Free pattern Friday: Silken Straw Summer Sweater

(Project photos [clockwise]: MizzBritta, memia, Rrrr, roadrunnerknitter) The Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho is a light summer slip of a sweater that is just as at home over a tank or camisole in the city as it is over a bathing suit at the beach. Beautiful in it’s simplicity, this garment strikes just the right balance between pulled-together elegance and casual comfort. A perfect addition to any summer … Continue reading Free pattern Friday: Silken Straw Summer Sweater


Today another edition of *What Would Mona Do. As  you might have heard me say, I do love knitting with linen. I do like the crisp fabric – often called ‘scratchy’, however, I don’t think it is – of 100% linen. Everything that follows is valid for 100% linen, not mixes, not cotton, I am … Continue reading WWMD*

Free Pattern Friday

+SSS by Reiko Kuwamura (Photos: Reiko Kuwamura) + SSS, by Reiko Kuwamura, is one of those elegantly simple designs that’s easy to wear and looks great on everyone. The “+SSS” means “plus silk stainless steel” which the designer suggests pairing with a fingering-weight wool of your choice to create a little accessory to complement any … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday


In September 2012 we began hosting monthly Knit-Alongs on our Ravelry group page. For each project, we post the pattern link, yarn suggestions, and provide ongoing support within the forum. All those who show us their finished project by the end of the knit-along are entered into a draw to win a $25 Espace Tricot Gift Card! Please note … Continue reading Knit-Alongs