Crochet Cast On For Knitting

Used as a provisional cast on for shawls and other projects. Makes a very smooth beginning and keeps stitches live. You can start working them on the first row or after making a decision at the end of the project ( for example for ending a different edging on a hem or a sleeve). I […]

Knitting in the round with 2 circ needles

https://youtu.be/eQMS27vf46M

No gap as joining the round

https://youtu.be/mGZrdmWwz1A

Announcing the WINNER

First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for leaving your comments on Mosaic and Lace Knits review. It was wonderful to read all of them. As promised, one of you will get a free copy sent by the publisher. So, here we go. We had 31 comments, but 2 of them were mine 🙂 […]

Combination 3-needle bind off. Knit and Purl. Good for reverse Stockinette or Garter Stitch

My design GOODFELLOW top for Interweave Knits Summer, 2017  has a Garter stitch band that I needed to connect invisibly, so I came up with purl 3-needle bind off. Enjoy! This is also great for any number of situations when knit and purl stitches are combined. Example wide ribbing like k2, p2. 

Mosaic and Lace Knits

This book by Barbara Benson makes me very happy.  Can you see why? Yes, it is slip-stitch knitting combined with lace work. If you follow me, you know how close to my heart this is. Barbara is mostly playing with lace and what’s called Mosaic knitting patterns.  Mosaic patterns (Barbara Walker’s coined term) belong to a […]

Tuck Stitch (Part of fancy group of slip-stitch patterns)

Many of my students were asking me to make a video on this topic. Tuck stitches are done using slipped stitches with yarn on needle (Sl1 wyon)  

Vogue Knitting in NY

New York is beautiful all year long. This time I was there a week before the Vogue Knitting Live show to spend some time with my family. At first it was very cold and I was glad I have all my hats and cowls for classes 🙂 I had to put one hat inside the […]

Too much of a good thing

I have been very busy teaching and designing. It is a good thing and, honestly, I am very happy about it. There are so many little things to take care of when you are running your own business and I am still learning how to joggle all of them and not get behind. As of […]

Designer Profile in Vogue Knitting

Early Fall issue of Vogue Knitting magazine came out and I am so happy and honored! Open page 58 and you will see why I am so excited. The first page is a full page photo of my design and on the opposite page is my interview that flows to another page. Plus there are  pattern […]