Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of August 24

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This week’s round-up of my favourite knitting patterns includes sweaters, shawls, and a cute hat and glove set! Sweaters: Box Pleat Top by Purl Soho is another gorgeous free pattern at purlbee.com. I love the relaxed shape and the pleating detail at the shoulders. … Continue reading

Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of August 17

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There are some great knitting patterns out this week. Take a look at these ones! Harrisville Designs Autumn 2015: His & Hers is a collection of six great designs including men’s sweaters from Rohn Strong and Todd Gocken. It’s always nice to find great … Continue reading

Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of August 10

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This week I’m catching up after a holiday. There are some great new knitting patterns out from some of my favourite designers plus a couple of new knitting magazines to take a look at! Pom Pom Quarterly Autumn 2015 is out and … Continue reading

Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of July 20

This week I’m noticing some great knitting patterns that use clever techniques, construction, or smart yarn choices to create something that is just not like all the others.

  • Riemu by Suvi Simola. This crescent shaped shawl has an interesting construction and uses two colours to create the stripes.
  • The cable motif at the back of Hanna Maciejewska‘s Anthro sweater serves the purpose of waist shaping. Very clever and very stylish!
  • Rothbury by Corrina Ferguson is a sideways shawl that uses a beautiful variegated yarn just perfectly. The lacy pattern highlights the jewel tones of the yarn with the lovely eyelets. What a wonderful example of matching pattern and yarn to create something unique and beautiful!
  • The Palatino hat by Carol Feller is worked flat with short rows to shape the top and create a pretty star pattern. It is grafted seamlessly when finished. Very pretty.

Let’s up our knitting ‘game’ by choosing a project that can teach something new!

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Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of July 13

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It’s not often that my Friday Follow-Up post is late or on hiatus, but when it happens it’s because I’m traveling. This week I’m a couple of days late but for a very good reason. I have a teenage daughter and when One … Continue reading

Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of July 6

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It’s July. And what does that mean in the knitting world? The fall knitting magazines are out! I love the fall issues with all the cozy and warm accessories and sweaters. Check it out: The Vogue Knitting Early Fall issue … Continue reading

Knitting Products: Washing Knits With Soak

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One of the most important steps in finishing our knitting projects is to wash and block them. Blocking is required to varying degrees depending on the item. Lace, as an example, demands hard blocking (check out my shawlette blocking tutorial). But … Continue reading

Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of June 29

There are more beautiful knitting patterns out this week! Plus, if you’re looking for a KAL to get involved in this summer, there are some great ones to choose from. And there are a few good deals out there too!

  • Alicia Plummer‘s Thunderstorm MKAL  is a shawl KAL with a new clue being released every week. Take a look at the KAL thread here and the progress photo thread here. If you’re not into mystery KALs, there is also a KAL just getting started in the group for Alicia’s Campside Shawl here.
  • The Abisko Pullover by Sarah Wilson is a cute fingering weight sweater in Anzula Nebula. If it makes it to number 1 on the Ravelry HRN list, she will be giving away 3 free patterns! Plus, it’s only $4.50 until July 10th. That’s a great deal for a sweater pattern!
  • la playa by Sara Gresbach is a pretty shawl with texture, stripes, and a nice crisp triangular shape. So pretty for summer!
  • I also love Bradway by Shannon Cook. It’s a triangular shawl with texture and colour. It is designed in Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER. There is a KAL for this one too, in the Very Shannon group. The KAL thread is here.
  • Talus is a great little shrug by Mel Ski. It is designed in Quince & Co. Sparrow and is part of her 6 Bits: Wander collection.
  • And finally, if you’re looking for a shawl deal, check out by Linda Wilgus‘s Manicotti Main Course shawl pattern. When you purchase it before July 4th (that’s tomorrow!!) you will also get Salad Shawl and Aubergine Surprise for free!

Happy weekend knitting everyone!

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What is Friday Follow-Up? My Friday Follow-Up is a weekly blog feature. Every Friday, I follow-up the online knitting events of the week with my own take on things.

Introducing … the Vine Stripe Shawl!

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The Vine Stripe Shawl is the third shawl in my spring trio of sideways shawl knitting patterns. I love a sideways shawl pattern. They are quick and easy to knit and they are so lovely. This project came from a great partnership … Continue reading