[print_link] These dishrags or washcloths are so easy to knit, you Continue reading »
For those of us who live in the Western hemisphere, sumptuous fibers spun into luxurious yarns in faraway places touch our imaginations the way “Made in the USA” never can Continue reading »
Knitting in the round is quite easy, and many people love it so much they never knit back and forth once they try circular knitting. It eliminates the need to sew seems, which can be an added bonus if you don’t like finishing Continue reading »
This easy scarf and hat set makes a perfect gift for someone homeless, or anyone needing an extra bit of warmth on a cold winter day Continue reading »
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! Continue reading »
Have you ever seen the instruction ktbl or k2tog-tbl (knit through the back loop) and wonder what, exactly “tbl” means? Ktbl stands for “knit through back loop.” Just as “pick up” and “pick up and knit” are somewhat confusing terminology, “knit through the back loop” can also be confusing, because each knit stitch has only one loop on the needle. Continue reading »
I designed this adorable hat to make use of two skeins of yarn I had, one was Aran-weight wool, the other was a furry novelty yarn.
A friend of mine was having a baby,and the two skeins of yarn became the perfect gift Continue reading »