Some knitters like to follow a pattern line for line. Joan Forgione is not one of those knitters. She much prefers designing her own patterns – something she attributes to being “bossy.” Hushfall is a bold, colorwork cap that Joan designed for her daughter’s boyfriend. The slouchy style hat is knit in three shades of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Hushfall by Joan Forgione
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
Loren Cherensky’s first knitting lessons didn’t go so well. She was only five at the time and a lefty, so it was hard for her to learn from her right-handed mother. Loren later got a left-handed friend to teach her, only she ended up knitting righty, anyway! Despite her early confusion, Loren has had a… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Mitten Pocket Cardi by Loren Cherensky
When you’re starting out with color knitting, it can be kind of tricky to understand the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia. At its most basic, the difference lies in where the colors are in your pattern. If the colors run across the width of your knitting, you’ll be working stranded, or Fair Isle knitting.… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What’s the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia?