Playing with Texture

Knitting patterns using lots of textured stitches.Lately I have not been feeling stockinette stitch all that much. I mean, it’s quick and easy to knit, but it just doesn’t have a lot of personality. Maybe after knitting all the projects for a book that was mostly … Read More ...

Skillful Shawls to Knit

Ready to try a more skillful shawl? Here are five great patterns to try.Yesterday I shared some simple shawl knitting patterns, and today I thought I would follow up with a few that require a little more skill (or, really, more patience) but are also really beautiful and great for the slow pace … Read More ...

Project Notebook: Maedwe Shawl

my maedwe shawlRight before Christmas I participated in a really fun, spontaneous act of giving. Using the hashtag #getyouryarnwishesgranted, knitters requested yarns they’d like to play with and went about fulfilling other people’s wishes, too.

One of the yarns I wished for … Read More ...