Posts in FIBER
The Best Fibers to Use in Summer

The transition from spring to summer can wreak havoc on your knitting plans depending on where you call home. From where I sit in the sunny south the humidity can cause me to put down certain projects in favor of others. It becomes time to set aside warm wooly sweaters and instead cast on with lighter fabrics. Tops & tees, light scarves, and even pullovers are great summer knit projects with the right yarn choice.

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Colors to Knit with this Spring

There is no denying that a trending color this spring is pink. Pink in all shades - blush, coral, fuscia - is popping up in my fashion & knitting news feeds and it's hard not to want to jump on the bandwagon! So if you’re looking for the latest yarns in this lovely color, look no further than this post.

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Why I Love Linen

Louet Yarns’ Sportweight Linen had long been a go-to favorite but I wanted to see what other brands out there offered these summer friendly fibers. In this search I recalled Kestrel and quickly found Sparrow and Willet. From there a new fiber love affair was born.

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A Color Shift

Those of you that know me well are aware of my obsession with light colored yarns - grey, light blue, creamy whites and gentle pinks. Since I tend to design with simple silhouettes and easy lace patterns, the softer colors help the design details stand out a little bit more.

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A Study in Lace

For those of you that know me or have knit several of my designs, this should come as no surprise: I love the lace faggoting stitch. The stitch is a really simple 1 row repeat that looks so much more complicated than it is. I have created several designs featuring this stitch which you can see in the gallery in this post.

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