Jul 162017
 

I believe gauge is the most important knitting concept because it is the sole principal that determines whether a knitted item will be the right size when it is finished. For an afghan, you have a bit of leeway in that a slightly smaller or slightly larger afghan is still acceptable. For a sweater however, […]

Feb 222015
 

In my quest to knit the perfect sock heel on a knitting machine, I stumbled on Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel. If you aren’t familiar with this type of heel or you’re simply interested in learning how to do this on your knitting machine, I’d suggest watching Cat’s video first. Even if you don’t know […]

Nov 022014
 
Natalia Vasilieva's Boola Sweater

I think this sweater is absolutely stunning: I haven’t chosen a yarn, but it’s definitely in the cards if I can ever figure out how to keep work from getting in the way of my knitting. You’ll find the pattern on Ravelry… and since Ravelry doesn’t support DAK files, Natalia has graciously given me permission […]