Knit Pro: 5 Tricks to Improve Your Knitting

Want to knit like a pro? Stop what you’re doing, pour a cup of coffee and sit with me for a minute. First, you’re a better knitter than you think you are  The single biggest mistake I see knitters make is that they underestimate their own ability to solve a knitting problem. Self-doubt is a […]

A Four Day Sweater KAL

We did it! – We completed a whirlwind knitalong and lived to tell about it. See the finished projects and hear the tales here on Ravelry. Even though the official knitalong is over, knitters across the map are still giving it a shot! —————- It started with my crazy personal challenge to knit a sweater […]

Yarn Shop Survival Guide

My first yarn came from my grandmother’s stash when I was about ten years old. Later on (when I had babysitting money burning a hole in my pocket) I relied on the True Value Hardware Store downtown. For real, the hardware store sold yarn. It was pastel acrylic, but it was something. Lucky for me (and you), […]

Knitting Self-Help: Here’s My Secret

Can you relate to any of these? Do you ever avoid a project because of a technique you’re unsure about? Do you ever let a WIP linger in fiber purgatory for far too long because you can’t decide whether or not to frog it? Do you struggle with stash organization? Do you ever avoid finishing […]

Knit All The Things: How to Win at Multiple Projects

I have a favorite project: it’s called “The New One.” From the acquisition of new yarn, to the winding of hanks into beautiful little cakes, to tracking down the correct needles (and potentially stealing them from a lingering project… more on that later), and the final thrill of casting on, a new project has all […]

Knitting for Warm Weather & Seasonal Transitions

Knitting isn’t a winter sport. When the calendar marches toward spring, I immediately gravitate to lightweight yarns and transitional projects like this one: Apogean. I love pieces I can layer, and lightweight knits hit the spot beautifully as they can often dance between being both a shirt AND a sweater. Fiber choice is key – this one […]

Knitting Fiascos: This Sweater Had Long Sleeves

Sweater knitters, pull up a chair and prepare to hear a familiar tale. My vision for this design was long sleeves. It’s how I imagined it from day one. The design process is a little hard to explain, because – for me – it evolves as the design takes form. But sometimes there’s one element […]