This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]
wrapped in color: 30 shawls to knit
Koigu Wool Designs company makes some of the best-loved yarns by knitters around the world. This company has a very unique method of lovingly handpainting their gorgeous colorways onto high-quality merino wool as well as other fibers. This book by Maie and Taiu Landra is newly published by Sixth & Spring Publishing. It offers 30 original patterns […]
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 […]
KAL for Lace Stockings
There is a KAL (knit along) happening through Craft University at Interweave. Students making these beautiful socks and having a lot of fun. There are documents that help you to modify the width of the leg portion of a sock, if you need larger circumference. There are also all kinds of discussions about what yarn […]
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 […]
A new book by Nancy Marchant is out and we are in for a treat with many incredible brioche patterns that Nancy developed for us to use. In this book there is a stitch dictionary with more than 70 original two-color patterns. All patterns are charted with symbols developed by Nancy. Nancy said while finishing her first […]
This tutorial was created to support my published pattern Mahogany Twins and can be used for any time the pattern calls for this cast-on method.
I love Eunny and her clear teaching style. This is a great buttonhole from Tech knitter. The image of the post is also by Tech knitter.
There are many variations of this type of cast on. I teach some of them in my classes. This cast on is a variation of a cast on that can be found in the book Cast On, Cast Off by Cap Sease. The difference is in the way I pick up stitches on the back. […]
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 […]