If you’re at all interested in designing your own top-down sweaters, you need to read, follow, reread and absorb Kristen TenDyke’s amazing blog post all about how she designs top-down raglans. Shes uses Excel to help her with the …
Knitting Daily is always putting out new free ebooks for their subscribers, and the most recent one aims to get you out of your stockinette stitch rut by providing you with 13 fun stitch patterns you might want to try …
A great pin I picked up recently on Pinterest actually points to an old article about that age-old problem of stockinette stitch curl. Sometimes you don’t want a ribbed edge on a sweater or other garment, but that doesn’t mean …
I’m a big fan of using lifelines when knitting lace, but there are times when you need to rip back regular knitting and you might have a bit of paranoia related to having a stitch (or a bunch) drop past …
Weaving in ends seems like a pretty basic knitting skill, and it is, but sometimes deciding exactly how to weave in ends can be a little tricky. What if, for example, you’ve knit up some lace, and you have to …
If you’re a regular reader here you probably know that I have a book of knitting patterns for babies coming out in August (which you can preorder on Amazon!) and I’m already thinking about what the next book should …
Most of these are not new to me, but this collection of ambitious yarn bombing projects from Mental Floss is a great reminder of the amazing things that can be done when a few (or a few hundred) people with …
I’ve seen and shared a lot of different ways to sort, store and display yarn through the years, but this has got to be one of the coolest and cleverest solutions I’ve seen. Bonus: it doesn’t cost a lot, makes …
I saw these Flower Power socks by Ravelry user SaskiaBr last week and I can’t get them out of my head, they’re so lovely and such a perfect knit for this time of year.
The project used six different yarns …
I got word today that Liat Gat of KnitFreedom has released a new video all about different knitting cast ons. The KnitFreedom Video Guide to Cast Ons includes video instruction on 39 different cast ons, from backwards loop to twined, …
As its first foray into mobile browsing, Craftsy announced today that it has launched a free app for the iPhone that will allow users to browse — but not buy — knit and crochet patterns.
So far the app is …
Henriette at Eddie’s Room has designed a super sock calculator that does all the …
Since I have been sidelined by a crafting-related injury that has made my hands and arms hurt, I’ve been researching some stretches and things that can make my hands and arms a little stronger and healthier.
It just happened that …