Design Sponge takes up knitting

state street cowl knitting in progress

walpole chunky modified hand knit cardigan

Design Sponge (the blog, if not Grace Bonney herself) is in a knitting state of mind this month. It was disclosed recently that the already impossibly likable Max Tielman is a knitter. And yesterday they launched two different knitting/crochet-related enterprises. First came the announcement of an Instagram contest (hashtag #dsknits). Second came the first installment in a multi-part series on learning to knit. So great to see a design site as big as Design Sponge focusing on this particular wildly rewarding life skill.


p.s. Above are Instagrams of my State Street Cowl in progress and my Walpole cardigan. I promise to have better pics of the latter, along with full details of the chunky mods I made, coming right up.

9 thoughts on “Design Sponge takes up knitting

  1. Ohhhh, that Walpole!!! Don’t get me wrong, you know I’m in love with your cowl too (that yarn!), but I’ve been dying to see the Walpole. It. is. gorgeous. I LOVE the colors you pick for everything. Congratulations on both of these! I can’t wait to start both of these here shortly…

    Yay Design*Sponge!

    • It’s called Kathmandu Chunky — a merino/cashmere/silk blend I’d never heard of before seeing it at half off (by the 10-ball bag) at Stitches Midwest. I really love it.

  2. I’m amazed you were able to take your cozy Walpole off long enough to take a photo of it! Personally, I wouldn’t! ; )

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