Fun In Longmont

Fun In Longmont

This Saturday (Feb 4), I’ll be teaching Top-Down Sweaters with Raglan Shaping at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe. The shop has declared 2017 the year of the sweater and is scheduling classes to encourage knitters to join in the fun. My…

Under the Bright Lights

Under the Bright Lights

I spent a good part of last week taping what will be my third (3rd!) class for Craftsy. This class is titled Knit Like A Master and includes as much information as I could cram into the two-hour format. For…

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

  Tomorrow I head east to Maine, where I’ll teach Design Your Own Pleated Skirt at KnitWits in Portland on Saturday, August 27.  Then I’ll head to Bath, where I’ll teach at Halycon Yarn on Sunday, August 28 (Intro to…

Harlequin Socks -- Getting Started

Harlequin Socks — Getting Started

For my second pair of socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’ve chosen Harlequin by Anne Berk. Shown on page 70, these socks involve Anne’s ingenious “Annetarsia” technique for knitting intarsia “in the round.” I use quote marks because…

Boomerang Socks -- A Complete Pair

Boomerang Socks — A Complete Pair

After knitting two of Louise Robert‘s Boomerang socks (page 112 of New Directions in Sock Knitting), I’m tempted to say that this may become a favorite sock construction. I absolutely love the unconventional construction that requires simple decreases and increases…

Boomerang Socks -- A Finished Sock!

Boomerang Socks — A Finished Sock!

The home stretch on Louise Robert’s Boomerang sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting was a breeze! With only 20 stitches per row, I marched up the instep and front of the leg in record time. The sock has a…

Boomerang Socks -- Making Progress

Boomerang Socks — Making Progress

Welcome to the second installment of my progress on Louise Robert’s Boomerang Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. Can I just say that these socks are proving to be a lot of fun to knit! I’ve completed the bottom…

Boomerang Socks -- Getting Started

Boomerang Socks — Getting Started

Today’s the day! I’m starting to knit my way through the patterns in New Directions in Sock Knitting. Rather than working through the book from cover to cover, I’ve decided to let chance be my guide. The first design I’ll…

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Today as I was shoveling the driveway (it’s snowing again), the UPS truck risked getting stuck to deliver a box filled with copies of New Directions in Sock Knitting! Not just another sock book, New Directions in Sock Knitting includes…

Gauge Demons

Gauge Demons

If you hate knitting and measuring gauge swatches, you’re not alone. Short of Kitchener stitch (which I happen to love), many knitters view gauge swatches as the most onerous part of a project. I won’t go into why a gauge…