Tag: knitting technique

A Fashionable Fishing Hole

It began with the yarn this time, which for me, is very unusual;  beautiful Rowan Felted Tweed DK mostly in navy and a variety of other colors that were in my stash.  I have quite a collection of this yarn due to sales, left over from projects, and some from projects that have been reconsidered.  And

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‘Keeping Site’ for Knit Wear

This could easily be a three part series:  storage of yarn as part one, the management of the process of work(s) in progress, and the final ‘keeping site’ of finished projects.  And, for me it is that final step in this series that is capturing my attention as the number of successful finished projects continues to grow.

A Knitter’s Reality Check

Once upon a time, I knitted an argyle vest for hubby, photographer.  Possibly some fifteen or so years, ago.  We went to a local yarn shop, he chose the yarn, beautiful Donegal Wool, and I knitted him this argyle vest from Vogue Knitting, Fall 1995.  Argyle was “in”, then.  And, he hasn’t taken the vest off, since.  I mean

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Tom Scott Bobble

Here’s the thing.  Time is sacred.  Yarn is expensive.  I need to get the biggest bang for my buck.  There is an ever increasing list of criteria my pattern choice has to have.  I have talked about them before.  High on the list is its uniqueness, followed by excitement and originality, followed by wearability on

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Snaps and Cackle may put a little Pop into your Knits

I really do wear my hand knits and the wearing of them  is where the rubber hits the road.  Believe it or not, my goal  is to NOT notice them when I am wearing them (aside from responding to  their compliments, of course).  If they fit and “wear” comfortably, then, in my opinion, they are

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Collaring the skill of Fair Isle

It’s been awhile since I have knitted anything Fair Isle.  Not sure why.  It’s certainly a fun technique, keeps one’s attention, and continues to be popular among knitters.  It is a traditional technique and the garment is typically traditional in shape and structure as it is the beautiful patterns of color that catches one’s attention.