I love how the Ellen cardigan's sleeves have some pattern so much that I wanted to give my Helen cardigan some pattern too. I played around with Helen's chart to try a few patterns out on the wrist. Deciding after my first try, I wanted to keep the patterning simple. I decided… Continue reading Emily Explains: Colorwork on the sleeves
The Winter Knitalong is still going strong, but Alison has finished knitting her Helen sweater-dress! The finished project is absolutely stunning, because Alison truly made it her own. The original Helen, a sweater knitting pattern designed by Amy Christoffers, is a hip-length sweater with a stranded knitting pattern at the yoke. The pattern calls for Ultra Alpaca,… Continue reading Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen
One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I'll never… Continue reading Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round
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?