Hi everyone, I'm Alison and I do a little bit of everything for the design team. I don't normally write on the blog, but I wanted to share an easy equation that should help a lot of you participating in our Aidez KAL. Sometimes when substituting yarns, you can achieve the stitch gauge, which is typically more important,… Continue reading Aidez KAL: Adjusting Decreases for Raglan Armhole
What's better than a cozy knit? A cozy knit that can be worn multiple ways! Paget from booklet #350 Clouds is one such versatile knit. The design team planned it as a kind of retro pullover with a button-down back and textured sleeves. But it looks just as great as a cardigan, too! Watch our new Style… Continue reading Style Your Knits: Paget
What is the difference between "To Fit Bust Size..." and "Finished Measurements" and what is ease all about anyway? If you ask me what size I am, you're going to get a convoluted answer. It depends on the brand, it depends on the fit (that's ease or how loose the garment is meant to fit).… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: What size?
When designing each season there is always a rush of designing that happens before the photoshoot. It is both exhilarating and exhausting. Last season, we were so lucky to have Martha Wissing, a talented designer who handled our pattern support questions at the time, knock out a few accessories. Laodi, featured in booklet #348, is a… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Wear Laodi
As promised I finished my Knik shrug! It was a quick project and very satisfying! I followed the pattern almost to the letter and the only difference between mine and the Berroco sample is that I blocked mine a little more aggressively - literally. I didn't pin it, but I really shook it out and… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Finished Object!!
If you haven't heard, our latest knit-along started this week featuring our new free pattern, Udina. This beautiful sweater - designed by the one and only Norah Gaughan - features an interesting new cable pattern that requires two cable needles for one of the stitches. Luckily, it only sounds hard! Watch Emily's How-To Video: Typically, we… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Udina KAL
Nancy Bacon is not your typical grandmother from Minnesota. She's 61 going on 20, full of energy and enthusiasm! We all had a great time getting to know Nancy as we filmed our latest episode of What to Knit. Before the shoot, Norah picked out an assortment of designs based on Nancy's broad knitting preferences.… Continue reading What to Knit: Nancy
The air is chilly again today and I officially want to be snuggled in a blanket all the time. This becomes a bit of a problem when life resumes and, you know... I have to go out in public. My best solution? Knit a big cozy scarf... choose a scrumptious yarn and wrap myself up in… Continue reading Emily Explains: Ways to Wear Big Scarves
The first thing I noticed about Cambria was her height. Of course, it didn't help that she was standing next to Norah! Cambria had warned us about her 6 ft frame before agreeing to be our What to Knit model, but we were up to the challenge and confident that a number of our new… Continue reading What to Knit: Cambria
Deciding what size sweater to make for yourself can be more than confusing. Some sweaters look good tight, some loose, some looser in places and tighter in others. The best looking fit depends on a combination of your personal style, current sweater fashion and your height and shape. Really nobody can decide on the best… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Making Sweaters that Fit