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 […]
Learn both knit and purl bind off and use the appropriate one for your fabric.
TNNA is coming up
Every half a year I go to our trade show called TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). Over the years I got to know so many people in the industry and every time I come there I meet someone new. Going there, talking to people, seeing new yarns, books, designs, tools and notions is a must […]
I use this cast on for many designs. I think it is a very attractive modification of a cast on that has many different names. The modification is in the way I handle the yarn and use different size needles. I did not invent it, I am just playing with the possibilities. Here are some […]
I want to share with you this very important (for many reasons) technique that makes your knitting edges perfect. Let’s look at these pictures first. This photo shows two swatches. One on the left is worked with garter edge (knit all sts). The right swatch has the nice chained edge. Can you see how different they are? The […]