Friday Finds

Here we are, another Friday! I’ve got a pretty clear weekend ahead of me, so I’m hoping to get a good amount of knitting done and maybe finish my Snicket socks—one is finished, and I’m about halfway through the cuff on the second. What are you knitting this weekend?

  • Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter series is one of the best tutorials on knitting for your body type, and now she’s got a detailed tutorial on sewing in sleeve caps. My approach is a little different, but I think her’s is a winner, so if you’re afraid of seaming sleeves, consult her post for guidance!
  • Northern Loop (free) is a quick, bulky cowl. Now is the season that some folks may start thinking about knitting Christmas gifts, and what’s better than a free pattern, big yarn, and some mindless knitting?

  • Octopod alert! My kind of eight-legged friends make an appearance around the crown of the Sea Creature Comforts hat ($3). Stranded colorwork in the round and cephalopods are both awesome.

  • Audrey (C$5.50) by Jane Richmond is a top down garter stitch cardigan with raglan sleeve shaping. Knit in a fingering weight and designed with variegated yarns in mind, this classic cardigan shape is perfect for any wardrobe.

  • Even before the Missoni for Target collection, I became a bit obsessed wth Chevrons on everything. Nadia Severns and the folks at Manos del Uruguay heard my call and published a chevron scarf pattern, Keeping Rosita Warm (free). Five colors of MdU Lace flit in and out for a lovely heathered look.

  • Alexis Winslow’s Georgina Cardigan ($6) is a beautiful cropped cardigan with lace, cables, and ribbing working together for a classic, effortless design. Bonus points if you wear it over a Regency-style dress and do your best impression of Mr. Darcy’s sister.


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