Design Process; Dots

I’m delighted that the The K a p o w Cowl is up and lovely.  Anyone want to hear how the fabric pattern came to be? I was doodling a swatch one day just after unventing the Christmas Tree Increase Continue reading Design Process; Dots

Button Holes, Grafting, Finishing and Design Conciderations for Miniature Herringbone Stitch

Here is the end of the MHB posts – unless of course I get curious about another aspect of the fabric.  I was thrilled to read Naomi’s comment on the last one, maybe someday someone will comment that they have Continue reading Button Holes, Grafting, Finishing and Design Conciderations for Miniature Herringbone Stitch

Markers, Increases, Decreases and Short Rows in Miniature Herringbone Stitch

Miniature Herringbone Stitch, a super thick, cool, underused stitch, has some quirks when you are designing with it.  It helps to choose your needles, and think about your cast on and bind off a bit differently. But I loved  how Continue reading Markers, Increases, Decreases and Short Rows in Miniature Herringbone Stitch

Miniture Herringbone Stitch – an introduction

I became intrigued by the Miniature Herringbone Stitch during Christmas of 1990. I’d never seen it in a magazine pattern but I was sure that I would knit my new yarn in it. By the time I knew why this Continue reading Miniture Herringbone Stitch – an introduction

The Mental Design Team talks to a Swatch

This whole blog series is personification pushed to allegory. But I’ve been leaving out an important…well, not a person, the Swatch, answerer of questions. Patternist knew she had to wait until making her spread sheet, and it made her nervous: Continue reading The Mental Design Team talks to a Swatch