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…

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…

Pretend It’s Friday

If you’re both a knitter and an Instagram follower you probably already know about Fair Isle Friday or #fif as it’s hashtagged. It’s quite fun to search a hashtag such as #fif and see all of the great colorwork that’s being knit across the globe. Knitters are besotted with colorwork and I’m no different. Yesterday…

Deception

Progress on my Scatness Tunic is deceptive. I have been knitting on the stockinette portion in the evenings, but when I measure it there is little change. An hour or two later I measure it again. No change. How can this be? Months ago my favorite measuring tape was dropped (admittedly by me) and the…

Dashed Deadlines

As is every knitter’s prerogative, two days before the beginning of Ravellincs I switched patterns. In one clear moment I realized that the Ivy League vest, although it had all of the challenges I’d set for myself and was likely a project I could complete in just over two weeks, would never look good on…