrast red edging.
Autumn Winter 2018-2019, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

New Season Knitwear: On the Edge

In this fourth part of New Season Knitwear, I look at the trend for contrast colour edgings in knitwear on the catwalks- and give suggestions for how knitters can be inspired by this trend, including some pattern suggestions. (This post was originally scheduled to be published earlier in Autumn/Winter 2018-19. While the trend is still… Continue reading New Season Knitwear: On the Edge

Long, all-over lace cardigan. Perfect for summer.
Knit Focus, Knitting inspiration, Summer Knitting, Yarn

Here Comes the Sun: knitting with cool cotton and bamboo

As spring slowly but surely moves towards summer here in the northern hemisphere, I thought I would bring you a second part in my hopefully-titled summer knitting series, Here Comes the Sun. (See part one: lightweight linen here) Today the focus is on two more plant fibres that are well suited for summer garments: cotton… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun: knitting with cool cotton and bamboo

Knit Focus, Knitting inspiration, Summer Knitting, Yarn

Here Comes the Sun: lightweight linen

For many of us in the UK, the title above is more an optimistic hope, (accompanied by crossed fingers and wistful sighing,) than a realistic expectation right now. In the cool, grey weather, I am still clinging to woolly jumpers and shawls in my everyday wardrobe. In my knitting, too, I find myself imagining projects like… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun: lightweight linen