Knitting a heirloom

This weekend I am having a good friend stay with us for a little R&R.
She is getting married in November and asked if I could whip her up a little something to wear for her reception. The piece she wants is the angora bolero that the Duchess Kate wore post wedding. I am SO excited to recreate this!

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I know there are a few patterns for this out there already – one specifially from Vogue but I think I'm going to do this from scratch for her. She wants a few modifications and it will be good design practice for me.

 I am looking forward to casting on!

WIP: Rocky “East” Coast

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Several months ago my friend Jess emailed me with an idea. Seeing that at the time we were both on our seperate coasts how fun would it be to do a knit along with the Rocky Coast cardigan. Our own coast to coast knit along!

Of course I loved it but soon thereafter we found out we were moving back east and the whole KAL got put on hold. But west coast/east coast – the KAL would go on! 

We all chose our favorite colors of Fibre Company Organik and got started. I ended up getting gauge on 11s, while my other KALers got gauge with US10.5s. Let that be a lesson in gauge! No matter what kind of knitter you are there may always be a project you're in need of a different needle.

Jess and Michelle, the other blogless KALers, have already finished their sweaters which means I need to step it up!  One more sleeve and the collar to knit and then we can rock our Coasts!

IK Design: Big Tile Yoke Sweater

I am so excited to share my first Interweave design – the Big Tile Yoke Sweater!

This design was inspired by an awning I saw while walking in the Mission one afternoon. The awning had this bold Moroccan motif that I immediately thought would go perfectly on a yoke sweater.

I know short sleeves on a turtleneck seems a bit backwards but I think it works well as a fall transition piece. 

The yarn is brown sheep Nature Spun and with a gauge of 12 sts over 4" you could conceivably whip this out over a long weekend! I couldn't be happier with out the sweater turned out and love the way it looks one the model. I hope you'll pick up a copy of IK Fall and whip one out for yourself!

xo,

m

Hello there!

Oh hi. Miss me?

I miss you guys too! As a way to maybe make you all stick around, I give you a shot of this pie I made today.

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Yea, I can't wait to eat that with a gallon of ice cream, too.

Behind the blog there has been a TON of knitting going on. While mostly for other fabulous designers I do have a few projects for moi that I am looking forward to sharing. Just thought I'd crack that blog ice! 

Hope all is well where you are!

Happy Knitting!