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…

Announcing The Bougainvillea Vest

Brand new from Denise Bell of Lost City Knits, the Bougainvillea Vest uses traditional colorwork techniques to create an explosion of color. Denise used four motif colors and one background color from Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight of the Shetland Islands for the original. The vest can be made cropped, as seen on Gabriella above, or hip length,…