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
This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in a two-color slip stitch pattern that makes a little grid of garter stitch dots on a stockinette stitch background. This square is part of the Sweet Summer Baby Banket KAL sponsored by KAL Corner and Vinnis Colours. Finished Size: 12”” square. This would also make it… Continue reading Just the Dots 12” Square
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 free ear warmer knitting pattern 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… 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!
This free pattern for an easy knit scarf for beginners started life as the Bisectional Scarf, which I designed 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. The… Continue reading Easy Knit Scarf Pattern for Beginners
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