We never get tired of knitting shawls, do we? I have so many in my closet; I love to wear them bundled at the neck like a scarf, especially tucked into a coat this time of year. I've pondered their popularity; I think we love them in part because they provide a canvas for working with precious handdyed...
This weekend was the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, more colloquially known as Rhinebeck. The weather was... odd, but the people were fantastic, and the sheep were sheepy. I went with the goal of only buying yarn to make a gift for my mom, and ended up falling in love with the idea of an orange sweater...
Oct 22, 2014
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Alameda Cowl by Jocelyn J. Tunney Sometimes you need something easy to knit. But easy doesn't mean plain. It doesn't mean unattractive. It doesn't mean it's boring. To me, easy means that I can let my mind wander as I knit, maybe watch some TV or talk to friends or read. Easy knitting...
A few days ago, I wrote about accessories being the perfect warm-weather knits. I just found out that we have a new eBook out, Easy Knitted Accessories , with seven accessory knitting patterns perfect for summer knitting! A happy coincidence, right? The patterns all come from Knitscene , and editor Amy...
Apr 30, 2014
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Eileen Lee's Red Poppy Cowl was inspired by a red crepe-paper poppy that her grandmother wore on her coat. The poppy was to honor Eileen's grandfather, a WWI veteran. In a nod to Christian Dior's 1954 pronouncement that red is "the color of life," Vicki Square used Dream in Color's...
Sometimes an easy knitting pattern is just the right thing. I like to have something simple that I can carry with me to knit wherever I happen to be; something that doesn't take very much (or any) concentration. The perfect easy knit is one that I can knit while chatting, watching a movie, or listening...
The Summer 2011 issue of Knitscene featured an article by one of my favorite designers, Stephen West. I just bought his Spectra Scarf pattern, which is a circular scarf knit from a ball of self-striping sock yarn and a coordinating solid sock yarn. One of my knit-night buddies worked it up and it's...
Mar 21, 2012
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Beautiful domino knitting Even though domino knitting has been around for a century, Vivian Hǿxbro is the present-day ambassador for this fun knitting technique. Vivian teaches about domino knitting all over the world and she's published books on the subject as well. Her newest venue is our DVD workshop...
I'm taking several summer trips in the near future, and of course, like any knitter, I'm planning what projects to take with me. It may sound daft, but my favorite airplane knitting is lace knitting. Really! I make sure I have a paper copy of the chart in a nice plastic sleeve, and I pin or clip...