Tuesday 1 August 2023

Hot Fun in the Summertime with Cool Cotton

And now for the grand finale!

Day 4 - Knitting a Tote Bag to Match the Sunhat

Day 3 - The Sunhat Story

This week, I'm knitting, corking, crocheting and weaving with a super soft yarn -- Cotton Supreme Speckles and Cotton Supreme DK.

I have some great projects to share and below is a sneak peek at what's in store for the balance of the week.

You'll have to check each day this week to see how I made them and to get the patterns.

Day 1 - Hot Fun with Cool Cotton

Day 2 - Swatching & Corking

Day 3 - The Sunhat Story

Happy Knitting

Friday 23 October 2020

Double your pleasure, double your fun with double knitting in Wool Pop

This week on KNITmuch, I'm knitting with Universal YarnWool Pop. This DK weight yarn is a blend of  bamboo, superwash wool and polymide that has a heathery sheen and subtle halo.

Blend of Bamboo, Superwash Wool, and Polymide in DK weight.
Universal Yarn Wool Pop in colours Silken and Graphite


I enjoyed working with this yarn, and I'm very pleased with the results. When knitted up, the fabric has a lovely drape, and the ease of laundering makes this a multi seasonal, and easy to care for yarn. I actually put the hat and scarf through a delicate wash and medium 30 minute dryer cycle. Since both of these projects are double thickness, 30 minutes left both items slightly damp. I then laid both flat to finish drying. 

Here are the links to this week's story on


Double knit hat & scarf, and seamed sweater
Completed ensemble knit with Wool Pop

  1. Multi-seasonal knitting with Wool Pop 

  2. Wool Pop: the fabric drape is determined by the swatch

  3. The importance of gauge when knitting a sweater

  4. Double your pleasure with a reversible knitted scarf

  5. Double your fun with a matching reversible knitted hat


I hope you enjoy the posts. Happy Knitting!

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Summer Knits with Cottony Soft Waves of Colour

This week on KNITmuch, I'm knitting with Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Waves. For those of you that know me personally, you also know that I'm not all that crazy about knitting with 100% cotton, but I really did enjoy working with this yarn.
Cotton Supreme Waves in Heliotrope, Lagoon, and Equator

The projects that I selected for this week show off the long colour runs and I'm genuinely pleased with the results. You can link to the different posts here. I'll update the link for each day's post as it is published.
  1. Knitting with Cotton Supreme Waves
  2. Swatches - what does Cotton Supreme Waves look like in 3 needle sizes?
  3. Making a summertime Tee with waves of color
  4. What to know about knitting an oversized wrap with Cotton Supreme Waves
  5. Weaving a color block baby blanket with Cotton Supreme Waves
Yes, you read #5 (Friday's Post) correctly, one of the projects involved weaving on my 28" Ashford Knitters Loom.  As I mentioned above, I'm very pleased with the results for the week. Check out the details on

My finished projects for the week.

Lagoon Wrap made with Cotton Supreme Waves

Monday 13 January 2020

Combating those winter blues with Merino Mist

Happy New Year!

This week on Knitmuch, be sure catch my article that features knitting with Merino Mist from Rozetti Yarns.

Merino Mist from Rozetti Yarns
I'll be making a top down yoke sweater, a 2 colour brioche cowl, and a pair of removable sleeves. What are removable sleeves you ask? Well, you'll have to wait until Friday to find out.

Just follow the links below to the article posted each day for the balance of the week.

  1. Combating the winter blues with Merino Mist yarn
  2. 3 Swatches determine the best knit fabric
  3. Knitting the Jay Sweater in Merino Mist for a perfect fit
  4. Making a simple cowl glamorous using Merino Mist yarn
  5. Soft and cozy arm warmers complete the Merino Mist winter wear trio

The completed projects using Merino Mist

I hope you enjoy. Happy Knitting!

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Adding personal touches to stock patterns using Fibra Natura Lina

This week on KNITmuch, I will be using Fibra Natura Lina to knit up three different summertime garments, all with my own personal touch.

Adding a personal touch to your knitwear makes it unique to you, and means you shouldn't run into a duplicate at your local fibre festival.

  1. Summertime with Fibra Natura Lina yarn 

  2. You can achieve gauge without knitting tightly

  3. How to alter a knitted pattern to add a personal touch

  4. Customizing the Miss Molly Tee knitted pattern using Lina yarn

  5. Knitting a loose fitting cardi from a poncho pattern 

Happy Knitting! 

Wednesday 24 April 2019

KNITmuch Post Available

This week, my article for KNITmuch is up and running, where I am reviewing Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium. These projects were a lot of fun, and produced some really cool finished products.

I hope you will follow the links to each day, especially today's article about knitting the perfect little red dress.

  1. Knitting with Baby Hugs Medium
  2. Knitting with Baby Hugs - the Swatch Challenge 
  3. Knitting the perfect little red dress. 
  4. Knitting a hat that looks complicated but is so simple
  5. A sensational cowl knitted flat instead of in the round

Stay tuned for links to the remaining posts ....

All the posts are up and available. I hope you enjoy.

Happy Knitting!