Tag Archives: pattern

Damn straight I made it.

So what if that amazing summer sweater from ZARA is only an effortless $79.90. So what if you know knitting it will most likely cost you an arm and a leg. (Don’t even think of mentioning the word acrylic- it’s … Continue reading

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Tip my hat off to…

“Saying you don’t look good in a hat is like saying you don’t look good in shoes!” Thank you Princess Kate and Queen Elizabeth for single handedly making “HATS” happen for us knitters this season. If it were not for … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT TEXTING?

Global warming may be the reason our winter knit accessories are living a schizophrenic lifestyle. But as the weather gets cooler and cooler this season, the major problem here is something possibly even more pressing… WHAT TO DO ABOUT TEXTING? This … Continue reading

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THE REVIEW- Vogue Knitting WINTER 11/12

You may not have seen it yet. It may not have graced your mailbox. The pages have not yet been flipped. But for all you non believers out there… this issue is worth the wait. With only a few days … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Bears. O MY!

I swear this will be the last animal related post of the year. (Good thing it’s December 13th… ) Even though, real furs and skins are not my forte, animal print is by far an all time fave. (Faux- that … Continue reading

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The Afternoon with McQueen- An Exhibit Spotlight

Knitting may not have been Alexander McQueen‘s go to craft, but when it comes to couture fashion and design, he is most definitely the head of the monarchy. In the past 5 months theblackstitch has explored trends from the runways, … Continue reading

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Feather your Fancy

To contradict the delicacy of all the lace hitting the runways, there have been an influx of feathers sported by every designer imaginable; Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, ADAM, and of course Alexander McQueen. At first, one might not view this as a … Continue reading

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TREND ALERT: COVER IT.

Summer is on all of our minds, unless, of course you live in Australia. But for those of us north of the equator, we can’t wait to break out in style for the beach, pool, or simply tanning in Central … Continue reading

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Lace up those hooks and needles…

Great news for knitters and crocheters, LACE has flooded the runways from garments, to stockings, to our favorite bags. Luckily, this trend is easily converted to lace charts for knitting, or created by crocheting with thin yarns.  Many knitters and … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New

Who doesn’t love vintage these days? Well constructed garments have become a thing of the past, forcing savvy shoppers to look to used or gently worn clothing for fine well made garments. While trendy clothes have become accessible to mainstream … Continue reading

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