Have You Any Organic Wool? by Donna Druchunas (Email me) (Sources for eco-friendly fleeces and yarns are posted at the bottom) What could be more […]
The availability of qiviut changes frequently. When I was working on Arctic Lace, I was able to obtain yarn for knitting and photos of fiber […]
Although this month’s comfort shawl pattern (free pattern) is very easy to knit, working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so […]
Working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so fuzzy and the fibers are clingy, the yarn will stick to itself as you knit, making it almost impossible to rip out. If you do have to rip, slowly unknit the piece stitch by stitch, using a sharp scissor to separate the furry halo if it gets stuck together. But be careful not to cut the core of the yarn!
Two things happened this weekend that made me think of this: On Facebook, Gaye Glasspie aka GGmadeit, has a weekly knitting Q&A and she asked who […]
Two things happened this weekend that made me think of this: On Facebook, Gaye Glasspie aka GGmadeit, has a weekly knitting Q&A and she asked […]
This Knit Along has concluded. Are you ready for a winter KAL? How it Works Sign up by downloading the Parts Unknown pattern PDF on […]
Are you in Our Knitting Roots Book Club yet? It’s a free Facebook group. On Feb 1 we will start reading again! Our topic will […]
You all, my Our Knitting Roots column has just appeared on Knitty, along with another pair of toe-up socks from the Middle East! Check it […]
We start our first bookclub discussions tomorrow! I’m going to start with House of Stone because it is still in print and available as an […]
Ok, here’s the scoop! I needed a little more time for set up than I thought. (I am always doing too much at once!) So […]
Let’s spend 2017 reading about the beautiful history, culture, and people from different places around the world, who have all come to America to add […]
Happy New Year! I’ve got some new things coming up in 2017 and I want to tell you about one major theme that you’ll be […]
I've been obsessed with Japanese knitting for a few years now. And clearly, I'm not alone. Classes on understanding Japanese knitting patterns are among my most popular workshops. I can't stop admiring (and buying) Japanese knitting books.
Some knitting traditions are famous around the world, while others, just as interesting and beautiful, are less celebrated outside of their local areas. Such is the case with knitting in Spain.
My nieces were visiting this weekend and I put together this pattern as they wanted something to keep their legs warm during the winter.
A guest post by Rohn Strong Toy knitting is a tried and true tradition most knitters have experienced at least once in their career. I […]
It’s Pi Day! And to celebrate, here’s the official formula for a pi shawl: CO 9 sts and join to knit in the round. […]
These socks, made with qiviut-blend sock yarn from Arctic Qiviut are the softest, warmest things that have ever touched my feet. With temperatures not rising […]
This pattern is inspired by the red, green, and white beaded wristwarmers made by Lithuanian knitters in the 19th century.