I’m so excited about Short Row Slides – using internal short rows to increase on one side of a set of stitches, and decrease on the other, so the stitch set slides horizontally, but the total number of stitches is conserved. Continue reading Short Row Slides and pattern progress
Naomi picked up my challenge to make increases out of the Bunny Ears decreases, and we have lots of symmetry options! The photo sample for illicium spend the last two weeks at WEBS. I almost drove the 2 hours to Continue reading Naomi’s 2-to-3 increases! illicium travels!
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.
I started a motif challenge with pictorial motifs, chose an illustration, made a rough draft of it, a second draft, and a third draft. Then I let it set for a while as I worked on submission swatches. (Literally, it’s in a Continue reading Motif Challenge 5: Final Twist Owl
I’ve explored Mary Thomas’ picot cast on, my version of a matching bind off, and using the picots to join motifs. But if the only edges you can join up are the starts and stops, it has limited uses. Never Continue reading Making a selvage like Mary Thomas’ picot cast on
Note: I was playing blog chicken by having a post in schedule, but it didn’t have photos in it, and I set it for a Thursday not a Friday. I’m sorry, this really did need photos. I think I have Continue reading Introducing a Bind off like Mary Thomas’ Picot Cast on
I started a motif challenge with pictorial motifs, chose an illustration, and made a rough draft of it, and a second draft. I haven’t explained what I’m using for the beak right now – It’s a stitch I found in Continue reading Motif Challenge 4: Third Draft of Twist Stitch Owl
The Herringbone Toque, Herringbone Cowl, and Herringbone Mittens are all knit on the bias with i-cord edging. I’ve had some pattern support questions about the edging, so I thought I’d shoot some photos so you can see the big picture Continue reading Adding a i-cord edging to a diagonal edge
When I knit flat, my stockinette rows out badly but the stitch and row gauge is the same for 1,1 ribbing, stockinette, and reverse stockinette. So I was really confused when I developed the Holly and Ivy Mittens; the various Continue reading The swatch-in-the-round that explained my knitting to me
I asked some test knitters for advice about what to design next, Heidi suggested a Herringbone Mitten to match the scarves, cowl and toque. Because it’s fun to make matching sets of things, and bias herringbone is fun. I thought Continue reading Have I got a Thumb for You!