Believe it or not, this scarf is a 1-row repeat. 🤯
When I read that, I honestly didn’t quite believe it.
But it’s true. This pattern called SØLV by Season 3 Knit Star Cecelia Campochiaro is a one-row pattern repeated over and over, except for the increases and decreases at the ends of alternating rows to create the parallelogram shape.
And it’s fully reversible too! 🤯🤯🤯
How is this possible?
Through the genius of the technique Cecelia invented, called Sequence Knitting. It emerged from her brilliant mind and her background in coding. She saw knitting patterns in a whole new way, and her approach was immortalized in Knit Stars Season 3: North Star Rising.
You can make your own SØLV - perfect for relaxed summer travel knitting! - using exactly 7 skeins of our exclusive Loops Luxe Chunky alpaca/silk.
(Pssssst…because Loops Luxe Chunky is created just for us by our friends in Peru, the price is super-affordable compared to similar blends on the market.)
Buy Loops Luxe Chunky here. (And if you’re a loose knitter, you might want to pick up an 8th skein just in case).
For her Knit Stars Season 3 masterclass, Cecelia sat down and gave us the what’s what on sequence knitting: What makes a good sequence, how to read the patterns, and how to make your own!
Mitzi, one of our Loops Troops, loves sequence knitting and had this to say, “Sequence knitting hits all the buttons for me! It's a very balanced, textural and rhythmic style of knitting. The beauty of it is that you can create very complicated patterns if you are up for a challenge or if you need something very easy to memorize and simple, sequence knitting can do that too and still be interesting.”
Click here to watch a short clip with Cecelia.
P.S. For a deep dive on sequence knitting, watch for Knit Stars Masterclass Season 3 going on sale at the end of June! Sign up to be notified here - knitstars.com/masterclass.
This time each year, I get the itch to start a fall sweater project.
(Preferably, in a yarn that doesn’t itch! 🤣)
Right now I’m eyeing this “Cambridge Pullover” in our favorite Clinton Hill Bespoke Cashmere. This cashmere is the softest I’ve ever touched (and I’ve touched a lot!)
The secret to the yarn is they use a special “fulling” - ever-so-slightly felting it to give that especially scrumptious feel. And as a bonus, it prevents pilling!
Like all Clinton Hill patterns, “Cambridge” is super on-trend - and free with purchase of the yarn from Knit Stars!
This cropped, dropped shoulder pullover is simple to make - but the look is a show-stopper! It’s knit in the round on #9 needles, and the sleeves are picked up, then knit down. The back border uses a contrast color to add a fun surprise to your project.
Choose a neutral and a pop of color, or two complementary tones. You can’t go wrong!
But because we love to play with colors, we put some combo ideas together for you:
- As shown: “French Grey” + “Gold”
- “ Indigo” + “Lt. Denim Blue”
- “Tropical Teal” + “Juniper”
- “Winter White” + “YOLO”
The "#PrideEverywhere" hat by Kelly Straub is a perfect way to show your pride year-round. Knit in the round, this hat is a great option for a beginner knitter, and makes a great gift, too!
We’ve curated the perfect kit that gives you just the right amount of each color - without a bunch of waste or added expense - in a luscious BFL Sockweight yarn from Shirsty Cat Designs.
Pre-order your kit before June 12, and you’ll get your kit in your hot little hands by the end of the month.
The pattern is $6 on Ravelry, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project.
Grab your kit here and also check out our full Pride Collection here!
This Margherita Pizza from LoveandLemons-dot-com is the epitome of a simple weeknight meal. With 7 ingredients, 3 of which you probably already have at home, and only 20 minutes from start to finish, you will be savoring that delicious cheese before you know it!
- 1 refrigerated Pizza Dough
- ½ heaping cup Pizza Sauce
- 8 ounces fresh bocconcini mozzarella, sliced
- ½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 10 basil leaves
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 500°F
- Spread the pizza sauce onto the dough. Top with the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is browned. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil leaves and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.