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,…

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…

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…

Wave Modifications

Rarely do I knit straight from a pattern without making it a bit more personal with modifications. The first modification I made to my Wave Cardigan was to work the ribbing with two shades of blue (FC15 and FC14) instead of the three shades of brown specified in the pattern.After I finished knitting the bottom…