Choosing colors always the hardest part of a stranded knitting project for me. This is one the most common questions we get, so I’m guessing it is for you too! The Helen/Ellen KAL kicks off tomorrow, for those of you still working out the perfect color ways I’ve got a strategy for you.
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Happy February everyone! Midwinter always hits me as sort of a slog. Cabin fever sets in and all the projects I’ve been working on start feeling like they’re taking forever. The spring and summer things I want to make are feeling a little out of reach still. Sometimes a quick silly project can make all the difference.
For this winter’s KAL I am excited to knit Helen, a Bohus inspired top down color work pullover designed by Amy Christoffers. I adore the colors that Amy chose for the piece photographed in Portfolio Vol. 1. They are definitely “my” colors, but if I were to be honest with myself, my winter wardrobe consists of mostly dark neutrals, so I wanted to swatch with this palette in mind. I gave Ultra Alpaca and Blackstone Tweed a try. Read more
The styling, design, and photography for book #372 Fiora + Folio was very much influenced by Alfred Stieglitz photographs of Georgia O’Keefe, and by her spirit, paintings, sculpture, and their surrounding desert landscape. This work acted as a sort of muse, just as the landscape was a muse for O’Keefe and O’Keefe was a muse for Stieglitz. Read more
The style of Bohus knitting (pronounced “Bo-Huss”) was the inspiration behind the Helen Cardigan designed for Portfolio Vol.1. Really it’s the inspiration behind a lot of what I design so this week I want to share a little glimpse of what makes this style so special.