The Happy Harvest Knit-along starts this Saturday, September 14, and while we anxiously wait for knitting kick-off, let's talk about getting ready for the fun to start. One thing that I try to do every time I start a new pattern is to highlight the numbers I need to know for my size—that way I… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Let’s Swatch!
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
So I'll admit, I was feeling pretty smug going into our Nijo Knit-Along. It's been a while since I've had any major knitting uh-ohs and honestly, I wasn't sure what I'd write about. Yeah, I'd have a few dropped stitches, but Emily's quick fix video would help with that. I knit up a swatch, did… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: The Nijo Uh-Oh or How I Got a New Infinity Scarf
In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they're a great match. Since I have the luxury of many of different yarns at my disposal,… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)