Why Do You Knit?

The other day I was pondering about why I knit, and at what point I decided to move beyond being a beginner. As I gained more experience, my reasons to knit changed depending on the project. So what follows are my thoughts on the philosophical question – Why I (You) Knit? Designing – Initially, as with most…

Weekly Fave!

This stunning blanket is a free pattern from Purl Soho. It looks complicated, but isn’t. The colorwork technique is Mosaic Knitting; you don’t have to carry any colors, simply slip stitches, knit and purl. I know it’s a little crazy to knit blankets when summer has just begun, but it could be knit up and ready for…

Weekly Fave!

The latest issue of Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2017 doesn’t disappoint. Lace projects dominate the collection, perfect for summer days or cool summer evenings. This slim skirt in blush pink, one of the trend colors for Spring 2017 is fashionable worn with a simple white blouse and sandals. What I like about the skirt’s pattern instructions,…

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These adorable newborn socks are one of three patterns offered in the Knit Layette kit from Purl Soho. A quick gift made in soft merino for the new baby in your life. Why stop at one pair!

A Quick Way To Finish Knit Projects – Reverse Or Corded Single Crochet

My favorite crochet edging is reverse single crochet (rev sc), a decorative and quick option for finishing edges of a knit garment. It consists of working single crochet (sc) stitches in the “wrong direction”, working from left to right rather than right to left. For those not familiar with single crochet, below are the steps…

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Wool and the Gang is one of my favorite companies, a fashion forward UK company. Wool and the Gang pride themselves on fashion production made in a sustainable way. They use hand knitting and crocheting as their means of producing original fashion. They sell kits, yarns, and supplies, as well as providing how-to videos. I’ve…