Weekly Fave! – The Welted Infinity Loop

Structural purl welts, knit in contrasting colors make for a very striking infinity loop, from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. It would be just as beautiful in subtle shades of the same color. Worn as an elegant loop under a coat, or cozy and warm doubled around the neck. A classic scarf for men and women!

The How-To’s of Intarsia

Intarsia is a method for knitting areas of color, pictorial or graphic designs. Blocks of color are worked with small separate balls of yarn, lengths of yarn, or bobbins. Unlike Fair Isle knitting, when working Intarsia, the yarn isn’t carried across the back of the work between color changes. Rather, the yarns are twisted around…

Weekly Fave! The Yoke Sweater

Fair Isle and Yoke Sweaters have been the “It” trend for Fall/Winter 2017/18. The latest Vogue Knitting Magazine features eight fashion forward “Yoke Sweaters”. I particularly like Design #3, worked in the round with peek-a-boo shoulders, and colorwork text (Intarsia) in the yoke.

Circular Knitting Needles – Remember These Important Points

What are circular needles? Fixed circular needles are two short straight needles connected with a thin nylon or plastic wire, and are found in the same materials as for straights. Interchangeable circular needle sets are popular. These sets include a variety of needle tip sizes paired with different cable lengths. The point at which the…

Weekly Fave!

Nothing is warmer than a pair of wool socks to wear around the house in the winter time. These quick to make basic socks from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas are made in Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter yarn. It’s a lofty woollen spun yarn, an inexpensive technique of spinning the short wool fibers in their natural jumbled,…

Weekly Fave!

  Some of the most beautiful scarves are designed by Purl Soho. And this free Reversible Rivulet Scarf pattern is no exception. What a perfect idea, to have a scarf that looks great from both sides. I always find myself trying to arrange a patterned scarf so more of the right side is exposed. Making…