WE ARE KNITTERS CLASSIC SWEATER + HANKI SNOOD

November 3, 2016

@weareknitters #classicsweater

@weareknitters #classicsweater

I made the Classic Sweater and Hanki Snood¬†about six months apart hence the hair change. I used WAK Petite Wool in natural for both projects. Here’s the good:

  • Classic design. Both of these will be worn until they fall apart.
  • Quality yarn. It’s sooo soft. It’s a single ply, so I’ll keep you posted on longevity, but so far so good! No pilling.
  • Quantity of yarn! I had enough leftover from each project to make a hat or two!

hanki snood

hanki snood

Now for the bad:

  • Just instructions. That’s it. For the cowl they suggested ‘zig zagging’ the ends together. Luckily I’m aware that the kitchener stitch exists, but those instructions are unfortunate for beginners who are going to end up with a messy back seam.¬†They also have some questionable suggestions if you’re off gauge.
  • Oh wait, and the needles. I may be bias because I cannot knit with straights, but they seemed awkward and extra pointy. I used my own circulars.

All in all, highly recommend. I have a friend who hasn’t been stoked on their cotton projects, but I’m giving two thumbs up to the wool ones. Just keep a knitting reference book handy.

Metallic Gold Soma Intimates

December 16, 2015

After attending Camp Workroom Social a couple of months ago, I had a couple of days to spend in NYC. These days were completely consumed by fabric and notion shopping. I roped Lola into joining me at Spandex World and Mood where we made all sorts of amazing decisions. I left with yards and yards of mesh.

in progress
soma intimates
I kind of feel like Superwoman in it tbh.

I used the Papercut Patterns Soma swimsuit pattern. No mods. Just a straight up XS which is suuuuper awkward to pullover. I’m a lil’ busty, so next time there will be a back clasp. Black FOE for the edging.

{Also pictured – the MTT BFF necklace. You can get one here.}

Oh Hi!

December 14, 2015

I miss this space.

shelter beanie

animal print kimono

ohhh lulu swimwear

catface killah

neon socks

slouchy hat

I’ve been making this past year, but only documenting briefly on Instagram. I want to write and share tutorials and patterns and engage with this creative community that I love so much.

Well, that’s it for now. I just wanted to see who’s still out there. See you guys soon.

Linden Sweatshirt | view B x2

October 29, 2014

acid wash linden

pattern: grainline studio linden sweatshirt in view b | size 6
fabric: acid wash french terry knit from wanderlust fabrics

acid washed linden

I could not be more excited about the release of grainline studio’s linden sweatshirt. so i made two. my lazy ass couldn’t be bothered with hemming, but i might go back and do that in the near future. at least on the tweed version. that fabric is a bit unravel-y.

neon flecked linden

neon flecked linden

fabric: super cheap neon-flecked tweed that i picked up from colorado fabrics. they have fantastic knits, so if you’re in the area i highly suggest you check them out.

this version is especially exciting because paired with my true bias hudson’s it becomes a senior suit! that term was recently dubbed by grainline and refers to matching separates. it might be my fall/winter uniform.

i did a straight size 6 for both versions based on my bust measurement and i’m really happy with fit. i’m washing fabric and sourcing ribbing, so i can make a couple in view A. hooray! see you guys soon.

Knitting | bough knit hat

October 3, 2014

bough

pattern: Bough by Brooklyn Tweed

yarn: two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Nest

bough

bough

necklace: native clutter | cardigan: seamly.co

I can’t stop knitting hats. This isn’t a problem since I lose them at about the same rate that I make them. And Colorado is chilly.

Sewing stuff should be up next…

Knitting | easy baby alpaca hat

September 29, 2014

I love marled yarn and wanted a quick project, so behold: the super easy baby alpaca hat. This stuff has been in my stash for like two years.

WIP

Materials: one skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky

Instructions: Find some needles. I used US size 9 16″ circulars. Cast-on 64 stitches. K2 P2 until you’re over it. I wanted to do a brim, but would’ve run out of yarn hence the strange ribbing measurement of 3.5″. Knit some more. When the hat measures 8″ then start decreasing. I separated the hat into four sections of 16 stitches with stitch markers. Decrease every row as follows: pm, ssk, knit to two stitches before marker, k2tog. When you have, like, eight stitches left, finish the hat. Weave in ends. Boom.

fin!

boom.

I just cast-on Bough, so that’s coming up next.

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