I fielded a question on the Plum Dandi board this week and it reminded me of one of my knitting peeves – not realizing that row gauge matters when knitting a one piece raglan (top-down or bottom-up) It’s understandable. Row gauge isn’t critical in a lot of designs – but that’s not the case with […]
I learned a few important lessons while knitting my first afterthought heel. I took some notes so I wouldn’t forget and I thought they might be helpful for you if you’re considering trying an afterthought heel too. Here’s what I’ve learned: Fine-tuning the fit is easier when knitting the sock top-down. You can easily add […]
Sometimes reading instructions about knitting makes sense. And other times you just need to see it. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite video tutorials. Magic Knot Hands down the simplest way to join a new yarn. No ends to weave in. Did you hear me? NO ENDS TO WEAVE IN. Emily Ocker’s Cast […]
A few months ago, I got some beautiful Alchemy Bamboo in a trade on Ravelry. The yarn is gorgeous, the yardage is enough for a nice accessory (600 yards) but the color, not so much. So, when I made the trade, I did it with the intention of overdyeing the yarn (I have Kristy to […]
Here are a few techniques we learned in last week’s class — a left- and right-leaning braid, and a two-color cast on. This is a picture heavy post. If you’re interested in any of these techniques they’re behind the cut.
Quite a while ago I promised you guys a pictorial of the tubular bind off. It took 8 months, but here it is.