My current work in progress:

Rose Cardigan, designed by Andrea Mowry, knit from Malabrigo Mechita, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

Wool Studio: The Knitwear Capsule Collection

A couple of weeks ago I was offered a review copy of this:

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This is Wool Studio: The Knitwear Capsule Collection from Interweave, which came out last week. The editorial description of the book reads:

Wool Studio is a capsule collection for the modern knitter that features sophisticated, simple, and luxurious knitting designs.

That pretty much says it all. What a lovely collection of patterns! You can see all 21 patterns on Ravelry, here. These patterns are not new, but are curated from Interweave’s previous Wool Studio collections, which were digital only. This is the first Wool Studio available as a hard copy book.

And there is a lot to love! Some of my favorites:

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Provincetown Pullover by Amanda Bell is a loose-fitting cozy turtleneck knit in DK weight yarn. The pattern has a nice range of sizes. I love the extra ribbing detail at the neck.

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Susanna IC’s Malibu Cowl is also knit from DK weight yarn. It would be lovely in a tonal hand dyed yarn.

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Linda Marveng’s Brewster Cardigan (another one worked in DK weight) has a clever cowl incorporated as an extension of the collar (it can be omitted entirely if you prefer).

These are just a few. Which one is your favorite?

Tell me which design you like best in a comment by Sunday, April 29, 2018 at noon, and you will be entered in a drawing to win this lovely hardcover book of patterns.

Loki

Loki would like to thank everyone for your lovely birthday wishes. He had a great day. Here he is right after he opened his presents:

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No, he is not spoiled AT ALL.

 

Third Quadrant

I am still working on the third quadrant of my Rose Cardigan — this is the back left piece:

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I ought to be able to finish it tonight or tomorrow, The it will be one to the last quadrant: right front. After that, there is still a lot of work to be done on the cardigan — all the ribbing, the neck/front bands, and of course seaming.

The pattern calls for a sportweight yarn, but the yarn I am using , Malabrigo Mechita, is listed as a fingering weight. But knit at the pattern gauge, it makes the most gorgeous drapey knitted fabric. And I think the dyeing is perfect for the pattern. It looks wonderful in reverse stockinette stitch. This adds up to a make this a very enjoyable project. One the one hand I am eager to finish this to  see how it looks completed, but on the other hand, I’ll miss knitting this.

Someone has a Birthday Coming Up

Hard to believe, but Loki is turning seven years old on Monday, April 16. He was two years old when I adopted him, so I never knew him as a kitten.

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Can you imagine what an adorable kitten he must have been?

Happy birthday, Loki!

April 8

How’s that for a compelling blog post title? Thank you for all the good wishes for my blogiversary. Blogs are really a thing of the past at this point, yet I continue to write mine from time to time. I guess that makes me a thing of the past too, huh? I do post almost […]

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Blogiversary

Today is my blogiversary! Sixteen years ago today I started writing this blog. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? On to business . . . The winners of a free pattern for Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Mitts are (by Ravelry ID): wingmarion milai knittingrd margvv Each of these four lovely knitters has (or will shortly) receive […]

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Another Mountain Peak Giveaway!

The winners of last week’s pattern giveaway are, by Ravelry name: hummandknit sparky136 fancydear geegaw Each of these four lovely knitters has (or will shortly) receive a copy of Sandra C.’s lovely Mountain Peak Cowl pattern, 2 gifted from me, and 2 gifted from the designer herself. Thank you, Sandra C., for your generosity! Didn’t win a […]

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