Posts tagged 2018
Illud Shawl

The Illud Shawl has to be one of the easiest things I have ever made. For 90% of this project you are doing the same thing every row in beautiful, mindless garter stitch. The beauty of this design lies in the 2-ply cashmere. It is simultaneously soft & sharp. The cashmere blurs the stitches a bit but the picot bind off adds a little bit of crispness to it. The name “Illud” comes from the latin translation of points - a name that is cool & sophisticated, just like the shawl.

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Gorgette Shawl

The Gorgette shawl provides a great introduction to shawl knitting. The stockinette stitch body is rhythmic and quickly becomes a mindless project suitable for travel or just something to pick up casually in free moments. The lace edging is worked after the crescent shawl is completed and may pose a challenge for the newest of knitters, but can be quickly mastered!

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Taking a Time Out

For about a million personal reasons, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. I reached a bit of a tipping point with the amount of stress in my life and I needed to take a step back, internalize, and come back to a sense of “normal” whatever that means. Thankfully, the last few months have helped me re-prioritize my life and I feel like I’m back to a point where I can share online.

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I can't believe it is already mid July, this summer is flying by! Over the past few months I have been on a few whirlwind trips from Charleston to Israel to LA and back again. I don't know about you, but the first thing I think about before a trip is which knitting project I am going to take with me. Sometimes it's impossible for me to make a choice so I end up taking a few with me. If you ask me, it's better to have too much yarn than not enough!

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5 Essential Tips for Knitting Lace

There is a lot to be said on the subject of lace knitting, but before we go down the rabbit hole of that I wanted to share some of the essential things I learned about knitting lace. As I was thinking about all of my lessons learned, I kept coming back to the gauge swatch. The swatch is a perfect mini project to help understand the structure of lace and a guide to understanding what your finished project can/will look like!

So I came up with this list of my 5 essential tips for knitting lace.

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