Cable knitting has long been a favorite for me. I like to have enough going on in my knitting that I have to think a bit, but not too much. I also like to see my progress. In cabled patterns, heavily cabled rows are often followed by easy rows. The cable rows egg me on.… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Aran Sweaters
The etiquette involving wedding presents seems to be constantly changing and differs so very much family to family. I wouldn’t dream of advising anyone on the proper gift to give to friends or family on their happy day, but I do know that the handmade gifts I’ve received have meant a lot to me, and… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Handmade Wedding Gifts
Until recently, I hadn’t knitted my garments from patterns. I created by pulling garments from my closet, using tracing paper to trace the shapes, knitting swatches, finding my gauge, measuring, and finally beginning to knit the shapes. For four years I created this way, in both machine and hand knitting, making as many garments as… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do you increase in pattern?