Friday, December 12, 2014

#stylinghandmade 12.12.14

Today's Parisian-flavored style is all about the accessories.

Roebling Hat | Pattern
Vegan Leather Jacket | Modcloth
Fauxberry Scarf | tutorial
T-shirt | Old Old Navy
Brynn Mittens | Pattern
Levi's Petite 512 | Zappos
Cobb Hill Alexandra booties | Zappos

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gifting along, Pt I

Despite my yearly pledge to not stress myself out by making holiday gifts, every year I end up doing at least a few. I think this will be the last year I make sweaters for all my nieces and nephews. It's already taking forever, and they are only going to get bigger.


Pattern: Jane
Yarn: knottygnome yarns Elf DK, 1 skein
Needles: #6 knitpicks harmony interchangeable circs
Size: 6 mos
Started: November 14 | Finished: November 16


Pattern: Ziggy
Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank, 2 skeins
Needles: #6 knitpicks harmony interchangeable circs and addi turbos
Size: 3 yrs
Started: November 16 | Finished: November 22

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Frost Aster

Frost Aster Socks

I've been hard at work on gifts. I finished these Frost Aster socks by Becky Herrick for a friend. I used one skein of knottygnome faun sock in Marigold and knit the medium size.

Frost Aster Socks

I tried out the German Twisted Cast-on for the first time and I love how stretchy it is.

Friday, December 05, 2014

#stylinghandmade 12.05.14

I had a lot of fun picking out an outfit to show off my new Naughty or Nice boot cuffs. The pattern is now available for sale in my pattern shop, on Ravelry, and on Craftsy.

Jacket | Modcloth
Cowl Neck Top | Pattern
Leather Gloves | jcrew
Pleated Skirt | Modcloth
Wool Leggings |
Naughty or Nice Boot Cuffs | Pattern
Fitzwell Boots | Similar

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Paloma Cardigan, of sorts

#stylinghandmade 11.28.14

A few years back I ordered seven skeins of Berkshire Bulky in this lovely gold color. It's been so long that I have no idea what I ordered it for, but I do know that the yardage (756yds) is an odd amount that you can't really do much with. I tried to match it with several patterns and finally settled up on Paloma.

Paloma is a lovely textured oversized cardigan with pockets. I knew that I would run out of yarn if I used the pattern stitch, so I knit mine in plain stockinette and omitted the pockets (sad face--I really like pockets). I ended up with a tiny amount of yarn left after seaming, so I'd say it was a success. It's been so long now that I don't remember my other modifications but I think I shortened the body and sleeves a little bit. I finished the knitting in July and sewed on the buttons in November. I really hate sewing on buttons.

#stylinghandmade 11.28.14

Someday I would like to remake this cardigan using the actual pattern. It's very warm and cozy and I'm sure it'll be worn lots this winter.

Pattern: Paloma
Size: 36.5
Yarn: Berkshire Bulky in Gold, 7 skeins
Needles: US 10.5
Started: July 19, Finished: July 26

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Pattern Release: Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

My newest pattern is for sale on Ravelry. Naughty or Nice is a convertible boot cuff pattern knit in worsted weight yarn. It comes in 5 adult sizes and can be worn with either the lace showing or the twisted rib. The sample is knit in two colors for even more versatility. It makes a great holiday gift and there's plenty of time left to knit a pair or two for your loved ones.

I was inspired to design these thanks to my laziness. I liked the idea of having 2 cuffs in one that I could wear differently depending on my outfit. I happened to have a skein of my naturally dyed yarn in red left over that I paired with an undyed skein. Although the yarn has been discontinued, you could use any worsted weight wool to knit the pattern. I whipped up my cuffs over Thanksgiving break and I'm happy to share the pattern with you.

The pattern is currently 50% off in my Ravelry store--no coupon code necessary. The offer expires tomorrow at 1:30 PM EST.

Friday, November 28, 2014

#stylinghandmade 11.28.14

I knit this cardigan back in July, but didn't sew the buttons on until last weekend. I hate sewing on buttons so much that I've pledged to only knit open front cardigans from here on out to avoid it.

I'm always on the lookout for long necklaces. This is a newer purchase but I've already worn it several times.

I am so in love with these shoes. Cobb Hill is a division of New Balance or something like that and their shoes are so wonderfully comfortable. No affiliation, just a happy customer.

Nicke's Hat | Pattern
Paloma Cardigan | Pattern
Dolman Sleeve Top | Old Navy
Feather Necklace | Junghwa Etsy
Leather Gloves | jcrew
Petite Leggings | Kohl's
Cobb Hill Ankle Boots | Zappos

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