Kathy Perry has been knitting most of her life, but she’s still picking up new techniques through her design work. Her recently published pattern, Boho Banded Jacket, came about when an editor asked Kathy to create something using reverse Fair Isle. At the time she didn’t know what that meant, but she’s a quick learner!… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Boho Banded Jacket by Kathy Perry
I designing a shawl a few months ago, when the girls in the office taught me how to do a garter tab cast on. Since then, I've used it in almost every shawl I make. You'll have to wait a few months to see these shawls, but you can practice the technique with Laelia from booklet #360… Continue reading Emily Explains: Garter Tab Cast On
I'm always looking for new ways to embellish my knits and the picot cast on was at the top of my list. I finally had the chance this week to learn how it's done. The picot cast on is a beautiful technique that can be used to create a scalloped edging along almost any piece. It's… Continue reading Emily Explains: Picot Cast On
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… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What cast on should I use?