The Sleeve Situation

When I choose a new knitting project I often ask myself if there’s anything new to learn. Now, I’ve been knitting a few years but by no means know it all. One of the reasons I chose Betts Lampers Autumn Colors Fair Isle cardigan was that I was curious about the construction at the shoulders.…

Shetland Wool Week Annual

As Fall, or “hairst” as Shetlanders say, rolls around each year knitters have a lot to be excited about. ‘Tis the season for some of the big wool festivals in the US – most of which happened virtually this year. It also marks time for many of us who love traditional wools and designs to…

Virtual Tour on the Deck

We made a video. Because we aren’t seeing you out and about this year, we cleaned off the deck, brought out some props, and set up a little version of our booth. The video is at the bottom of this post. In hindsight, it does have a SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN feel about it, but I’m a…

Milo & Maize – pattern release!

My 40th Lost City Knits pattern in 10 years is now available! Milo & Maize is a yoke pullover knit from the bottom up. Its simple pattern of plants dancing around the neck was inspired by rows and rows – miles and miles – of grains dancing in a gentle breeze as we drove through…

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,…