One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I’ll never forget the pictures of those sweaters. Read more
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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
Socks are one of my favorite things to knit. I love making them from start to finish. A sock is small enough to fit conveniently in my bag and travel with me wherever I go. Although sock knitting keeps me calm in stressful situations, it can be frustrating when my stitches slide off my double pointed needles. Read more
When you’re starting out with color knitting, it can be kind of tricky to understand the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia. Read more
You know, learning to fix dropped stitches is kind of like learning to ride a bike. At first everything seems wobbly and out of control, but once you start to get the hang of it, it begins to feel like second nature – and before long, you’ll wonder why it seemed so intimidating in the first place.
When I first learned to knit, I always asked my mom to do the casting on for me. I was still trying to master the difference between knits and purls, and the cast on somehow felt too complicated to even consider doing myself. Whenever I wanted to start a new project, I’d grab my yarn and needles, then chase down my mom and tell her how many stitches I needed. She would patiently oblige, but I think we both secretly knew this system could not last forever.
You won’t come across it in every knitting pattern, but sometimes it’s necessary to join together two sections of “live” stitches in your knitting. This process is often called grafting or Kitchener stitch, and though it might sound intimidating at first, it’s easy to master. Read more