New Pattern: Canterbury

I have a new pattern out with Harrisville Designs!

Canterbury
(Photos of Canterbury courtesy of Harrisville Designs.)

Canterbury is a dramatic cowl or infinity scarf worked with two strands of Harrisville’s WATERshed, a light and lofty wool. The intriguing stitch pattern uses slipped stitches to create deep welts that trap air close to your neck.

puffy swatch

This was my original swatch, in another yarn. The stitch pattern is surprisingly easy, and by alternating the WS and RS in sections, the cowl is fully reversible! I love both sides. The longer infinity scarf length doubles up for extra coziness.

Canterbury

Works up super quickly on US 13 (9mm) needles. Canterbury is knit flat, then joined with a Three Needle bind off.

Canterbury

Queue and fave Canterbury on Ravelry!
Purchase the PDF pattern through Harrisville Designs.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

sideways flowers

skirt in progress

I cut this simple gathered skirt the other day, out of some cotton fabric I picked up at the Textile Museum sale in the spring. I’m not attached to the fabric at all, and it was quite inexpensive, so it was perfect for a random trial run! I want to perfect an everyday skirt pattern for myself so I can knock out some clothes for the spring and summer.

I did the side seams on the serger, and just hand-basted the elastic casing to see how it would feel. Not bad! There are quite a few things I’d like to try out on skirts – cutting out a separate waistband, using elastic thread for a smocked waist, adding pockets and a lining. There’s always more crafting to do!

skirt in progress

The bottom of my skirt pattern piece was a little too big to cut the skirt straight, so I cut it on the cross grain – except of course, I didn’t notice that the little flower pattern actually does have a direction. Oops. Oh well! It’s a pretty light fabric so I might need to add either another layer of cotton or a lining fabric before I’d actually wear it. So…it’ll probably sit in one of my many workbaskets for awhile, while I think on it.

buttons!

I was at the workroom yesterday, ogled some gorgeous silk/linen fabric (one day) and came away with a big pile of pretty vintage buttons. I really need to figure out some kind of display/storage solution for buttons, because a ziploc bag just isn’t very appealing.

snow, snow

Stay safe and warm, wherever you are!