Archive for March, 2016

Fresh Air Looks

Monday, March 28th, 2016

That cooped up feeling is almost over, and in exchange we can look forward to welcoming in warm breezes, wide open spaces, and lots of get-outside-and-enjoy-the-outdoors time.  This season Katia captures the ‘open look’ of the moment with a collection of knitted and crocheted designs, a visual treat, simulating that fresh air feeling that we have been patiently waiting for.

Fresh Air Looks from Katia

tahiti spark col 73 bk 89 chic

Twists and twirls make up the distinctive pattern details on this sleeveless shell knit in Tahiti Spark, a new cotton tape yarn with a pearly sheen to it.  Col. no. 73 (shown above).

tahiti no. 43 book 87

Who knew dropped stitches could have such a dramatic effect?  In this cool and airy T shirt, a leafy trellis is separated by simply unraveling a few stitches from top to bottom.  Knit in Katia’s popular chunky ribbon yarn, Tahiti.  Col. no. 43 (shown above).

katia blues no. 55 in book 89

This openwork design creates an immediate W-O-W when worn as a tunic over leggings or as a short summery dress.  Knit in Blues, a cotton viscose yarn with a shimmery finish.  Col no. 55 (shown above).

cotton vintage 62 in book 87

Opt for wide open spaces this season and feel as cool and comfortable as a cucumber in this oversized tunic with button tab sleeves and Moroccan-inspired fringe detail.  Knit in Cotton Vintage, a worsted weight cotton in a medley of inspiring shades.  Col. no. 62 (shown above).

tahiti spark no. 72 book 88

Layering is the secret to stretching out a fashion budget, and this sleeveless vest offers maximum versatility plus built-in air conditioning for days when the temperature makes ice cubes melt.  Knit in Tahiti Spark, a fun new yarn that knits up quickly and comes in more than a dozen contemporary hues.  Col. no. 72 (shown above).

missouri no. 6 book 87

Look fresh and sporty all season long in this eyelet hoodie with three quarter sleeves, knit in Missouri, a soft cotton blend in thirty-two rich and cheerful shades.  Col. no. 6 (shown above).

brisa no. 37 katia bk 88

Turn up the cool factor in this stylish pullover designed with equal parts meshwork and solid stitching.  Knit in Katia’s lightweight Brisa, an elegant cotton viscose mix.  Col. no. 37 (shown above).

ibis col 74 bk 88 casual summer

Right on trend for this year, Katia’s design team came up with this lattice-style crocheted tunic to wear over a simple cottom top in a contrasting colour.  Look for Ibis, a new dk cotton wrapped in a velvety finish.  Col. no. 74 (shown above).


Monday, March 14th, 2016

A sparkling jewel along the Mediterranean coast, Amalfi is a stunning contrast in beauty adorned with posh mountaintop villas and rugged cliffs that plunge into the brilliant blue sea.  This pretty little town with its vivacious personality bustles as a tourist mecca during the summer months but it also harbors a secret past.  Amalfi once had a population of more than seventy thousand until an earthquake in 1343 caused an enormous chunk of land to slide into the sea.  Today it takes less than half an hour to walk the entire town.


Amalfi is a sun-dappled cotton yarn from Sirdar spun into a classic double knitting weight.  Each of the eight captivating shades is infused with a filament of viscose wound tightly around the cotton core to create a shimmering jolt of contrasting colour.


All roads lead to the sea…..  Catch a few rays of sunshine in this knockout boat neck pullover designed to reflect the rippling waves in a trio of watery hues.  Ravello, Capri and Sorrento (shown above) with Salerno (inset).


Fair winds follow the sea….  Simple lines create a graceful silhouette on this tee shaped top  highlighted by a lacework yoke and built in sleeves.  Sorrento (shown above).


Beside the deep blue sea….   This mock neck pullover with cap sleeves recaptures summer’s cool vibe featuring a lace panel front.  Capri (shown above).

In The Bag

Monday, March 7th, 2016

As we gear up for the arrival of spring, our focus has been centered on swingy little tops, lacy shawls and light airy tunics, but there are some beautiful accessories that have suddenly caught our eye.  This season, Sublime welcomes in the sunshine and fresh breezes with a stylish collection of knitted handbags to add punch to last year’s outfits or accent a brand new look.

For the finishing touch, check out the full range of sew in and clip on handbag handles from Knitter’s Pride.

Sublime has ‘It In The Bag’ for Spring 2016-


This whimsical tote bag features a lacy leaf motif positioned front and centre, gently highlighted by a contrasting lining.  Knit in Extra Fine Merino Worsted.  Pattern available in Sublime Book 699.  Botanica (shown above).


Well-structured with a side and bottom panel for additional support, this fully-lined handbag has a profusion of texture, knit in double seed stitch with a Celtic knot for added interest.  Sublime Book 694Holiday (shown above).

sublime worsted

From early morning shopping at the market to an afternoon picnic at the park, this splashy striped tote has room to carry it all and is just one of the fabulous warm weather styles in The Second Sublime Extra Fine Merino Worsted Design Book 699.  Plan out your own unique colour scheme from a range of more than twenty shades in Extra Fine Merino Worsted or go bold with the suggested palette shown above in Flounce, Botanica, and Chartreuse.


Naturally elegant with a botanical influence, this is a keep-forever style that will instantly dress up a casual outfit.  Knit in Sublime’s brand new Evie, as plush as cotton can be, and dyed in a palette of soft pastels.  Latte (shown above).

origami worsted

A triptych of vibrant shades makes this origami-style shoulder bag really pop.  Well-designed using the seamless magic of mitered knitting, find this pattern and many more fresh spring looks in the Second Sublime Extra Fine Merino Worsted Design Book 699.   Flounce, Bloom and Aubergine (shown above).