Month: January 2021

Downton Abbey Sweater Vest

Inspiration and Intimidation I bought this Unofficial Downton Abbey knitting magazine years ago. Intimidated by the more complicated pieces in the magazine, until recently I’d only knitted the simple, and single colored below stairs button-up vest. The vest on the front cover is my favorite piece out of all the knitwear in this magazine. But […] Read more…

How I Block Knitwear

When I first started knitting many years ago, I never blocked my knitting. I know, I know, terrible rookie mistake. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, to block knitwear is to bring out a piece of knitwear’s pattern and design. While important for most knitwear, blocking is especially crucial for lacy designs found in shawls […] Read more…

The Best Sweater Ever?

If you’re like me, the hunt for the perfect sweater is akin to the search for the holy grail or Excalibur. It can’t be too baggy, or too short. The perfect sweater can NOT be itchy (for me, this means 0% mohair). It can’t come in only one color. It must coordinate with the majority […] Read more…