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!
I originally designed this scarf as the Bisectional Scarf when I was appearing on Hochanda TV in the UK a few years back. I wanted something that even entry level knitters could make while using the luscious worsted weight yarn from Zen Yarn Garden. There may be affiliate links in this post. The scarf is… Continue reading Easy Fringed Garter Stitch Scarf to Knit
Have you all heard about Tangi? It's a platform for short videos on all kinds of DIY topics and a lot of the yarnie bloggers you know and love are there - including me! And using their short format, you can easily learn to knit, or refresh your dormant knitting skills without spending a whole… Continue reading Quickly Refresh Your Knitting Skills with Videos from Tangi!
The perfect transitional hat and cowl for between the seasons, this lovely, lacy set provides just enough warmth with plenty of visual interest. Knit it in a silk blend as shown in the photo, or some soft cotton blend to add to its delicate appearance. You can get both projects out of under 300 yards… Continue reading Aslope Hat and Cowl Set
I have been sort of laughing and sort of impressed at my adult daughter's recent foray into entrepreneurship. She was visiting me, and happily sewing some scrunchies to give to friends for holiday gifts. After getting a little carried away with my fabric stash she did a social media post joking that they were breeding… Continue reading Diagonal Scrunchies
It seems like Fall is finally coming which means Winter won't be far behind! My niece who goes to school in NYC asked me for an all purpose scarf that wouldn't be too heavy now, but that she could wrap around her face and neck to keep the wind away. This scarf knits up fast… Continue reading Beginner Fisherman’s Rib Knit Scarf