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A Lacy Sleeve at Last August 23, 2011

What do you do when all of your WIPs are sweaters and you’re stuck on sleeve island?

You cast on some socks for the Great Escape! [Snort.]

But – here’s an existentialist knitting moment – why is it we ususally can’t stand knitting sleeves but many, many of us love knitting socks?

Srsly, because a Sock Is A Tube, y’all. Just like a sleeve, right?

Talking out loud here — but I am this far away from finding the yarn and going for it!

Instead, I cast on for the first sleeve of my yellow (and how) Derica Kane. Fueled by some vintage TV shows on Netflix, I am speeding right along.

It really is helping that we’re having cooler nights and visions of sweater weather are swirling in my dreams.

This color is quintisentially Autumnal in nature, no? The yarn is MTosh DK in “Candlewick” a color I’ve been drooling over for months. Actually calling this a color is not even “deep” enough of a word because the yarn has so many different glazed tonal variations. (Check out the pic in this post…)

Hopefully, when I go up north to Tustin in a few, I can wear this while I’m in search of some matching forest. It will be there.

Just like this glorious grove down by the Chicago River…

Monday Morning Mirth August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Mirth

Qu’est-ce? Etes-vous me parler?

New Threads WEEKEND EDITION August 19, 2011

Urban Romance…

You’ve seen the look – a feminine shape, the whisper of lace, an elegant turn of a stitch…

It’s what we want to wear…

And here at Studio Chic Knits, now that autumn is just around the corner, we want to make it too!

Now ready for your needles, we are excited to introduce two wearable and easy-to-knit styles for Fall 2011!


32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches

YARDAGE (DK Weight -Yarn – Cardi/Vest) :
900 (975, 1100, 1250, 1425, 1600) yds

20sts / 28rows over 4" St st using #7 (4.5mm) needles


This simple but elegant cardigan features a beautifully classic profile highlighted by an easy-to-work allover lace pattern.

Knit from the bottom up using DK weight yarn at a light-worsted gauge for a no-fuss finish.

…read more HERE

34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 50) inches

YARDAGE (DK Weight -Yarn – Cardi/Vest) :
975 (1050, 1100, 1200, 1310, 1420, 1600, 1800) yds

20sts / 28rows over 4" St st using #7 (4.5mm) needles


Need a little neoclassical Style? Velynda combines low-bulk cabling with a beautifully shaped fit to create a modern classic you’ll reach for over and over.

Velynda is knit at the popular worsted gauge of 5 sts per inch and looks fabulous made in wool, alpaca, cotton or blended yarn.

…read more HERE

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