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Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

Creative is the first word that came to my mind when browsing through patterns in TheMailoDesign’s shop on Ravelry. Interestingly enough, the woman behind these designs never considered herself an artsy person. At least not until her friends and family urged her to share her unique creations with the world.  TheMailoDesign’s Asymmetrical Shrug is a fun… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

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Emily Explains: Edging for Cecelia

It is great to see all of your projects in our Cecelia KAL. Some of you are knitting it so fast! I thought today I would share some tips and explain how the edging is attached to the circle. After completing Increase Round 5, leave a long tail and cut your yarn. Cast on 6 stitches… Continue reading Emily Explains: Edging for Cecelia

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Designer Spotlight: Beluga Buddy Toy by Megan Kreiner

After a long day creating digital art for her job at DreamWorks Animation, Megan Kreiner loves to unwind by making things with her own two hands. She learned to knit and crochet when she was young, and began designing toy patterns in 2012. Beluga Buddy Toy is a knitted whale inspired by the designs from Megan’s… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Beluga Buddy Toy by Megan Kreiner

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Designer Spotlight: Celtic Cables Hood by Lynn Venghaus

When it comes to pattern writing, Lynn Venghaus is particular about what should be included – end of row stitch counts, yardage for a long-tail cast on, predetermined decreases – the more information, the better. Poorly written patterns are her pet peeve! If you decide to knit one of her designs, you won’t have to… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Celtic Cables Hood by Lynn Venghaus

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Comfort Scarves

I’ve used Berroco Comfort to make a lot of winter accessories.  Most recently, I crocheted a hat for my nephew and knit a pair of fingerless gloves for myself. It seems only natural that a scarf would be next on my Comfort “knit list.” As I was looking for patterns on Ravelry, I noticed that… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Comfort Scarves