Knitting

Varicolored Ear Warmer

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

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Encompass Cowl – Knit with Crochet Bobbles!

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!

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Easy Fringed Garter Stitch Scarf to Knit

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

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Quickly Refresh Your Knitting Skills with Videos from Tangi!

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!

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Aslope Hat and Cowl Set

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

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Diagonal Scrunchies

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

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Beginner Fisherman’s Rib Knit Scarf

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

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Denim Cables Floor Pillow

Stylish yet durable, this knit pillow the perfect place to curl up to do homework, prop up and watch tv, or use as a throw for your favorite four-legged friends. Knit two pieces and sew them together for a reversible knit look, or knit one and use fleece, chenille, or minky fabric for the bottom… Continue reading Denim Cables Floor Pillow

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Basket Bases are BACK – for crochet and knit

A while back I had imported some cool circular basket bases that crocheters like to use as the base for crocheted baskets. I sold out all the ones I had and then couldn't get more - I was sad about that but so were a lot of my customers! But now they're back! Slightly different… Continue reading Basket Bases are BACK – for crochet and knit