A Decorative Bind Off You May Not Have Tried: The Decrease Bind Off

Recently, while working on a sample with an exposed neckline; I needed to finish this edge so it looked neat and even. Researching bind off types, I came across the decrease bind off, which creates a decorative edge, ideal for exposed edges such as pockets, trims, or necklines. It is very simple, and here are…

Weekly Fave!

I had a “remember when” moment when I noticed Fall’s 2017 trend for picture and intarsia sweaters. I pulled out this floral picture sweater from storage, I had knit from the 1980s. The pattern instructions is from Vogue’s Spring/Summer 1985 issue. The sweater is in amazing shape, and I just might wear it this fall…

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The latest issue of Interweave Knits for Fall 2017 is exceptional. Turning the first few pages, this stunning colorwork cowl took my breath away, so reminiscent of a richly, colored, woven textile. The All Who Wander Cowl is worked in the round using the stranded method of knitting with colored yarns (I recently wrote a…

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These beautiful pouches from Churchmouse Yarns, crocheted in Rowan Handknit Cotton are perfect as makeup bags, for knitting accessories, or for a variety of other uses. I would definitely line the pouch with beautiful fabric. Tip: Make a paper pattern for the lining by tracing the crocheted piece(s) onto light weight paper (tracing paper works…

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Color Collective is an online color resource for designers. Lauren Wager, the creator of Color Collective takes her inspiration from all types of “artists”. It’s a site that I regularly check out. I love the simplicity of her site – just the image and accompanying color palette. I came across the above sweater, from the…