Designer Laurie Sundstrom is a vintage kind of gal. She's the owner of Vintage Knits, and she spent a year knitting her way through the first volume of Weldon's Practical Needlework, a collection of newsletters from 1880s England, featuring knitting patterns for everyday garments and accessories.
Our version of "everyday" has certainly changed since the 1800s, but Laurie took on the challenge and spent 12 months translating Victorian patterns into modern-day instructions that today's knitters can follow.
One of these projects, A Cosy Scarf (at left), is a gorgeous lace design that anyone would be proud to wear. It's a timeless classic that Laurie brought back to life, and she's generously let us offer this pattern for free.
A Cosy Scarf would be fabulous knit up in Juniper Mood Findley, SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Lace, or any of our lace-weight yarns!
Download your pattern, choose your yarn, and cast on this beautiful scarf. It's perfect for warm-weather knitting.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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