Einband and Lopi Book #40 are now available!

We’re quite excited to let our customers know that we are now including Einband, the laceweight Icelandic wool, along with Plotulopi and Lettlopi in our offerings!  This is a great little yarn in a wide range of colors. The yarn is a single (that means it’s not plied), but that single has a nice firm…

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.…

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…