Ready for autumn yet? Nope, me neither…but this just might help you get in the mood.
I’m delighted to be bringing back my Q&A series with this amazing Indie knitting business. I don’t think you can even count in seconds how quickly I fell in love with Sonic Knits. A knitting subscription service, based in the UK, with beautiful hand picked, independent designers featured each month. Where do I sign up?!
From picking up the Milla Mia wool, casting on, knitting, finishing up and blocking this tidy little baby knit took me all of a week. Who doesn’t love a quick knit! I’ve since gifted this deep plum cardigan to my friend’s baby girl, who I’m assured looks jammin’ in it. And the process was so quick and easy, I’m tempted to make it in larger sizes!
Four things that I’ve spotted and deemed Knitwear Faves for this week:
Before I write any more, can we just take a moment to appreciate this perfect cobalt blue shade?! When I unwrapped this little beauty I took a full minute turning the ball of Rowan Fine Silk over and over in my hands just watching it change colour with the light. Like most silks this new Rowan yarn has a delicate sheen, but is combined with wool to give it a greater tensile strength than most silks I’ve worked with previously. Laughing Hens very kindly sent me a ball of this lovely yarn in its stunning ‘Peacock’ colourway to get creative with!
Introducing a brand new baby blanket knitting pattern that has been so close to my heart for the past few months. I’m so excited to finally release it! Spindrift is so called because for me it represents foaming beach waves, sea shells, a rolling tide…and the more I think about it, the further I drift away.
Heads up – the Knitwear Faves and Ravelry Faves are all combined under one tidy selection of Knitwear Faves from now on. And here is a small collection of recent additions to my Ravelry favourites list!
Dafne – Julie Hoover
A gorgeous spring/summer knit by the supremely talented knitwear designer Julie Hoover.