02/27/2012

Lesson: Crochet Bobbles

I find that its easier and faster to make bobbles with a crochet hook than by knitting back-and-forth on three-or-four stitches in the more conventional bobble. I also like the shape of the crochet bobble better. It is rounder and “puffier” than a conventional bobble.

01/01/2012

Lithuanian Riesines (Wristers)

In the workshop we learned that wristers can be made with a single color of yarn or stripes, with contrasting beads all of one color. White beads were the most popular in Lithuania.

12/11/2011

Free Pattern: Cell Phone Case

Ever since I read Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowsky, I’ve been in love with the little colorful change purses that the women of the Andes knit. This is my version, using a little wave pattern, adapted as a cell phone case.

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