When I first learned how to knit I was given a set of pink size 11 metal needles and a skein of hot pink yarn – a bulky wool and mohair blend. The needles felt long and a little awkward in my hands but I eventually got the hang of it and began knitting away. For the longest time, I didn’t understand that when I changed my yarn I should probably switch the size and type of my needles.
Here is what I have come to find… Read more
I got a great question on Ravelry this week. A knitter asked how to start Cecelia, the big circular blanket from booklet #357 Berroco Comfort for Baby. Read more
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a grand holiday and a successful cast on for the Aidez KAL!
This post is part 2 of 2 on converting Aidez from working flat (in pieces) to in the round (seamless), if you missed the first post, you can find it here.
A self-taught knitwear designer, Alexis Winslow loves garments with stripes, modern colorwork motifs and interesting construction techniques. You can see this bold style in the 20 patterns from her new book, Graphics Knits. Read more
Making dolls is Beth Webber’s passion – and more than that, it’s her talent. Whether sewn, crocheted or knit, she sees each one as “a tangible expression of grace.”
The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca didn’t disappoint! Read more
If you read my post last week, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to teach myself how to use the magic loop method. I promised that I would start my next pair of socks using this method…