Staff Gift Guide – Stacey

This week we thought we’d have some fun and let you know what’s on our personal wish lists for the holiday season! Hopefully it’ll spark some ideas, if you are stuck on what gift to get that crafter in your life. (Plus this gives us a handy place to share our must haves with our family & friends!)

For me, my wish list is not ready made clothes – it’s items that I can knit myself!

I love the City Tweed Collection but I need my own copy of the book!   Because I really want to knit this:

Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi

This is the incredibly talented Stephannie Tallent’s Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi. It combines 3 of my favorites – cardigans, cables and City Tweed!  While it is in my favorite color, I have several green cardigans already so I would love to knit this in Tahitian Pearl instead

Tahitian Pearl

That way I could use something else on my list – a full set of the Caspian needles (I did mention green is my favorite color!)

Caspian Circular Knitting Needle Set

And if someone wanted to throw in the perfect buttons as well, that would be wonderful – that way it’s all taken care of!

Then all I need is some free time and a few new tv series to watch on Netflix and I’ll have myself a new sweater!  What’s on your list?



  1. Matthew Lau / December 15, 2013

    I LOVE this collection.
    Bought this book because of the amazing colors and the feel of City Tweed.

    Just finished my Chevrons in Tahitian pearl and obsidian. And yes i am a dude and this pattern is super versatile! 🙂

  2. Deborah N / December 10, 2013

    I bought a book way outside my skill level years ago. By the time I was ready to add that skill, I noticed that the book was selling used on
    Amazon for $100 and up. It was out of print and as I had guess an excellent book on Fair Isle knitting. It is back in print – at least in soft back. I am not sure if it is available in hard back. The book is Alice Starmoreʻs Book of Fair Isle Knitting. If it is a timeless book, you will be glad to have it when your skill level rises (or your kids leave the nest so that you have more time to work at a higher skill level.)

  3. Jen / December 9, 2013

    LOVE the City Tweed yarn! What fabulous colors. Now I have something else on my knitting wish list!

  4. Beth / December 9, 2013

    I just love that green number! I, of course, immediately ordered the book. It may be a little outside my skillset still, but we all have to start somewhere!

    • Jeanette / December 10, 2013

      I’ve found that if it’s outside your skill set, all you need do is attempt it and it becomes part of your skill set! YouTube videos have aided in my skill set widening immensely! Love me some cables and sweaters!