Knit Love

I can honestly say it’s been a while since I was really truly stoked on knitting. Don’t get me wrong, I love knitting, and often feel lost if I’m sitting in front of the tv without yarn in my hands, but recently most of those times I’ve been working on a simple hat or scarf mostly for stash busting. It’s not been the most inspiring work, but this year I’m finding pattern after pattern to oogle and dream about, and frantically run to my (ever decreasing!) stash in order to make. I think the knitting world itself has really taken off in the last couple of years. Ravelry has played a big roll, of course, because it allows so many great and emerging designers out there to publish independently and really bring new and innovative designs to the table, something that’s been harder to find in traditional print publications over the last couple years. I’m also a huge fan of the growing number of small American raised and milled yarn companies that are helping to keep the textile industry in this country alive. Here are some of my most recent cravings, and for more check out my Ravelry favorites here.

Arrowhead Cardigan from Imperial Stock Ranch. This is waaaaay more colorwork than I've ever taken on, but Imperial yarns are heavenly and this would get wear for years.
Arrowhead Cardigan from Imperial Stock Ranch. This is waaaaay more colorwork than I’ve ever taken on, but Imperial yarns are heavenly and this would get wear for years.
Oshima from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2013. I think this would be awesome through the winter as I recover from having a baby. Cozy coverage, perfect.
Oshima from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2013. I think this would be awesome through the winter as I recover from having a baby. Cozy coverage, perfect.
Ysolda's Rhinebeck Sweater. It's called Pumpkin Ale, enough said really.
Ysolda’s Rhinebeck Sweater. It’s called Pumpkin Ale, enough said really.

 

Forge from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2012. An oldie, but I really like the different techniques used to cast on and shape the cap. Plus, who doesn't want to knit with Shelter?
Forge from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2012. An oldie, but I really like the different techniques used to cast on and shape the cap. Plus, who doesn’t want to knit with Shelter?
Perfect Storm from Twist Collective. In addition to having great content on knitting, Twist Collective consistently has awesome patterns from great designers.
Perfect Storm from Twist Collective. In addition to having great content on knitting, Twist Collective consistently has awesome patterns from great designers.

 

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