So Much Lace

    I’m aware that crazy skinny yarn isn’t for everyone, but since March we’ve noticed an uptick in purchases of skinny yarn. Maybe it’s the weather. As temperatures rise some knitters prefer not to have a big lapful of heavy wool. It may also be that with less time spent commuting and being social,…

Announcing Killabew

The Killabrew Vest There are six miles of gravel and blacktop road to the nearest four way stop sign from our farm. That’s Lost City, and from that intersection Killabrew Road winds east along the Fourteen Mile Creek bottom. The Killabrew Vest uses Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn. It is worked in the round from the…

Ebb and Flow

How it happens ……… Next week Lost City Knits will release a new design, my 39th pattern since May 2010. In the past ten years I have come to understand and find comfort in the ebb and flow of my design process. There are always new ideas popping into my mind. Some make it, and some…

Individuals Within Community

For over a year, I have been taking photographs of hands at work at the various events we have attended all over the country, and since July of 2019, there has often been a gallery of some of these photos next to the Lost City Knits booth. We were supposed to be at the DFW FiberFest in Irving,…

Katie’s Kep – Shetland Wool Week Hat 2020

The 2020 Shetland Wool Week patron is Wilma Malcolmson, and her hat pattern, Katie’s Kep, is available for free on the Shetland Wool Week website. Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands. Shetland wool is a world…

Working Through Crisis

Several times in recent years I’ve had the experience of narrowing down my life in times of crisis. I think of it as cutting out the frivolities, focusing on the essentials, getting to the basics of human existence both physical and emotional. Through them, I’ve knit or done some sort of handwork. As Elizabeth Zimmermann…

Enforced Knitting Time

Everyone needs this right about now. People are worried. There are real concerns, and there is also some panic. Discerning between the two requires a level head. We are being careful but not fearful, taking this time to be reminded of how interconnected we all are.  Sure, some of our events may be cancelled, and those…