This year when I was developing the octagon medallion for Illicium, I used a few different double increases in the center of the star for different effects, some of which surprised me. I thought a systematic approach to looking for their attributes Continue reading Double Increases – a comparison
I haven’t made a stranded color work project since Ben learned to walk and he’s starting his second college semester today. But as you can see on Dan’s sweater, I did use corrugated ribbing on the cuffs and neck. The Continue reading Lovely Fiber Links
The most popular post this year was Markers, Increases, Decreases and Short Rows in Miniature Herringbone Stitch followed by Miniture Herringbone Stitch – an introduction which seems a little backwards to me, but perhaps folks are skipping the intro to dive into the subject? I Continue reading Top posts of 2016
What is Hunter planning with those colorful thread in her mend project? Ah, she’s brilliant. Dr Annie has 10 Boredom Busters for kids on Break. Stacey Trock of FreshStitches has a list of children’s picture books that mention fiber arts.
Illicium is up today in the Twist Collecive! It has complete written instructions as well as complete stitch charts for all three medallion motifs, and a construction schematic with color suggestions and seaming strategy for 6 sizes: Cradle 542yds, 495m Infant Continue reading Illicium – a reversible afghan
I’ve been on a Quynn kick lately, I made one hat for my Mom, only to find that no, taking a photo of her new coat to the yarn store would not help me match it, but the hat matched Matthew’s Continue reading Making the Stitch Markers Talk to me.
Information does not always travel easily from storage form to storage form. All those newspapers transferred to microfilm are hard to read. We know more about the Ancient Egyptians before they moved from stone to papyrus (the records rotted away). Continue reading Knowledge and people slipping through Media Shifts – a mediation that sorta kinda gets to knitting
As I looked through the GAL designers, I thought I’d like to get to know Anjali M, affiknity, better. You as a designer questions: What is your design process? Inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime. Once I have a fair Continue reading Interview with Anjali M
As I scrolled through the GAL designs, I noticed the lovely colors and energetic photos of Paige Reisenfeld. What is your design process? My design process varies! Sometimes I see a stitch pattern and the design just writes itself (the Continue reading Interview with Paige Reisenfeld
I’ve admired Ashwini Jambhekar‘s work for a while. She makes interesting sweaters that a professional can wear to work, and writes thoughtful forum posts. You as a designer questions: What is your design process? I often start with a concept Continue reading Interview with Ashwini Jambhekar