Learn how to be a better knitter or crocheter with these articles on techniques and theories.
When designing charts, I always use Microsoft Excel. It’s easy to make your own graph paper: Start a new spreadsheet Ctrl-A to select all Format->Column Width and set to 1.5 Or, you can just download mine: Download Graph Paper (Excel)
You probably have realized I like to design a lot of items that get knit in multiple directions. Elsewhere. Watershed. Cloud Chaser. You get the picture. Some of the time, it’s extremely important to pick up the “right” number of stitches. For example, when working the front panels of Cloud Chaser, one must pick up [...]
Last night, I cast on for a second Watershed. I’m teaching a class in St. Charles next weekend, and because I sold my sample out to Lettuce Knit, I need a finished one that we can try on and investigate, as we work through the introduction to the pattern. You may think that knitting from [...]
This short video goes through the steps to do a nice provisional cast on, using two circular knitting needles.
In the time I’ve been on vacation in good old St. Charles, I’ve received a few questions on how to work those darn tuck stitches on the back of Brunello. Lets look at the larger tuck, the Tuck 5, and break it down. I know this needs pictures and maybe a video, and I’ll hopefully [...]