Kate and Gillian are my newest styles for WLD! See both here and start knitting up a storm!
We also now have selected PDF patterns available in our Etsy Shop.
I’m so pleased to announce that I will soon be giving classes through Craftsy.com!
Even better, one of the classes entitled “Feminine Fit” will be based on the Knit to Fit series I’ve been running right here on my blog!
I’ve hugely expanded the information for this class wherein I demonstrate how to acheive the fit you’ve always wanted in your sweaters but didn’t know how to get. I’ll show how to do this easily and without using a lot of intimidating math equations.
I’ll also be teaching a class on Continental Knitting, so if you’ve been wanting to learn this enormously useful technique, join me on Craftsy.com for this excellent free class.
I’ll post links, a special discount offer and more information as soon as I have it.
Here I am on the Craftsy set:
Next week we’ll begin posting installments of our very popular “Knit to Fit” series starting with part 1.
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Also, the series has been so well received we’ll be writing new installments, so if you have any specific fit questions you’d like for me to tackle, send them along to me at Whitelies@yahoo.com .
Enjoy the series and I look forward to your questions!
I will be heading to NYC to teach at Vogue Knitting live Jan 18th thru 20th, 2013!
My “Whip Your Knits into Shape” class is a must if you’re having trouble with the fit of your sweaters and would like to learn how to shape garments to fit your individual form. There will be two sessions (same class), Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Wearing a knitted skirt can be not only flattering, but so comfortable too.
The softness and drape of a knit skirt looks great on most figures, and the warmth is always welcome when temperatures drop.
When planning a skirt, do not forget to choose a springy yarn like Cascade 220 to guard against a baggy booty.
In cooler weather, I also like to wear opaque support hose under my knitted skirts for a smooth line from hips to toe. They eliminate lumps and bumps and make me feel more secure and well…supported, as if I’m not jiggling like jello under my knit skirt.
Shana is a perfect example of how great looking a knitted skirt can be. The trumpet shape visually balances out larger hips and the pretty lace detailing adds interest to a flat stockinette knit. I also love the sophisticated pairing of Old Rose and Black.
In my mom’s day, if you knitted (which practically everyone did) then somewhere along the way you’d knit yourself a suit.
At the time you might have done that on very tiny needles and it likely would have taken the better part of six months to complete.
However, when finished you’d have a beautiful addition to your wardrobe and if you were careful with storing it you’d probably keep it for many, many years as she did and proudly show it off to anyone interested. I found it amazing that anyone could have the patience to do such an involved and seemingly endless project.
Since I am so enamored of vintage fashions, I decided to give a nod to the days when knitters proudly wore their suits to any and every fancy or dressed up occasion. In these times when it is becoming increasingly popular to go out in public like this, it is a joy to see a woman taking enough pride in her appearance and talent to create and accessorize a beautiful outfit like the Retro Suit.
If you’re a real vintage afficionado, there is no better place than Ebay for a selection of vintage accessories, many of them quite affordable (the 40′s hat in my Styling Guide below went for a mere $24.99).
Knitique of Elk Grove California will be hosting a series of workshops with me in March, 2012 to get just the perfect fit for this pretty, versatile garment. Wear it over a sleeveless dress, jeans and a tee or whenever the air conditioning gets a bit raucous in the office.
Did you ever wish you had the designer of your knitting project standing over your shoulder to help? With these workshops, that’s exactly what you’ll get! I’ll guide you along every step of the way from choosing the right yarn and color to showing you any tweaking tips needed for a custom fit.
There is still plenty of knitting time before Christmas, so to celebrate I’ve designed this elegant wool stocking! Until Nov 20th, get the pattern AND kit (a $20 value) free with any purchase of $75 or more from our site. The 17″ x 6″ stocking is knit on 2 needles from the toe up, embroidered with duplicate stitch, then satin ribbon is woven through the eyelets for a festive touch.
With the hot weather going on in much of the US right now, I’m sure the idea of having warm wool knitting in ones’ lap isn’t terribly inspiring.
So why not try something more seasonally appropriate and learn a new technique as well?
The free Shapely Tank pattern on my website fits the bill. It comes in an enormous range of sizes, teaches the use of short rows to fit a full bust and as a design element, and even comes with an optional short sleeve pattern to make a Shapely Tee out of your Shapely Tank.
That’s a lot of *bang* for free.
How is it that I see lingerie where others see turtlenecks and heavy jackets?
Maybe it has something to do with living in a part of California that rarely allows the wearing of heavy wools and outerwear. Seriously, I didn’t even own a raincoat until just this season.
Sooooo, when designing, my mind turns to more body-conscious ways to use the same old yarn and needles.
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