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Four Little Sock Monkey Slippers sitting on a Ledge

I told you I was on a slipper knitting kick. These little Sock Monkey slippers for kids knit up so fast I could hardly believe it. They may just be the fastest thing I've ever knit. I used Tweedy Pima for the body and ears and some scrap Pima Cotton...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Sep 11, 2014

H&M Studio Autumn / Winter 2014 Collection

The playful and sophisticated bohemian women, effortlessly charming and always ready for the night is the look for H&M Studio Autumn / Winter this year. H&M Studio was shown during Paris Fashion Week and throughout the collection, feminine me...
by Sunshine Kelly on Sep 3, 2014

Gramma's Knitted Slippers

A friend generously passed along some yarn his mother had in storage (from many years ago). I looked at the box of raspberry and tan Spinrite acrylic and my heart sunk just a little -- what could I possibly knit with it? Then I thought about how year...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Aug 30, 2014

Knit Night Gown Tutorial (Pattern Hack)

I'm still catching up on all of the sewing I did before our end of the summer trip.  We'd left the kids with their cousins for a few extra days and I thought my lil' missy would like to have a new nightgown for her trip.Once again, I use...

Zara Woman September 2014 Lookbook

Zara Long Coat, Bomber Jacket, Leather and Fur Slip-Ons Short Parka, Side Stripe Trousers, Leather and Fur Slip-Ons  Mustard Sweater, Burgundy Leather Bootie  Knit Top and Flared Trousers  Perforated Leather Sneakers and Leather and...
by To Hell In A Handbag on Aug 18, 2014

Zara Woman September 2014 Lookbook

Zara Long Coat, Bomber Jacket, Leather and Fur Slip-OnsShort Parka, Side Stripe Trousers, Leather and Fur Slip-Ons Mustard Sweater, Burgundy Leather Bootie Knit Top and Flared Trousers Perforated Leather Sneakers and Leather...
by To Hell In A Handbag on Aug 18, 2014

Debut of the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf

I completed the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf a few weeks ago but today it made its' first debut as I was touring my sister and brother-in-law about town. It's knit with Artfibers undyed Chutney (a 100% Harvested Silk Bourette)and the stripe is one of my...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Aug 15, 2014

Change is Good. Right?: E&M Patterns No. 6, Girls Top and Dress

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? A few months ago, back when there was still snow on the ground, I had the opportunity to test the E&M Top #6 for Alison, of E&M Patterns.. Back then, it was just a top. And it was woven. We tested...
by Feathered Ruffles on Aug 13, 2014

Change is Good. Right?: E&M Patterns No. 6, Girls Top and Dress

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? A few months ago, back when there was still snow on the ground, I had the opportunity to test the E&M Top #6 for Alison, of E&M Patterns.. Back then, it was just a top. And it was woven. We tested...
by Feathered Ruffles on Aug 13, 2014

Change is Good. Right?: E&M Patterns No. 6, Girls Top and Dress

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? A few months ago, back when there was still snow on the ground, I had the opportunity to test the E&M Top #6 for Alison, of E&M Patterns.. Back then, it was just a top. And it was woven. We tested...
by Feathered Ruffles on Aug 13, 2014

The Fabric- Knits/ Stretch Fabrics....

its important to have the right amount of stretch in any fabric. when its come to  knits.... stretch only in the width and/or the length. The huge variety of weights, blends, and textures of knits requires careful consideration of the use of...
by Pancha Kalyani on Aug 8, 2014

Not really Knitting the Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf in Cabo

We were on the plane heading to Cabo and I was happily knitting away on my Diagonal Pinstripe Scarf when a horrible realization hit me. The ball of main color yarn I was knitting with (less than a day's worth) was the ONLY ball of main color I had pa...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Jun 25, 2014

My Version of the Kusha Kusha Scarf

This navy Habu Stainless Steel yarn sat in my stash for well over 3 years before I decided to just bite the bullet and knit something with it. The pattern I adapted was Habu Textiles Kusha Kusha Scarf which I found for free on the Purl Bee Blog . How...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Jun 11, 2014

Casually Out

Now that summer is here, we are free to go…...
by Chocolate and Vanilla Soles on Jun 6, 2014

New Flounced Ruffle Capri Legging pattern (includes full length legging, flounced capri and shorts)

It's only taken about a year since I promised it, but I've finally gotten around to updating my flounced capri pattern that I posted almost 2 years ago.  (The original legging pattern was only in 2 sizes and had inner and outer side seams.)...

Style Terms: The Fashion Glossary

If the word “chunky” comes with a certain kind of negative connotation or “peekaboo” is solely a game you played as a child, clearly you don’t speak the language of fashion. Fashion, as a dialect, is technically English,...
by MissesDressy.com on May 28, 2014

Plane Knitting and Travelogue

We have just returned from a very quick trip to the French Alps via Geneva. We were at the Club Med, Val Thorens for a ski weekend courtesy of my husband's annual company club trip. The drive to and from the airport offered stunning scenery even befo...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Apr 30, 2014

Spring/Summer Style: Crochet

The only way you can wear wool clothing in the summer time, is if there are lots of holes in it. Case in point: the crochet trend that is sweeping the fashion world this summer. And it’s not just crochet clothing – knit, weave, and macramé are a...
by MissesDressy.com on Apr 25, 2014

A Country Cottage Tea Cozy

I had told a dear friend of mine to tell me if there was anything she'd like me to knit for her and sometime last year she said she'd love it if I'd knit her a tea cozy. I looked at dozens of patterns and had a few I thought might suit but then I not...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Apr 17, 2014

A WIP update

When I first returned to knitting I was a very monogamus knitter, slightly horrified by tales of knitters who had to buy multiple sets of needles because other sets were tied up with WIP's. Stories of large stashes of yarn made no sense to me either...
by Wool Free and Lovin' Knit on Mar 30, 2014


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