How to Sew A Shoulder Seam

Oh golly, do I love a seamless sweater. I love seamless sweaters like I love nachos – with a whole heart. But there are moments when a shoulder seam comes in handy, and with patterns like my Zipline (Rhinebeck sweater!) – you’ll want something easy breezy. If you need a go-to for closing shoulders, try […]

5 Ways to Build a Healthy (& Sensible) Yarn Stash

I fell a little bit out of love with some of my yarn. I didn’t think it was possible! After all, it’s yarn and I’m a knitter. What’s not to love? It didn’t happen overnight. It was a long, slow transition away from colors I wasn’t excited about anymore, single skeins that seemed like a […]

It’s Not Perfect. That’s OK.

You knit a thing, and it’s not perfect. That’s OK. You dropped a stitch and didn’t catch it until later, so you had to finagle it. That’s OK. There’s a weird loose stitch near the armpit. That’s OK. Your buttonholes look wonky and one sleeve is (accidentally) 3 rows longer than the other one. That’s. […]

Categorize to Organize: Part Two

If you read part 1 of this series, then you know the first step to getting your creative space organized is to assess what you have and break it into two basic categories: durable and consumable. And now that you know what you’ve got, let’s take it a step further. Let’s prioritize. Set aside the […]

How to Work the Knit Flower Stitch

I love a quirky stitch pattern – especially one that adds a lot of flair with not-a-lot-of-work. The Knit Flower Stitch creates visual interest and breaks up the lacy mesh in my Sparkling Rosé shawl (you can find the pattern here). When completed, the Knit Flower Stitch looks like the image above. It looks more […]

The Joy of the Shiny New Thing

A few months ago I made an emphatic declaration: I have enough knitting project bags and I can’t justify one more. Not one. I told my friends, my knitting community and anyone within earshot. And I really meant it. Every time I came within view of a new bag (no matter how gorgeous), I told […]

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Knitting Rut

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on sleeve island, trying to distract yourself from a project that’s been put in “time out”, or feeling a bit meh about your creativity, today we’re chatting about what it takes to shake the cobwebs loose and get back in your creative groove. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to […]

How to Get Knitting Help

If you’ve ever run into a struggle with your knitting and wondered where to go for help, you’re not alone. The beauty of the making process is that there’s always something new to learn, and I’m convinced that this is why I’ve yet to get bored with knitting. I’m all about stretching your craft muscles […]

How to Pick the Right Circular Needle Length

Have you ever sat down to start a new project and wondered which length your circular needle should be? Sure, sometimes the pattern gives you this information… but what if it doesn’t? It’s super easy to determine which length circular needle will give you the best results. Use this handy checklist: When knitting in the […]