Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Edge of Love

In The Edge of Love, a movie starring Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller that takes place during World War II, the costume design is absolutely phenomenal.
There are so many gorgeous knits throughout the film, but one in particular stands out:

This mustard-colored leaf cardigan is very unique-looking, and it seems that a lot of knitters noticed it and are wondering where to find a pattern for it. I did find an etsy shop that sells a very similar-looking vintage pattern:

The shop is babydee, and here is the link to purchase a copy of this pattern:

Oh, and it's not quite as obviously gorgeous, but this little tea cozy caught my eye too:

Isn't it adorable? It could be straight out of Anthropologie ;)

There are many tea cozy patterns on Ravelry that are just so sweet. This one in particular is cute. And I love this one too.

And if you're really into tea cozies, you could just buy this book! (click here for the Amazon listing)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It's getting chilly out here, and now is the perfect time to knit up these gorgeous and warm mittens:

Photo courtesy of Subliminal Rabbit.

Many of you will remember that Kristen Stewart wore these in the film Twilight:

Thanks to Subliminal Rabbit, you can now have your very own pair of Bella's mittens! The pattern is available on her blog here (caution: clicking on this link will open the pdf), and on Ravelry here.

And for my fellow Frenchies out there: le patron des moufles de Bella est maintenant disponible en Français ici, grâce à KnitSpirit!

Oh and while we're at it, here are a few hats to go with the mittens:

* The one by Holly Easley is in the same style as the mittens, and can be found on her blog here, or on Ravelry here.

Or, you can make the hat that Bella wears in the film, which is originally crocheted.

* There's a nice version by Jennyhats. Pattern available on her blog here, (Ravelry link here).

* Aprildraven also has a version on her blog here, (Ravelry link here).

* For those who, like me, can't crochet, there is a knit version by Nancy Fry. (Ravelry link here.)