I just had a gorgeous (if I say so my self), simple, cozy pattern published through Knit Picks, and available to all of you lovely folks for free!
Introducing: The 15th Street Wrap!This wrap is essentially a massive scarf, worked in seed stitch with extra-bulky yarn. (It’s super easy and goes super fast!) I love the colorblocking- the big swathes of each color are modern and un-fussy.
I love the blues they used for the example, but this wrap would also be lovely in creamy browns, or dreamy grays. Or, maybe you could do a neutral background (grays and whites), with a pop of bright yellow or magenta on one end! I could spend all day putting color palettes together!This shawl would be a fantastic Chrsitmas present. It’s massive and impressive-looking, but takes next to no time to work up. Throw a couple movies on TV, and you’ll be making headway before you know it!
Want to work up the 15th Street Wrap? The pattern is available here for free!
I’ve been spending my November holed up away from the damp Seattle weather watching a TV show about the damp Seattle weather. Because, why not!
It’s one of my new favorite TV shows: The Killing. (It’s not new, I’m just late to the party.) Based on a Swedish show of the same name (but in Swedish… or at least I assume it’s the same name. I don’t speak Swedish), The Killing is basically the show for people who think Law & Order: SVU is too light and funny.
Luckily for me, I am one of those people.
But, of course, the best part of the Killing isn’t the twisty-turny plot, the great acting, or the insanely brutal crimes. The best part is Detective Sarah Linden’s amazing sweaters. How amazing are they? So amazing.I have never seen a woman on TV rock the oversized sweater/puffy coat combo as well as Sara Linden. It’s kind of incredible.This one even looks hand-knit!I think Sarah Linden might be my spirit animal. (As far as dressing goes. She doesn’t smile nearly enough to be my true spirit animal.)
Want to channel your inner chain-smoking, crime-fighting, misanthrope? Try knitting up one of these over-sized beauties.