There is a heavy dose of “road to hell, good intentions” here at Kelbourne Woolens when it comes to making for ourselves and others. Deadline knitting and crocheting always takes precedent, and I am terrible at documenting finished objects once they’re complete – in fact I have a sweater for Charlotte, a sweater for myself, and two pair of jeans I finished this fall that have never made their way to the blog or Instagram! I definitely feel a little bit of FOMO when people share all their awesome makes, so with that in mind, Courtney and I decided to share our 2020 Make Nine picks in the hopes it would motivate us to do more finishing and sharing! You can read about my choices below!
L) Pattern: Thayer Jacket by Grainline Studio. Fabric: Olive canvas with white shearling lining.
I’m still finalizing the fabric selection for this, but I had the luck of trying on Jen’s amazing loon jacket at Workroom Social this fall am confident to dive in (following her sewalong) once I get my hands on the perfect olive canvas!
M) Pattern: September Sweater by Petite Knit. Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Andorra in Ink Black + Navia Alpakka in Black.
I’m cheating a little on this one, since I started knitting while in the car for hours over the holiday break, but the brioche is a bit of a slog, so I know it is going to take a bit to finish. The fabric is totally dreamy, though, and will be well worth it once done!
R) Pattern: Riley by Amy Christoffers. Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Mojave in Plum Brown and Mauve.
I love my Mojave Ranunculus, so another summer sweater is a no brainer. Every design from the Summer ‘18 Pom Pom is lovely, but Riley seems the most wearable to me for my super casual mostly-jeans-and-tshirts wardrobe.
L ) Pattern: Colvin by Julie Hoover. Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed in Light Gray.
Full on copy-cat here, but I absolutely love Julie’s version in Lucky, and know I’d wear the bejesus out of this sweater.
M ) Pattern: Damejakka Loppa by Pinneguri. Yarn: Navia Duo in Neutrals.
As previously mentioned, I knit my daughter Charlotte the Barnelopper in Navia Duo and she has been wearing it 2-3 times a week this winter. The yarn was a delight to knit with, the pattern was super fun, and I definitely want one for myself, so I’m delighted that Pinneguri also has an adult version.
R) Pattern: Quadra Jeans by Thread Theory. Fabric: Stretch Cone Denim.
My husband is tall and slim, so finding fitted but not skin tight jeans has always been a bit of a struggle. I have made him a few pairs of Jedediah Shorts, and now that I’m a confident jeans sewer, next on my list is to tackle a pair for him!
L ) Pattern: Dominique Jumpsuit by Republique du Chiffon. Fabric: TBD.
I have had this pattern in my stash for what feels like ages, and I love the cut and style of this jumpsuit. (Watch me finish it just as they’re going out of style.) I still need to figure out the perfect fabric, but I’m definitely leaning toward a chambray or light denim.
M) Pattern: Rug Hooked Basket by Rose Pearlman. Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown in various.
I had the pleasure of taking a class with Rose at Wild Hand this fall and it was tons of fun. I love the idea of making a rug-hooked basket, so armed with Rose’s new book, Modern Rug Hooking, (a gift from my sister in law – thanks, Claire!), and some Germantown skeins, I think this will be a super fun project when I’m looking for a little something different craft-wise.
R) Pattern: Saguaro by Natasha Robarge. Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Mojave.
Another summer sweater, this time in crochet! I’ll be making two small modifications to the design, shortening it to hip length and omitting the sleeves, so the end result is a boxy tee.
And that’s it! A nice mix of crafts and projects. Have you planned a 2020 Make 9?
(Damejakka sweater image by Christina / Svipser)