Who remembers novelty yarn? Not all that long ago, eyelash yarn may have single handedly rejuvenated the knitting industry. Why was that? Knitting is centuries old, but for the vast majority … Continue reading
Looking for a pretty and flexible bind off? The Knotted K2Tog Bind Off combines two bind off methods with dramatic results.
Named in honor of the Cassini space craft that has been studying Saturn’s rings, this shawl has striking curves working in two directions.
The Showy Decreases rises up on the garter stitch to add striking dimension. Both the edges and bind off have a nubby texture you’ll want to use in you other patterns as well.
A Potential New Obsession I took a class at my LYS last Saturday afternoon. Jimmy Beans Wool is in Reno just a 45 minute ride up and over the Mt. … Continue reading
Updated November 27, 2017 for new yarn and edges. There are an amazing number of ways you can use the Showy Decrease and every time I think I’m done … … Continue reading
Stephanie over at Space Cadet Yarns was kind enough to feature our new Granite Lake Shawl in her newsletter this week. You can find it here at: https://spacecadetyarn.com/2017/07/05/newsletter-getting-back-work/ I’ve been following … Continue reading
All the Ways We’ve Used the Showy Decrease Just when you thought we might be running out of ways to use the Showy Decrease, I’m back to tell you I still … Continue reading
New to the blog? You’re not alone. 2015 was a big year with views, followers and email subscribers all quadrupling. That means we have lots of new readers. Many new … Continue reading
I love the Resilient Cast On. I was using it consistently until I started a few projects with a large number of cast on stitches. It starts with a third more stitches, which … Continue reading
I just might have a stash; a quite reasonably sized one (depending on your definition of reasonable). One day, while unpacking some lovely yarn and pointedly ignoring the rolling eyes of my … Continue reading
Here’s a fun and simple idea that will turn your travel memories into something tangible. I’m back from my lovely trip to France and Italy, ready to enjoy the last … Continue reading
Replacing my lost knitting needles was top of mind as I pulled into Strasbourg, a 2-hour train ride from Reims and just a mile or so from the German border. It … Continue reading
I’m power knitting the second version of a summer shell I hope to publish in the next few weeks. I knit two sizes myself because there are always unexpected tweaks … Continue reading
If you’re like me you’re doing a fair amount of knitting while watching the Olympics. Here’s a little something different if you’d like to take a quick break and in … Continue reading
The Parallelity Scarf Is there another version of you out there somewhere finishing up a project on your UFO pile? I listen to podcasts when knitting and one of my … Continue reading