Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs. I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs. Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight. Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting! Either way, she was hooked on her new hobby. As she puts it, “Once I started, there was no looking back.” Read more
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I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change. Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more
When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins. Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult! With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat Coat may look as though it’s straight out of a fairy tale. But she openly admits her inspiration came from the upcycled sweater coats featured on Katwise.com. Read more
In my opinion, there’s nothing like a new knitted winter hat to get you excited to be out in the cold. It might sound silly, but I speak from experience. I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some days, the opportunity to show off my “chook” (that’s what Yoopers call a knit hat – don’t ask me why) was all that got me out of bed. Read more
I love designing with cables and designing new stitches. Sometimes the “invention” of a new knit cable is little more than a simple recombination of long loved stitches. Read more
Planning to trim the tree this weekend? You might want to add some knitted ornaments, like our Minutia, as a finishing touch. With dozens of designs to choose from you’ll be able to deck the halls, too! Plus they’ll be the fastest handknit sweaters you’ve ever made! TgrLly01 finished her Miniature Alpine Sweater in just two days. Here’s what she had to say about the project. Read more
We love when you make our patterns and show off the results on Ravelry. But why stop there? We want to share your recent projects on our blog, too! This is the first installment of our Knitter’s Spotlight – a weekly look at what you’ve made and the story behind your process.