For the past month I’ve been carrying around the most perfect fluffy yellow yarn. I can’t show you the yarn just yet – it is a new one for fall – but I can tell you that it is simply fabulous! I finally began playing with the yarn for a special project. The pattern stitch is made up of a series of yarn-overs that create a pretty lace design that’s simple to knit. Read more
I adore color, but – to be completely honest – I have always been quite intimidated by it. There are so many to choose from. What’s a indecisive girl to do?! Read more
Dyssodia, an oversized pullover from booklet booklet #340 Maya Vol. 2, is a great first time lace garment. The pattern stitch is super easy, using yarn-overs to form eyelets and dropped wraps to create elongated stitches. Read more
I’ve always gravitated toward things that are a bit quirky and clothes are no exception. When sketching, I like to imagine asymmetrical lines and shapes on the body. To make these forms come to life, I needed to learn how to use short rows in my knitting. Read more
Mending handknit socks, sweaters, scarves or just your favorite knits in general is so important. They are precious to us and, with the proper restoration, can be worn and loved forever. Read more
I’ve demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a sample of the sweater in the office and my desk is conveniently located right next to the designer! Read more
Have you been wanting to learn a provisional cast on? Today, I’m going to explain my preferred method. Truthfully, it’s the only method I know, but I still think it’s pretty great!