Tag Archives: Knitting

Lanata Socks

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart With strong lines from twisted stitches and textured columns, these beautiful socks feature a cabled clock at the ankle and an innovative short row heel that fits higher insteps easily. Yarn: 310[350, […]

What do Difficulty Ratings in patterns really mean?

Something has been bugging me for years in the fiber arts world.   When submitting a pattern to a print or online magazine, or even when submitting classes, I’m often required to give a pattern or class a difficulty rating. But how helpful are these ratings, really? What constitutes a “beginner” pattern? I think we […]

Passel Shawl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Starting with just a few stitches, this asymmetrical triangular shawl grows in size until the full textured panel is revealed, then builds an easy to work mesh lace alongside the panel […]

Scintilla Hat & Mitts Set

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart   Speckled, almost pixelated colorwork blends the coordinating colors of a miniskein set into this slouchy hat and matching mitts. With ribbing to ensure a good fit, this set is as […]

Risk vs. Reward: The True Costs of Fiber Teaching

WARNING: This is a math-heavy post, if you want the TL:DR version… Teaching contracts have been getting progressively worse for fiber teachers, and I don’t want to work for nothing.   This hangs on my wall. I try to use it as a guiding force when I’m up against hard decisions. This is not to […]

Tips for Granny Log Cabin Blocks

1. If you’re new to crochet, I recommend checking out the series of articles Amy O’Neill Houck and I have been writing for knitty.com. Specifically this one on Granny Squares. Keep in mind that the version of a granny square you’re working in the pattern is slightly different, but the techniques are the same. This […]

Broadwyn Shawl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Broadwyn is an asymmetrical triangle knit from the short end, with decreases on one side & a lace panel on the other to make a long scarf-like shawl. With i-cord all […]

Footie Socks

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart The only formula you will ever need to make footie socks for the entire family. Great with clogs, chucks, or for sitting around the house. Yarn: Yarns ranging from fine fingering/heavy […]

Review: The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet I & II by Hunter Hammersen

Knitters find inspiration is myriad places, but I’ve never seen a collection quite so vividly inspired as Hunter Hammersen‘s Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet Series. These books (The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, published in 2012 and The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II, published in 2013) are inspired by vintage illustrations. The first volume is all botanical prints (flowers […]

Lace is Cheap

Clearly, I have a bias in favor of lace, but lace is economical, time-consuming, and has a wide range of difficulty to choose from. As we head into summer, with car trips, vacations, summer camps, and gardens, here’s a list of lace projects that can be done for less than $35. It is the rare […]