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thank you for your patience!

UPDATE: The website updates have been completed!  Hurrah!

noodlehead’s handmade style

cover look what just landed!  just received noodlehead (aka anna graham)’s handmade style book that we pre-ordered many many months ago.  took a quick flip thru the book and it’s chock full of projects that scream (MAKE ME!!!).  what really caught our eye, however, is this tunic:

tunicsuch easy breezy summer chic!  now to figure out which liberty print to whip it up in!

ps. we’ve ordered the book for the shop too!  it will be here shortly! just arrived and can be found in the shop here!




munchkin’s harem pants

for some time now, we’ve been dreaming about dressing munchkin boy in harem pants (is that odd?).  finding ourselves with a few spare moments in the studio, we decided to whip up a pattern and make a prototype!

combined-detailsthe ones here are stitched out of cotton + steel’s bespoke ephemera double gauze print.  we used just 3/4 yard of the fabric, and fortunately little munchkin’s legs are still short enough that we could cut the fabric along its width so as to achieve a vertical stripe pattern.

and now all we have to do is locate that ‘lil rascal to see how the prototype fits!

just located him . . . photos here!

and a happy holiday to all!


DEC 22 (AFTER 2:30PM EST) – DEC 28, 2014:  

we’re off to celebrate the holidays from dec 23 – dec 28.

  • any orders received after 2.30 pm EST on dec 22 will be shipped out upon our return on dec 29th.
  • orders received before 2:30pm EST on dec 22 will ship by 5pm EST on dec 22nd.

as a thank you for your patience, we are offering 10% off almost everything* thru dec 28.

use code: WINTER2014

*Excludes Cotton + Steel, Robert Kaufman Pre-Sale and Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics (some have already been discounted), gift certificates and shipping. Please no post or prior adjustments.  Promotion valid from dec 22 post 2.30 pm EST thru dec 28 11:59 pm EST.


faux entrelac ?


it’s been a while since we added to the swatch library. since we’ve been hit with a flurry of ideas (and a serious case of starter-itis), now seems as good as a time as ever to resume entries in our little swatch collection.


the stitch is called the “tilting block pattern” in the walker treasury.  garter stitch blocks alternate with simple lace trellis blocks to create a checked pattern at an interested angle.  the right and left slants produced by alternating between SSK and K2tog stitches creates the tilt.  it almost looks like you worked really really hard to create the texture through an entrelac approach, but really everything is just stitched across the row.   a very easy to memorize lace stitch makes knitting this a breeze!

YARN Skein Australia’s Top Draw Socks
NEEDLE US6 / 4.0 mm
SIZE (WxH) 5.5 (W)” x 6.25 (L)” when wet-blocked
STS 33 sts x 56 rows
LEVEL Intermediate; easy lace
TYPE Lace; Trellis
CO33 sts (mults of 16 sts +1 repeat); knit flat.

R 1, 3, 5 and 7 (RS): *(SSK, YO) 4 times, K8*, rep from * to * until last st, then K1.
R 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): *K9, P7*, rep from * to * until last st, then K1.
R 9, 11, 13 and 15
(RS): K1, *K8, (YO, K2tog) 4 times*, rep from * to *.
R 10, 12, 14 and 16 (RS): K1, *P7, K9*, rep from * to *.

repeat rows 1-16 for the pattern. the swatch above was knit over 56 rows


In the works!


if you ever wondered what Skein Australia’s Calico colour way looks like in stockinette . . . see the photo below!  think silvery soft peaches, creams and greys.  pretty, ain’t it?