An Attractive Cast On Method – The Tubular Cast On

I’m not terribly adventurous when trying different cast on methods. I use the double or long tail cast on most often, and the cable cast on when I need to add stitches within the body of a piece.  Tubular cast ons are common in machine knitting, and not used often in hand knitting. A tubular…

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While yarn stores focus on knitters, it helps to promote crochet in shops. Spring/summer is a great time of year to welcome crocheters with some quick wraps that you can actually wear before the season changes. The above shawls are picks from Ravelry, Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl, Lacy Feather and Fan Wrap, and Virus Shawl….

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One of my favorite magazines is Knitscene. The Summer 2017 issue is available now, and includes summer shawls knit in different tones of green. “Green” was named the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017. The “Spearmint Shawl” featured above is knit in “Bamboo Pop” yarn from Universal, a blend of cotton and bamboo. This wrap is knit with the…

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Who doesn’t like knitting up a baby gift or receiving a handmade one. This Baby Bath Set from Purl Soho is knit with cotton in a linen stitch; a pattern that looks like fabric. The combination of cotton and linen stitch makes it absorbent and gentle to baby’s skin. The complete instructions are on Purl…

A Simple Edging Instead of the Usual Rib Border

I don’t know of a simpler applied edging than the one I’m sharing with you in this post. This edging is a great alternative to a ribbed border. It neatly finishes off an armhole or neckline edge. I like adding this edging to a vest or tank armhole. Steps to making this edging: Seam both…

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One of my favorite yarn companies is Noro. Noro’s aesthetic is spectacular colorways of luxury fibers; making you feel like a painter. No two balls are exactly the same, each ball unfurls the colors in a different arrangement. The blanket above looks like a challenging piece, but believe it or not, Noro says it’s a…