Diamond Hat Redo

“Braces. What an evil word.” Those are the first words I jotted down when I wrote this beanie pattern ten years ago. I completely forgot about this hat. I don’t remember making it, wearing it, or getting rid of it, but I remember this orthodontic appointment. When I was sixteen, shortly after I got myContinue reading “Diamond Hat Redo”

Currant Sweater

I started this sweater in my parents’ living watching Home Alone 2 and realized a little late I was knitting practically the same sweater my sister was wearing. Despite the fact that we aren’t actually twins, my sister and I dress more and more alike with every passing year. I stand by this sweater anyway.Continue reading “Currant Sweater”

Bicycle Sweater

I don’t know if this counts as an abandoned knitting project seeing as I never actually started it, but I did sketch it sometime back in 2013 fresh from a rainy day trip to Savannah. I went as far as dropping some squares in MS Paint, and then immediately forgot about it. Probably because theContinue reading “Bicycle Sweater”

Striped Sweater

This might be my favorite stash yarn knit yet. It’s more relaxed than my usual raglan (or at least seamed) sweater and made entirely from scraps of worsted I bought from my yarn teacher’s store as a kid – back when I chose yarn for stitch visibility and nothing else. Not for the first time,Continue reading “Striped Sweater”

The August Sweater

I’ve been wanting to knit something for my mom for a while (especially since I made a sweater for my dad last Christmas) and I finally got an opportunity when she stopped in front of a store window to look at a sleeveless knit top. It was a breezy design with an open gauge andContinue reading “The August Sweater”

Fair Isle Tank

Materials Needles – US 8, Circular Yarn – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Serrano, 2 skeins (150.0 yards, 3.53 ounces) in Sweet Potato, 3 skeins (225.0 yards, 5.29 ounces) in Crocus Gauge 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in ST Fair Isle Pattern 11 stitch repeat Pattern COContinue reading “Fair Isle Tank”

A Tale of Two Sweaters

The week before Thanksgiving 2011, I grabbed the top of my mannequin and molded some cables around it. I pictured myself in a jaw-dropping neon orange sweater saying “this old thing? I made it myself.” Objectively, that isn’t a great reason to do anything. In my case, it set me up for disappointment.   I wasContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sweaters”

Tank Top to Sweater

I’ve had a longer relationship with this fair-isle tank top than I have with any man I’ve dated. It’s been with me for three moves and five Christmases, always at the bottom of my knitting basket. It’s pretty obviously unwearable – the neckline is unfinished, the bottom rolls up, and it’s for that very specificContinue reading “Tank Top to Sweater”

60 Quick Luxury Knits

Diamond Lattice Scarf by Leila Jacob  from 60 Quick Luxury Knits, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photography by Jack Deutsch and text copyright © 2014 by Sixth&Spring Books. Used by permission. 60 Quick Luxury Knits comes out in August, and features one of my patterns! Well, I say features, really includes. Very likely coming to a bookstore near you!