Check out our Elephant Backpack on the runway at Stitches United! We’re seeing more and more ‘kids at heart’ wearing these. Choose from the Elephant, the Hippo, the Frog, the Snake, the Owl, or the Loon. Also makes a fantastic way to give a baby gift, carefully tucked inside.
Color work, or Fair Isle, is a technique in which more than one color is worked in the same row. For our Fireflies Hat, that means alternating the color every other stitch, which is a great way to learn this style of knitting without a lot of complications! The trickiest part of colorwork is getting […]
A garter-tab shawl is the name for a shawl that’s started with this method. By knitting a small rectangle in garter stitch, and then picking up stitches on two more sides of the ‘tab,’ you give strength to a shawl creation that would otherwise sag in the middle. And let’s face it, the backbone of […]
Grown, really! But earlier this month, we got to meet Kathleen and Amanda at New York Makers. New York Makers is a magazine and online store that features New York artisans, and these ladies visit the makers to see ‘how it’s made.’ Kathleen wrote a great article and Amanda got some great photos, so we’re […]
This is a great question – and one we get often. Wool is made from protein, just like your hair or fingernails. So chances are, your body is already quite familiar with these! But unlike hair, wool isn’t a smooth fiber! If you look at a wool fiber under a microscope, it has scales that […]
Wrap & turn short rows are usually the first method a knitter learns for the shaping technique. It’s an easy way to pull the rows together without leaving a hole. To work a wrap & turn (often abbreviated “w&t”), simply knit (or purl) to the specified stitch, slip the stitch to your working needle bring […]
Knitted socks or slippers are so cozy, but sometimes they can be a bit slippery on a hardwood floor! (I say that and then I really had to work on sliding across the hall…) Check out this quick, inexpensive technique to add a little bit of traction to the bottom of your slippers. Always be […]