Test knitting is a fixture in the online knitting world. It’s is a great way for knitters to try out new patterns before they’re released to the general public, for …
I love working with pretty stitch markers, which feel like jewelry for my knitting projects. Here’s a roundup of my current favorites.
My first year growing roses, I noticed something strange: as we reached the end of the season, a white rose of mine had turned pink.
You don’t need to spend tons of money on your software to design effective, elegant knitting patterns. Here are three inexpensive alternatives to a pricey Adobe suite.
I was a devoted Ravelry user, but it had some problems all along. The biggest was this: I couldn’t touch anything. I made this printable yarn diary to help keep track of my scraps and ball bands, and I figured I should share it here, too.
But lately, I’ve seen some patterns try to take a shortcut on sizing by just advising knitters to increase or decrease their gauge to make a larger or smaller size. I’m not talking about patterns where there is an entire carefully plotted grid of different stitch and row counts to allow people to knit the same design in several different gauges and do it well. I’m talking about sock patterns that say things like, “to make a larger size, just go up one needle size.”
I think that’s a bad idea. Here’s why.
For today’s design feature, I wanted to focus on something that matters a lot to me: details that improve the fit and function of a garment.
The Good Things Collection is a small gathering of coordinating patterns (a hat, cowl, and mitts) that are named for particularly good things. Here you’ll find links to buy the collection online, more information about each pattern, and lots of photos.