I’ve tried knitting lace before, and I’ve had modest successes with small repeats and with patterns of just a few rows. But after admiring the intricate and elegant sweater patterns in French Girl Knits and deciding to try my hand at one, I knew that I was in for a challenge. And I’m here
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I’ve got wool on the brain these days. And it’s not just because the weather is finally looking like autumn. This weekend’s going to be a big one for yarn lovers in New York City. For starters, there’s a citywide weekend-long Yarn Crawl, with a scavenger hunt, raffles, sales, and other events at yarn shops
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So here is a little more octopus love, this time in the form of an embellished sweater. This project, like just about everything I’m up to lately, is part of my Wardrobe Refashion pledge. I found the sweater, a basic minty green merino wool pullover, a couple of weeks ago at City Opera
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It all started in 2003, when I bought a big pile of teal Lamb’s Pride worsted in order to make a cowl neck sweater that I’d seen in Stitch ‘n Bitch (it’s from the Cowl and Howl Set, and is designed by the amazing and crafty Diana Rupp). I worked away at my sweater
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