Skip to content

Archive for July, 2013

Norah’s Knits: Handmade Wedding Gifts

The etiquette involving wedding presents seems to be constantly changing and differs so very much family to family. I wouldn’t dream of advising anyone on the proper gift to give to friends or family on their happy day, but I do know that the handmade gifts I’ve received have meant a lot to me, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same. If you’re thinking about unique gift options, why not knit consider knitting something for the bride and groom?

Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Read more

Emily Explains: How do you increase in pattern?

Until recently, I hadn’t knitted my garments from patterns. I created by pulling garments from my closet, using tracing paper to trace the shapes, knitting swatches, finding my gauge, measuring, and finally beginning to knit the shapes. Read more

Norah’s Knits: What to Knit, Boboli Lace

Berroco Boboli Lace is amazingly versatile. While the gauge we suggest on the label is 6 sts per inch, we’ve knit it more firmly for gloves and much, much more loosely for lace scarves, using anything from a size 5 to a size 10 needle (US). Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Sartoria Monica Stole by Anthony Butts

Georgia teen Anthony Butts has only been knitting for a year and a half, but he’s already designing his own patterns and teaching advanced knitting classes at his local yarn shop, Sartoria Monica. He credits the shops owners with inspiring his latest design. “They were so excited and so encouraging.” Read more

Barrison’s Travels: TNNA Columbus

As I mentioned in last week’s TNNA in Review, Barrison tagged along on our recent trip to Columbus, OH for The National Needlearts Association‘s summer trade show. She really enjoyed meeting new people, but if I had to guess, I’d say her favorite part was probably the food! She got her first taste of strawberries, steak and of course, Jeni’s ice cream! Read more

Emily Explains: What if I have to unravel my knitting again… Is this okay?

I learned how to knit during my first year at college. I took a machine knitting class where I made my very first knitted garment (a pink dress covered in pink florals)! At the end of the class, I immediately begged my friends to teach me everything they knew about handknitting. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I’ve designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that’s not where this discussion is heading. Read more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 524 other followers