The thick textured pattern of the stitching as well as the smooth transition of the browns and oranges of the yarn made me think of an outdoor bonfire - thus the name! It’s a plush feeling square and will be a great addition to any knit square blanket. This square is part of the… Continue reading Woodfire Square to Knit
I don't know about you but I'm ready for cold weather, brisk autumn days, crunchy leaves, sweaters, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and Halloween movies on TV! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so to get in the spooky spirit I've rounded up 20 Knit and Crochet patterns for y'all! If it has to do with… Continue reading Let’s Get Spooky: 20+ Knit & Crochet Patterns to Get Into The Halloween Spirit!
This gorgeous knit scarf takes good advantage of the depth of color in this alpaca yarn. The stitch, which is a modified staggered Daisy or Marguerite Stitch, offers a ton of texture which also allows the colors in the yarn to come through and shine. This post is part of the Autumn Accessories… Continue reading Bellis Cancellos Keyhole Scarf
Sometimes when you are “doodling” with yarn and supplies, the resulting fabric just tells you what it wants to be. (And sometimes it fights with you which is a whole different blog post! ) I introduce to you the Leather and Denim Crossbody Bag. It has sort of an upcycled jeans quality about it… Continue reading Leather and Denim Knit Crossbody Bag
This soft squishy cowl made in three colors of a luscious merino wool is simple to knit in the round. The characteristics of the knit fabric make the alternating bands of color/stitches draw together in a squishy accordion pattern, or it could be blocked flat. Keeping it squishy, though, means it can be worn in… Continue reading Melodeon Cowl
So soft and drapey, this lovely spring shawl is knit from side to side and is made up of garter stitch sections, an easy-to-learn lace pattern in the trellis sections and edgings, and a center panel of lace medallion roses. This gorgeous shawl is perfect for intermediate knitters and is just the thing to make… Continue reading Rose Trellis Shawl to Knit
This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in the Dots and Dashes knitting pattern. There are a lot of patterns in the world with that title though, so I was trying to think of something different. My father served in WWII as a telegraph operator. He used to talk about how he learned… Continue reading Dit Dah Blanket Square
This ear warmer has a beautiful texture, and because it is knit flat in a yarn with a slow hue change, you wind up not only with multiple colors in the stitch but also on either side of the seam. I gathered up the seam when I sewed it so it's a design feature, not… Continue reading Varicolored Ear Warmer
By far the most popular post and YouTube video I have done in recent years is the Fisherman’s Rib Scarf. It started as a project for my niece who wanted a warm gray scarf and has taken on a life of its own. I get tons of requests for a matching hat so here it… Continue reading Fisherman’s Rib Hat
I love the look of bobbles in some knit accessories but find the process of knitting them tedious - back and forth, back and forth, on a teeny number of stitches every time you want one. Of course you could learn to knit backwards (yes that is a thing and yes it can help) but… Continue reading Encompass Cowl – Knit with Crochet Bobbles!