The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Using the duplicate stitch I wove a new piece of yarn into the row where the yarn… Continue reading Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!
I came across Lorraine Pistorio's Knit Colors "Count"-erpillar pattern last December and I knew I had to make it for my niece's first birthday. She was only a month old, so I had plenty of time. Of course, I didn't cast on for my counterpillar until October 28 of this year. That gave me exactly… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Discom-bobble-ated
Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away? Barrison had no idea what she wanted to dress up as, at least not until she saw Heather Seratt's sketch of a skeleton costume. She got some suggestions from the design team and started knitting! She chose our Vintage Chunky yarn for extra warmth and a quicker… Continue reading Barrison’s Halloween Costume
We all love Fair Isle and intarsia, but sometimes those techniques can be a little intimidating. And what if you only want to add color in a small section of your knitted piece? Try duplicate stitch! It's a sophisticated style of embroidery and it's really easy to learn! You simply use a contrasting yarn to follow the… Continue reading Emily Explains: Duplicate Stitch
I love holidays and any reason to knit or crochet. You might not think there would be much to make for smaller celebrations like Valentine's Day, but I found quite a few patterns on Ravelry. Since tomorrow's the big day, I thought I'd share a couple of quick knits and a really cute crochet decoration.… Continue reading Holiday Patterns: Valentine’s Day