Knitting with Berroco Kodiak is so much fun! It’s soft and light and the pieces knit up quickly. Booklet #337 has a variety of items to choose from and there are three more designs in my vol 13! Looking for even more patterns? Read more
Archive for September, 2013
If there are two things Kathy Ticho knows, it’s coffee & yarn. In fact, she owns a combined yarn shop and coffee house called Knitche, which caters to knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Chicago area, who also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. So it’s no surprise that her most recent design combines both these passions. Read more
I was very excited when I received my copy of Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style. An admired colleague and personal friend, Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable. Read more
As I near the end of my very first cable-knitting project, I’m not sure why I waited so long to give this technique a try. I guess I thought something so pretty would be more complicated!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of playful embellishments. I’m tempted to add fringe to everything! Needless to say, I loved the colorful pom pom that’s sewn to the top of last week’s free pattern, Rist. I have been curious about making a color blocked pom pom and this design gave me the motivation to try. Read more
While I’m not ready for the summer to be over, I have to admit I’m enjoying the cool crisp nights in New England this week. The thought of having an afghan in progress draped across my lap is suddenly appealing. I just have to decide which one to knit or crochet. Read more
Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn’t find a stitch that worked just right.” Read more