As much as I love knitting now, the pain and frustration of learning to knit (3 or 4 separate times, mind you) is still fresh in my mind. I’ve been wanting to try Continental knitting for a while, but dreaded the learning curve. I made it my New Year’s resolution for 2015, and just a few weeks ago, I came up with the perfect project.
Posts from the ‘scarves’ Category
Elen Brandt isn’t exaggerating when she says she has an “intense need to multitask.” She’s lawyer, painter and musician – as if that isn’t enough – with a knack for knitting and design. Though her interests are varied, she approaches each one like a puzzle. She visualizes a solution first and then figures out how to get there. Read more
A freelance violinist/violist, Lisa Doherty stays busy playing at weddings, concerts, church services and theaters – she’s even worked with some touring Broadway shows! But music isn’t Lisa’s only passion. She spends her “down time” knitting and crocheting. In fact, she’s spun her yarn obsession into a side business, selling designs on Ravelry. Read more
If you’re like me, you appreciate an interesting pattern name. When I wrote Holly Janzen to ask about featuring her pattern, Arlene is Not a Yak, I had to know the story behind the name. As it turns out, Holly designed this pattern for a friend who owns a plush ostrich named, Arlene. So really, Arlene is not a yak! Read more
Today I am hoping for spring and loving Cimone, a fringed shawl from booklet #356 Espresso. This collection is really cool because every pattern can be made in Espresso, a colorful cotton blend, or Karma, a 100% cotton yarn that reminds me of water colors. Karma is one of my favorite summer yarns we have at Berroco, so I used it to make a swatch for Cimone. Read more