pattern: grainline studio linden sweatshirt in view b | size 6
fabric: acid wash french terry knit from wanderlust fabrics
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.
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.
pattern: Bough by Brooklyn Tweed
yarn: two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Nest
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…
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.
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.
I just cast-on Bough, so that’s coming up next.
I can’t wait for fall and winter.
pattern: dreicke hat by shannon cook
yarn: manos del uruguay maxima in spirulina from fancy tiger crafts
I’m not sure if you guys have noticed but I’m really into neons/chartreuse. ::sigh:: Even with fluorescent hair. Nothing can deter me. Anyway, this pattern is great. Super fast and clear instructions. Two thumbs up.
I’m all about sewing intimates right now. My day-to-day wardrobe is black, black, black, so any cravings I have for color show up in hidden pieces. I’m drawn to neons in particular and Spandex House has some rad lacy ones. Like chartreuse. Most of the notions were from Sew Sassy. I used foldover elastic, 1/4″ bra straps and random lace trim from my stash.
bambi top | ava bottoms
I didn’t make any alterations, but next time I’ll do an FBA on Bambi. It’s a little small in the cups, but fits well otherwise.
Initially I wanted to pair the chartreuse lace with something less intense than black, but all of my dyeing efforts resulted in colors that didn’t match! It was an interesting process though and I learned quite a bit about dyeing notions. More on that later.
Tons more to come! I’ve finished other intimates sets, some Hudson sweats AND I have a Foxglove in progress. Yay! It’s good to be back.
I’ve been away from home for the last week. I went road-tripping with my mom to see family in southern Utah. It’s one of my favorite places and I picked up a few goodies that I’ll be sharing later. In the meantime, here’s a sweater:
pattern: hemlock tee
fabric: synthetic blend sweater knit from newly named Colorado Fabrics in Littleton. I maybe paid $8 for two yards.(They have some great ones, so if you live in the area I suggest you peruse their bins.)
mods: I just used a different fabric.
boots: emma ankle boot // jeans: j. crew toothpick jean // earrings: brass chevron earrings
I finished my Hemlock a couple of weeks ago and wear it all of the time. It was originally designed for a tissue weight jersey, but as it gets colder I thought a sweater knit might be more practical. I think the result is the perfect slouchy sweater. It’s going to be hard not to make ten of these.
I didn’t finish the ends and it’s slowly unraveling. Any suggestions? Should I just serge them then fold over the hems to topstitch? I like how they roll, but I want the sweater to last longer than a month.