Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera....

I know, I know...it's too late for a Memorial Day post. But look! There was knitting!
and a picnic, to boot!

and fireworks!

We had a great time at Celebration at the Station here in Kansas City. There was a free concert by the symphony, yummy food, and fireworks! What's that? You want to know what that lovely piece of green silk turned out to be?

No. 6 by Wendy Bernard for Stitch Diva Studios

Based on a classic Chanel piece, this new pattern (available soon at http://www.stitchdivastudios.com/) features seamless, top-down construction with set-in sleeves. In over 15 years of knitting, I'd never constructed a sweater like this before, and I have to say: this is something we should all know how to do! There's no better pattern to give it a go with than this one, either. Wendy's no-nonsense style of pattern writing gives clear, precise directions on how to master this interesting technique! Knit up in delicious Tilli Tomas, this is going to be one piece you'll be reaching for again and again!

pretty sleeves!

There's been another test on the needles in the past couple of weeks! This one is another knockout:

Silken Scabbard by Jennifer Hansen for Stitch Diva Studios

Knit up in delicious 100% cashmere, this design features morphing cables that outline the raglan shaping, sleeves, and waist shaping. Bee-you-tee-ful! This one's sure to be a big hit. The pattern will be out soon and I believe will feature both a short-sleeve and long-sleeve version.

for this test, i knit only what you see here - jennifer added the rest

pretty girl says: you need one of these!

Well, that's it for now, I guess. There's been more knitting going on, but I've been meeting book deadlines, so I can't show you!

Till next time,


  1. Great stunt knitting!

    Seamless set-in sleeves are my favorite. They look impeccable. I use them whenever I need set in sleeves, even if the rest of the garment is not seamless (or top down, for that matter)

    Too bad you can't keep all the gorgeous pieces you knit, huh?

  2. ooo, I love the second, nameless sweater. Please keep us up-to-date on when it is published!

  3. such a fabulous job as always, seester! both of those will be going in my queue when the patterns come out.

  4. Those are super gorgeous! I love the cabling down the sleeves and sides.

  5. Another set of stunners! You know which one I want right? :)

  6. Thanks for entering my contest!! I'm super excited about this new venture...

    These designs are stunning! I especially like that second one - morphing cables are fabulous.