I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the upcoming Worldwide Knit in Public Day, which I wrote about last year. This year, it’s coming up on Saturday, June 13, and what I’ve been thinking about maybe hosting a stitch’n’bitch session in Chicago that weekend. Would you come?
I’ve got a new pattern that was just published in the June issue of I Like Knitting magazine! It’s the perfect summer scarf, designed with the 100% wet spun linen Louet Euroflax sport weight yarn. The full lace ends of the scarf are evocative of a long fringe when contrasted with the single, centered repeat of the English lace surrounded by stockinette. That contrasting stockinette section helps to reinforce the center and combat stretching in this lightweight summer scarf.
Cast on & knit the first section of the Spring Meadow knit along with me – this first week involves gathering supplies and starting the scarf, working 15 repeats of vine lace, which is knit over 4 rows.
There were some really amazing tassel & pom pom ideas on the blogs this week!
I’m hosting AllFreeKnitting‘s first knit along, and I designed a really special lace scarf inspired by the season just for it. Take a look at some pictures of the Spring Meadow Scarf in this post and get excited to cast on this one skein, perfect-for-the-season project!
English paper piecing is a method of hand quilting accomplished by sewing bits of fabric around cut out pieces of paper, and then sewing those together to form a quilt. Since I wish there was a little more fabric in my crafty life, today’s tutorial is an intro to the basics of English paper piecing and how to make a flower applique for jazzing up a tote bag.
With last weekend spent doing perhaps my least favorite activity (spring cleaning), there wasn’t much time for knitting. As I gathered pictures and links for this week’s top picks, my jonesing for an extended knitting day has reached alarming levels.