Today I am releasing my Master Knitter sweater design as a pattern -- Bidding Spring Arise. Available now on Ravelry and in my PayHip Store! Combining traditional Fair Isle techniques with some “non-traditional” techniques, Bidding Spring Arise meshes geometric Fair Isle patterns with organic flowing colorwork patterns. Duplicate stitch flowers allows a… Continue reading Pattern Release: Bidding Spring Arise
Happy New Year! If you have ever wanted to learn to knit, or if you have friends or family that would like to learn how to knit, I have a brand new video aimed at absolute beginners out on YouTube TODAY! Materials you will need: Wood or Bamboo straight needles, about 10" long, in size… Continue reading Happy New Year — Learn to Knit!
I had a quick weekend trip to Rhinebeck in mid-October, and then I turned around for a long weekend getaway with friends to SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival). We arrived at our rental house on Wednesday, and had a relaxing few days together! The house we rented was on a steep, one-lane mountain road -… Continue reading SAFF 2021 Recap!
Hi everyone!! I've had a very busy couple of months! October was Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool) - a "just for fun" trip, and then SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival) - also "just for fun". And then in November was the TKGA Retreat in Portland, Oregon (I was one of two teachers at the retreat,… Continue reading Rhinebeck 2021 Recap!
Last week I showed you Mosaic knitting, and all the ins and outs for it! This week I talk about how to read (or write) Mosaic knitting charts. They are very similar to "regular" knitting charts - there are just a couple main differences. Only one chart row is given for every 2 rows (in… Continue reading Reading Mosaic Knitting Charts
Last week I compared Slip Stitch knitting with Mosaic knitting. Mosaic is a sub-set of Slip Stitch knitting. This week I'm going to dive deeper into the topic of Mosaic knitting! There are a few rules that need to be followed in order for a pattern to be considered Mosaic knitting. Only one color is… Continue reading Mosaic Knitting
Today, I want to talk a little bit about Slip Stitch knitting and Mosaic knitting. But first, in case you missed it - I had a few video tutorials hit my YouTube channel over the last few weeks. I posted a couple videos on weaving in tails at a color change and in Fair Isle… Continue reading Slip Stitch versus Mosaic Knitting
Today I have a video for you showing my favorite way to work jogless jogs. Stripes in the round inevitably have a "jog" at the color change, unless you do something to mitigate this. It's due to the fact that in the round knitting is a spiral, and there is no seam where color changes… Continue reading Jogless Jog: Row Below Method
Today I have a quick video showing you how to work the "two-circular" method. This is my favorite way to knit socks (I prefer it over the magic loop method.) Hopefully this is helpful - it's really very easy! Until next time, Happy Knitting!!
Today's post is a special request from a viewer! She wondered if I had a video showing the figure 8 specifically on reverse stockinette, since I briefly mention in my one figure 8 video that the process can be a bit different in that stitch. So here you go!! The figure 8 for reverse stockinette… Continue reading Figure 8 Start for Reverse Stockinette